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Fridge in, landscaping started

October 26, 2013 Leave a comment

The fridge is in, no thanks to the contractor who made the space too small.

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It backs onto the heat pump water heater which scavenges fridge waste heat.

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The glass in the master shower is now properly supported, something the Lakeway City inspector didn’t like. I got the CRL hardware myself and Mike my handyman put it on, rather than getting the incompetents who left it like that back in.

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Landscaping is in full swing. The City rules say no more than a 2ft drop hence the terracing on the driveway. Culvert under the driveway is nicely hidden by the rock bridge.

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Lots of stone and dirt keeps arriving onto the driveway.

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They cleared this area of rocks to use elsewhere in the landscape.

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Progress again!

September 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Curved Glass!

The curved glass is in! Hurrah! Unfortunately it was really hard to photograph because it’s glass and it’s new, so it looks like….well nothing really. Hopefully it will soon get really dirty and then I will be able to take a better picture of it!

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What almost $4000 of curved glass looks like. No, it is not double-pane (doubled-glazed) as that is even more difficult and expensive to do curved!

Conservatory GlassĀ 

The conservatory glass is in. This small room sits off our master bedroom. The glass is butt-glazed meaning that there are no mullions between the panes. Instead there is some structural clear silicon sealant every 4ft or so. Not even a mullion at the corners!

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I did tell the old builder that we needed to paint those steel support posts before the glass went in. Guess I forgot to tell the new one….! Still, there is a small two-inch gap between the post and the glass where we might be able to get a small paint brush into.

Curtainwall Glass Trim on

The curtainwall glass (commercial office glass in aluminum frame) trim is on. Well most of it anyway. I never could figure out why they didn’t do that before? I guess that’s a mystery that the old builder will never tell us the answer to!

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Although I did notice that one piece seemed to have sustained a nasty dent somehow:

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Still, nice to see a bit of progress at last

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