Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cabin Update

It's been a while since I've said anything about the cabin. That's because I've taken a bit of a break for Cub Scout camp and a family vacation. That said, last Friday the electrical and plumbing rough-in work started. I've forgotten to take my camera to chronicle this phase of the work so you'll have to imagine lots of holes drilled in studs, lots of yellow 12-gauge Romex electrical cable, a breaker box with breakers, and lots of junction boxes with switches. The lion's share of the work is being done by my brother-in-law's father Jim who is has been awesome!

Yesterday, I went down to pour a concrete pad for the hot-water heater in the crawlspace. It was perhaps the hardest work I've ever done. I don't know that was mostly due to working in cramped quarters (3.5 foot crawlspace) or from having to dig a 3'x3', 4" deep hole for the pad, or from having to mix and haul 250 pounds of concrete into the crawlspace. Either way, I sweated so much that every last inch of my clothing was soaked. It turned out very nicely, but needless to say, I'm glad it's done.

Today, Jim is finishing off the final electrical tasks and starting the process of adding the plumbing for the drain. Friday, my brother-in-law and Dad are coming down to help finish the work. With any luck, next week I may be ready for inspections.

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