“With the way clear, our heros continue. Unaware of their inpending doom.”

So with the foundation built, the engineer inspected the foundation one last time, then sent a letter to the county saying I was good to move on with the build.

I Stubbed up my plumbing, then started to seal off the crawlspace. 

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I layed down a 6 mil plastic and taped the seams. On top of the plastic I layed down sheats of polyiso insulation.

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The Idea behind the insulations is to keep heat loss into the cold soil durring winter, and from preventing condensation on the cold plastic durring the summer. It a bit work for limited gains, but Im hopeing this detail in addition to several other small details will add up to a significant  effect.

With the insulation down, i layed down a second sheath of plastic to cover the insulation, the started to my two main beams for my floor.

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The beams were made from three 2x8s nailed together. Then i layed my floor joist between them.

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Afterwards I framed the small area on the side of the house, and my extension to the front wall.

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Now with the floor joist in I put in my plumbing drains and supply lines.

Now I’ve done a little plumbing before, but wasn’t sure on all the details, so I picked up a couple books on plumbing just to play it safe.

I after much reading and thinking I learned the I am not a plumber.  And plumbing is much more involved than I thought.

As insightful as this epiphany was, I still had the issue of plumbing my house. So I thought “What the hell.” And decided to give it a try.

After many day of getting high in PVC cement, and many hours spent meditating in the plumbing issle of lowes, I finally called the building inspector for my inspection.

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He showed up and quietly started the inspection.

After 20 minof near silence broken only by an occasional question, he pulled out his pad, tand signed off on my work.

#fistpump!