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Home Construction Week 11 Summary

  Dance party!  This week, the insulation and sub-floor went in.  That allowed for a dance party!  Ryan brought over the Mac with iTunes, Grandma and Grandpa came over and we all danced.  On Friday, 2x4s and 2x6s were installed for all the interior and exterior walls, so now we have a very good idea of where each room sits.  The crew installed two 2x4s/2x6s for each wall, one directly on top of the other.  When they’re ready to go vertical with the walls, they take the top board and re-install it on the top of the wall.  That way, all...

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Home Construction Week 10 Summary

This week wasn’t as dazzling as the previous weeks.  Plenty got done, and on schedule, but it was underfloor plumbing week, which isn’t so glamorous.  We’ve been told our sh** will flow downhill perfectly.  That’s really all we needed to know.  On Saturday, our heating/air crew installed all the underfloor duct work.  As of midday, they had a heat register coming out directly behind our front door plus two heat registers in our closet and none in our master bedroom.  They assured us it would all be corrected! Schedule and costs:  On time and no change orders! Mood:  Anticipating more fun stuff...

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Home Construction Week 9 Summary

It’s been the most exciting week yet!  We have a garage!  They poured the garage and the boys have their handprints in cement for eternity.  The framers also finished the floor framing — long ‘engineered wood’ joists to hold up the subfloor (that the boys enjoyed using as very dangerous balance beams).  The plumber started putting the main sewage lines and hot/cold supply for several bathrooms and the laundry.  The site was also cleaned up quite a bit — all the random piles of rocks and dirt and metal, etc was hauled away. Schedule and costs:  No change orders this week and...