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« Reply #100 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.
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« Reply #101 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.
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« Reply #102 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.

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« Reply #103 on: September 24, 2017, 10:28:54 PM »
I thought that stuff was called, "Hippy board."
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« Reply #104 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.....
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« Reply #105 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.
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« Reply #106 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.....

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« Reply #107 on: September 28, 2017, 06:10:19 PM »
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« Reply #108 on: September 28, 2017, 06:42:48 PM »
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« Reply #109 on: September 28, 2017, 07:56:34 PM »
Rofl. Epic DOT.  Sorry Tommy. (Not really)


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« Reply #110 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!
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« Reply #111 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?

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« Reply #112 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!
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« Reply #113 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.





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









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.

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« Reply #114 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!







And a look at the framing of the master shower.

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« Reply #115 on: October 12, 2017, 11:22:50 PM »
Building a home and watching it grow is so much fun!
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« Reply #116 on: October 12, 2017, 11:36:54 PM »
Watching the progress is fun.
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« Reply #117 on: October 13, 2017, 12:23:00 AM »
Why the dropped ceiling in the shower?  Won't it feel a bit claustrophobic?
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« Reply #118 on: October 13, 2017, 06:32:53 AM »
Looking good!


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« Reply #119 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.
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« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2017, 11:16:03 AM »
Oh yeah, makes sense! Hard to judge height from pics alone :)
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« Reply #121 on: October 13, 2017, 12:14:10 PM »
Sure looks nice. I would hate to be the roofer.
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« Reply #122 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.
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« Reply #123 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.







Second Tier is mostly in, working on final grade.





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







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





Couple pics from inside. 





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.

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« Reply #124 on: November 08, 2017, 09:52:01 AM »
Impressive!
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« Reply #125 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?
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« Reply #126 on: November 08, 2017, 05:37:55 PM »
IT closet...  an IT guy's dream!
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« Reply #127 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
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« Reply #128 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.
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« Reply #129 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?

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« Reply #130 on: November 08, 2017, 07:11:33 PM »
Yes sir, he did.
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« Reply #131 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.

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« Reply #132 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.

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« Reply #133 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..
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« Reply #134 on: November 09, 2017, 08:19:27 AM »
 :likebutton: very nice
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« Reply #135 on: November 09, 2017, 08:34:03 AM »
Looking good!  Hard to be patient.


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« Reply #136 on: November 15, 2017, 11:24:44 AM »
Sidewalk to the street going in.



Back porch floor is complete.





Retaining wall is complete.




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« Reply #137 on: November 15, 2017, 12:43:57 PM »
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« Reply #138 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
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« Reply #139 on: November 15, 2017, 04:36:03 PM »
Bet you can't wait!!

I might get to shingle this weekend!!
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« Reply #140 on: November 16, 2017, 10:06:40 AM »
This is so detail rich, I want to start an investment trust with it!
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« Reply #141 on: November 22, 2017, 07:19:37 PM »
The sidewalk was finished last week.



Work on the patio and more drainage wrapping up.













Insulation started today and should be done Friday.  Drywall next week.
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« Reply #142 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!)
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« Reply #143 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.
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« Reply #144 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!

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« Reply #145 on: November 23, 2017, 01:53:26 PM »
We couldn't tell Don. Toys, room, can shoot and cook.
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« Reply #146 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.





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.



View from the front door.



View from back door.



View of the kitchen from the back door.



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.

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« Reply #147 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
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« Reply #148 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.
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« Reply #149 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.
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