|The front of the cottage is primed. It's starting to look normal again.|
The sides and risers on the steps will be white, too.
But I have been counseled to let the treated wood dry very well before painting.
|The furnace now has the supply air duct attached at the top.|
Doug is fitting the filter rack into the return air duct to the right.
|There is a lot of sheet metal in place already.|
And there is quite a bit yet to be installed.
|Is there anything more boring than a picture of window wells?|
The [eventual] topsoil will add 4" or so to the ground elevation.
|The AC unit will sit in this general location.|
Since there won't be topsoil under it, the grade
needed to be higher than the surrounding sand.
But, the most significant "event" of the day was a visit from Dan Deitz. Dan owns Deitz House Moving Engineers. As those who have followed this blog from the beginning know, Deitz is the contractor I hired to do the majority of the work completed so far. He lead a team of contractors who each handled their special part of the work. The Deitz Team was responsible for:
- supporting the structure;
- installing lifting beams;
- jacking the house up off the existing foundation;
- excavating for a 9 foot deep basement;
- constructing a full concrete block foundation under the house and an addition;
- constructing interior support walls and beams;
- pouring a concrete basement floor;
- building steps to the basement;
- back filling around the new foundation; and,
- disconnecting and reconnecting water supply [well], sewage [septic], natural gas, and electricity.
Their work is done. So, Dan's visit today was an "event" since it was to pick up my final check. We walked around the site and looked over each aspect of the work. I am very happy with their work product. They completed the effort substantially on budget and with the only delay caused by me. The only extra costs were for some small items that either I requested or improvements to the original concept that Dan or a sub-contractor recommended. I would, and will, unquestionably recommend Deitz to anyone who has a similar project in mind.
I did hire some of the team members to do additional work on 3283 that was outside the scope of the Deitz contract. That work was to complete tasks I expected to hire out or do myself once Deitz was done.
I have been asked who all the contractors I have used so far are. Within the next few days I'll devote a blog to providing a "contractor list" identifying each, the work they did, and giving contact information. But, today I'm done typing. I'll be away from the site until Monday. More blog posts after that.