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Title: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 03:26:25 PM
Greetings all!

I don't get around to posting often, but I do spend a lot of time reading about what everyone else has going on always appreciate the sharing of knowledge. 

I figured it was time to start my own thread to share our latest and biggest adventure to date. 

My wife and I have been planning and dreaming about this house for over 10 years and we are blessed to be able to make this happen. 

God is Good!

Here are the plan drawings of the house.  We plan to stick with most of the design elements in these drawings.
(http://i.imgur.com/8VeDvk5.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/RsnbIgl.png)

Excavation Beings
(http://imgur.com/mzh8k74.jpg)
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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 03:52:19 PM
We signed our contract back on April 1 and things started rolling along mid month.  Our builder is starting to wind down toward retirement and really liked the plans we had picked so he decided to take on the job.  We are looking at an extended build time due to the complexity of the build.

Footprint is staked out and a rough outline painted in the dirt.
(http://i.imgur.com/LTThbmB.jpg)

Driveway roughed in.
(http://i.imgur.com/nqCxTbM.jpg)

Luckily they didn't hit solid rock until the corner near the garage.
(http://i.imgur.com/ToArwBn.jpg)

Footings and crawlspace being dug.
(http://i.imgur.com/kJui86T.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BePH38k.jpg)

This little Kubota with a rockhammer did a slick job on the rock.
(http://i.imgur.com/Jse3d0Q.jpg)
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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 04:00:09 PM
Footings going in.
(http://i.imgur.com/bapmVSQ.jpg)

The first concrete is poured.
(http://i.imgur.com/2UQtymR.jpg)

We aren't usually able to get to the job site while work is going on, but I did manage to sneak in during one day of concrete.
Funny seeing a ready mix truck parked in our future great room/kitchen.
(http://i.imgur.com/qAG7bg2.jpg)

Most of the footings are in.  Forms for garage are being set.
(http://i.imgur.com/8RqaBE6.jpg)

Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 04:07:17 PM
Then they began forming up the walls for the crawlspace.
(http://i.imgur.com/8T9sp7Q.jpg)

Water, sewer, electric, and drainage are being put in place during this phase as well.
(http://i.imgur.com/MO8CteJ.jpg)
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Gravel going in the crawlspace along with additional footings.
(http://i.imgur.com/W9y8SFW.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 04:13:17 PM
At this point it seems like we've been in this hole for months and we have.  Our builder reminded us that this house will have 31 exterior corners not counting porches.  I'm happy with letting him take his time to get everything right. 

The foundation walls are complete, sealing of the exterior is complete along with drains on both sides of all of the footings. 
(http://i.imgur.com/7nXXpcd.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Q891iVx.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Atkinsmatt on June 26, 2017, 04:16:21 PM
Sure does look great.  It will be worth the wait.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 04:21:16 PM
I will continue to update as progress is made.  At this point framing should begin within the next couple of weeks.  The exterminator was on site late last week pretreating everything.

Our builder has given us allowances for what my wife calls, "The fun stuff." Cabinets, appliances, flooring, and large fixtures so we have been working on that.  I mostly just nod, add encouragement, and make sure to feed my wife to keep her strength up while she makes major decisions. 

She was able to find a tub that she likes and fits in.  A challenge considering she's nearly 6ft tall. 
(http://i.imgur.com/KSrP4S9.jpg)

Title: Re: Our House
Post by: EL TATE on June 26, 2017, 04:45:00 PM
Looks great Tommy! That's one heck of a floor plan and I'm happy for ya!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on June 26, 2017, 05:33:53 PM
New homes are so much fun, it will be a challenge for sure until  it is completed but so worth it in the end.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 26, 2017, 06:33:48 PM
Really like the exterior design there Tommy!  Nice to see something other than a cracker box with gutters and shutters - very nice!  That is a huge tub!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 07:03:51 PM
Thanks for the compliments.  We wanted character and this plan fits our tastes.  Everything is on one level except for a bonus room above the garage that the kids are going to use as a tv/game room.

Today they moved some dirt next to the driveway.  We are still working with the builder to figure out exactly how everything will grade out. The garage is now fully of gravel fill as well.  More dirt work will continue as they backfill and get things closer to grade.

(http://i66.tinypic.com/9a2trt.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Dawg25385 on June 26, 2017, 09:44:23 PM
Awesome, congratulations on your new custom home. And thanks for sharing with us!


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on June 26, 2017, 09:55:58 PM
Good golly, miss molly! I am compressed!

That thing is big. :likebutton:

I remember well coming back from the stan and seeing my house in about that point of the construction. I was thinking the same thing..."That's a pretty big house...We need all this space?"

Turns out we don't. But we own it and its a beautiful house

Congrats on fulfilling your dreams. Will be fun watching it grow.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: dave945 on June 26, 2017, 10:08:44 PM
Congrats on the house, looks like it's going to be beautiful.  I like the tub, that is huge. It would be a swim pool for my wife, she's 5'3".
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 26, 2017, 10:47:35 PM
Fantastic.  Curious of color choices on the outside?


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 26, 2017, 11:24:04 PM
Right now the plan is gray tones with white trim.  Similar to Dawg's.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: KensAuto on June 26, 2017, 11:53:34 PM
That looks like a great house Tommy. Thanks for sharing with the family here.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 27, 2017, 06:36:33 AM
 Very Nice Tommy. Like the Russians, trust but verify. Hire your own inspectors to inspect along the way.


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cruizng on June 27, 2017, 07:53:24 AM
Congrats on your 10 year dream! I like the design. Where's the shop?  :grin:

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Wilbur on June 27, 2017, 08:42:57 AM
That looks very nice! I like the one level idea too. My "dream house" is similar in that regard. Good luck! As TRN says trust but verify. Easier to fix things along the way then after more things get heaped on top. 
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Sammconn on June 27, 2017, 10:06:46 AM
Looks great. Like the plans.
Stay on top of things as others have mentioned.
Easy to fix now, not so much once done.

Man that is a size large tub.
Enjoy your dream!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 27, 2017, 01:50:37 PM
Congrats on your 10 year dream! I like the design. Where's the shop?  :grin:

 :likebutton:

The third garage bay has a small shop space that will get me by for a couple of years until I can build my shop.  The plan is for the shop to sit on the upper end of our property. 

Our builder actually suggested we hire an independent inspector which we did. He has been on site once a week during the excavation and foundation process.

All advice and observations from those who have gone through the process are appreciated.  Things you would change if you were to do it again and things that would be sure to do the same.

Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 27, 2017, 02:38:52 PM
Make sure you have enough outlets in the garage, especially the shop area!  A separate circuit for a compressor and a 220 for a welder if you are so disposed.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 28, 2017, 11:06:54 PM
This is a good spot to read through.

Buy/building home construction opinions and good ideas.

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=1020467&share_tid=2181&url=http%3A%2F%2Freal-man-truckworks-and-survival%2Ecom%2Findex%2Ephp%3Ftopic%3D2181&share_type=t


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: kampfitt on June 29, 2017, 08:06:53 AM
Wow nice house! My Wife would love that tub!! where did you get it?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 29, 2017, 08:24:43 AM
Thanks for the link Dave.

The tub is coming from a regional supply company.  I can get the make and model for you if you'd like.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: kampfitt on June 29, 2017, 09:14:50 AM
Yea that would be great wifey wants to redo the main bath next year!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on June 29, 2017, 12:10:11 PM
Tub info:

MTI Baths: Boutique Collection Tubs Model #185 Juliet 1

Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on July 01, 2017, 11:53:14 AM
Tub info:

MTI Baths: Boutique Collection Tubs Model #185 Juliet 1


That tub would be a "Juliet!"
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on July 22, 2017, 03:42:08 PM
Time for an update.

Backfill and drains are complete.  More dirt work has been completed.  Plastic sheeting has been laid in the crawl space and framing has begun.  Floor joists have been delivered and insulation should be going on the foundation walls this week.  We are close to having a floor.

