From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 30,826
Visited Last 30 days: 170
Forum Messages
Total: 20,746
Last 30 days: 4
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,153
Last 30 days: 4
Journal Entries
Total: 5,266
Last 30 days: 13
Connections
Total: 15,150
Last 30 days: 5
Downloads
Total: 81,692

Journals

Name
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
23,215 Visits | 252 Posts | 384 Pix | 4 Videos
Car-Rentals-in-Udaip... Delhi, AL
4 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
112,614 Visits | 943 Posts | 2,450 Pix | 42 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
753 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
57 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
56 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,103 Visits | 33 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
73 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
142 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
444 Visits | 21 Posts | 118 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
219 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
171 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
287 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
355 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,297 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, FL
66,565 Visits | 176 Posts | 522 Pix | 4 Videos
DCS
394 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
g4wowgwow
428 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
My1stOB Melbourne, FL
583 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
gypsyhillfarm East Petersburg , PA
1,227 Visits | 3 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters


As amazed as I have been with the book, the service and support from the site and from you is even more impressive.
Jen in Wheat Ridge, CO

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 Angel Fire, NM's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 3/31/2017

Yes it was conceivable that I could finish the drain lines this week.  But, things got in the way as they often do.   I made a decision on a drywall guy, and he is to start on Monday, doing the elevator shaft and the stairwell.  The rest of the house will be drywalled in a couple months.  But starting on the other now meant I needed to finally figure out the lighting for the stairwell.  It also pushed me to finish the lagging odds and ends on the electric.  Most are easily taken care of.  But the stairwell was a killer! And took me a full two days.  Part of the time was spent scratching my head on how to set up four separate lights clusters, each controlled from several floors.  Next cutting through the ICF foam and ties, drilling through the concrete etc. and then stuffing gobs of wires into 4-gang boxes and getting them attached to the wall.  Two full days!  Horrible!  And YES I needed one last roll of 14-2 wire to finish it.  Will finish up the last of the wiring over the weekend along with a few things for the elevator shaft, and the drywall guy can start.


While I've been working on this, Sandra has been going gangbusters on a couple other things since she had finished setting foam pieces.  She's gone though and put in nail protection plates over all the places where drain and vent pipes were too close to the edge of studs and could be hit with a screw when drywall goes in.  Finished with that until I finish the plumbing, she went on and nailed all of the truss brackets (hurricane clips) into place.  She'll run caulking next on the fourth floor in all of the stud bays and between the plates and sill.  A time consuming project, but important to reduce the amount of air infiltration.  Where I had started on caulking before, it was amazing how much leakage could be felt before caulking and how little afterwards. 

So - progress is being made, and next week I'll get back to the plumbing.  I should be able to call for an electrical rough-in inspection as well - FINALLY!

Photos

stud bays and space between the plates caulked, either with polyurethane caulk (dark) or foam (orange). Makes a huge difference on air infiltration



Login to Reply




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