Weekly update, 12 Feb. 2016

Ron Dahlke files this week’s summary report:

This week:

  • Final repairs to cabinets underway
  • Repairs to baluster
  • Final clean starting
  • Passed final electrical inspection
  • Passed blower door test
  • Passed duct balancing test
  • Ordered replacement glass for Jadin’s bedroom
  • Installed screens — noted missing screens
  • Removed Ranserve tools, desk, and tool box from garage
  • Picked up framing items in driveway

Next week:

  • Repair plumbing corrections
  • Repair HVAC¬†corrections
  • Complete install on hardware
  • Continue on misc repairs
  • Complete install on fire protection in garage
  • Complete low voltage install
  • Remove old tile flooring in garage
  • Remove porta potty
  • Repair and grout tile at kitchen back splash
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Blue tape

Ron Dahlke jokes about assigning one small role of very small blue tape to Jacquela and Steven — to identify items to correct such as nail holes, broken glass, floor dings, etc. — a visual guide to punch list items.

Jacquela got a head start late today, inspecting the kitchen sink, picking up a role of blue tape lying atop the island, to flag the drains in the sink, which are misaligned, with small globs of plumber's putty visible.
Jacquela got a head start late today, inspecting the kitchen sink, picking up a role of blue tape lying atop the island, to flag the drains in the sink, which are misaligned, with small globs of plumber’s putty visible.
The plumbers today delivered the drain pans for the tankless water heaters. They are made by hand -- and not very well made. And ugly. And not the correct size. Jacquela immediately flagged with blue tape the pan under the tankless water heater in the mudroom. Earlier, before Jacquela arrived, Steven pulled Ron Dahlke into a conversation with Chris, one of the carpenters who helped to build the kitchen cabinets. Steven asked if there is a way to enclose the tankless unit behind panels or doors, now that we can see how ugly this will be in a high-traffic area.
The plumbers today delivered the drain pans for the tankless water heaters. They are made by hand — and not very well made. And ugly. And not the correct size. Jacquela immediately flagged with blue tape the pan under the tankless water heater in the mudroom. Earlier, before Jacquela arrived, Steven pulled Ron Dahlke into a conversation with Chris, one of the carpenters who helped to build the kitchen cabinets. Steven asked if there is a way to enclose the tankless unit behind panels or doors, now that we can see how ugly this will be in a high-traffic area.
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Shredding 21 boxes of our lives

The last thing we want to do is move archived papers to Emerald Hill.

Steven messaged Atex Shredding. They sent a truck. 21 cartons of our lives. Shredded.

A joy. A sadness. A step into a new life, made lighter.

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Plumbing and mechanical punch list

The City of Austin inspector walked Emerald Hill today. He left behind homework — a series of corrections that must be done before the City can issue a certificate of occupancy.

This comes as no surprise to Ron and Steven; we anticipated a punch list.

Most of the fixes are straightforward; Ron will coordinate the different subcontractors.

The biggest required fix — replacing the glass in the tall window in Jadin’s bedroom. It must be tempered, not standard glass. Ron estimates this will take at least a week.

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