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Posted by Justin in Chandler, AZ on 8/25/2008 9:05:33 PM

Where to begin . . .
I had an underground contractor out on Saturday to help finish the electrical line. I had my father-in-law's tractor out there and I figured he could work it - an operator is an operator right? Well not quite. He couldn't get the hang of it so I ended up operating the backhoe. He helped me with some tricks to make it go quicker and cleaner. I feel much more capable of doing the septic line now.

I got two sizes of the telephone conduit, so we didn't get that all done but the conduit is in the street and backfilled. Today we get another downpouring of rain that helped settle the trench, and I'll need to go back and add some more dirt to smooth the road out. I have an inspection with the power company tomorrow. One thing that is a pain is that the telephone company wants 36" radius turns (90s). However, no one supplies such turns in 1 1/4 or 1 1/2-inch conduit. The other thing is that the telephone company doesn't inspect the line, they just pull it. Would the shorter radius turns make that much of a difference, since they won't know anyway unless they can't pull their line? Maybe I'll call them and ask where I can get the long radius turns.

Audra noticed one thing with the framing that is not right and I went over that with the framers today. I still need to check openings for squareness and spot-check dimensions.

I sent pictures of two windows (square and arch) that I want put together in one. I wanted to tell the framer how to frame it, but if they can't put the windows together then we'll have to have a 2x4 across it. Talking with HD today I'll just go ahead and have them frame it as if we can get the windows installed together and if not I'll tell HD that the windows are wrong.

That's the latest for now. More is going on, of course, but to give a full and compete report would require more time and effort. : - )

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Second story on, water puddles, and one J-John down
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Floor trusses delivered
Floor trusses up
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My buddy, my hat
View from bonus space
Covered electrical trench. It is a quiet street. I don't think we had a car go by until 8:00 and we started before 6:00.



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