Thursday, August 7, 2014

Plumbing and framing

This week the plumbers finished their second rough in. That means they connected our well and pump to the house so we have water, put the plumbing vents through the roof, and did the water tests for the tubs and shower. I even tried out one of the tubs to cool off from the sweaty weather. (No picture of that, though, since this is a family rated blog)
With the plumbers out of the way, the framer (me) built the chases covering the air conditioning ducts where they pass through bathrooms and closets where they couldn't be hidden as they go from the air handler to the two wings with their small attics to reach the rooms in the house. This had to be done before the electrician could come to do his rough, which should happen next week when he gets back from vacation. The first picture is of the AC ducts going through a corner of the upstairs bathroom before I've built the chase so you'll be duly impressed.
I also patched two holes in the floor after they changed the location of AC ducts at our request. Note that you can't see where the hole was so you should feel perfectly safe walking around the upstairs.


  1. Duly impressed for sure! Well done, carpenter.

  2. Your water looks like mine. Nice and yellow, or is that just an awkward angle? ;)

  3. It's the dirt in the new water line being washed out.

  4. I got to say, that's a nice looking tub. It's great that the plumbers did a pretty nice job on this one. It looks like quite a bit of work too, with all of that digging. It's always a good idea to try out these things for yourself. Have you checked other areas if there are some tell-tale signs of a leak? It seems there wasn't, so you can chalk it up as a great install. Thanks for sharing!

    Traci Romero @ Harris Plumbing

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  6. Your plumbers’ efficiency while working is impressive! They were able to cover everything in just two days. I hope the rest of the work went as great as the plumbing phase. I could see your house is shaping up nicely. Good luck with the rest of the construction!

    Evon Brow @ Athens Plumbing