We'll be off from renovating the next week so after the holiday we'll tackle the plumbing and HVAC and hopefully be ready for rough in inspection by the end of July.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Assuming neither of us burns the house down or electrocutes ourselves that's a nice little savings! And I would even willing to take a shock or two for it. Nothing major, but a couple little shocks would be worth $11,000 in my book.
Friday, June 17, 2011
These lights would surely illuminate the space so well. At least I assume so since I don't have any power to actually test them nor do we have a patio of any sort.
Also featured in this picture is our new mosquito magnet or as I like to call it - the nothing magnet. While installing the lights I was bitten twice and the mosquito magnet in a week of operation has caught 1 mosquito. Maybe it's lulling them into a false sense of security and next week it's going to take them all out.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
So far I have two circuits completely wired. To make myself feel better about how much time it took, I will say they were the most complex of the circuits I have to install. A bunch of 3 way switches and all the lights are spread out on the ceiling.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I rented a big jackhammer and went to town on the basement floor so we can move the main plumbing stack. Carroll and Sons plumbers will be on site Wednesday to start the drain rough ins. With everything moving we didn't feel comfortable enough getting everything to code so it's better to just hire it out. Once the concrete was broken up we had to dig down a couple feet. Not the easiest job in the world, but the plumber was going to charge us $425 to do the work and all it cost us was a $60 jackhammer rental (and a solid 4 hours of hard labor). The things we do to save a few bucks!
We also moved around some framing upstairs today. It was hot and we went through quite a few bottles of gatorade, but we got it done. Now we have a better laundry room layout and gained another small closet in the master bedroom.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
We're also tearing up the basement floor. More on that later...
Friday, June 10, 2011
Kristin will see if she can find a way to fall off the porch when she gets home, but it seems pretty solid to me.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
We're hiring out the second floor hvac install and the plumbing drains so we are hoping to have a new kitchen by the end of summer!