Taking Shape and Framing the View
A lot has happened since the last writing about the project. The foundation and floors were completed and the framing of the garage and shop and the house has begun.
All the plumbing and propane supply lines were in place and neatly organized.
The tubing for the closed hydronic floor heating system was installed during the pour of the floor. The tubes could have a tendency to float a little in the concrete before it sets and since cuts were made in the floor to control expansion and contraction, Matt wanted to ensure that the system was not compromised. He pressurized the tubing and tested it to confirm that it maintained pressure.
Footing drains were installed.
The foundations, septic system and water cistern were backfilled by Mike Ogle - Mogle Excavation.
Mike lives down the street from the project and is an avid skier. Thus the name of his business - Mogle Excavation.
There has been a lot of rain this Spring.
While the rain is welcome due to the forecast of a dry hot summer, the mud is sticky, slick and hard to work in.
We had to scramble to get the drain field for the septic system completed before a scheduled inspection, but we got it done with some time to spare. Even though it was difficult to work on in the mud, it looked neat and orderly in the end.
Ben is working on the framing.
Matt and Ben keep an eye on a thunder storm on the ridge.
The framing seems to be going very quickly, It is thrilling to see what were once ideas and drawings taking physical shape. This is just as I had envisioned.
The view from the future bath room. It is amazing to stand where the rooms are positioned and see the view framed by the windows.
it looks so cool! Love the photos, Bob. The view from your bathroom is fantastic. Can't wait to see future posts and the progress being made.
Wow . . . the progress is fantastic Bob. I love your use of photography for your blog. The progress becomes more real, especially the views. Hope that everything keeps on schedule and the hiccups are small. Best to Nan and your boys!
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