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JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:00 AM
So, I really have had a hard time keeping up with you guys and gals this summer as I've only been on once every couple of weeks. I've been GCing the construction of my home this summer and still working full time.....started excavating just before the memorial day holiday and am hoping to be completed and in the 3rd week of September.

Here's some pics....I'll snap more today if it stops raining....

First, long breaker run driveway......house is behind the trees in the background....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:01 AM
My 6yr old daughter by the hole....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:02 AM
dirt pile.....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:03 AM
The hole....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:04 AM
Our river frontage....the docks and lift went in during the spring dryout before we broke ground.....not gettin' much use though

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:05 AM
Me and my daughters after the footings are poured....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:06 AM
My 6yr old under her bedroom...

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:07 AM
My 10yr old under her bedroom...

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:08 AM
Footing......different connotation than I'm used to for that word...

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Here's what 4" of rain in a night looks like.....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:11 AM
The foundation guy actually went out in the rain and unloaded the forms off his truck afraid it would sink during the rain......did I say 4" in one 12 hour period....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:13 AM
Foundation capped....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:13 AM
geothermal install....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:14 AM
Geo into the foundation....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:16 AM
View out the front door to the pond...

Hammer
08-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Wow all that in a day!!!!! I'm not even that good! ;)

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:20 AM
July 1...framing in progress.....

Since then all rough ins are completed, roof is shingled, all is insulated (I took a ton of pictures of interior walls prior to insulation in case I need to fish anything in the walls later), windows are in, soffits are on..I'll take a couple of updated pics today. Crew hanging sheet rock should be there today....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Here's the well pump and tank.....140ft deep well running 18gal/min.....VFD pump makes the pressure tank small (1 gal)....

scott023
08-08-2009, 10:25 AM
Looking good, keep us updated. We love pics.

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 02:46 PM
Two from this morning.....raining here.....

JohnnyB
08-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Brick mason starts on monday.....

shepherd
08-08-2009, 06:22 PM
Congrats on the home build JB! I know it's not done yet, but it looks like the hard stuff is done. Thanks for sharing.

Maristar210
08-08-2009, 06:50 PM
Very Impressive.

TX.X-30 fan
08-08-2009, 08:45 PM
Very nice thanks for sharing the pics.

wakeX2wake
08-08-2009, 09:00 PM
VERY nice sir... congrats on the awesome looking place

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:10 PM
OK, took a week of vacation starting last Friday (14th I think). Since then, painted the entire place and installed 900 some-odd square feet of ceramic tile.....

Here are some pics...

Pic from Friday.....tile installer walking through on the left is me :D

Monte
08-29-2009, 10:16 PM
Nice! Congrats on the new place!

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:16 PM
Brick and stone in progress......masons did an awesome job....

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:17 PM
Siding in progress....I was going to do it myself, but lots of hungry bidders.....

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:18 PM
finishing touch after 3 days of painting.....

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:19 PM
durock tile underlayment in progress....

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:20 PM
Tile in progress....

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:21 PM
fireplace with scratch-coat. Mantle gets installed monday and then same stone as exterior...

JohnnyB
08-29-2009, 10:24 PM
Grouted all tile surfaces today except master bath shower/tub. I'll get more pics tomorrow....ran out of daylight and the worklights don't make for good pics.

Received all finished millwork tonight...finisher is a ski buddy of mine that did nothing short of an awesome job!!!

Picking up all light fixtures tomorrow morning for install next week.

Monday is cabinet delivery and install.

Tuesday finish carpentry starts.

Fireplace stone most likely Friday.

Carpet install scheduled for the 14th.

Between painting and tiling, I think I've developed carpal tunnel :mad:

Yellow X9
08-29-2009, 10:52 PM
geothermal install.... Courious, whats the purpose of the Geo Thermal install,

Finnsdad
08-30-2009, 06:20 PM
Courious, whats the purpose of the Geo Thermal install,


Geothermal is a type of heating system that circulates water through a series of underground pipes where the ground is a constant temp (no frost). The water goes out into the tubes and then back into the house through a heat exchanger. It heats in the winter and cools in the summer. It is a more expensive system to install, but saves money over the long term.

get_sum
08-30-2009, 10:08 PM
Did you put any nice in-lays into the tile? Perhaps in the foyer/entry? I see you didn't do the typical brick-lay or the even plain jane straight lay. Tile looks great!

Basement? If so, are you going to finish it now or later?

Hrkdrivr
08-30-2009, 10:20 PM
Looks AWESOME!! Congrats!

Would you do it again???

2RLAKE
08-30-2009, 11:01 PM
great job ... i went through this 4 years ago ... sacrificed ski time but its worth it in the end .... great to be part of building your own home ... and your kids will remember it too

Yellow X9
08-30-2009, 11:02 PM
Geothermal is a type of heating system that circulates water through a series of underground pipes where the ground is a constant temp (no frost). The water goes out into the tubes and then back into the house through a heat exchanger. It heats in the winter and cools in the summer. It is a more expensive system to install, but saves money over the long term.


Ahh, very good, I had no idea......Thanks

JohnnyB
09-01-2009, 10:37 PM
No custom inlays in the tile floors.....tile backsplash in kitchen has oil rubbed bronze border to match all hardware and master bath/shower are accented in a translucent gold tile over a white mastic....I'll take more pics soon.

Ready to be done...been eating/sleeping/breathing house for a while now. Hoping that I'll get the occupancy permit late next week....<100days start to finish :D

Move-in is tentatively the 19th of September

rholmes
09-02-2009, 12:50 AM
Beautiful home, congrats!

Jorski
09-02-2009, 02:52 PM
....<100days start to finish

Wow...that is very very impressive...great work!

bcampbe7
09-02-2009, 03:15 PM
House looks great Johnny!

Willski
09-03-2009, 03:21 PM
Very nice....and very fast too!

flipper
09-03-2009, 03:29 PM
Beautiful home Johnny. Congrats

Ric
09-03-2009, 03:46 PM
Geothermal is a type of heating system that circulates water through a series of underground pipes where the ground is a constant temp (no frost). The water goes out into the tubes and then back into the house through a heat exchanger. It heats in the winter and cools in the summer. It is a more expensive system to install, but saves money over the long term.

Has this ever been done with a swimming pool?

JohnnyB
09-03-2009, 10:19 PM
I have a friend who is using a heat pump to heat his swimming pool. It is working quite well/very efficient. If you're real interested, I'll get some info.

The geothermal unit is more expensive than a conventional forced air heat unit. However, the economic stimulus bill is giving a 30% tax credit on the cost of the system.....this tipped the scales for me and changed a 7-8 year payback to a 1-2 year payback. The energy star models for my house suggest $800/yr to heat and cool with the system....we'll see....