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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:46 pm
by 3Dreaming
I agree 100%. If you think you might do it at some point do it now and save the issues you will have if you do it later. It will also be cheaper to do it now.

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:36 pm
by FastEddieB
Things are plodding along in fits and starts.

Basically, all the electrical and fixtures are in and just need the subcontractor to arrange the final electrical inspection.

Garage lights up:

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Water heater and air conditioning finalized:

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Kitchen cabinets and tile in, just need to grout:

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Bathroom tile proceeding:

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Granite countertops ordered and washer/dryer getting delivered next week. Laminate tile should get started on the second story tomorrow.

Contractor is hoping for the Certificate of Occupancy by the end of August. I hope he means this August!

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:41 pm
by RTK
Looking good, Eddie! Hope your certificate of occupancy is really is signed off next month!

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:08 pm
by Scooper
Wow! That's looking great, Eddie!

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:00 pm
by ShawnM
I'll bet it's getting exciting Eddie, looking good.

When's the house warming party? Have you mailed the invitations? I didn't get mine yet. :mrgreen:

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:11 pm
by TimTaylor
ShawnM wrote:I'll bet it's getting exciting Eddie, looking good.

When's the house warming party? Have you mailed the invitations? I didn't get mine yet. :mrgreen:
I'll be there.

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:58 am
by Jim Hardin
Curious?

You used copper water lines. Why not PVC?

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:56 pm
by FastEddieB
Jim Hardin wrote:Curious?

You used copper water lines. Why not PVC?


Most of the water lines are blue and red plastic - I forget the name. For some reason, many terminate with copper fittings - see the water heater above for an example.

I really had no input and trusted the plumbing subcontractor to make the right choices.

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:09 pm
by TimTaylor
Probably a code requirement.

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:49 pm
by HAPPYDAN
FastEddieB wrote:
Jim Hardin wrote:Curious?

You used copper water lines. Why not PVC?


Most of the water lines are blue and red plastic - I forget the name. For some reason, many terminate with copper fittings - see the water heater above for an example.

I really had no input and trusted the plumbing subcontractor to make the right choices.

Those blue and red plastic pipes are really neat. Clearly defines hot and cold, but - as I found out the hard way, when a water pipe at my Cascades cabin froze and burst - this new stuff won't do that. So, If the power goes off during a winter storm (imagine that?), you won't have that problem to worry about.

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:26 pm
by TimTaylor
That's why I became a minimalist. The less STUFF you own, the less you have to worry about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=JLoge6QzcGY

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:35 am
by MrMorden
FastEddieB wrote:
Jim Hardin wrote:Curious?

You used copper water lines. Why not PVC?


Most of the water lines are blue and red plastic - I forget the name. For some reason, many terminate with copper fittings - see the water heater above for an example.

I really had no input and trusted the plumbing subcontractor to make the right choices.


Plastic/PVC gets brittle over time, especially exposed to hot water. The failure points tend to be at the fittings and valves, so those are the parts you want to be metal. Your contractor is doing the right thing there.

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:47 pm
by Jim Hardin
Thanks for the plumbing update!

I still solder my way out of trouble :D

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:23 am
by FastEddieB
UPDATE:

It's taken a while, and the LED lights are hung and we finally have power to our new home.

Things worked out perfectly. Each pair is on its own switch, allowing for variable lighting.

Center pair on gives adequate light for just puttering around:

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End pairs on should be bright enough for most chores:

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All lights on are seriously bright:

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Be aware my iPhone is doing its best to "normalize" the brightness, but IRL choosing between the 3 pairs makes clear, incremental increases in light intensity.

Here's a shot showing the 7th light for the "garage:

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Its nice when things work out as planned (for a change!)

Re: Pole Barn progress!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:25 pm
by 914Driver
Soooo jealous! I replaced my 4 lamp neon overhead units with 5500 lumen outdoor floods, they throw shadows on a sunny day!!