HVAC installation day 2

Day 2 of HVAC installation. All the mechanical systems are not hooked up and running. So here you see the furnace, the HRV and the water heater. You see two set of white PVC pipes. One set for furnace, and one set for the water heater. One for air intake and one for exhaust. See how neatly everything fits together? The entire ceiling of the mechanical room is now filled with various pipes but they are all orderly. You can see from the left to the right pipes / ducts for furnace, HRV, hot/cold water, natural gas, and air intake/exhaust. Now that’s the way I like it.


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HVAC installation

Dean from Hall’s Heat & Cool is back installing the force air furnace as well as the water heater to complete the natural gas hook up. And so here it is a Carrier Infinite furnace. Even though this is the backup heating source, we still selected one of the best model out there. The furnace is power direct vent so does not use inside air for combustion at all. We want to make sure this is the case for all fuel burning appliance in this house since this house is very air tight and we like to keep it that way.


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Broken bolt

The driveway was done pretty well. But I just discovered today that the concrete crew did break a bolt in the main cleanout cover when they were trying to fit it level. Of course I am not going to let a broken bolt sit in my driveway even though the cover doesn’t really move with the broken bolt. So here comes the tool that will help me extract the broken bolt – A left hand drill bit + screw extractor. I used this Neiko 10-Piece Alloy Screw Extractor Solid Cobalt Left Hand Drill Bits Set from Amazon.ca. So the idea is you use the left hand drill bit to drill a hole into the center of the screw in reverse direction. This way you drill a hole without having the possibility of driving the screw down further / tighter. Then you use the screw extractor which goes into the hole that you drilled to grab onto the remaining metal and slowly rotate the bolt out.

Broken bolt


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Driveway day 3

Now that the driveway is done, the crew is here to cut control joints on the concrete driveway. The reason for the control joint is a planned crack so that it cracks where you intend it to be. We are cutting once in the middle along the driveway and then just under 8′ apart across. Concrete driveway should have control joints cut within 12 hours of the pour. We poured the drive way late in the afternoon yesterday and the crew is here cutting in the morning.


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Driveway day 2

Concrete driveway work continues today. Here the wire mesh is laid out.


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Driveway day 1

Today, the crew from Belmont Concrete is here to do the concrete stairs and start on the concrete driveway. This is the form for the stairs. This is leading to the front entrance.

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Deck day 11

The deck is now finally completed. You might think that the deck is completed on the previous post. But no, all the fasteners are still exposed. Now all the screws are driven into the boards. And all the holes are not filled so that you can’t easily see any screw holes.


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Framing for the basemen sliding doors

The basement will have some really big sliding doors installed. And we discovered some issue so that we had to frame a few areas so that the sliding doors can be installed properly. Here in front of the duct, we had to frame another set of walls in front for the sliding doors to come to the right distance from the wall.


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Interior insulation / soundproofing day 4

Finally finished all the soundproofing for interior walls. Here’s the 1st floor powder room wall that wasn’t 100% finished last time.

Interior insulation / soundproffing

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Deck day 10

Deck work continues. The guard rail is now completed. Here you can see the gate to access underneath the deck with hardware installed.


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