Ron Dahlke files this week’s summary report:
Completed and passed COA electrical rough inspection
Started HVAC repairs
Received some of the shower inserts — one broken, it was reordered, and one still in route
Replaced yard water line and passed COA inspection
Sprayed in shower pan liner
Completed brick pockets at soffits
Completed brick at front of house
Received cedar for patio at entry
Received approval on stairwell materials
Completed final penetrations through roof
Confirmed tile measurements
Ordered 3 step lights from Tracey at Lights Fantastic
Confirmed front door specs
Ordered pick up for dumpster full of trash
Received final exhaust fans
Complete HVAC repairs
Complete plumbing top out
Call in COA inspection on above three items
Cover water yard line
Install cedar siding at entry
Roofer scheduled Monday to do repairs
Send tile measurements to Renee for quote
Ordered treatment of first floor framing with Better Choice Pest Control for Thursday
Install daylight drain for utility room
Insulate behind upstairs tub before installation
Call in for HVAC duct leakage test with ATS Engineering
Some of the original framing of Emerald Hill was anchored to the slab when it was built in the late 1960s. That was then; code has changed. As Ron Dahlke explains, we are now required to install anchors at every corner of every exterior wall, and the floor plates must also be anchored every x feet down the length of the wall.
Cris from Ranserve uses a hammer drill on the floor plate at the new front wall of the new entry — while Gabriel the mason works on the other side of the window, laying brick.
Cris drills into the floor plate at the kitchen wall, where he will install an anchor. Earlier, he mixed concrete and filled the trench that he cut the other day with Kevin that will be used to run electric cable to the new island. Ron Dahlke added a second conduit for data cables — an idea suggested by Aaron, the cabinetmaker. Since he was mixing concrete, Cris also sealed holes in the slab at what will be a closet now that copper air conditioning lines no longer have to run under the slab; he also sealed up the exit for the copper lines outside the house. One benefit of this — it makes it that much more difficult for termites to get back into the house.
turned the corner on electric yesterday, today is the day plumbing begins to take its great leap forward.
Ferguson today made the first delivery of the shower kits and bathtub for Emerald Hill.
We opted for fiberglass kits for the mudroom shower and bathtub/shower in bath 3 upstairs — where we don’t have to “make a statement.” This approach saves multiple thousands over custom-build showers where tilesetters build shower pans and tile walls.
We resized several of the front windows with architect Brett Grinkmeyer. We pushed the front entry of the house forward about four feet. We are expanding the kitchen window and taking out the sliding glass door off the kitchen, replacing that double door with one door. Around back, Jadin’s bedroom gets more glass. So we knocked down a lot of brick during demo, stored the good brick on the driveway for re-use — and the masons started rebuilding the front exterior on
Gabriel returned yesterday to continue work on the front elevations, working around the new windows.
Gabriel taps a brick into place in a bed of mortar.
Gabriel is back again today, moving his string line higher up the wall, laying course after course of brick.
Here, Gabriel lays the window sill, angling the brick to force water to run off the house and not collect behind the brick.
Emerald Hill passed the electrical rough-in inspection yesterday. Today, the water line from the street to the house passed inspection.