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 22, 2017, 11:48:32 PM
Looks good,  I am not real familiar with crawl spaces, do they install ventilation fans to keep them dry?


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on July 23, 2017, 09:41:13 AM
Some do have vent fans.  Some have multiple vents.  Ours will be sealed and have a very small amount of HVAC supplied to pressurize the space.  Treating it like a small basement.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on July 26, 2017, 10:22:41 PM
It all looks great, thats a ranch house!

+ pressure crawl space? I like that idea. Do they cover the plastic?

What size shop you looking at?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on July 26, 2017, 11:39:40 PM
I've seen a few that actually have concrete floors, but we won't be covering the vapor barrier with anything. Gorilla tape at the walls and seams and it's good to go.  The theory is warm humid air from outside can't get in to create condensation on plumbing and duct work which is no good.  Drains remove any water that collects around the footings and the foam insulation that was sprayed on the foundation walls also works as a moisture barrier.

I'm thinking 30x40 for the shop.  With a partial loft.  I want enough height for a lift on one side.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on July 26, 2017, 11:51:22 PM
Sounds like the crawlspace will be good.

I like the shop plan. Loft for the guy hangout besides the shop itself!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on July 27, 2017, 08:24:25 AM
Yes Sir!

TV, Couch, Fridge.... DONE!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 01, 2017, 08:44:28 AM
More progress.  The floor will be completed today and we should see the beginning of walls.

Insulation sprayed on walls.
(http://i.imgur.com/TsPL7Av.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tlaeTCl.jpg)

Floor joists are in along with additional insulation.
(http://i.imgur.com/oi3siiJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KVvuZcp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ws6ceZQ.jpg)

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AdvanTech subflooring in and nearly complete.  All that hard work and engineering covered up, and I couldn't be more pleased.

(http://i.imgur.com/Z00f9DU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Xu5xfGP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Uk82PZX.jpg)

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on August 01, 2017, 10:42:59 AM
Is that 1 1/8 tg or something better?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 01, 2017, 11:16:21 AM
Yes it's 1 1/8" TG.  This stuff is solid as a rock.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 01, 2017, 11:33:56 AM
Actually JR I need to check thickness.  I'm not 100% sure it is 1 1/8. 
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 01, 2017, 09:27:11 PM
Tommy, usually they call it 1 1/8 and its actual 1inch.  I have that in my weekend place and am using it in the casita I'm building.  Its approved for use on 24 inch center joists.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on August 01, 2017, 09:41:38 PM
Used the OSB on my garage with 16 ctr, 16 eng beams like you have, glued and screwed.  8 years now and not a squeak. Better than the house!!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Dawg25385 on August 01, 2017, 10:35:34 PM
You'll rarely see a framer screw down a subfloor that big. If you use enough construction adhesive and ring shanks, it ain't gonna squeak. Good surface bonding with the glue is what really matters.

In a small area, id probably screw it down too tho


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 01, 2017, 10:40:52 PM
It is 1 1/8.  Glued with AdvanTech adhesive and screwed down every 6 inches.  I have been impressed with our builder every step of the way.  Like many of us he over builds things and that's fine by me.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 01, 2017, 10:49:42 PM
We had some severe weather this afternoon that cut the day short.  All of the small pieces have been cut and fitted.  The floor is complete and the wall locations have been marked.  Lumber is on site.  Looking forward to some walls tomorrow if all goes well.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 01, 2017, 11:13:08 PM
That subfloor adhesive is awesome.  I couldnt justify the system and components (gun, cleaning solution etc)for my little project so I'll stick with normal subfloor adhesive and screws. 
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Dawg25385 on August 02, 2017, 01:17:55 AM
Dang, your builder is the real deal if he's screwing down, on a 6" schedule to boot. That's unheard of around here to be honest, unless you're paying big money. Happy you got a good one!

My folks are building a house right now, and their builder could be related to yours lol. He refuses to use OSB, and only uses #1 grade lumber. Pretty crazy, bit overkill if you ask me... cost for CDX vs OSB and #1 vs 2 and better is approaching double

Congrats on your progress, keep us updated with more pics!


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 02, 2017, 09:04:09 AM
I'm doing my best to chronicle this build daily.  My wife wants to put a book together and also frame the plans. 
 
I have been reading up on some of these materials.  AdvanTech and everything Huber makes is top notch.  These systems carry great warranties and are guaranteed to not squeak.  AdvanTech flooring has a 500 day no sanding guarantee.  After seeing the stuff, handling it, looking at the finished product I'm impressed.  I've never been a fan of OSB, I've always known it has it's place, but this stuff is pretty amazing.  It is not cheap, but the quality shows.  I'll be using Huber products from now on when I can.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on August 02, 2017, 11:49:00 AM


Dang, your builder is the real deal if he's screwing down, on a 6" schedule to boot. That's unheard of around here to be honest, unless you're paying big money. Happy you got a good one!

My folks are building a house right now, and their builder could be related to yours lol. He refuses to use OSB, and only uses #1 grade lumber. Pretty crazy, bit overkill if you ask me... cost for CDX vs OSB and #1 vs 2 and better is approaching double

Congrats on your progress, keep us updated with more pics!

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And the stamped  #2 or better now was considered utility or scrap not so many years ago
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 02, 2017, 10:51:12 PM
We have walls! 

(http://i.imgur.com/C3jv1gt.jpg)

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on August 03, 2017, 12:29:50 AM
Cool, get it closed in before the weather!

Glanced but didn't see how big the lot is?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 03, 2017, 08:22:56 AM
Looking really nice and quality construction!  Where are you building, somewhere in Missouri IIR?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 03, 2017, 08:37:21 AM
Hopefully it won't take them too long to get it under a roof.

The property is made up by two lots.  The lower lot next to the brown house you see in most of the pics is rectangular, and just over 1/3 of an acre.  The second lot on the upper end is more of a wedge shape and runs past where the street currently ends.  Together they come to .98 acres.  Because of local code, the shape of the land and the requirement to be a minimum of 35ft from the curb we built on the edge of the lower lot.  The upper lot narrows as the street curves, we used the streets curve to fit the house and angle of the driveway just right.

Obviously not to scale or good art but here is a simple layout.  I have the engineer's drawings as well but this was much easier.
(http://i.imgur.com/km0eoRi.png)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 03, 2017, 08:38:11 AM
Looking really nice and quality construction!  Where are you building, somewhere in Missouri IIR?

Near Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 03, 2017, 08:49:15 AM
Very familiar as I pass it on my way to Grovespring for field trials with my dogs.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 03, 2017, 09:20:08 AM
I've seen some of your posts where you've been in the area.  Drop me a line sometime when you'll be in the area.  I can't exactly invite you over for dinner (I don't have a house), but we could meet up.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: rpar86 on August 03, 2017, 11:59:46 AM
How big is the garage? The bay on the far left doesn't look much deeper than 16' before you'd hit the furnace duct. Of course, pics are deceiving :)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 03, 2017, 12:30:54 PM
The left side is 14'x32' the two car right side is 22'x22'.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on August 03, 2017, 12:54:38 PM
Just about minimum for a good house, an acre that is. I think we have 20ft min but my lot is just 8k and much smaller.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 03, 2017, 02:17:47 PM
I agree JR.  An acre is really much smaller than what I wanted, but our kids are still in school and rural Missouri can be tricky as far schools go.  I didn't want to take my kids out of one of the best districts in the state simply because of my desire to have land. 

Maybe I'll follow a path similar to Big D and invest in my own chunk of land a little later in life.  I'll  be 40 in Oct and want to have this house paid off and land purchased before I am 60. 
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 11, 2017, 10:39:21 PM
Good progress this week.  First floor interior walls are framed. Garage floor has been poured.  More support beams will be set next week and the second story will get framed.  Everything should be ready for trusses late next week. 

