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.
I layed down a 6 mil plastic and taped the seams. On top of the plastic I layed down sheats of polyiso insulation.
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.
The beams were made from three 2x8s nailed together. Then i layed my floor joist between them.
Afterwards I framed the small area on the side of the house, and my extension to the front wall.
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.
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.