Not that we're in a hurry or anything. Just tired of having workers hanging around. It's the same with any construction project. It starts off with hugs and kisses and towards the end it's 'Don't talk to me. Just get done and get out of here.'
Not that we don't like Mario Zetina's crew, we do. They're excellent people and their workmanship is superb. We just want our privacy again.
In the mean time, like I said... It's a work day.
|Blocking in the Beams|
|A Little Better View|
|The Reverse Side|
|Raised Pad for the Filter|
|Window Louver Reinstalled|
|Skimmer and Main Drain Labeled|
|Sample For Deck Drain|
There doesn't seem to be anyone carrying actual deck drain material down here. We thought about shipping it in, but then this alternative showed up.
|Detail of Sample|
If you look close, the lid or top pries off, so that would be perfect as a deck drain. I think the 3" is necessary for the potential amount of rainfall we could likely get.
|Old, Crappy Hinges on Door|
What isn't so strong is the crappy hinges that are used by almost everyone around here for metal doors, hatches, etc. He told me there is a good hinge available that can be lubricated and it only costs about $2.50 BZD per hinge.
Compared to the $0.20 BZD per hinge, they do seem expensive. Until you think that I've had the original installer back either two or three times to replace or repair broken or damaged hinges on this door, a gate, and our well-house door. For want of a little grease, we're keeping somebody in business. The welder will be bringing three lubricatable hinges on Monday. If those work as well as he says, I may spring to get the whole batch replaced.
|Overall Shot of the Beams|
|Filling Ends of Beams|
|Cutting Blocks Down to Size|
|The Debris Pile|
|Hanging on the Laundry Line|