Written July 10, 2012
We passed!!! All four of our wonderful contracting groups did their jobs well and earned a gold star from the powers that be. This meant that we were granted permission to move onward and cover up all of their beautiful handiwork with drywall. A big step.
Three of these inspections happened without us, i.e. the electricians, HVAC, and plumbing contractors had pulled their own building permits allowing them to do their work and so they had to be the bodies present when the respective inspectors came by. As our own GCs, we had pulled an overall remodel permit which included framing. This meant that we had to be the ones walking around with the inspector for that specialty even though we had hired someone who actually knew what they were doing to do the job. Joel was out of town so that GC duty was left to me. I was a bit nervous thinking that the inspector may ask me something I didn’t know, but lo and behold, all of the past weeks’ talks about joists and weight bearing and fire drafts came in handy and all went well.
And off we go!