(http://i.imgur.com/aR20K3Y.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/mDpshrO.jpg)

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: stlaser on August 11, 2017, 10:50:01 PM
 :likebutton:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on August 11, 2017, 11:32:41 PM
That looks great. Working around the rain too?

How did they seal the floor? 9 foot ceiling and 2x6 outer walls?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 12, 2017, 08:06:04 AM
We've had about 6"of rain over the last week, which has really slowed things down.   

We haven't decided yet exactly what to do with the floor.  Probably epoxy or possibly stain and seal.

10 ft ceilings and 2x6 exterior and load bearing walls.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 12, 2017, 01:59:33 PM
Ha!  Looks great......hurry hurry hurry up and wait!  I know its hard to be patient
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 12, 2017, 02:19:04 PM
 What's up with the green walls? Treated wood?


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 12, 2017, 06:41:12 PM
It's another Huber product.  The Zip System made by the same company that makes AdvanTech.  That green coating adds weather proofing and supposedly helps the joint tape to adhere.  That is what the rep told me when I ran into him with the builder on site.  They have a full line of sheathing.  They were discussing what to use on the roof.  There is also a brown coated version that is heavier duty.  They may use that one the roof. The rep is going over the engineering specs with our builder.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 14, 2017, 11:34:06 PM
Things continue to take shape.  We have a garage.  Minus the roof and second story bonus room, but seeing progress daily is exciting for us.

(http://i.imgur.com/JPJjRxs.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/U20dRYn.jpg)

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on August 14, 2017, 11:50:20 PM
So that board is sealed, then its taped then they seal with wrap again?

Or does this just let you skip the regular wrap?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on August 15, 2017, 12:05:17 AM
Nice clean construction site. Looks really good, they are moving right along.  :likebutton:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 15, 2017, 08:24:16 AM
I don't believe any wrap is needed JR. 

Bob, I've not seen a construction site that is kept this clean.  I mentioned to our builder how nice it is to see a clean job site and he pointed out that one bad accident can erase a lifetime of earnings.  "Keep it clean and safe." His words exactly.

Ever notice how when the little things are done right you tend to question less and scrutinize less?  Take for instance picking your truck up from getting tire service and there is grease on the steering wheel and inside door handles.  It makes me go back and ask, "What else did you screw up if you don't have the sense or decency to wipe your dirty paws off before you drive my truck or at least ask someone who is slightly less filthy than yourself?"  Maybe that's just me?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 15, 2017, 09:12:10 AM
I find the same to be very true also.   Working with the Military communication stuff we have a really high requirement for quality and if a small portion is not correct I have found that usually here is things internally that are also incorrect and we tear things down further to investigate,   Than the assembler builds a rep for shotty work and slowly is degraded from level to level until no longer with us. Or they get promoted lol so they can't screw up product


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on August 15, 2017, 12:20:21 PM
I was noticing the same on the site, looks neat. Details are the key, no shotty work.
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Post by: rpar86 on August 15, 2017, 01:26:28 PM
Is that a drainage trough just inside of the garage doors?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 15, 2017, 02:17:51 PM
Yes, we elected to go with drains at the doors.  Much easier to get the concrete done right and I wanted enough drainage that I can wash a car or other equipment in the garage if I choose.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: rpar86 on August 15, 2017, 02:33:57 PM
I like that! I'll remember that for when i build someday...
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on August 15, 2017, 06:05:17 PM

Yes, we elected to go with drains at the doors.  Much easier to get the concrete done right and I wanted enough drainage that I can wash a car or other equipment in the garage if I choose.


Good call, I really like that option
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 15, 2017, 06:15:11 PM
Beams were placed today for the second story bonus room.  The front porch forms are in place and some other odds and ends.

Hard to see in these pics but the garage floor will hopefully crack.  In those sawed in joints of course.

(http://i.imgur.com/CMAXkW0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cVzORM3.jpg)

The largest beam is 6"x20"x22ft long.

(http://i.imgur.com/k2Gjjl8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/w9yi84b.jpg)

The porch will be poured in the next couple of days weather permitting.

(http://i.imgur.com/TbPq0TG.jpg)

The shape should start charging again soon.

(http://i.imgur.com/9idIO9C.jpg)

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Sammconn on August 15, 2017, 07:46:58 PM
Nice!
That is a monster of a beam!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 16, 2017, 09:05:26 AM
600lb chunk of wood and resin...
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 16, 2017, 09:15:06 AM
Here is a shot of the floor plan.  Getting a PDF copy was a great idea (my wife's) that has allowed us to make notes of changes and questions for our builder.

(http://i.imgur.com/bkfPRTp.png)

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 16, 2017, 11:19:03 AM
One thing I wished I had done was get copies of all the blueprints from the builders when we've built over the years. Later when you need to add electrical plumbing or snake stuff between floors or open up a wall, it's nice to have those so you don't have to figure it out from memory or scratch


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 16, 2017, 11:31:46 AM
Get a large copy of the plot also so you can identify underground sprinkler (irrigation system) system, Trees, flower beds.
We had one framed with clear plexi over it so you could write on it with a sharpie. 


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 16, 2017, 11:54:27 AM
Great ideas, I think I'll do both!  Thanks!

I am taking lots of detail pics as well.  Not sharing them all here as there isn't necessarily anything interesting to see, but I will always have a detailed record of how the house is put together if issues do arise.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on August 23, 2017, 10:47:21 AM
Not to be stopped by an eclipse or heavy rain the crew made some major progress over the last few days. 

The trusses make it look more like a house and add a few linear feet of lumber to the build.

(http://i.imgur.com/Tq9WZfK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IcMHoRN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lwvBfyC.jpg)

Here is a look at the great room.
(http://i.imgur.com/i8SbkSc.jpg)

From atop the second floor bonus room.
(http://i.imgur.com/aRD2gsn.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: stlaser on August 23, 2017, 11:21:56 AM
 :likebutton:

coming along nicely
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on September 09, 2017, 05:37:49 PM
Time for an update.  Lots of progress over the last couple of weeks.  Roof system is nearing completion.  Front and back porch roofs will go in soon.  The windows and doors will go in after the roof goes on.

(https://i.imgur.com/pIJ9S1w.jpg)

A huge amount of work has gone into the roof.  Especially the garage.  It has taken a lot of time but our builder is unwavering in his insistence on quality and has only allowed his two most trusted framers on site during the critical days of framing the roof structure. 


(https://i.imgur.com/emVSm4t.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/AQ8Bvm8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1DBUIng.jpg)

A few extra workers were allowed on the job site to sheath the completed roof sections.

(https://i.imgur.com/88lsFy2.jpg)



2x12s were used in all of the main roof over the garage bonus room.

(https://i.imgur.com/F7Mrpka.jpg)


Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on September 09, 2017, 06:34:55 PM
Looks good, almost closed up.

They sure like that treated ply!! Walkway ifo garage would not hold me for sure.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 09, 2017, 08:27:18 PM
Looks great!


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on September 10, 2017, 08:08:22 AM
REALLY nice there Tommy!  Especially blessed that your builder is such a stickler for quality - craftsmanship is harder to find these days.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on September 11, 2017, 10:09:58 AM
Thanks for the compliments Gents.  It is hard not to get impatient, but the quality should be worth the wait.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Dawg25385 on September 11, 2017, 12:20:58 PM
One thing I wished I had done was get copies of all the blueprints from the builders when we've built over the years. Later when you need to add electrical plumbing or snake stuff between floors or open up a wall, it's nice to have those so you don't have to figure it out from memory or scratch


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And go though the house and take TONS of pictures of the electrical, HVAC, and plumbing before your Insulation and drywall go up

I go back and reference my photos all the time, even when hanging stuff on the walls


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on September 22, 2017, 11:49:13 PM
More progress this week.  The back porch is framed and the entire house has sheathing.

(https://i.imgur.com/PbRDi7a.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ejwk6lx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TnK9EeN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LYWhlLA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gygaJql.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dimilZe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/i7QEA0f.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qMtSNyu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tMmmCJY.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on September 23, 2017, 11:11:59 AM
I don't know if I like the color scheme...

