This update will be brief, but we are getting close. The septic field finally, finally got started in earnest and is waiting on an inspection before it can be covered and graded. Inspector is expected Monday and that chapter should finally be closed by Wednesday. The final grading around the house will be in place then as well.
The girls were delighted to have a giant-sized sandbox for a while.
The flattening of the sand begins and dirt gets moved to the back of the house
The hills of sand are starting to get smoothed out and more fill dirt is placed around the back of the dome to the brick line
Our contractor has to make sure that the sane is the proper depth and really really flat.
Flat sand is flat
Starting the process of trenching the field
Halfway done with the pipe layout in the field
Looking back at the house from the back part of the partially finished septic field
The white pipe leading to the trenches. The rear of the field has the same setup
Grading the back of the house
The last row of pipe
Finished piping install
Much is getting finished and wrapped up.
I just love having the oven installed in the cabinet! So exciting!
Toby installed the oven
Had to get an additional part to allow us to attach the dishwasher to the counter, since glass/solid suface/granite type counters you can’t drill into for the securing bracket.
Matches the large pendants over the island. Allen + roth “Lynlore” mini pendant (Model #B10032)
Allen + roth “Lynlore” double light pendants. Old brass and mercury glass. These just sparkle.
One of the faucets came with a handle that was snapped mostly off. Delta customer service was really great and sent us a part to fix it very quickly.
You can see that the handle on the faucet broke completely off shortly after install. It is fixed now with a quickly sent part from Delta.
Faucet all fixed!
Toilets are in and have water. The water just pours out onto the exterior of the house at the moment, so these are just looks right now.
Clawfoot (not shown) double slipper tub for the master bath.
Clawfoot tub installed.
We got final approval for plumbing and HVAC, somehow. The inspector came by when there was a lot still incomplete and we can’t believe that it passed. While it is nice to have the sticker, it creates a problem because there are glaring omissions. The upstairs bathroom sink isn’t even connected! We are creating punch lists and will sacrifice our final building inspection if we have to to make sure the plumber and HVAC contractor finish up. We have had multiple problems with them as well. It is going to be a very interesting Monday site meeting.
Wish us luck this week.
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