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15 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

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My plans were 2400.

That house looks like some craftsman homes in my neighborhood now.  My current house has some aspects of this plan.  My corbels look just like that.

 

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2 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

My stress has came down to about a 2.  Earlier it was like a 9.  Too many very stressful components.  I was seriously terrified about my husband having to shift that box.  Terrified that he could get hurt of destroy the tractor or something.  I just didn't understand much about this construction stuff.  It was hard to have a sense of humor about those things.

Today we had electrical on site, HVAC guy, several framers, and they were banging along.  So many things happening.  It is so great.

Building a home is VERY stressful.  Soooo many choices.   And some can be expensive to fix.    WoBG and I agreed... we would probably NEVER build another home again.

After a while.... when we would take a trip to some place to look for something for the home,  WoBG was just ask...  "Do you have wine?"    The  best response....  The place were there were hundreds of slabs of granite and marble... the guy there had Russian accent.... "We have vodka." 

Lots of wine and beer help us forget about the stress.  

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3 minutes ago, Bikeguy said:

Building a home is VERY stressful.  Soooo many choices.   And some can be expensive to fix.    WoBG and I agreed... we would probably NEVER build another home again.

After a while.... when we would take a trip to some place to look for something for the home,  WoBG was just ask...  "Do you have wine?"    The  best response....  The place were there were hundreds of slabs of granite and marble... the guy there had Russian accent.... "We have vodka." 

Lots of wine and beer help us forget about the stress.  

I thought I had done so many of the choices early, so I could prevent stress.  There were still stressful choices.  Really the part that was awful for me was the box and the home grade.  It all worked out but the home ended up a little lower into the ground than we had originally planned.  It is all good now.  Sloped lots can be challenging.  Good view though.

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4 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

the home grade.  It all worked out but the home ended up a little lower into the ground than we had originally planned. 

Yeah...  tell me about it...   We have a basement (it gets cold here).  After the footings were poured.  It rained a lot.  We visited the home site and found this.   

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First thoughts...  OMG is the basement going to flood after a rain storm?     After the foundation was installed, anc backfilled, the grade around the home was higher than the surrounding area.  :)  In theory.. it will never flood.  The drain tiles around the footings drain to to our sump, and the sump drains by gravity underground to the pond.  :D    We still needed a sump pump in the sump... to pass inspection. 

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11 minutes ago, Bikeguy said:

Yeah...  tell me about it...   We have a basement (it gets cold here).  After the footings were poured.  It rained a lot.  We visited the home site and found this.   

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First thoughts...  OMG is the basement going to flood after a rain storm?     After the foundation was installed, anc backfilled, the grade around the home was higher than the surrounding area.  :)  In theory.. it will never flood.  The drain tiles around the footings drain to to our sump, and the sump drains by gravity underground to the pond.  :D    We still needed a sump pump in the sump... to pass inspection. 

You are like my brother from another mother.  Yeah.  

We had an excavator dig us to grade.  then the concrete crew went even deeper with their machine, when they should have just put the footers on the grade that was dug.  My husband had to move a crapload of dirt to get us to grade and then we brought out our excavator guy to make a nice water slope to prevent issues.  We had to use these metal grate covers on the vents so that dirt can be backfilled against them. It's fine now but dammit, we wanted to be about 8 inches or more higher.

I am over it now and accepted the grade difference.  I should have screamed at the crew...stop digging, and made them bring in gravel and compact to bring us back up a bit before it was poured.  Now that I think about it, it's fine cause we are dug down to bedrock level and that house will be so solid.  

Building is difficult and my home is a simple one. LOL

The crew have said "Thank you for building a rectangle.  We like rectangles.  HAHA

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A new front door for the mother-in-law’s quarters.  Cool 😎 

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1 hour ago, Kzoo said:

A new front door for the mother-in-law’s quarters.  Cool 😎 

I am happy he is doing this.  I can't open the big swing door, or close it.  

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Those containers are heavy duty steel.  The dings yours has show how most crane operators handle them.  Top crane operators make some big money.

 

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I’m not used to that.  Here in God country heat runs come up from the basement.

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8 hours ago, Kzoo said:

I’m not used to that.  Here in God country heat runs come up from the basement.

Well, here in heathen country we do things a little differently.

 

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3 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

Well, here in heathen country we do things a little differently.

 

Yes, I also found that interesting. They were in the attics where we lived in Texas, but in the crawlspace or basement in colder climates like Colorado, South Dakota, and Montana. Not sure about eastern Oregon, as that house had electric heat, but mainly we used wood.

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15 hours ago, Dirtyhip said:

Hvac going in

Those flex ducts have a higher resistance to air flow than metal ducts.  Nothing to be especially concerned about, but I'd suggest doing a second check with your HVAC guy that the fan on your furnace has enough power to push the right amount of air to the farthest part of the system.  If not, the room at the end of furthest, smallest duct will always be cold.

Just ask the HVAC guy "Does the furnace fan have the right fan curve to overcome the static pressure drop in the flex duct to get the needed airflow to the farthest register?"  while giving him just a hint of your famous DH Stink Eye. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Thaddeus Kosciuszko said:

Those flex ducts have a higher resistance to air flow than metal ducts.  Nothing to be especially concerned about, but I'd suggest doing a second check with your HVAC guy that the fan on your furnace has enough power to push the right amount of air to the farthest part of the system.  If not, the room at the end of furthest, smallest duct will always be cold.

