Working with Murray Windows and Preparing to Pour Concrete Tomorrow

We have been working with Carole Murray and Annie Rouse of Murray Windows & Door, Inc.  Carole and Annie came to the job site today to review where we are and do some field measurements.  Also, today is the final preparations before we pour concrete in the lower level tomorrow morning.

Carole Murray and Annie Rouse Visit Our Job Site

After meeting with Carole and Annie in their offices in Campbell, Bryan suggested they come to the job site and review the openings for the sliding doors and windows to see the issues first hand.  Although we have computer renderings of the house from various angles, there is no substitute for seeing the scale and connections in person.

Carole has suggested that we change the bifold patio door system that is at the back of our house to a large sliding glass pocket door.  This pocket door will go behind our feature concrete wall in the dining room.  We need to confirm the details on how this will work.  In addition, we will have to submit revised plans to the City of Monte Sereno as this will increase the size of the house by approximately 12 square feet.

Carole Murray (right) and Annie Rouse (left) reviewing the job site.

Carole Murray (right) and Annie Rouse (left) reviewing the job site.

Annie taking notes.

Annie taking notes.

Final Preparations Before Pouring Concrete Tomorrow

it seems there are always last minute things to do before pouring concrete.  Or, it seems like Bryan leaves things to the last minute.

The two remaining items were for Bryan to (1) insulate the PEX where the supply and return lines come together near the manifold; and (2) take photos of the PEX that will be embedded in concrete. 

Insulating the PEX increases the performance of the system by allowing the supply line (hot) to be insulated from the return line (cold) so the hot water in the supply line is not cooled by the cooler water in the return line.  This important task was easy to do and only took a few minutes.

Taking photos was simply a matter of going around the perimeter with the measuring tape and camera. 

With these two items completed … let’s pour concrete!

Lights on, looking left ...

Lights on, looking left ...

Looking center ...

Looking center ...

And, looking right.

And, looking right.

 

PEX in place by the Snack Area (exit sliding door on the left).

PEX in place by the Snack Area (exit sliding door on the left).

Insulated PEX in concrete in Nik's Room/Lower Powder Room.

Insulated PEX in concrete in Nik's Room/Lower Powder Room.

 

PEX coming into manifold in the West Air Handler room.  Note the insulated PEX.

PEX coming into manifold in the West Air Handler room. Note the insulated PEX.

 

 

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