Oct 24 - below the handrail is the stairs side of that new code-required basement stairway light
Oct 24 - looking up the basement stairs at the attic access. The folding stairway has been removed in preparation for blown-in insulation.
The folding attic stairway, now relegated to the garage. Just under three years old -- anybody need one of these??
Oct 24 - the new attic access in the storage closet
Oct 24 - today Rick, Jeremy and Steve put up a bunch of these braces, did a lot of cleanup and pre-inspected everything in preparation for the framing inspection
Oct 24 - rough flooring now fills the gap between existing hardwood and the master bedroom extension. This room will be carpeted.
Oct 24 - old HVAC runs staged for disposal
Oct 24 - the auxiliary furnace has been set in the new basement
Oct 24 - original foundation on left, new basement on right. The 2x4s will become a "wall" to cover up the irregular and messy-looking outside of the old foundation.
Oct 24 - new basement on left, original on right. This gives a better look at what the "wall" is intended to cover. Access to new crawlspace at left. The hanging wire will connect the family room thermostat to the auxiliary furnace.
Oct 24 - base for the family room ceiling fan
These made an appealing pattern, but I don't know what they are
Oct 24 - temporary drains have been attached to the downspouts. The sump pump drain (middle) keeps the south side of the yard so very nice and mucky...
Oct 24 - temporary drains have been attached to the downspouts
Oct 24 - this downspout's joint by the water table is temporary and will look better soon
Oct 28 - a 22.5-degree joint has replaced the 45-degree one, and will soon be painted
Oct 25 - front porch with second coat of paint on siding. The three accent lights in the soffit will be a nice update to the 1955 fixtures.
Oct 25 - front porch with second coat of paint on siding
Oct 28 - Mooney & Moses has arrived to apply air infiltration insulation
Oct 28 - caulk or foam go everywhere that air shouldn't transfer
Oct 28 - air infiltration insulation
Oct 28 - today is also excavation for placing aerial utilities underground. Mike Eger taking his end of the reference line out to the utility pole. His grin responds to good-natured teasing about his qualifications for the task.
Two big rocks are smack in the way of the trench line. Mike offered to put them in Rick's truck for later sale, but the homeowner vetoed that. :-)
Oct 28 - Jeremy and Rocky watching Brian Eger align the reference line under the meter box
Oct 28 - where the house end of the trench will terminate
Oct 28 - Brian paints an excavation reference line out to the utility pole
Nudging the much-discussed rocks out of the way
Positioning to begin the trench
The trench begins
Oct 28 - Brian's neat trenchwork is soon covered in groundwater
Oct 28 - Rocky and Don preparing the house end of the power connection
Meter housing detail
Oct 28 - this PVC will carry the underground power cable
Oct 28 - Rocky has glued together one run of the smaller PVC that will carry telephone and cable service
Oct 28 - powerline PVC in place
Oct 28 - all three PVC runs plus special red caution tape in place
Oct 28 - the pipes are ready for utility lines to be pulled through them (that will happen another day)
Caution tape around the trench
The excavator will stay here until the roof drain trenches are dug. In the interim it helps hold caution tape.
Looking down into the trench near the house
The house ends of the PVC runs. The blue thing is the external water meter -- it will move twice before its final location, but that story is for another day.
Oct 28 - counting the days until power can be turned on!
Oct 28 - delivered at the same time as the grey PVC used in the utility trench, this white PVC is for the roof drains that will go in two days hence