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week 14: MEPing around...

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 26, 2012 01:04 AM
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by bubba of the bubbles ( last modified Nov 25, 2012



Not much changed on the outside of the house, but there were some subtle changes...

For one, the bride (finally!) has her powder room window:

And the roof lines at the end of the carport have (finally) been fixed:

Much better.

We also now have doors on the garage, although we're hoping that this garage door is here for sizing rather than the final door since we spec'd a fancy-schmancy aluminum and glass door (something we just had a discussion with the builder about).

Most of the work that happened on the house the past week happened on the inside with the MEP: what the cools kids call mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. Actually, nothing on the electrical yet, but the HVAC and plumbing work have started with most of the duct work, vents, and the ERV installed for the HVAC and most of the drain and ventilation pipes installed for the plumbing:

An unintended consequence of having an in-wall drain is the apparent requirement of having a clean-out which, in our case, will protrude out the front wall of the house. :-(  Taller bushes? And lemme tell you, those plumbers aren't delicate when when they work. I bet the stucco guy is going to be irritated when he sees this:

I was hoping that we would be able to avoid the dreaded Medusa's Head of Ductwork, but with all of the solid structural beams criss-crossing the house, it wasn't meant to be... In fact, the difficulties in running the ductwork have led to a $950 change order, a change order that didn't come from something we changed but an unexpected change in the framing required to run the ductwork. Contingency, contingency...

The window (or framing?) guy laid down the base plate for the big honkin' window for the living room. Might there be a big honkin' window in our future this week? We hope so!

We spent a couple hours picking up litter, sweeping the house, picking up nails, trimming the trees, and talking to neighbors. It felt good to do a little "housework". I reckon we'll do some more next week!




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