Pole Barn progress!

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby 3Dreaming » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:46 pm

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.

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:36 pm

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!
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby RTK » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:41 pm

Looking good, Eddie! Hope your certificate of occupancy is really is signed off next month!

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby Scooper » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:08 pm

Wow! That's looking great, Eddie!
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby ShawnM » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:00 pm

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:

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby TimTaylor » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:11 pm

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.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby Jim Hardin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:58 am

Curious?

You used copper water lines. Why not PVC?

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:56 pm

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.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:09 pm

Probably a code requirement.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby HAPPYDAN » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:49 pm

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.

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby TimTaylor » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:26 pm

That's why I became a minimalist. The less STUFF you own, the less you have to worry about.

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby MrMorden » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:35 am

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.
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby Jim Hardin » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:47 pm

Thanks for the plumbing update!

I still solder my way out of trouble :D

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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:23 am

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!)
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Re: Pole Barn progress!

Postby 914Driver » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:25 pm

Soooo jealous! I replaced my 4 lamp neon overhead units with 5500 lumen outdoor floods, they throw shadows on a sunny day!!


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