Brrrr! It was only 28 degree when I woke up this morning! Too bad, because the cold weather is starting to keep me from going up the hill as often as I’d like. Not to worry, because the builders are really picking up the pace trying to get everything closed in before it gets too much colder. I think they’re probably getting tired of the cold fingertips just as much as me.
They had an extra person help with the sheeting yesterday and really made a whole lot of progress. The only roof line left is the one over my family room, right behind the Earthworks equipment in the picture below.
When we arrived at 7 AM this morning to take pictures the Earthworks crew were just showing up to dig/run the main water line to the house, and will be digging the underground electrical tomorrow.
I bet the carpenters will finish the roofing early today and will then move forward to getting everything ready for the windows and blue board to arrive tomorrow. Looks like we might have a somewhat weather/airtight structure for my sister’s visit this weekend. Maybe we’ll have our first family dinner inside the new house!
Other than that I spent all day yesterday staring at a rather large spreadsheet trying to estimate the automation system’s wiring needs. Every low-voltage run in the house was given a distinct wire name, with an estimated length, and number/type of terminations. I’ve got the majority of the spreadsheet completed with just a few questions to be answered by the vendor/manufacturer today. So far there are 116 line items in the spreadsheet representing 137 distinct wire runs needing:
- 1045 feet 14/2
- 405 feet 16/4
- 1490 feet 22/4
- 1740 feet CAT6
- 305 feet RG6QS
- And a whole lot of terminations
That’s a whole lot of wire folks (4985 feet to be exact)! Hopefully I’ll find someone in town or online willing to cut me a good deal on all that copper!
Will give a more detailed breakdown of all the wiring needs once I get everything a bit more finalized. Till then I’m hoping for a somewhat warmer day so that I can be a part of the project up on the hill.