Electrical inspection part 1, passed

Emerald Hill today passed one of the biggest final hurdles — step 1 of the electrical inspection. Ron and Capstone Electric are now permitted to power up the house — after Steven gets Austin Energy to send its crew to connect power from the pole.

Atop the new roof for the new garage, the City of Austin will connect power to the house at this power pole.
Atop the new roof for the new garage, the City of Austin will connect power to the house at this power pole.
The inspector asked for one correction, according to Ron -- locating the ground screw about one inch to the left.
The inspector asked for one correction, according to Ron — locating the ground screw about one inch to the left.
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Notes, 20 Jan. 2015

Robert the roofer set to work yesterday nailing shingles to the new roof over the new garage. He returned early today to continue. Steven stepped out the side window of the master bedroom, onto the roof, to see and ask questions.

Above, standing atop the new roof over the new garage, looking back to the house, this is the first time Steven has seen the old and refurbished roof from this altitude — all of about 20+ feet above ground. The new cricket is clearly visible at the back of the chimney. The roofers added this to push water away from the brick. There was no cricket when Steven and Jacquela purchased Emerald Hill. When we opened up the walls in bedroom 4, we discovered water damage and some mold traveling between the roof and chimney, down the brick, behind the sheathing.

When Ranserve constructed the new garage bay, we added an oversized cricket atop the existing garage to push water away from the new structure. At a low pitch of 3/12 and 4/12, the roofers opted to put down the heavy adhesive membrane that normally protects flat roofs -- instead of conventional tar paper or felt.
Early in the morning … When Ranserve constructed the new garage bay, we added an oversized cricket atop the existing garage to push water away from the new structure. At a low pitch of 3/12 and 4/12, the roofers opted to put down the heavy adhesive membrane that normally protects flat roofs — instead of conventional tar paper or felt.
Robert outlined with yellow chalk where he will mount ridge vents.
Robert outlined with yellow chalk where he will mount ridge vents.
Later in the day ... with the ridge vents installed, Robert is cleaning up, nearly done. He still has to install drip edge along the high end of the new roof.
Later in the day … with the ridge vents installed, Robert is cleaning up, nearly done. He still has to install drip edge along the high end of the new roof.
Steven went for a stroll, carefully, on the new roof above the new garage.
Steven went for a stroll, carefully, on the new roof above the new garage.
In the kitchen, the quartz countertop is reinstalled to the island. That's Ron Dahlke, supervising his kingdom.
In the kitchen, the quartz countertop is reinstalled to the island. That’s Ron Dahlke, supervising his kingdom.
The structural engineer required Ron to add waterproofing to the lumber at the garage door framing for the new and old garages.
The structural engineer required Ron to add waterproofing to the lumber at the garage door framing for the new and old garages.

Steven received from Cowart the quote for the new garage door for the new garage bay — and approved it.

The glass door kit for the fireplace arrived today.
The glass door kit for the fireplace arrived today.

Ron and Matt started to clean up the garage; it’s almost time to scrape up the old linoleum tiles, acid wash the glue away, and turn the garage over to Steven and Jacquela.

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