Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Situation the same

— SjG @ 5:52 pm

A lot of excavation in the front, getting ready to hook up gas and water. The plumber is working late, so I have no pictures from inside the structure again.

There could be rain tonight, so we’ll see what tomorrow brings.

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Wed, 10 Feb 2021

And Even More…

— SjG @ 6:08 pm

There’s a lot of plumbing and electrical work going on, but the plumber is working late, and by the time I could get in there to take pictures, it’s too dark. Maybe I’ll get pictures tomorrow.

Extensive digging continues. Water hookup is scheduled for Friday. Sewer might be tomorrow, might be Friday. Gas should be around the same time.

So here are more pictures of the digging. There’s also one picture of the front yard from about a year ago that I snuck in just to see if anyone notices.

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Tue, 9 Feb 2021

And more…

— SjG @ 6:25 pm

Work was going on with the electricals and plumbing, but I wasn’t able to get many pictures. The reason is that the pipe going out to the city sewers is causing some issues. The originally planned spot to tie-in to the existing sewer line was not deep enough, so the slope wouldn’t be correct.

Meanwhile, lots of big holes were dug in the front garden, and many rose bushes dug up. Sprinkler lines are going to need to be repaired, and the coax/power for two of the security cameras will need to be replaced. There’s a lot of damage up front, both from the necessary digging and the access to those places.

In the late afternoon, we learned the gas and water lines would have to cut directly across the entire front. The trenches will be dug tomorrow. That gave us very little time to dig up and try to rescue the roses in that area. So what would have been photography time became frantic digging and pruning time.

In retrospect, it should have been obvious some connection would need to be cut through those areas. I had for some reason believed that they’ve be ganged off the connections to the main house, and it could have been done in the back.

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Mon, 8 Feb 2021

More digging

— SjG @ 5:02 pm

Oh, so much more digging. Half the yard is now trenches.

They’ve started putting in the electrical fixtures: lighting and outlets. Things are different than I remember. The A/C apparently doesn’t have to go through conduit anymore?

While we were inspecting, E noticed that there was another inspector present! That’s certainly a first. I ran to fetch my good camera, but by the time I returned, it was gone.

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Sat, 6 Feb 2021

Saturday Update

— SjG @ 4:53 pm

The DWP said that the electrical panel on the house needs 36-inch clearance. Sadly, that means that one of the butterflies’ and hummingbirds’ favorite hang outs (a somewhat overgrown Duranta erecta) needed to be cut back. So that was today’s project.

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