Friday, June 15, 2012

Rebar passed inspection

Well, the is good news and bad news. The good news is that the rebar on both the main house and the garage passed inspection yesterday. The bad news is that the electrical contractor is WAY behind based on his estimates. That work was supposed to be finished on Wednesday evening, it is now Friday morning and the work is still not done (again unless they worked into the wee hours).

I think that the problem with the electrical contractor is the unfamiliarity with domes in general and Monolithic domes in particular. Things just don't line up and not everything is so cookie cutter as it is in a traditional house. Properly locating a junction box, 20 feet off the slab, on a smooth spherical surface is a more difficult proposition than they expected. At least that is my opinion. If you're doing the work yourself be prepared for it to maybe be a bit more labor intensive than you expected and if someone is doing it for you realize they may well underestimate the time required. Hopefully they will get it done today and we can have the electrical inspection this afternoon and be ready on Monday to spray concrete.

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