I mean all that money in a house and you painted it green with black stripes????

At least put some OSB painted white, or some salvaged pallet lumber or something...

;-)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: KensAuto on September 23, 2017, 11:17:24 AM
You'd appreciate your builder even more if you could see my brother's framing, and the issues he's had to deal with.
Looks really good Tommy

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on September 23, 2017, 12:02:18 PM
I don't know if I like the color scheme...

I mean all that money in a house and you painted it green with black stripes????

At least put some OSB painted white, or some salvaged pallet lumber or something...

;-)

Only one like it around. 

We'll never forget what color it is under the stone and siding, when it does finally go up.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on September 23, 2017, 12:07:44 PM
You'd appreciate your builder even more if you could see my brother's framing, and the issues he's had to deal with.
Looks really good Tommy

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I know from our old house and issues we had there that I'm happy with the quality and our issues were minor.  It is amazing some of the messes that get hidden behind drywall and OSB. 
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: stlaser on September 23, 2017, 12:26:17 PM
I don't know if I like the color scheme...
;-)

I think you may be GREEN with envy! :popcorn:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on September 23, 2017, 02:20:37 PM
I don't know, I kinda like the green with ZIP all over it.

I really like the big door in the back of the garage!

 
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 23, 2017, 09:14:34 PM
What is that green sheathing?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on September 23, 2017, 10:14:03 PM
http://www.huberwood.com/zipsystem/home-zip-system

Coated OSB and special tape for all the seams.  It's basically an alternative to tyvek.  The tape is really heavy and rubbery stuff.  The green coating is a thick almost plasticy layer.  Now that I've shown my technical expertise, I can say I don't know that it's any better than tyvek or other traditional vapor barriers. 

Bottom line, my builder wanted to use it and I did some reading and gave him a  :likebutton:

I know Dupont is spending a ton of money advertising against zip.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on September 23, 2017, 10:56:13 PM
Well, that does eliminate a step, which is good. I have a roll of vapor barrier for this build and will use foil back OSB for the roof.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: rpar86 on September 24, 2017, 10:57:55 AM
What is that green sheathing?
It's one of those new-fangled "green houses". ;) LEED certified and blah blah blah.

:D
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on September 24, 2017, 10:28:54 PM
I thought that stuff was called, "Hippy board."
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: stlaser on September 24, 2017, 10:31:13 PM
Negative, those have 4 little wheels on the bottom and the dopers ride them down the mountain roads west of Boulder into town laying face up on them with a death wish of being run over by someone coming up those mountain roads.....
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on September 28, 2017, 12:27:57 PM
I thought that stuff was called, "Hippy board."

In reality probably just about as "green" as a Toyota Prius.   :facepalm:  Pay no mind the ecological havoc caused by the manufacture of all of this eco friendly horse crap.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on September 28, 2017, 12:37:03 PM
Negative, those have 4 little wheels on the bottom and the dopers ride them down the mountain roads west of Boulder into town laying face up on them with a death wish of being run over by someone coming up those mountain roads.....

Darwin   
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 28, 2017, 06:10:19 PM
http://www.darwinawards.com


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on September 28, 2017, 06:42:48 PM
http://www.darwinawards.com


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That was a way to "kill" a few minutes.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 28, 2017, 07:56:34 PM
Rofl. Epic DOT.  Sorry Tommy. (Not really)


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on September 28, 2017, 09:49:16 PM
Why stop now?

Not a true DOT until it takes up several pages and no one can remember what the thread was all about!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on September 28, 2017, 10:45:25 PM

Why stop now?

Not a true DOT until it takes up several pages and no one can remember what the thread was all about!


Well, only one poster fits that description...right Don?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on September 29, 2017, 07:13:45 AM
Thanks Charles.....now I'm late for work, where I'll attempt to lower the numbers elidgable for that list!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on October 12, 2017, 10:32:06 PM
Lots of rain over the past few weeks, but that hasn't stopped progress completely.

We have a competed roof.  Windows and exterior doors will all be in tomorrow.

(https://i.imgur.com/QtSxHSX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/x3DDUoV.jpg)

The lower level of the tiered retaining wall is in behind the house.  It is sitting on  a 12"x24"  footing.

(https://i.imgur.com/UuuQ9HJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mipMryJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5jAvufU.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9Ds2jMZ.jpg)

There is still some work to do on the grade above the next tier of the wall.  Then the footing will be poured and the second tier completed.  They did a great job with the curve of the wall.

Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on October 12, 2017, 10:44:43 PM
Inside, the plumber has roughed in toilets, drains, and vents.  Most of the outlet, light, and switch boxes have been installed by the electricians.  We're going 100% LED.  Cabinet plans and design is complete.   

Oh! Stairs!

(https://i.imgur.com/eU5ktQ5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0TjUuV1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VwbJbpO.jpg)

And a look at the framing of the master shower.

(https://i.imgur.com/Br4wk4I.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on October 12, 2017, 11:22:50 PM
Building a home and watching it grow is so much fun!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on October 12, 2017, 11:36:54 PM
Watching the progress is fun.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: rpar86 on October 13, 2017, 12:23:00 AM
Why the dropped ceiling in the shower?  Won't it feel a bit claustrophobic?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 13, 2017, 06:32:53 AM
Looking good!


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on October 13, 2017, 07:23:42 AM
Why the dropped ceiling in the shower?  Won't it feel a bit claustrophobic?

The ceilings are 10' we didn't want to be cold in the shower. Due to the size most of the people we asked including the builder and plumber recommended dropping the ceiling in the shower.  We picked 8'.  Hopefully we don't regret it.  I'm thinking it will be just fine.  I've survived this long in showers 8' tall or less.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: rpar86 on October 13, 2017, 11:16:03 AM
Oh yeah, makes sense! Hard to judge height from pics alone :)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on October 13, 2017, 12:14:10 PM
Sure looks nice. I would hate to be the roofer.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on October 13, 2017, 01:49:07 PM
I don't think they liked it much.  Two of the workers got into an altercation and were fired on the spot.  I guess the new neighbors got quite a show.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on November 08, 2017, 08:56:33 AM
It's been a while since I've posted an update.  The tiered retaining wall behind the house is nearly complete.  The capstones need to go on then it will be finished.  Concrete for the back porch has been poured.  Plumbing, electrical, network, and HVAC should all be complete today and we expect insulation to be sprayed in right away.  Drywall is set to start next week.

Progression of the retaining wall.

(https://i.imgur.com/LhPXn8U.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/c2lF9QA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zHQkYmy.jpg)

Second Tier is mostly in, working on final grade.

(https://i.imgur.com/iMOGzIg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zoDYgcv.jpg)

Grading is mostly complete.  Some finish work to be done, but this gives the basic idea.

(https://i.imgur.com/cX2IQiq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ae3wKS5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DEPAQBp.jpg)

Here is a better look at the porch.  Those gaps will be filled with pavers.

(https://i.imgur.com/qMAiuPC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lXAA3FY.jpg)

Couple pics from inside. 

(https://i.imgur.com/Z7oPR7Y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/diNBbP5.jpg)

I've taken detailed pics of every wall so I have a record of all of the wiring and plumbing throughout. 

Exterior trim starts up today or tomorrow.

Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on November 08, 2017, 09:52:01 AM
Impressive!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on November 08, 2017, 11:00:41 AM
That is some serious wiring there. I like the flex conduit, wish I had that.

What is the projected move in date?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: rpar86 on November 08, 2017, 05:37:55 PM
IT closet...  an IT guy's dream!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: KensAuto on November 08, 2017, 05:53:22 PM
You guys and your IT "gear". My brother's doing that right now, although it looks like you're just a little farther along.
...please tell me you're not also running sound wires to each room :rollseyes
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on November 08, 2017, 06:46:52 PM
Not each room Ken. Only the kitchen, dining room, master bath, great room, and back porch.  All can be controlled separately. 

