Photos from week 8-9, March 5 – 25

Upstairs shower plumbing and vent in place.

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The “head” for the mini-split unit is partially hooked up.

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Upstairs wiring is underway

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Additional upstairs plumbing is completed for the bathroom sink.

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With the wiring and plumbing completed, the crew is installing “insul-web” which will hold the blown in cellulose insulation in place until the drywall is installed.

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The “head” for the mini-split unit is completed and the outdoor unit will be installed next week.

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Installation of the “insul-web” continues and internet lines were added for the second floor.

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The crew is installing the heat recovery ventilation ducts

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The granite sink was picked up this week from The Granite Shop in Sedgwick and all 200+ pounds were set in place.  The original plan was for using soapstone as in Strafford, but the granite was much more cost-effective.  The countertops will be installed after the upstairs drywall is completed and the heat is turned on.

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Photos from week 10-11, March 25 – April 5 are below.

The mini-split unit was fully installed and operating (although the photos still shows temporary wiring which is now permanent.)  The unit won’t be used fully until the upstairs insulation is in and the upstairs drywall is completed.

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The father/son plumbing team was here for just two days and completed all the basement plumbing including the well hookup, PEX tubing to all the lines in the modular units, the hybrid electric hot water heater, and the drains.  They were clearly an experienced team and everyone noted that they had never encountered such a neatly done installation.  Its almost a work of art.

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The heat recovery ventilator is sitting on the floor with all the ducts ready for connection.

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The bathrooms have the floor underlayment done and are ready for the vinyl “tile”

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And the first part of the blown in cellulose insulation arrived with about 140 bales. with another 160 bales yet to arrive.  It will take about 3 days for the crew to complete the upstairs insulation and have it ready for the drywall.

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The remnants of the “glacier” still in the far corners of the crawl space under the ell were broken up and removed to make the rest of the CVAC line installation, remaining ell wiring, and insulation of the wall to the garage easier on everyone.

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Roxul rock wool batts create part of the firewall between the ell and the garage roof.  The remainder of the garage wall will be insulated with Roxul batts and covered with a 2″ layer of Roxul high density board to complete the firewall.  The garage wiring is nearly completed since some of it runs through the firewall area.

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Plumbing was put through the roof in preparation for the attic insulation.

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Upstairs insulation in process (a very messy process.)  The crew says that it is one of the least exciting parts of their work.

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