Mud room, master closet, concrete entry

A Saturday morning visit reveals additional advances from late Friday at Emerald Hill.

The framers are starting on the mudroom and mudroom bath.
The framers are starting on the mudroom and mudroom bath.
The master closet is now framed.
The master closet is now framed.
The new concrete needed to raise the front porch for the front entry extension, poured yesterday, is curing, solid enough to walk on.
The new concrete needed to raise the front porch for the front entry extension, poured yesterday, is curing, solid enough to walk on.
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Notes, 18 July 2015

  • Draw 1. Larry Weisinger at South Star Bank reports the wire transfer payment by the Leons to Ranserve is submitted and funded.
  • Steven and Ron met 17 July, second meeting of the week as the pace of reconstruction and reconfiguration accelerates. They talked, walked and worked through window, framing, HVAC, interior door, exterior door, trim, subfloor, concrete, plumbing, Habitat, recycling, siding, structure, structured wiring, security systems, network cabling.
  • First guest. Steven’s friend Brenda visited Emerald Hill. “Oh my god,” she said. “You weren’t kidding. I don’t have your vision.”
  • Observation by Steven: It’s like getting whacked with a 2×4 every time I visit the house. How small this job is. How enormous this job is. How much detail Ron, Cris and crew work through every minute. The commitment to keeping up and planning forward. I walked up Friday after two days away, saw the framing for the master bedroom windows from the outside for the first time — and completely missed the stone removed from the front porch, the brick removed at the front door, the OSB sheathing nailed to the front exterior. I was so distracted by and focused on that one dramatic advance that it became hard to absorb all of everything else. I had to walk through the house, and around the house, slowly, letting each step reveal a new discovery, unbox a new surprise. Emerald Hill is evolving quickly. Wow.
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Week ending 17 July 2015

Ron Dahlke from Ranserve writes this week’s update:

This week:

  • Framed in all windows
  • Removed siding and replaced with OSB¬†sheathing
  • Removed rock from front patio
  • Set new cement entry
  • Third pick up of habitat items
  • Plan meeting with Kyle on AC ducts for returns and supplies
  • Met plumber about first floor drain lines and new subfloor beams
  • Requested final bid for exterior doors and pocket doors
  • Split trim and interior door orders for review
  • Requested inspection by ATS Engineering for sheathing nail pattern
  • Passed City of Austin layout inspection
  • Ordered Tyveck house wrap
  • Ordered Hardi siding
  • Met with low voltage company

Next week:

  • Continue on framing
  • Set HVAC¬†duct and supply lines for review
  • Order interior doors
  • Mock up interior door casings for review
  • Start rough plumbing
  • Receive windows Tuesday
  • Wrap house with Tyveck
  • Install windows
  • Install siding
  • Meet with roofer for roof condition/patches/pricing
  • Continue on research for front door

Going to be a busy week.

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