i drove to pennsylvania this morning before even the sun got out of bed. no one is working at the house today but i need to check up on everything that has been happening before things get too far along in case i need to make corrections, changes, or additions.
the framing crew installed almost all the trim on the house. siding is coming in tomorrow so that should be installed pretty soon. they also built the little roof over the sliding door to the kitchen. it’s cute. i think the braces need to be bigger and more angled.
the inside view of the kitchen sliding door. it has a great view to the spot where dad wants a water feature.
dad, you can move in! someone hooked up the gravity vent that directs some of the fireplace heat to the living room. i wonder who installed it?
return air grilles will be above the light shelf in the living room. i wish we had the budget for narrow linear grilles here, but they shouldn’t be that noticeable.
the return air system uses the wall cavity as a plenum. here are the holes down to the basement.
the crew framed out the basement walls since i’ve been here. i’m going to separate the hall from the family room with a shorter opening and probably a dropped hallway ceiling.
this will become the kitchenette as viewed from the family room.
i am still working out how and where to furr down the ceiling to cover these ducts in the basement kitchenette. plus i need access to the dampers on each branch duct. homework for me.
the mechanical room feels bigger than i imagined. but i don’t know what all equipment will need to be housed here.
storage room with supply ducts in the center, return air duct on the left, and fresh air exchange pipes going outside. the plywood sheer wall is supposed to prevent the basement walls caving in.
the plywood panel on the sheer wall is nailed every 2”, and the sheer wall is anchored to the concrete slab.
supply branch ducts run between the basement ceiling joists, sharing joist bays where practical. one feeds a floor supply upstairs and the other feeds a ceiling grill in the basement. we have 3 zones: entire basement; master bedroom suite and laundry room; the main floor living spaces.
the hvac crew has commandeered “bedroom 3” for their supplies.