It's looking like February JR.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on November 08, 2017, 07:00:22 PM
Glad to see the serious drainage behind the wall, did he run pipe along the bottom of the top wall as well?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on November 08, 2017, 07:11:33 PM
Yes sir, he did.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: KensAuto on November 08, 2017, 07:33:57 PM
Not each room Ken. Only the kitchen, dining room, master bath, great room, and back porch.  All can be controlled separately. 

It's looking like February JR.

 :facepalm:  lol
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on November 08, 2017, 07:34:56 PM
I really like the looks of those walls, not too high behind them but still a very nice retaining wall set up. Keep the outfall end of the drainage open and you should never have a problem.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on November 09, 2017, 08:13:24 AM
Very pleased with how those walls have turned out.  That entire area has a huge amount of drainage built in.  I don't foresee water problems around the back of the house..
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: stlaser on November 09, 2017, 08:19:27 AM
 :likebutton: very nice
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on November 09, 2017, 08:34:03 AM
Looking good!  Hard to be patient.


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on November 15, 2017, 11:24:44 AM
Sidewalk to the street going in.

(https://i.imgur.com/vniXaMi.jpg)

Back porch floor is complete.

(https://i.imgur.com/ILFx8EY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Nmq2WUq.jpg)

Retaining wall is complete.

(https://i.imgur.com/6JUMqDn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2OysxJ7.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: KensAuto on November 15, 2017, 12:43:57 PM
 :likebutton:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Superwhdm on November 15, 2017, 12:48:08 PM
This is coming along really well!  Some of these details are very thoughtful.  Gonna be a great end result.  When we built ours I remember being so impatient I wanted to start swinging a hammer myself.  Good thing I didn?t!  Haha
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on November 15, 2017, 04:36:03 PM
Bet you can't wait!!

I might get to shingle this weekend!!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on November 16, 2017, 10:06:40 AM
This is so detail rich, I want to start an investment trust with it!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on November 22, 2017, 07:19:37 PM
The sidewalk was finished last week.

(https://i.imgur.com/YSfX81j.jpg)

Work on the patio and more drainage wrapping up.

(https://i.imgur.com/E3CpcsQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/spdcRQ2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QKmK6Pz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/A41fcT1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/f0UFYb2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/iYUmCzH.jpg)

Insulation started today and should be done Friday.  Drywall next week.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on November 22, 2017, 08:07:45 PM
^^^ That is really something

Have you ever owned a big house in the past?

Reason I ask is I learned something. We went from a 2900 ft2 home to one that has 5320 heated and 7500 total ft2. What I discovered is that you have to clean all the time. Find a good house cleaner and pay them well and have them over often (Or your place will begin to look like mine...Yikes!)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on November 22, 2017, 08:21:56 PM
We're going from about 2700 to just over 3800.  I expect that you are 100% correct on the house cleaner.  My wife is shopping robot vacuums already.  Luckily we only have two and a half baths to take care of.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on November 23, 2017, 09:20:52 AM
...I need to do that myself (Bot vacs)

I'm not so lucky...5 bedrooms/5 baths

Boys who think that putting up their toothbrushes constitute a clean-up!

Did I mention I love being at my farm?
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on November 23, 2017, 01:53:26 PM
We couldn't tell Don. Toys, room, can shoot and cook.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on December 05, 2017, 10:06:51 AM
Here are a few more pics of progress on the house.  The builder updated our completion timeline to mid to late Feb.  I think maybe he's being ambitious.  There is a lot of work to do.  Let me know what you all think.  We're getting more excited by the day.

Driveway is nearing completion.  Pavers will go in those gaps between the concrete pads to match the theme of the pack porch/patio.

(https://i.imgur.com/05qLaVk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8t2Hkjf.jpg)

Ceilings have been sheet rocked.  Insulation should go in the attic in the next day or two.  They should start on the walls today.

Looking from the kitchen into the great room.

(https://i.imgur.com/yzBkGEP.jpg)

View from the front door.

(https://i.imgur.com/xxWo6vI.jpg)

View from back door.

(https://i.imgur.com/oSmlfuv.jpg)

View of the kitchen from the back door.

(https://i.imgur.com/83gnRfr.jpg)

Work on the exterior is mixed right now.  They are trying to wrap up the last of the concrete this week.  Soffits, trim and stone should start going on this week as well.  We've had some delays on exterior materials so it would be nice to see some action outside in the coming days.

Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on December 05, 2017, 10:31:15 AM
Looking good Tommy.  How often are you on site?  I drove my builder nuts but I'm glad I did because I found things that were easier to fix during the process rather than after
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on December 05, 2017, 12:14:47 PM
Usually twice a day.  I meet him there almost daily after they wrap up work to walk through and talk about issues.  We've caught a few things, but mostly he has a plan.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on December 05, 2017, 12:16:47 PM
Very nice. Is that some kind blow in on the walls?

I am at the point of how to get my sheetrock upstairs!

When I did a side addition I fired my builder when he started the sheetrock. Ceilings were 1/2 off from the old ones and he didn't care.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on December 05, 2017, 01:32:03 PM
The exterior walls have sprayed foam insulation. 

I was there the other day when the first load of sheet rock was delivered.  I was perfectly happy not having to carry it. 
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on December 12, 2017, 10:14:54 AM
Exterior materials have been delayed, but progress continues.  Concrete work is finished.  Mudding of sheet rock should be finished today.  Texture will be on by the end of the week.

The pavers have been layed between the slabs.  Driveway is basically finished.

(https://i.imgur.com/vSSes0g.jpg)

Sidewalk from driveway to front porch is complete.  With a ramp.

(https://i.imgur.com/r14ltZH.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cWDqOAX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yZE6ddC.jpg)

Taping and mudding in progress.  These guys are amazing.

(https://i.imgur.com/Xk70EmC.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on December 12, 2017, 11:29:10 AM
The siding is growin' on me, but the garage doors, well, they look cheap!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on December 12, 2017, 02:10:04 PM
There is just something about this site and unfinished green things....
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on December 12, 2017, 02:31:03 PM
That is going to be great when finished. How big is the lot.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on December 12, 2017, 06:54:28 PM
There is just something about this site and unfinished green things....
:-)
 :likebutton:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on December 12, 2017, 06:56:44 PM
I like the front stairs a whole lot.   Where do you park the RV?


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on December 12, 2017, 11:23:19 PM
That is going to be great when finished. How big is the lot.

Right at an acre.

I like the front stairs a whole lot.   Where do you park the RV?

In or next to the unbuilt shop to the left of the driveway.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on December 12, 2017, 11:58:54 PM
:like
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on December 13, 2017, 07:24:25 AM
Ah.  I seee


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on December 13, 2017, 11:36:24 AM
If I had one, that is where it would go.   :wink:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on January 31, 2018, 10:42:08 AM
Progress has been steady but slow.  We missed the memo about global warming here in Missouri and have had one of the coldest winters on record.  Too many days with lows in the single digits and below zero for me to count.  Between that and a very busy Wrestling schedule for my oldest, traveling every weekend to all corners of the state, I've not had much chance to do any updates.

I'll split this update into interior and exterior.

All the drywall and painting is done inside and they are working on hard flooring this week.  Hopefully cabinets will go in next week.

Great Room
(https://i.imgur.com/czMOLHK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/DYjfNkx.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/d09ujp8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jaXSaiO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CuUvdXR.jpg)

Master looking into master bath
(https://i.imgur.com/YUP5PFq.jpg)

Master shower pre grout
(https://i.imgur.com/wN0XQpq.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on January 31, 2018, 11:25:31 AM
Back on the outside, more soffit is in, stone is going up, and the porch ceiling is started.  The mason should be done this week along with soffits.  Hope to see siding going up next week if the weather holds out.

