We’re waiting for the inspector to do the final inspection today. If there are no more corrections, he had 5-6 of them last time he came (mostly minor stuff), we should have a clear and our home remodel would pass final inspection.
What will he check?
1. Gas lines, they put a gas meter to be sure the pressure is strong and there are no leaks. We ran the same test yesterday and we’re good. We did have two leaks, fixed them and we’re good
2. Final electrical – meter properly labelled, etc.
3. AC/heating – last time, the emergency switch was not far enough (30″ or more) from the condenser unit (it was about 15″)….picky! That’s done
4. Shower door on, done
5. Crawl space screens, done
6. Platform in the upstairs AC crawl space for servicing, done
Those kinds of things….I think we’re ready. We’ll see if we pass. If not, we’ll have to do more corrections and do this again.
How do I feel? I’ll feel releaved once we pass, knowing our home meets code in all major areas. That’s more of a safety issue, feeling like the house won’t blow up, or fall appart, burn on you. Is the house done? Yes, it’s been done for 2-3 months, except for our upstairs bathroom, that took forever. But as you all know, a house is never done.
Nonetheless, I’m thankful for what’s been done here, the project, the space, the floorplan, the cost….well, that’s a different story. Would I do a nother remodel. Probably not. I would buy a bigger house if we could afford it. Our attitude is one of thankfulness, of God’s goodness, of being able to finish a major 1,000 sq. ft, two story, project without injuries, law suits (not yet at least), and our family made it through with three small chidren, gramma’s major complete reconstructive knee surgery, my mom being here for three months to help her, etc.
Thank you Lord for helping us.
Update: No pass yet. A few more gas corrections. Could be minor/major.