Day 160: Pass

First sheet of drywall goes in.

First sheet of drywall goes in.

We had our general inspection for rough in.  I think I mentioned this in a prior post, but just in case I didn’t, the general process for inspections is to have an initial “rough in” inspection to examine the elements that will later be hidden from view.  This includes wiring or plumbing that will be behind finished walls, or foundations before structures are built on top.  For us, we had 4 different inspectors come through for the rough in phase.  Only two minor negs came up: gas piping to the hot water heater and a couple of pipes in the basement that need to be strapped.  Otherwise everything looks great and we were okayed to move forward with the project.  Now we’re clear to finish.  Finishing work includes hanging drywall, installing flooring, building a shower, putting in fixtures, wiring up switches and lights, priming, painting, and sealing everything.  Eventually we’ll have a serious clean down too.  My goal now is to seal up ceilings and exterior walls.  I’m hoping that is enough to get into the Dominion Good Cents program.  That has been the one road block to getting the furnace and a/c installed (Good Cents offers some huge rebates on hvac improvements).  Otherwise, it’s a full court press to finish the house.  Once everything is done we’ll have another round of inspections.  At that point, assuming everything checks out fine, we’ll be able to file for the Certificate of Occupancy and do a final inspection with the North East Shores CDC.  The next two months will be a lot of intense work.


About Nathan

Originally from central Florida (near Orlando), I've lived in the Cleveland area since 2008. When I'm not caught up in the life project de jure, I paint, sculpt, play games (mostly board games and video games), and run a small hobby import/export business.

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