Sunday, October 01, 2006

Week 11: 9/18 - 9/24

This week at the house:

1. Louie the HVAC guy came and re-hooked the upstairs furnace. We had to disconnect and slide the furnace over so we could raise the roof in the extended bathroom. The framing crew has been really great about doing extra stuff that technically is not their responsibility.

2. Bill and his son are continuing to install windows and trimming the outside. I'm not sure I like this window:

I love the way it looks, but it only vents 3/8". Based on what the salesperson described, I thought it was going to be 2-3" (remember my post about the new and great venting picture window?). Going back and forth on whether I should take these out and replace with a window that ventilates better.

3. The framers are continuing work on supporting the Great Room ceiling.

Have had to start getting new quotes on stucco, drywall and insulation. I feel like our project has changed a bit since May/June when I first got quotes. Having a hard time finding stucco contractors, so I've resorted to driving around the neighborhood looking for houses in mid-construction. I write down the GC ph#, then call them and ask who their stucco sub is! I've been so pleasantly surprised at how helpful they are. They don't know me from Jack, but they return my calls and gladly provide advice and information.

One guy I contacted was the architect/owner of a neighborhood house I had watched being constructed. They're pretty much done, but I drove over thinking maybe they still had a sign out with the GC and/or architect info. Instead, I ended up talking to the moving crew for the Pottery Barn photo shoot that was taking place at the house! These guys were incredibly helpful as well and without hesitating went into the house to ask the name of the owner/architect. Once I was armed with that information, it was simple getting his work#. He called the next day and left me a msg with the name of his GC. Called his GC and we had a 20 minute conversation about modern architecture as well as of course getting the stucco sub info!

Meanwhile, taking kids to school and karate and gymnastics and planning a birthday party!

1 comment:

Tasha said...

I just opened my venting picture window for the first time; I had also assumed the vent area would be 2" of opening not 3/8".
I am grateful for your post because now I know this is how it is supposed to be, and not an installation mistake.
If you kept the window, does it provide air flow?
Appreciate your feedback.