Don's favorite green still prevails, but the OSB garage doors have been scrapped for better looking units.
(https://i.imgur.com/mdeSfZv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Suggn9F.jpg)

Front Porch Ceiling
(https://i.imgur.com/80ZKOE7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ixjm6a2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Kl3z6m6.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CkXYfC0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OyqKBoR.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/3TFkFSJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Sammconn on January 31, 2018, 11:57:50 AM
 :likebutton:

Comming along nicely.

Everything looks great!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on January 31, 2018, 12:04:47 PM
Looks fantastic.  What is the color in your master?


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: JR on January 31, 2018, 01:08:49 PM
That shower is awesome! Love the nooks and the strip drains. On the lighting is that 110 up there? Thought it had to be low voltage? (doing mine 12v led)

Sweet on the stone on the outside. Always been a fav of mine.
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: stlaser on January 31, 2018, 03:22:55 PM
 :likebutton:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Dawg25385 on January 31, 2018, 03:54:58 PM
Lookin good man


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on January 31, 2018, 04:14:07 PM
Looking GOOD!  I'll honk as I drive by tomorrow night around 9pm!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on January 31, 2018, 07:27:13 PM
Thanks for the update.  I bet you are getting antsy......
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: KensAuto on January 31, 2018, 09:19:38 PM
Looks great!

Curious as to what they charge for the stone work, out there. My brother is at the same stage and he's been getting quotes anywhere from 4.00sq/ft to 5.50.....but it's the smaller style "brick shaped" stone. Seems high to me.
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Post by: Tommy13 on January 31, 2018, 10:08:10 PM
Looks fantastic.  What is the color in your master?

Dave, it's a Sherwin Williams color. Software SW 7074.  Deep gray with a hint of blue.

That shower is awesome! Love the nooks and the strip drains. On the lighting is that 110 up there? Thought it had to be low voltage? (doing mine 12v led)

JR, it is 110.  No code against it in these parts.

Looking GOOD!  I'll honk as I drive by tomorrow night around 9pm!

Safe travels!

Thanks for the update.  I bet you are getting antsy......

Very!

Looks great!

Curious as to what they charge for the stone work, out there. My brother is at the same stage and he's been getting quotes anywhere from 4.00sq/ft to 5.50.....but it's the smaller style "brick shaped" stone. Seems high to me.

Ken, I'm not sure what the rate is but I'll get a ballpark for you.
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Post by: Tommy13 on January 31, 2018, 10:11:23 PM
The nicer weather has paid off.  The green is disappearing.

(https://i.imgur.com/S5SWB2E.jpg)
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Post by: cruizng on January 31, 2018, 10:43:24 PM
Very nice looking.


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Post by: JR on January 31, 2018, 11:20:18 PM
I see you have an inspector there checking it out. Great color combo.
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Post by: KensAuto on January 31, 2018, 11:29:50 PM
Thank you... if my math is correct these guys are getting about 50/hr. .... not bad considering they don't speak the local language

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Post by: rpar86 on February 01, 2018, 01:48:30 AM
That shower is awesome! Love the nooks and the strip drains. On the lighting is that 110 up there? Thought it had to be low voltage? (doing mine 12v led)
It?s fine as long as it?s approved for wet areas/bathroom.

White Shower Recessed Light Trim (Fits Housing Diameter: 6-in) https://www.lowes.com/pd/White-Shower-Recessed-Light-Trim-(Fits-Housing-Diameter:-6-in)/50385448


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Post by: TexasRedNeck on February 01, 2018, 06:04:35 AM
and in some areas it has to be on a GFCI protected branch circuit
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Post by: Tommy13 on February 01, 2018, 08:33:23 AM
It is on a GFCI circuit and the LED fixture is approved for shower use.

That inspector you see on site has a very critical eye.
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Post by: JR on February 01, 2018, 01:39:53 PM
Not t hat 110 will shock you into a frenzy like the movies, but it wakes you up!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on February 01, 2018, 03:55:21 PM
Actually 220 is safer than 110. 110 causes muscles to clench and you not being able to let go. 220 knocks you loose


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Post by: Atkinsmatt on February 01, 2018, 04:44:47 PM
In water they both suck.
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Post by: Flyin6 on February 01, 2018, 06:26:22 PM
That green siding was starting to grow on me, and just when I started to like it, you go and cover it up with rocks and paint and stuff! ;-)
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on February 01, 2018, 09:42:24 PM
In water they both suck.

So reminds me of my street racer '78 Nova I had back when I first got married.  Had a 130,000V coil on my HEI ignition.  Engine had a miss so I was pulling one plug wire at a time to find the cylinder with the miss.

Standing in 1 inch of water and using a pair of pliers to remove the boot, I learned that at 130,000V the spark is stronger than the dielectric properties of the pliers....

Knocking me on my butt would be the understatement of the year
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Post by: stlaser on February 01, 2018, 09:48:36 PM
All I?m gunna say is don?t arc weld with wet gloves...... :tongue:
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Post by: JR on February 01, 2018, 10:31:30 PM
Think we have all done the 110 and the ignition or we won't be trying.

Best I did was 600 dc on a capacitor tester, one lead in each hand,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on February 02, 2018, 05:59:15 AM
All I?m gunna say is don?t arc weld with wet gloves...... :tongue:

Or sit on the metal floorboard of a car, welding a new floor pan and drop the stinger in your lap.

#Numbnuts


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Post by: Sammconn on February 02, 2018, 09:55:25 AM
All I?m gunna say is don?t arc weld with wet gloves...... :tongue:

Or sit on the metal floorboard of a car, welding a new floor pan and drop the stinger in your lap.

#Numbnuts


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Add to the list,

Sitting in 6" of water repairing dock with mig.
All good until you hold the tip of the gun to get in a tight spot.

TINGLY EVERYWHERE!
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Post by: Tommy13 on February 02, 2018, 10:15:12 AM
I'll do my best not to weld in that shower.  Wouldn't make the boss happy anyway.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on February 02, 2018, 11:17:55 AM
:like


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Post by: JR on February 02, 2018, 01:25:26 PM
Now that we have DOTd this thread up, may as well add;

I drug an arc electrode across a gas tank once, got all sparkly. After I crapped my pants and laid there for a few minutes. Well, I am still here.
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Post by: Tommy13 on February 03, 2018, 09:08:25 PM
Thank you... if my math is correct these guys are getting about 50/hr. .... not bad considering they don't speak the local language

Ken, this job is comes out to just under $5/sq ft.  Price varies by stone type, but doesn't sound too far off.
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Post by: KensAuto on February 04, 2018, 12:41:30 AM
Is that labor only?

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Post by: Tommy13 on February 04, 2018, 09:18:45 AM
Yes, price with materials is about $12
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Post by: Tommy13 on February 28, 2018, 12:11:28 PM
Things are moving quickly now.  Electricians are nearing completion, appliances will go in today.  Cabinet work is on going and the counter top templates have been made and they should be cut and delivered late this week or early next.  The fireplace mantle and stair finishes are being delivered today and the stone mason will be in next week to finish the fireplace.  Final HVAC install should be happening today as well.  Plumbing finishes will start next week.  Hoping to have a completed house in the next 2 to 3 weeks.  There are still lots of loose ends to tie up and we have dealt with plenty of delays, but the dream is taking shape quickly now.

The exterior is almost wrapped up.  Gutters will go on next week as well as some small finish details.
(https://i.imgur.com/qBZGnUZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/g4XXSi6.jpg)

Soffit lights ended up being a nice touch and the Christmas light outlets are a must.  They are all wired on a separate switched circuit.
(https://i.imgur.com/aNhZ5p9.jpg)

Trim work is very nearly complete.  Blinds were installed yesterday. (not pictured)
(https://i.imgur.com/TX3SvBK.jpg)

Cabinets and lighting make it look more like a home.
(https://i.imgur.com/AleIPA8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6YMiPx1.jpg)
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Post by: JR on February 28, 2018, 12:22:17 PM
Now that is a big kitchen!
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Post by: cudakidd53 on February 28, 2018, 03:15:00 PM
How?d you fare with all the rain Thursday-Sat?  Was trapped in place near Grovespring, MO Saturday until about noon before low water road crossing drained enough to safely drive through again and one crossing the other way washed out completely- Evil Kanevil would have to think twice about the attempt to cross it!  Another crossing blocked with debris!
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Post by: Tommy13 on February 28, 2018, 03:21:11 PM
No issues personally.  The drainage around the new place did it's job nicely.  You can see a little erosion in the pics, but more top soil, grading, gutters and sod will remedy that. 

