Saturday, November 18, 2017

Day 49, Saturday -- Finishing the bathroom

Well except for hooking up the sink faucet, knobs on the vanity, and painting the duck box :D

Free power! No meter hooked up this weekend :)

I worked on installing the outlets and switches in the kitchen this morning as Kiya & Liz went to town in the bathroom, until people started to show up. Went out to lunch with Pat, AJ, Mom, and Ed.

Came home to find an amazingly finished up bathroom! Even Josie approves.

I do need to change the light bulbs, again. The original 100 watt ones above the vanity were way too bright for the small room. These LED ones I tried are way to warm (yellow) but probably right wattage (60 watt equivalent).





Day 48, Friday -- Electrical

And some from the day before. Still need pics of the new meter and the panel in basement, but it's cold outside :D

The mini-split is a bit bigger than I expected, but I think a large part of that is my house is small compared to most buildings you see it next too. I was also surprised by the conduit, but I can paint them next summer to blend into the siding:



The one on the front I think is excessive -- I need the top 2' or so, but below that I think I could replace it with a much smaller conduit to protect the drain line. Smaller conduit and painted to match the house it shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb so much. There also is really no other options where to put that head.

Bob put in the posts, did some more taping for me (I'll do the screws today so I can prime tomorrow and start mounting cabinets), and trimmed the bedroom windows.





Electricians finished the rough work, I'll install the outlets and fixtures.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day 47, Thursday...Heating installed!

Couple things I saw by morning light -- Bob had finished the last strip of siding (up near the roof) and installed the Bilco door yesterday:

HVAC guys starting the heater install:

While Bob does trim:








At least the house was nice and warm on this rainy, windy, lightning and thunder kind of night -- once I got a stool from the garage, opened a window, and crawled into the house since the plumber locked the doors on his way out. Who locks doors? o_O

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Day 46...Trimming Windows...

...and I'm not sure what else, it was after dark when I got home.



And this pretty much sums up my mind as of late:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day 45, Tuesday...Sheetrock!

Mud & Tape Tomorrow.
(One final set of measurements where the wood stove chimney goes before the sheetrock goes up)







Day 44...Monday -- prep for sheetrock

Wes & Bob worked half a day until a steady rain moved in, cleaning up inside and outside.
Dumpster #4 for this project...brings up to 7 dumpsters in a year.










Days 41, 42, and 43 -- Friday and the Weekend

Friday Bob spent time prepping the house for an arctic blast and other odds and ends.

Saturday I got the wiring done for the power wall, at least for now. I'll cut an access panel into the sheetrock when I need to run more stuff in the future.
Sunday was largely taken up running to Home Depot to pickup the special order butcher block counter tops, and then running back there for the rest of what I wanted for later this week since I forgot my HD credit cards the first time :/

Dryer vent installed:

Bulkhead door framed in, and temporarily closed with sheet of plywood:

More work on my "Power Wall"...

More work by Liz in the bathroom...

I'm not saying a bit of dust has been generated...