From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 30,714
Visited Last 30 days: 163
Forum Messages
Total: 20,742
Last 30 days: 7
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,149
Last 30 days: 0
Journal Entries
Total: 5,255
Last 30 days: 15
Connections
Total: 15,145
Last 30 days: 5
Downloads
Total: 81,521

Journals

Name
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
112,318 Visits | 939 Posts | 2,444 Pix | 42 Videos
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
22,996 Visits | 248 Posts | 373 Pix | 4 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
717 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
21 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
27 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,033 Visits | 33 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
52 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
116 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
383 Visits | 21 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
185 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
144 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
263 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
320 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,212 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, FL
66,472 Visits | 176 Posts | 522 Pix | 4 Videos
DCS
373 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
g4wowgwow
404 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
My1stOB Melbourne, FL
552 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
gypsyhillfarm East Petersburg , PA
1,172 Visits | 3 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-log-home Thomaston, GA
1,064 Visits | 2 Posts | 4 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts

On our last house we made a lot of quick decisions based on cost that we ended up regretting and not completely getting the quality of house we wanted. Was VERY happy to get The Owner-Builder Book this weekend that stresses the planning process and has so many good ideas to do the planning part of this right.
Jerry in Gulf Breeze, FL

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.

Larry in Nashville, TN's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Larry in Nashville, TN on 3/1/2015 8:10:53 PM

Closing lines from the last entry were something along "....  And this I can get done early Saturday and call for an inspection next week"


Well as the story goes, after a full weekend, I'm nearly ready for inspection.  1.  Things ALWAYS take so much longer than you thought and 2.  There are always more things than you remembered that had to be done.  
Towards the first, for the closets, I had to frame in a flat ceiling transition between the vertical wall and the roof line that meets it.  A very acute angle that would give the sheet rockers a fit and didn't give me any place to set the lights.  That took the better part of half a day.  And then I had forgotten about hall lights that needed to go in, and oh yes Sandra thought of another one.  And I had to set the last bathroom fan, and I forgot that I needed to connect the multitude of wires into the breaker panel and, and, and.  So two days gone and I'm finished. --- oops there's the light for the laundry.  Wire's run but I got To set the box.  Oops one more can in the guest room.  Again wire's run, but missing the fixture.  That's it. ---- oops I've forgotten to wire the receptacle for the tankless water heater.  Box is there, but this time no wire. It's a gas heater, but still needs 110 to operate.  So - 1 hour, hour and a half max I'll be done with rough electric.  I'm pretty busy at work this week, so inspection will have to wait until the following.  I've got a lot of framing that needs to be finished.  Bits and pieces that you bypass as you do the bigger things and don't want to get bogged down. But next weekend will be a good one to get caught up on those.

I did go and pick up the sheetmetal I had ordered.  Pretty impressive. A bunch of stuff. One section of return plenum was 10 feet long.  Before we left today, Sandra and I carried it up to the second floor.  As I think I mentioned before, the stairway is pretty tight with little headroom.  We barely got it to go and then in through the master into the master bath. Where it will set behind a linen closet and pull from the hall.

Sandra spent the weekend working on the fireplaces again.  She ended up painting one chimney on the second floor as she just couldn't get it clean enough for natural or even a whitewash.  On the others that she had cleaned up, she put a coat of stone sealer of them since the day was relatively warm - finally!  They look great if I do say.



Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2018 Consensus Group Inc.