Progress is steady.
The plumber finished his rough and passed inspection friday. Awesome. And the fact he did it all with Pex tubing water supplies instead of copper makes me all the happier. Take that scrappers.
I had a friend who is a city inspector walk the house with me for tips in preparation for my framing inspection. He brought a couple things to my attention that I had missed and validated some things I wasn't sure on. I always learn something from Frank.
Whoever designed this house did some weird stuff. and I had this crazy
canilevered bearing wall on the second floor that could of easily just been a set of stacked bearing walls. Anyhow when i built my 'addition' I had a set of valley rafters that essentailly replaced this bearing wall....except for one square foot. Anyhow it had to be framed out and was essentially open to the outside.
Although this detail isn't original, it's acutally not uncommon in colonial/revival and victorian styles. So i'm cool with it today.
Jodi my rose came out and helped me with some exterior insulation and the house skirting.
Speaking of roses one of the former owners had at last 4 rose plants that still bloom beautifully. I'm not much of a botonist, but I can enjoy them.
In other news the 'toolkit tours' began last week. Basically an all inclusive tour to show perspective buyers historical properties in Detroit that have been renovated, properties available for sale, and resources such as the NEZ tax break tips and contractors that have experience in the historical districts.
I've been asked to be on the Corktown portion of this tour on October 12....so I'd better stop blogging and get back to work!
oh and here is a cool Corktown video starring my man Ryan Cooley of O'Connor Realty.