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Semper Gumby Main Owner Builder Log
Being Flexible through this process can make things move smothly and keep the stress level down for everyone but remember to set your limits, do your homework and only bend so far. You are the one who has to live with it.

Semper Gumby

 

So our house is really turning into a home. We now have a beautiful roof, rough in electrical and plumbing and I hear the insulators are doing there thing right at this moment.

 

Even with all of the tedious planning Jon and I have done we are still making decisions left and right. There are a lot of issues that dont get worked out until after the walls go up. It starts to get really interesting when all of the tradesmen are in there doing there thing and making their pieces and parts fit inside the structure of our custom designed home. It is almost an art the way they navigate through the walls.

 

Even in art things can get a bit ugly. Jon and his friends ended up doing some creative framing to make room for the return air ducts. They actually had to build a chase on the outside of the house and made it look like a chimney. It could have been a real eye sore but we pulled together our expert framer friends, put our heads together and came up with a solution that looks just fine.

 

We have also made several other changes to make things a bit easier. But one thing I have learned is not to compromise things that may make things easier right now but you will regret living with. We had several people try to talk us out of using a geothermal open loop heat pump because the install and initial requirements were more involved than other heating options. We had done our research, knew all of the requirements and legal considerations as well as the long term benefits and savings which far outweighed the extra work on the install. We stood our ground and I know we will be glad we did.

 

Semper Gumby: Being flexible through the process can make things move smoothly and keep the stress level down for everyone but remember to set your limits, do your homework and only bend so far. You are the one who has to live with it. 

 

Sarah

 
Posted by Sarah Pokorney at 8/24/2007 7:22:00 PM
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