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I dont see any mention of a gift wrapping room anywhere. You ARE going to have a separate room in which to wrap gifts aren’t you?!? (Only poor people and weirdos wrap gifts in rooms not otherwise designated for such activities.)

I guess you could get by without one, but since you’re starting from scratch and building the house from the ground up, it only makes sense to put one in now. Otherwise you would have to pay to add one on later, and that would be a borderline waste of money I think.

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It sounds like things are coming along nicely! Congratulations!

Is it standard for the HVAC folks to blower door test your house once it's done and then have the ducts tested for leakage? It's code around here (that's a good thing too). I'm just curious.

At minimum, make that they foil tape (not duct tape) the duct joints and even better if they use mastic instead. It's alot easier to do before they put the drywall up.
The ducts get the mastic applied to seal all the joints and ducts to plenums, etc.

They apply sealer to the backside of sheathing -between the joints, and where studs meet exterior sheathing, at sill plates and the top plates along the process of framing.

The whole house also gets tested for air leakage by 3rd party as part of the process

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I dont see any mention of a gift wrapping room anywhere. You ARE going to have a separate room in which to wrap gifts aren’t you?!? (Only poor people and weirdos wrap gifts in rooms not otherwise designated for such activities.)

I guess you could get by without one, but since you’re starting from scratch and building the house from the ground up, it only makes sense to put one in now. Otherwise you would have to pay to add one on later, and that would be a borderline waste of money I think.
Oh - the gift wrapping room...oh that brings back memories of the 80s (more is more...) wretched excess. The first time I heard that, I thought, really?

I guess for those 'kept' wives that have nothing to do all day long but go to the gym and shop, a gift wrapping room was a must.

It must also be the same demographic that seems to have 1,000 s.f. master bathrooms that have attached walk in closets, dressing areas with built in cabinetry - I suppose if you changed clothes 3 - 4 times per day this might make sense, but...

My priorities - a garage for the cars, their care / maintenance products, tools and storage space. That's my thing.

The above and plenty of lighting and enough electric outlets in the house.

I remember adding a number of outlets in my 1927 house (first house I owned) - you were fortunate to have two in a room. A smaller room might have had only one.
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this week's installment

All went well with the walk-through with the GC on Tuesday...

mechanical (HVAC) / LP fireplace / electrical / framing inspections took place on Tuesday "with flying colors" and the plumbing inspection was the following day.

Not much that would show since last pictures - the insulation crew does their install and then the sheetrock crews go into action. That's when things will look like more defined spaces vs. all that open frame work.

The house is going to have craftsman style elements and the interior trim / millwork reflects that as well - 5" cove crown moulding, 1 x 4 rail and stile wainscot trim (great room w/ fireplace) and fully cased doors, windows and openings trimmed with 1 x 4 trim and 8" baseboards throughout.

One element I'm adding (wish I could have it done during build) is adding picture rail mouldings - my first two homes (1927, 1939) had this and liked being able to hang artwork, move it around and no nail holes. I added this to my 1999 house - made it look more A&C style with fixtures and that one had wood floors and stained doors, trim and casings.

So I measured out all the walls and needed 334 linear feet of moulding! So 45 pieces arrived mid week (and the Challenger fit two boxes of 7.5' mouldings with rear seat folded down) but since I had to run to GA to take care of estate matters (dad passed away in May) for a couple of days, I just stashed these in the apartment...

Today I bought the trim paint and started the process of pre-painting them (walls are a different color from trim) and they'll all get two coats of paint. That way I only have to patch / paint the nail holes after they're installed.

Here's the electrical details (and the CAT5 and CATV wiring) one of those shots is the dedicated 240V circuit for the lift and the first 10 pcs (of 45) that got their first coat - going off to a late afternoon car show soon...only 35 pcs more to go...!

And no, there's no gift wrapping room, @Nuke
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just under 30 days since framing start

It's time to 'rock and side:

They crews got all the interior (and garage) wallboard installed throughout - in one day (Saturday).
-this is a two story 2,500 s.f. house

The crew working outside has about 30% of the siding installed.

Its easier to visualize the spaces with walls being up vs. looking at open framing.

Been painting the mouldings [2 coats] and have 22 pcs completed, with get another 17 today.

The outfit shorted me 6 pcs - so I'm on them about getting the rest sent to me.

Somebody must have run out of fingers and toes to count on back there in Oregon where it was shipped from!
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Coming along nicely! I’m very happy for you making it yours! Keep the stories and pics coming.


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Somebody must have run out of fingers and toes to count on back there in Oregon where it was shipped from!
That's not the problem. Common Core Math is taught here and was likely used to figure out what you really need.

Your house is coming along nicely.


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That's not the problem. Common Core Math is taught here and was likely used to figure out what you really need.

Your house is coming along nicely.
On the positive side - they were very courteous and immediately processed to get the short shipped items sent to me...
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