Just ask the HVAC guy "Does the furnace fan have the right fan curve to overcome the static pressure drop in the flex duct to get the needed airflow to the farthest register?"  while giving him just a hint of your famous DH Stink Eye. 

 

Static pressure is your friend.

 

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33 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

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Is there insulation between the tub wall and the outside wall.  There should be. Foam panels will do well there instead of fiberglass.   There also should be insulation between the window frame and the wood framing, packed into that little gap before the window trim is put in place.  All of that is for energy efficiency

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2 hours ago, maddmaxx said:

Is there insulation between the tub wall and the outside wall.  There should be. Foam panels will do well there instead of fiberglass.   There also should be insulation between the window frame and the wood framing, packed into that little gap before the window trim is put in place.  All of that is for energy efficiency

The wall behind is insulated. 
 

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30 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

The wall behind is insulated. 
 

Yeah, if you look real close you can see that.

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I read a news story on the internet today where these people were building a house and when it was all done the plumbing drains backed up.  They figured it out - it was a 15 foot python that had crawled in the pipes and got stuck.  :frantics:

I don't think DH has to worry about that happening at her house at all, because looking at those drains in the picture I don't think anything bigger than a 10 foot python could get stuck in there.

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Wait...wut???  You put the shower head on the left?  Your feng shui is all messed up now. 

Change it!!!

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1 hour ago, Scrapr said:

Wait...wut???  You put the shower head on the left?  Your feng shui is all messed up now. 

Change it!!!

The seat is in the way of standing and showering.  The seat is so I can shave my legs.  We will have a wand thing.  

 I assume you are messing with me.

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I have studied Feng Shui for a long time (30 seconds on the internet) You absolutely must have the shower head on the right.  It is better for the water to rain prosperity on your family

*unless it was your other right

**yes I am messing wit choo

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8 hours ago, Thaddeus Kosciuszko said:

I read a news story on the internet today where these people were building a house and when it was all done the plumbing drains backed up.  They figured it out - it was a 15 foot python that had crawled in the pipes and got stuck.  :frantics:

I don't think DH has to worry about that happening at her house at all, because looking at those drains in the picture I don't think anything bigger than a 10 foot python could get stuck in there.

Did they use a snake to clear the pipe?

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My hard work with the chip and flowers is paying off now. I will add more as time goes on. I badly need water.

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Great pics.  You're definitely winning the race.  My contractor's interior specialist says they finish up fast. I hope so.  I'm out of this apartment by noon May 31.

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1 hour ago, Dirtyhip said:

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Do you think there was ever scissoring performed on that scissor lift?

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18 minutes ago, Randomguy said:

Do you think there was ever scissoring performed on that scissor lift?

I heard some giggles up there.  HAHA

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54 minutes ago, MickinMD said:

Great pics.  You're definitely winning the race.  My contractor's interior specialist says they finish up fast. I hope so.  I'm out of this apartment by noon May 31.

Have faith my friend.  At least you have a place till May 31st.  I have to be out of here by May 14th.  Hello camp life.  HAHA

So, @Scrapr was right.  I may win the race.  

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1 minute ago, Thaddeus Kosciuszko said:

The best picture so far!  A product of extraordinary beauty, in an eye-catching ANSI gray, sculpted with lines of pure functional simplicity itself!!!  :loveshower:

 

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I freaking wish it had juice.  We are close.  As soon as we get our green tag, my well pump will go it.  I want and badly need water.

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13 hours ago, Kzoo said:

Good progress 

Thanks, Kzoo.  We are pleased.

I can't believe this is going to be my home soon.  2 bedrooms 2 bath, big garage.  Perfect layout for our lifestyles.  A pump track and a jump line on my OWN property.  Garden space.  A glorious view.  30 minute ride to work.  Off a bus route when the ride is too snowy.  

The only negative is this short section of road that is very steep and narrow at the top.  Not a lot of traffic there, but it is icky.  You have to pay a price for the view in this semi isolated zone.

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2 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

I love my siding

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What's the little window.  Is that a window above the shower unit?

 

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3 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

What's the little window.  Is that a window above the shower unit?

 

Must be.  There's the shower drain down near the bottom.

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2 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

What's the little window.  Is that a window above the shower unit?

 

Yes, Sir.  :D

This is the wall that is bathroom, closet and the back of our headboard.  No reason to have windows here.  I might not have minded a little window in the closet, but hubby vetoed that.  ok, <shrug> No big deal.

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7 minutes ago, Dirtyhip said:

I might not have minded a little window in the closet, but hubby vetoed that.  ok, <shrug>

No windows in a closet.  Closets are designed for storage.  Windows eliminate storage space.  The fewer windows, the less heat loss (within reason).

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6 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

No windows in a closet.  Closets are designed for storage.  Windows eliminate storage space.  The fewer windows, the less heat loss (within reason).

OK, KEVIN!!!!!

:angry:

HAHA

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It's probably a good thing you posted this because you have a record of your experience.  Once you move in, you'll soon forget or have trouble remembering what it looked like or the effort required to make it happen.

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