Friday afternoon I got to the house as they were packing up and got to talk to them about the process. They'll be working Monday and said I'd get to spray the gun! Can't wait.
Today I was able to add the three smoke detectors (in each bedroom) that I fortunately learned I needed to have before the ceilings were plastered. I also continued with the central vac rough-in. The garage and upstairs are done. Tomorrow I'll tackle the first floor.
Lots of pictures today-
|The building permit with the rough framing inspection signed!|
|My tidy electrical work for the geothermal unit and back up electric heat.|
|Checked off the list of tedious jobs that needed to get done before insulation: horizontal blocking for hanging cabinets in the kitchen.|
|Tedious job #2: foam fire blocking all penetrations between floors.|
|Tedious job #3: adding ceiling joists the entire length of the attic so there will be something to hang the blueboard on. Easier to do now than after the roof rafters are insulated.|
|The fireplace wall finally framed out - recesses for shelving on either side and metal studs in the middle that taper down to meet the chimney.|
|The kitchen shaping up. The blueboarders hung the wall adjacent to the garage and mud room so the back side could be sprayed with insulation. The insulators sprayed the exterior wall.|
|The play room wall sprayed and shaved.|
|Lots of excess shavings make for one big mess, but...|
|...if I pile them all up in the family room I can jump off the balcony into a giant foam pit! I can't wait to try it out.|
|A lovely blanket of insulation to keep my bathroom toasty warm.|