Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber

Found it!

My brother came over last night and checked out the construction status. He thought the new support beam looked OK, peering up through the hole in the ceiling and looking at a couple of photos I took in the attic. The angled-in 4x4s have been re-created as vertical supports, but are still going to the same rafters. Hopefully shifting the support point a foot or so will not matter.

He and I also went through checking on switches: are the light switches where they should be, and where I want them? As not all the lights or switches are in place yet, this requires some guesswork. But assuming that the installed boxes with no switches yet are wired as called for on the plans, everything looked fine. Except for the carriage light, which we couldn't find.

The carriage light (or pole lamp, as mentioned before) was illogically switched in the kitchen. Here, let me stick in a picture: light is at A, switch was at 1.

The plans said the switch should be relocated to position 2, by the door to the garage. Fairly logical, but as I have the carriage light on a light-sensing switch, I leave it switched on all the time--don't really need that switch right at the door, and there are already 4 switches there.

But anyway, I composed, but did not send, an email to the contractor saying that the carriage light didn't appear to be wired anywhere. My brother mentioned this afternoon that the light had been on when he walked the dogs last night--but when I started to investigate this evening, the light was off. Aha! it must be wired to something! The something turned out to be a switch in the Cat Room, at 3. Which will do fine, after they swap positions so the overhead light switch is closest to the door. Have modified the draft email to contractor to request this, plus that an existing light switch in the Weird Room get moved to be by the kitchen door.

In other news, the plumbing rough-in inspection did happen on Friday. Electrical and framing to go, then the drywall can start.
Tags: remodeling

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