Gutter up

Unlike the political scrum that should be flushed away, M&R Seamless Gutters today helps to protect Emerald Hill from the deluge that will come.

Photo essay:

The 40-foot run of seamless gutter destined for the back of the garage.
The 40-foot run of seamless gutter destined for the back of the garage.
The other end of the 40-foot gutter.
The other end of the 40-foot gutter.
Alex sets up the next run of gutter to extrude from the brake that folds the flat aluminum into a six-inch gutter.
Alex sets up the next run of gutter to extrude from the brake that folds the flat aluminum into a six-inch gutter.
Alex, left, and Grigorio, right, hoist the gutter into position at the low end of the shed roof over the new garage.
Alex, left, and Grigorio, right, hoist the gutter into position at the low end of the shed roof over the new garage.
After screwing the left end of the gutter into position, Alex shifted around Grigorio to the right side of the garage. They leveled the gutter and then added pitch, with direction from Marvin, on the ground at left.
After screwing the left end of the gutter into position, Alex shifted around Grigorio to the right side of the garage. They leveled the gutter and then added pitch, with direction from Marvin, on the ground at left.
Alex delivers the next length of gutter, fresh off the brake. Grigorio, left, and Marvin, on the roof, continue instaling a run of gutter at the roof off the kitchen.
Alex delivers the next length of gutter, fresh off the brake. Grigorio, left, and Marvin, on the roof, continue installing a run of gutter at the roof off the kitchen.
Test fitting the first downspout.
Test fitting the first downspout.
Red downspout to match the red-painted Hardieboard on the new garage bay. Cool!
Red downspout to match the red-painted Hardieboard on the new garage bay. Cool!
Share. Link. Like.

T minus 7 days

The port-a-potty was taken away five days ago. We’re 24 hours closer to moving in — and Team Ranserve is working through the punch list.

Above … Jacinto from Ranserve today began to scrape the old linoleum tiles off the floor in the old garage. We suspect one of the previous owners converted the garage into a rec room. We want to park the cars and use the space for storage and tools.

Catching up ... the whole-house surge suppressor that the electricians installed a couple of days back -- at the bottom of the electrical panel.
Catching up … the whole-house surge suppressor that the electricians installed a couple of days back — at the bottom of the electrical panel.
Odell chiseled the door frames to fit the strike plates for the deadbolts.
Odell chiseled the door frames to fit the strike plates for the deadbolts.
The painters continue to polish off the house, finishing off the ceiling where the balusters are inserted through the drywall into lumber framing.
The painters continue to polish off the house, finishing off the ceiling where the balusters are inserted through the drywall into lumber framing.
Tyler from Granite Security installs a network wall plate at the TV wall in the family room.
Tyler from Granite Security installs a network wall plate at the TV wall in the family room.
Odell cuts open the back panel of the shelf end of the island, to install an electrical box for the network ports.
Odell cuts open the back panel of the shelf end of the island, to install an electrical box for the network ports.
With Odell done, Tyler snaked the pre-wired Ethernet cable into the new electrical box and punched the wires to the connector.
With Odell done, Tyler snaked the pre-wired Ethernet cable into the new electrical box and punched the wires to the connector.
The connectors on the plug are color coded and labeled, making it easy to match the proper wire.
The connectors on the plug are color coded and labeled, making it easy to match the proper wire.
Share. Link. Like.