Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Framing and floors go up fast with the pneumatic nailers in use today. Also, the forms for the concrete piers to support the breezeway and porch are done. They dig a hole, fit in a plastic or biodegradeable paper form, put some chunks of concrete block, fill with about 10 bags of dry concrete mix, add water and done. They do a little bit of stirring but not much. I had seen this done on HGTV for posts for outdoor patios before so wasn't completely surprised.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The first option (right photo) is for a marble in a large format tile that has white cameo tint with hints of gold and pink. The second is a glazed porcelain tile (left photo) with some random insets of a platinum art deco medallion. 2nd option is cheaper but might be good to tile most of bathroom so there is little paint, so the cost would be a wash.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Crawl space wall is almost complete as you can see in the photos. The long trench will contain the piping connecting the existing house to the new septic tank. It turns out that the inconvenience caused by "abandoning" - crushing - what we thought was a septic tank not in use - moved up some work that had to be done anyway and it is easier to dig the trench now than run it through the finished crawlspace later. It also makes sure we get a larger drop to the tank which lessens problems in that long run.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
should be finished tomorrow. In the meantime, we "abandoned" the old septic system too early. The kitchen septic is truly just a kitchen septic. Lucky, my mom lives 1/4 mile away. Existing tub drain and toilet should be tied into new system tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Dry warm weather here made it easy to dig out the dirt from the footings and the piers that will support the roof. Tomorrow should see the block work started.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
While I was on a road trip, the septic drain field and septic tank were ok'ed by the county inspector and then the gravel was used to cover them. There are still 5 plastic posts visible as these are the tank cleanout and the 4 vents for the septic field.
The contractor framed in the space for the toilet in the ice house and today the electrician is wiring everything.