Weiss Residence: December 2007 Prev: Nov 2007 back Next: Jan 2008 December 4 - Only part of the far wall of the garage needs plywood sheathing. After this, the tie down bolts and straps will be installed.December 4 - The four ceiling beams and living room ceiling are in place. Two of the beams are under the horizontal joists and two on the sides.December 4 - A half wall will go on the plates on the floor. It will enclose a flat screen television on a mechanism that will lift the screen up to watch.December 4 - The vertical drain pipes from the second floor are cast iron. This makes them very quiet.December 6 - The front (river side) porch is being built. The beam, columns and ceiling joists were erected yesterday.December 6 - The HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system is also being installed. The attic has lots of supply and return lines.December 6 - The lightning protection is also being roughed in. The house and garage have a number of lightning rods. This is the base of a lightning rod in the garage.December 10 - The rough in plumbing is finished. The bath tub has been installed in the upstairs bathroom.December 10 - Rough in electrical work is proceeding. It should be finished in a few days.December 11 - This is the living room as viewed from the front (river side) door. If you look closely, you can see the opening to the upstairs hallway. You can also see the center two beams.December 11 - A large duct is in place for the stove vent.December 13 - A 305 foot deep well was dug today. It has a high capacity pump.December 14 - The outdoor kitchen is being framed. The square hole in the center is for the chimney.December 17 - The outdoor kitchen roof framing is nearly complete. The house and porches will have an aluminum roof.December 17 - This is the roof framing of the outdoor kitchen. The fireplace chimney will go up through the square in the center. There are still several temporary braces in place in this photo.December 19 - The rear (land side) door is installed.December 19 - This is inside the outdoor kitchen roof. The square hole is for the fireplace chimney. A ceiling will be installed on the ceiling joists.December 19 - From the front of the house, you can see several windows are installed. The outdoor kitchen roof is also taking shape.December 19 - The master suite door opens to the front (river side) porch. Brick is being laid on the porch today.December 19 - This is the door to the garage. The side doors are stationary. A small deck, stairs and walk will connect to the garage side door.