Week 39 – Doo doo doo doo doo…inspector gadget…doo doo doo doo doo doo doooooo

Not a lot of pictures with this week’s update as it turns out that running the electric tends to look pretty much the same as it progresses.

Ok…that’s not totally fair…a lot more wires show up and there are plenty of new circuits and outlet boxes that have shown up in the last week.

But really, if you’ve seen a photo of one outlet box with a tangle of wires in it, or one switch box with the wires splaying out of it, you pretty much get the idea of all of them.

The bulk of the electrical was finished in Week 39, and now we’re waiting for the electrical inspector to come and sign off. After that, the electrical is really only half done. There aren’t actually outlets or switches or light fixtures in any of those boxes yet, so there’s plenty left to do to be up and running with power.

Shortly after that inspection, we’ll be finishing up a few odds and ends before calling for the framing inspection. That’s a big one as they’ll be looking at the actual structure of the house, and when you’ve been pretty much solely responsible for every nail and every board, You’re pretty attached to the structure. Some of these extra framing things happened this week, including the framing of some walls in the nook that will become the wine cellar.

So, you know, obviously the best framing was saved for last.

If you’re into construction words, Josh calls this finish up framing “backing” and “blocking” which has something to do with putting supports in to anchor sheet rock to, and support between rafters and studs. He makes it seem like no big deal, and honestly, I feel like the framing inspector should come and find that the house is standing and be pretty impressed and therefore sign the paper!

Assuming we pass both of these inspections in the next couple of days, then next week we will start insulation in hopes to drywall sooner rather than later. And that’s when the next phase of fun starts.

Published by Kate

A former Wisconsinite, Kate now resides in southeast Minnesota with her husband where she teaches high school English and theater. She recently completed her master's degree in learning design and technology, and continues to study and advocate for arts integration in the classroom. A recipient of the RISE America grant for high school theater, Kate is working to innovate and expand theater opportunities for the students at PIHS. An avid distance runner, concert pianist, and want-to-be wine aficionado, Kate's blog "ink." is a passion project, embodying all the best parts of life: friends, food, wine, thoughtful conversation, style, and sass!

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