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Old 03-01-2014, 07:13 AM   #31
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We were blessed with Santino Anthony this past summer.

That is our third child. We have a 13 year old, 6 year old and now a 7 month old.


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Electric is complete.



200 Amp service installed.

Square D QO used.
AFCI circuits used where needed. GFCI used where needed. Subpanel installed under kitchen for all branch circuits on that side of the house. 2-2-2-4 ran for that hangin' on a 90 Amp breaker.

When I had the electric inspected he looked at my main panel, subpanel and he asked if I ran 2 branch circuits for the kitchen counter. Signed off and left without even looking at the rest of the house. I am so proud of my work and the level of care put into this part of the project. Tamper proof outlets used everywhere. 3 way lights. Ran dedicated branch circuits for all appliances. Smoke detectors on their own branch circuit. I spent more time wiring than anything else. For a 1500 sq.ft home I probably used 2500' of NM

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Basement doesn't have a drain. Yay for us!

Installed a sump pump. Researched that for a month until I found the one I want. Using a separate independent float switch to control.

Dry basement now.








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Couple of other shots before drywall




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Drywall delivered! I priced HD, Lowes, other independent home improvement places.

I ended up going with a place in Youngstown, 2 hours away that would deliver INSIDE the house for less money than all other places. I mean they killed the price. All Certainteed made in USA date codes within a couple months.
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Countless hours hanging the drywall.

Made my own buttboards.

Couple mistakes along the way. I put a tapered edge at the end of a corner. One bedroom has two butt joints. Other than that the only butt joints are on the ceiling in the living room and along one wall.

Made sure boards spanned windows and doors.

Having drywall longer than 8' made the job much easier.

Approximately 125 boards hung.

Drywall lift helped tremendously. I also had a couple friends help on occasion.




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I hired someone to finish the drywall. Mud and taping is something that I suck at.

I called all my friends "drywall guys". They either would not call me back or on house arrest or something crazy. I eventually found someone that is doing a fine job.




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Plumbing done. Bathtube installed. Cement board hung. Furred out the walls.

Built a niche. Hoping the tile line will correctly line up with the top of the niche.

Vent fan out the roof

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Mud should be done within the next week and we're now choosing paint.

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So on with paint. I pulled together my budgetary spreadsheet calculating coverage. Primer, ceiling, bath, walls, doors.

I then made a trip to: pgh paints store, sw, hd, lowes.

Hd was a total waste but I already knew in my mind it would be.

Lowes was helpful but not really. They had one paint for everything. Ceilings, walls, doors, trim, etc

Sw. I felt like I was being scammed. Former used car salesman selling me paint. $68 dollars a gallon? Not realistic. But they did have specific paint for specific applications.

Pgh paints. Very helpful. Not pushy like sw. Their pricing is cheaper than sw but more than hd and lowes, but that is okay.


We will use Pittsburgh Paints. Manor house or something like that? Proper prime, ceiling, bath etc etc.

They also told me they will offer a discount due to the size of the job. Yay.




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Electric is complete.

200 Amp service installed.

Square D QO used.
AFCI circuits used where needed. GFCI used where needed. Subpanel installed under kitchen for all branch circuits on that side of the house. 2-2-2-4 ran for that hangin' on a 90 Amp breaker.

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Smokes should be on a circuit with something else (generally hallway light) so you always know if someone turned the breaker off
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I wonder if the smokes with batt. back will chirp to notify me of a power outage/sag/brown out. I have not researched the smokes yet. Maybe ups that branch? Or simply move them to, like you said a light branch.

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I wonder if the smokes with batt. back will chirp to notify me of a power outage/sag/brown out. I have not researched the smokes yet. Maybe ups that branch?

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Not sure about your particular smoke detectors but ours do not chirp during power outage
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I haven't bought them yet. Haven't even researched them either. In a month or so.

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