Chris from Central Texas Custom Cabinets continues to finish out the kitchen and pantry cabinets.
Steven walked the house today with Elizabeth, who measured for blinds — a candidate supplier; it will all come down to budget.
Ron needs an escutcheon at the pot filler on the backsplash wall. Ron also needs a push-in-pop-out drain for the vanity sink in the mudroom — because there is no room behind the faucet for the pull that would normally open and close the drain in the sink. Ferguson does not carry an escutcheon for the pot filler. Steven went to Lowe’s with a shopping list. He found two candidates for the escutcheon. The drain was out of stock. On a field trip to a second Lowe’s after dinner with Jacquela, he found the only two candidate devices. Ron and the plumbers will now decide which one to install. The loser will go back to Lowe’s.
Chris and the team from Celis Drywall walked Emerald Hill yesterday, inspecting the drywall for cracks where hot/cold weather cycles propel expansion and contraction.
Today they chipped out drywall along seams in the ceiling of nearly every room. Then Chris added a ton of drywall screws to each sheet of drywall, tightening the panels to the ceiling lumber. Next he applied yellow fiberglass tape to the joint. This tape is more flexible than paper tape. Then came drywall mud to cover the tape.
Above, Chris working on stilts in the kitchen ceiling. This is the location where a water leak damaged the joint between two sheets of drywall; the plumbers were installing fixtures in the master bath above the kitchen — and a fitting leaked.
All the other cracks are caused by expansion and contraction issue. Chris says this is normal, expected — and Celis Drywall plans to inspect each job.