The framers nearly finished the interior framing yesterday (Friday, May 24th). They still have to finish the exterior punch list before we can start bricking. We may also need to pass our framing inspection too. It wouldn't make sense to start bricking if we had to make framing changes.
Here are some pictures.
|Framed out worst placed column ever... :(|
Right in the middle of our finished basement.
Structural support isn't that important...right?
|I had not seen pictures of the basements stairs in a|
Highgrove. For those that are curious...here they are.
|Looking down the basement stairs. There was|
some question on how to finish the ceiling here.
Either sloped or squared off. The clearance
would be the same either way.
|This is how the sofit in the basement ended up.|
It's wider and not as tight I as I would have liked
but it works.
|Another shot of the basement sofit|
|Basement windows finally installed|
|Other basement window (not counting the egress)|
|This is the space below the fireplace. They |
normally sheet rock over this but we wanted
to put a pantry there for our basement kitchenette.
|That cut out up there is to change the furnace filters|
|Egress window installed|
The electric company was out and filled the trench for the power lines.
|This seems like a waste of time. The Cable, Telco and Gas Company|
will still have to dig a trench here to run their utilities.
I also got a few pictures of the final cable installation. Not sure when the service panel in the basement will be installed. It's on the unfinished side of the wall, so I guess it doesn't really matter. They can do it when they come back to install the jacks after sheet rock.
|Cable and Telco come into my house in the kitchen behind one of my cabinets|
|Close up shot. Then it goes straight down to the basement and over to|
the future site of an service panel. Then everything goes out from there.
|This is where the cable comes down from the kitechen|
|Here is where I had them put the service panel.|
The electricians started today. They only worked on our house for 3-4 hours but nearly finished the rough-ins. The foreman said they would only have a few hours of work to do on Monday (May 27, 2103) and will be ready for inspection. We didn't get the call from the sub like we were supposed to. Luckily I was able to catch a few things before they started them but unfortunately there were a few they had already put in. The foreman asked if I could meet him Monday to go over them and he would fix them. I wrote down all the things I noted and will follow up with him Monday after he has finished the job. Probably 3/4 or more of the things I noted will probably be taken care of as he does his walk around and QA check. The foreman was working too, so couldn't supervise while he worked.
|What I saw when I walked in. Wires everywhere.|
Here you can see some the Garage Outlets I had put in at about 42" high.
|More wires everywhere...|
|May I have another Can Light please?|
|The Can Light on the left is attached to that vent. I'm afraid it will make|
a humming sound when air is coming out that vent. Would like to fix this.
|Vanity light rough-in above Powder Sink. Some of these are plastic while|
others are metal. Not sure why.
|They still need to strip off the wire coating and tuck the wires in the box|
until after sheet rock.
|2 of the 4 extra Can Lights in Master Bedroom|
|Included Can Lights above Soaking Tub...|
Notice Vanity on the Left has a Metal Fixture while the Vanity on the right
has a plastic fixture. It might have to do with whether or not the fixture is
acting as a junction box to feed other receptacles.
|This is where Power comes in the house and where our Service Panel will be.|
Once again, another impediment to my Media Room. I just can't catch a break.
|Guess it's a good thing we have such a large|
|Garage Coach Light (Right Side)|
|Garage Coach Light (Left Side)|
There will not be anyone working on the house Sunday, May 26, 2103 but the Electricians are coming in Monday although it is Memorial Day.