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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 4/20/2018 1:50:37 PM

Tuesday was the day the granite guys were supposed to show up - and they did, although late because of an accident on the interstate.  Typical spring winds with 45 mph gusts were whistling when they got here.  There were 14 pieces of granite that had to be lifted to the 2nd and third floors which was accomplished with the Skytrack and a boom setup they had brought with them.  With ropes clamped to the bottom corners to steady each piece as I lifted it, we slowly and safely got them up to their respective floors.  We waited for a momentary calm and held our breath when lifting the main island panel that was over 5’ x 10’ but all went well and they set about getting the panels laid down.  A word of caution, make sure you’re present at all phases.  As I was busy running the Skytrack, and later work was going on two levels and you tend to be awed by the changes taking place and not paying attention as you should to the details they are doing, mistakes can happen.  For us they pulled back a piece of romex into the cabinetry that needed to be left hanging out through a groove I had made at the top of the cabinet.  Fortunately, by removing the dishwasher and a drawer in an adjacent cabinet, I had enough access to pull it back through.  And then yesterday, Sandra said “I can’t get the spice racks to pull out”. They flank the stove and with legs on front, they are made to look like cabinetry.  Well, they do look like it so well, the granite guys glued the countertop to them! Honest mistakeon their part, but if I had been watching more closely, I could have caught it as they were doing it.  Should be a relatively simple fix with an oscillating blade and a little time, but time thay could be spent elsewhere.  Moral of the story, watch their every move! 


Now, they still have to finish the shower curbs, which they had planned on doing before they left. But now the remaing pieces turn out to be too short and will have to be made again.  They have another job in town next week and will bring the new material with them and finish it. I hope.  It’s been over two months on a very simple and small job.  I am over this!

I’ve gotten the three kitchen sinks in and plumbed.  Need a supply line or two to finish them. But the faucets, airgaps and soap dispensers are all in. The master sinks have faucets set and supplied, but I need to get p traps and tail pieces to finish them.

Tuesday, the steel for the stair railings arrived.  Shipped up from Albuquerque.  The 1” tubing was cut into 8’ pieces and was covered with cutting fluid, so I had to wipe each down and then again with lacquer thinner.  Once welded up, I’ll clean once more before painting.

Sandra had been working on the live edge material a little at a time.  Made bench seats for the girl’s rooms and some shelving.  Just started on a top and shelf for the half bath sink. I need to come up with a support for those so they can float without haveing a cabinet.

Half of the doors arrive this afternoon.  They are for the third and fourth floors.  So we can continue to try to finish off those levels in out spare time;-))

Well time to go to work!


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Lifting granite slabs one at a time.
Getting a slab ready to lift
The big one
Liftoff of the big one
Kitchen with granite done


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