I had to drive to Lebanon Saturday for a funeral in a torrent of rain luckily it had stopped by the end of the service. 

Did you make it home safely?
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Post by: cudakidd53 on February 28, 2018, 03:27:53 PM
Didn?t leave until noon Monday; gorgeous day Sunday and Monday!  Horse wreck held me up more than weather did; hate when the horse tries to ride you!  Glad drainage and all worked as designed- really beautiful home!
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Post by: cruizng on February 28, 2018, 05:16:03 PM
^^^ Beautiful house. Love the roof lines. Nice Kitchen as well. Thanks for sharing. :popcorn:
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on February 28, 2018, 09:05:04 PM
Youll have to post a eve picture of all those can lights out side. I imagine the white will stand out beautifully.

How did you end up with a white kitchen.  My first thought was Cheeto fingers getting a glass and permanent finger prints


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Post by: KensAuto on February 28, 2018, 09:32:08 PM
Says the guy with white carpet^^ and a horse for a dog. ;p
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Post by: Tommy13 on February 28, 2018, 09:39:34 PM
The lights on the dormer aren't in yet but....

(https://i.imgur.com/H4Jd0Tu.jpg)

The boss wanted white and she gets what she wants.  No need to pretend it's any other way.

First impressions are that those cabinets will wear very well.  The slick lacquer finish is better than most cars and hard as a rock.  Easy cleaning with a damp cloth.  These aren't finished like what you see stocked at Lowe's or Home Depot.  Time will tell...
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Post by: JR on February 28, 2018, 11:29:40 PM
Says the guy with white carpet^^ and a horse for a dog. ;p

 :popcorn:
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on March 01, 2018, 12:00:36 AM
Says the guy with white carpet^^ and a horse for a dog. ;p
Living in grandmas house with her carpet color choice lol.  New home carpet will be dark grey


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Title: Our House
Post by: Bigdave_185 on March 01, 2018, 12:04:11 AM

Those lights look amazing! 

We met with the cabinet guy yesterday and they charge more for painted colors, we are going a dark grey stain finish with a high sheen lacquer, didn?t much care for the satin and the high sheen as you said cleans easy and will highlight the lighter colors in the stain.
Similar to these I built for grandma years ago but not of oak just alder at our house

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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 01, 2018, 07:43:50 AM
Lights look good Tommy. I put a dimmer on mine and it made a big difference.


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Post by: Flyin6 on March 01, 2018, 07:48:02 AM
Those lights
The trim
The fall of the land
That place has "Presence"
Very nice!
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Post by: Wilbur on March 01, 2018, 07:51:53 AM
^^This^^ very nice!! Good for you!
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Post by: Tommy13 on March 02, 2018, 09:10:13 AM
Thanks all, for the compliments.  We truly are blessed! 

Living in the in-law's basement for the past year has made me appreciate how good it is to have some space of your own.  Sharing one bathroom with my wife and two teenage kids has been an adventure.  I won't know what to do with myself when I don't have to ask who is in the room before I exit the shower each morning.
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Post by: stlaser on March 02, 2018, 09:19:32 AM
Those lights
The trim
The fall of the land
That place has "Presence"
Very nice!

Agreed^^^^^

We have black lacquer cabinets this time, the finish has been ok. I will say when they wear it?s on sharp corners when the finish doesn?t get on as thick and the contrast is noticeable versus a regular lighter wood stain which I think wears the same just the contrast is less so you don?t notice near as much.
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Post by: JR on March 02, 2018, 09:48:34 AM
My 3 sharing a bathroom is a joke. Couldn't imagine if my wife and I were in that mix! The extra 1/2 upstairs will be great!

My new kitchen will need some hard finish for sure. Wife does not like to dry her hands and it has destroyed our old cabinets.
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Post by: Tommy13 on March 13, 2018, 10:03:18 AM
Time for a pic dump.  A lot has happened in the almost two weeks that have passed since my last update.  Here are some images of various states of completeness. 

Laundry Room drying racks.  More will go on the wall above these cabinets.  Sink will be installed when the rest of the countertops go in.  Hopefully today.

(https://i.imgur.com/O1SiA6L.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SwPoJGC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6mrWCee.jpg)

The boy's bedroom and his nearly completed closet.

(https://i.imgur.com/iOMg3ch.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RDYohUt.jpg)

Daughter's room and closet.

(https://i.imgur.com/o0uTggL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fVJIBJf.jpg)

Fireplace is coming together.

(https://i.imgur.com/xZaZqOQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uQmQmvK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uMMIT5q.jpg)

The powder room should be finished up as soon as the tops come in and the plumber can do his thing.

(https://i.imgur.com/udPNqqx.jpg)

Master bath is close as well.  The tub to rule all tubs should be delivered Thursday. 

(https://i.imgur.com/mvYjgzH.jpg)

The kitchen still needs a few finishing touches, but it will come together when the counters are finished as well. 

(https://i.imgur.com/qDPFWxe.jpg)

Bonus room above the garage.  A space the kids can escape to. 

(https://i.imgur.com/DMdXhDh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2DqACkJ.jpg)

The back porch.  A place I can escape to.

(https://i.imgur.com/KXgJx0D.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8ey9j5G.jpg)

And like everything else the stairs are nearly complete, minus some touch ups and hand rails.

(https://i.imgur.com/bLCQvMe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wSsphM9.jpg)


Obviously there is still a lot of work to do and some finishes and details will take another couple of weeks to wrap up, but this project is nearly in the bag.  We couldn't be happier or more excited.


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Post by: JR on March 13, 2018, 11:03:45 AM
Very,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nice. Is that a bonus in the closet sleeping on the floor?

So hardwood throughout and carpet in bedrooms?
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Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on March 13, 2018, 11:18:38 AM
 :likebutton:
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Post by: Tommy13 on March 13, 2018, 11:20:55 AM
Very,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Nice. Is that a bonus in the closet sleeping on the floor?

So hardwood throughout and carpet in bedrooms?

Yes Sir!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 13, 2018, 11:22:19 AM
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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Post by: Tommy13 on March 13, 2018, 11:24:24 AM
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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My kids could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile so hopefully those oak treads will wear a little better than carpet on the stairs as well.  I do worry about socked feet running up and down the hardwood though... :facepalm:
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Post by: cudakidd53 on March 13, 2018, 11:42:07 AM
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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My kids could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile so hopefully those oak treads will wear a little better than carpet on the stairs as well.  I do worry about socked feet running up and down the hardwood though... :facepalm:

 Don't worry that is self correcting behavior!  Place really looks awesome Tommy congratulations!
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Post by: Flyin6 on March 13, 2018, 01:57:56 PM
Class everywhere

Understated restraint is so strong a statement in the end

So well done!
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on March 13, 2018, 07:55:03 PM
Looking great Tommy. Love hardwood treads.  No matter how good the carpet is it always looks bad on stairs.


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My kids could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile so hopefully those oak treads will wear a little better than carpet on the stairs as well.  I do worry about socked feet running up and down the hardwood though... :facepalm:


I have broken more hand rails than I would like to admit from slipping on the stairs with carpet, my wife thumbed across that stair photo and said no no no that I would break a leg at the bottom.

