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Old 06-12-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:32 PM   #22
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Beth I'm tickled you started this thread and I love reading all about your plans for your new home. I'm reminded of walking with you here a couple of years ago with the illness and ultimate death of your beloved Rich, and it makes us all so happy to share this new joy filled chapter with you. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Rich would be happy, but not surprised, to see you preparing a new beautiful home for yourself. I especially love the idea of your front porch with a view of the mountain. That's exactly what I have although the mountain I see from my front porch is only about a mile away. We get so much pleasure out there every day, and our small home has a very similar floor plan too!
With just you living there, you're wise to forgo the second bathroom for more storage. Good move!

Please keep us up to date..........this is fun!
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #23
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Thank you Kayelle for your kind comments, and for remembering Rich!

Progress this past first full week of work, and for the next several weeks, will be imperceptibly noticeable. The men are working on the 26 inches of compacted engineered fill that will be under the poured concrete foundation. And dirt is the word of the day/year. The material is so dry that it must be watered to get it to compact.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #24
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Got the building permit from the town today but will be waiting a few days for the state to inspect and issue a permit for the sewer line installation. The final portion of the forms for the foundation can't be completed because they need to be able to get the bobcat in for the radon mitigation installation. We are still "weeks" away from the first concrete pour.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #25
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2 photos, from yesterday and today. Still a ways away from pouring the foundation
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #26
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What is that Beth? I know it's the footprint of the house, but have never seen the white sloped forms and what looks like gravel.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #27
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awww PF, I was hoping no one would ask any questions

yes it is the footprint of the house with 4 inch rigid insulation on top of a whole lot of gravel. I think this whole area will be filled with a couple truck loads of concrete. I will definitely be onsite when the concrete is poured. That's #6 rebar in the first photo which is going to require a pneumatic cutter to cut it, and will be placed every 2 inches in a grid. And the radiant floor heating coils get placed in there somewhere too.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:24 PM   #28
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Oh yes, I forgot about your radiant floor heating, it would need some sort of treatment under the concrete. Cool, I learned something new today.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #29
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Foundation pour was last week...took 50 yards of concrete..for a 1200 sq ft house. The first photo shows the radiant floor heating tubing and rebar. The other photo shows the back porch foundation work, the porches pours will be tomorrow. The framing starts next week.
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