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Inexpensive antique lighting for Timber Frame homes

Lighting a timber frame home can be a challenge. Thankfully, after some experimentation, we found a solution that worked for us. We settled on a simple and inexpensive method: +Paint EMT conduit to match fixtures +Use existing colored fixtures +Use “Edison” style LED bulbs The overall cost is very low and we have been happy with the results. Here are some photos from the initial installation in 2015: (I will take some “finished” photos soon and post them too :-))

Garage electrical outlet locations

I have been wiring my new garage and here is what I settled on for the outlet heights: Lower outlets at 18″ to the top of the box. Upper outlets are at 4 feet to the top of the box. There is more discussion on outlets below: Electrical outlet tips and Howto Good/smart places to have electrical outlets in your opinion? (floor, granite) – House -remodeling, decorating, construction, energy use, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, building, rooms – City-Data Forumhttp://www.city-data.com/forum/house/881422-good-smart-places-have-electrical-outlets.htmlUnder the counter

Construction update, bathtub update

Our house continues to take shape 🙂 After getting the roof on a week ago, not much has happened since. However, having everything dry and protected is VERY nice! We have had some snow and heavy frosts as well. Today we picked up Samantha’s 68″ cast iron tub from the freight dock in Springfield. The tub looks awesome and the crate barely fits in our Chevy Avalanche! It should fit perfectly in the master bath and we are running some extra

Andersen 200 series windows – Hodges window list

We have out finalized window list for the house. They are Andersen 200 series windows. They are wood with vinyl clad exteriors and the majority of them are double hung. Here is the complete list: HODGES Window List 2014 Sept 15th QTY: 12 6 4 1 1 28 3050DH 3040DH 2040DH 244DH2440 2046DH 3046FX 2046DH 2030DH 2030FIXED Garage Main 3 2 Attic     0 5 Garage windows       1st Floor Kitchen   1   1 Great Room

Aug 28: Working on the walkout/porch concrete forms, gravel delivery, ThermoPEX

So far today has been a rather quiet day on the construction front 🙂 On the back walkout area, the framer is finishing up the forms/rebar/gravel for the concrete footings and slab. There are also pier locations for the posts that will support the back porch. Two loads of 1″ gravel delivered by Scott today for bedding in the ThermoPEX, PEX, conduit and ethernet (they’re all run in the same 2′ ditch) Martin Plumbing is coming out later today to

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