I love the contrast of white and beautiful color wood floors


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Post by: cruizng on March 13, 2018, 08:07:56 PM
Time for a pic dump.  A lot has happened in the almost two weeks that have passed since my last update.  Here are some images of various states of completeness. 

Laundry Room drying racks.  More will go on the wall above these cabinets.  Sink will be installed when the rest of the countertops go in.  Hopefully today.

(https://i.imgur.com/O1SiA6L.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SwPoJGC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6mrWCee.jpg)

The boy's bedroom and his nearly completed closet.

(https://i.imgur.com/iOMg3ch.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RDYohUt.jpg)

Daughter's room and closet.

(https://i.imgur.com/o0uTggL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/fVJIBJf.jpg)

Fireplace is coming together.

(https://i.imgur.com/xZaZqOQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uQmQmvK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uMMIT5q.jpg)

The powder room should be finished up as soon as the tops come in and the plumber can do his thing.

(https://i.imgur.com/udPNqqx.jpg)

Master bath is close as well.  The tub to rule all tubs should be delivered Thursday. 

(https://i.imgur.com/mvYjgzH.jpg)

The kitchen still needs a few finishing touches, but it will come together when the counters are finished as well. 

(https://i.imgur.com/qDPFWxe.jpg)

Bonus room above the garage.  A space the kids can escape to. 

(https://i.imgur.com/DMdXhDh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2DqACkJ.jpg)

The back porch.  A place I can escape to.

(https://i.imgur.com/KXgJx0D.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8ey9j5G.jpg)

And like everything else the stairs are nearly complete, minus some touch ups and hand rails.

(https://i.imgur.com/bLCQvMe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wSsphM9.jpg)


Obviously there is still a lot of work to do and some finishes and details will take another couple of weeks to wrap up, but this project is nearly in the bag.  We couldn't be happier or more excited.
Beautiful house. Great progress.


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: rpar86 on March 13, 2018, 10:15:59 PM
Love the drying racks and bathroom drawer for the wife?s hair appliances!


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on March 28, 2018, 11:51:10 AM
Everything is done except paint touch ups and similar details. 

10,000 sq/ft of sod was delivered and placed on fresh top soil.  24 pallets in total 3 days to get it all down.  Due to threat of rain we waited until ready to lay the sod before prepping the soil.  After a few days of rain it is looking really good.  I'll add some pics of the finished product when the rain stops.

(https://i.imgur.com/JRDXPoq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0fsOko0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CzmLEjB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cILLqml.jpg)

Dimmer added to soffit lighting as TRN suggested.  A nice improvement I think...

(https://i.imgur.com/spuGohW.jpg)

Windows in the door need the plastic removed and a final cleaning after one more coat of poly.  Trim caps have been painted and replaced since the pic was taken.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZA30lBo.jpg)

Porch ceilings turned out very nice.

(https://i.imgur.com/VhdhbOy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/34vBNme.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YVYVtJX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YVaOOpn.jpg)

And...the Juliet.  Queen of all tubs.

(https://i.imgur.com/NjGIaBz.jpg)


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Post by: Tommy13 on March 28, 2018, 12:09:03 PM
Neighbor took this pic of the sod delivery.

(https://i.imgur.com/9MnLM9k.jpg)
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Post by: stlaser on March 28, 2018, 01:12:07 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: JR on March 28, 2018, 02:30:17 PM
All I can say is wow, whens the party!!
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on March 28, 2018, 08:47:07 PM
I think my favorite part is your back porch. Man that color or wood and the bright white!!


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Post by: cruizng on March 28, 2018, 09:01:14 PM
Very nice. Move in day won?t come soon enough! 


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Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2018, 09:07:38 PM
A beautiful creation to be sure.

So, what style are we looking at here? Sort of Craftsman, a bit of eastern Ranch, and a touch of french colonial...

What style best describes this home?
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Post by: Tommy13 on March 28, 2018, 11:04:05 PM
Thanks all for the compliments. 

We'd love to have a get together JR!  God has blessed us to be able to build this home and we intend to use it for his glory.   Many Bible studies, youth group events and get togethers will be had.  No reason a real man event couldn't be scheduled.

Don, The designer calls it a craftsman ranch.  Alan Mascord Design Associates, Portland Oregon.
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Post by: JR on March 28, 2018, 11:48:35 PM
That all sounds great!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 28, 2018, 11:51:16 PM
Tommy I?m very happy for you. What a great feeling to get it completed.  It looks great and I really like the deep front porch.

Sod is probably the best instant gratification there is. One minute dirt and the next a wonderful green lawn


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Post by: rpar86 on March 29, 2018, 01:28:22 AM
It?s a shame that beam over the front door/porch already has a crack in it. Still beautiful nonetheless!


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Post by: Tommy13 on April 10, 2018, 09:06:49 AM
Aside from yard work and a lot of cleanup/organization in the garage the house is done, we are moved in and settled.  The grass is greening up nicely and is almost ready for it's first cut.  It's been an adventure, but worth every minute and penny spent.  My wife is making a landscape map for plant locations and I'm working storage and a workbench design in the garage.  Funny how much I've missed having my own space to work in. 

(https://i.imgur.com/t4tCyz7.jpg)

It's also time to start some some work/upgrades to the 03 Silverado.  Getting it ready for my oldest to drive next year. 

(https://i.imgur.com/IiQ6dAt.jpg)
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Post by: Nate on April 10, 2018, 09:34:37 AM
Sweet
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 10, 2018, 10:11:28 AM
And you can run steps to get some exercise too!  Nice


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Post by: stlaser on April 10, 2018, 11:20:30 AM
I agree with Charles, I like how that house sits in that hill & those steps coming up the front looks very nice up to that great entry way.
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Post by: JR on April 10, 2018, 12:00:02 PM
Very nice. Bet it feels good to be in.
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Post by: Flyin6 on April 11, 2018, 08:42:30 AM
It is definitely a work of art and craftsmanship. My compliments to the builder for executing, the Architect for drawing, and you and your wife for dreaming it!
May the Lord's blessing be upon the home and all who dwell there. May it over time serve his kingdom!
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Post by: KensAuto on April 11, 2018, 06:42:15 PM
It is definitely a work of art and craftsmanship. My compliments to the builder for executing, the Architect for drawing, and you and your wife for dreaming it!
May the Lord's blessing be upon the home and all who dwell there. May it over time serve his kingdom!

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Post by: Tommy13 on April 12, 2018, 02:53:28 PM
Thank you all for the compliments.  We are very pleased and certainly blessed.

and Don, AMEN!
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Post by: Tommy13 on May 08, 2018, 09:27:41 PM
I've been working hard on the lawn and it's starting to pay off.

(https://i.imgur.com/XreHBch.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YCGDOPm.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2XcGrH7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/xsjN1Di.jpg)

We've also been enjoying the patio.

(https://i.imgur.com/Nrsh6JG.jpg)
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Post by: JR on May 08, 2018, 10:15:03 PM
Looks good. Time for a fire pit picture contest!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 08, 2018, 11:52:55 PM
Looks good Tommy. Congrats.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180509/c645df8ebf7d16128a506c6af11a3d1f.jpg)

JR here?s my entry. I believe in burning real wood....


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 09, 2018, 07:09:05 AM
Looks good Tommy. Congrats.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180509/c645df8ebf7d16128a506c6af11a3d1f.jpg)

JR here?s my entry. I believe in burning real wood....


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Started by real PROPANE!  LOL!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 09, 2018, 08:09:54 AM
What??? You want me to rub sticks together??? Lol


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Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Tommy13 on May 09, 2018, 08:44:06 AM
Wood is great, but I like pressing a button and not dealing with the mess.  I'll get some daytime pics, but I'm not sure I can compete with that.  Looks amazing!
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 09, 2018, 10:43:22 AM
Look at that, Tommy proudly wearing his Missou hat on his new Deere......where's the cup holder?  :likebutton:
Title: Re: Our House
Post by: Flyin6 on May 12, 2018, 08:35:39 AM
That lawn came in fast!