Called down to Santa Fe to get hold of the inspector that now covers our area since we lost the local inspector last fall. Wanted clarification on what is required to get a certificate of occupancy. Old timers here said the list was minimal, but I want to be sure as our lease is up July 1. The inspector came back with a long laundry list of things, so I’ve scheduled a “technical assistance” meeting for Monday so he can view where we are and we can discuss. He did say that finals on mechanical, plumbing and electrical were required. We are close to all three. Electrical needs lighting installed in the stairwell, plumbing needs final connections to the dishwashers and water heaters, and mechanical needs register grills. But he also mentioned flooring and doors, all of which are on the second floor and should be able to be installed when we are living on the third and fourth. So we’ll see where we stand.
Yesterday Sandra sanded the first to second floor steps and stained the them, but ran out of stain again so the framework and railings will have to wait until we source more. What we are using only comes in quarts and we have already cleaned out the two closest HD’s (up to three hours away) three local hardware stores in Angel Fire and Taos.
And yesterday I got the half bath floating vanity installed creating a frame support out of leftover railing material. The top and shelf are out of live edge material that Sandra prepared. Final drain and supply connections today after I hit the plumbing supply place, and I’ll add a skirt to better hide the plumbing when finished.
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