Posts Tagged "our first home"

Liz Solo Demo Run

I came home around 7:30PM, and on opening the door heard all sorts of banging and crashing from the basement. When I opened the door to the first floor bathroom (which also leads to the basement), I saw this.

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Cement Pour Prep: Lowering the Pit

The striped line on the bottom represents 4 inches (the actual depth of what we need to get). The line above with the arrows is adjusted for the height of the laser level itself. So if the red dot is hitting that line, we know we’re good.

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Opening Up the Transoms

In preparation for some work we’ll be doing in the basement, Liz started to work on opening up the transoms on the second floor. While they’re not over every door, we have them over three doors.

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Prepping for a Second Column

To make space for a new support column, we needed to remove some concrete. A plumb bob and some measurements later, we had the space marked out. Broke out the grinder again (been a while since I’d used it).

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Basement Painting: Near the End

Today, Liz and I went down to the basement for a few hours to tackle the last remaining portion (in the main basement area). We’re close to finishing up all the paint work, and are making a push over this weekend to get done.

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Fixing the Sink

On trying to tighten it again by hand, it started to make a “clicking” sound – which I learned later is a sign the clamp isn’t tightening. After turning the water back on, we noticed a smaller leak… and had to shut off the water for the evening.

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A Temporary Bypass

The condensate line goes down through the house, and then runs alongside the North wall of the house in the basement. And best as I can tell… somewhere along that stretch, it got exposed to a draft got cold enough to freeze up. It’s the only explanation I have.

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The House and the Holidays

Liz did a lot of decorating last week, making our under-construction house feel more in the spirit of things. It’s been amazing how much cozier things feel now, with the slight glow of some holiday lights.

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