10 February, 2016

Pool House Expansion Project, Day 101 - 06/02/16

Vanity Cabinet and Plumbing, Attic Access, Shower Tiling, Temporary Screening,

Day One Hundred One, 05 February, 2016

Sunday, Dianna and I put together a list of items we noticed that still needed to be done or corrected, so a lot of the next few posts will be focused on those sorts of items.

The vanity cabinet with additional bracing, is in place.
Vanity With Additional Bracing For Granite
The attic access hatch has been spruced up, drywalled, textured, painted, an actual cover for a hatch, that sort of thing. It's really hard from the photo below, just what you're looking at. Trust me, it's the attic access, looking up through the upper closet shelf from the floor. That orange thing is a ladder.
Attic Opening Getting Finished
 The piping had holes accurately cut and the cabinet is now positioned properly in it's final location.
Piping Through and Clear
 Omar has been able to get a good start on tiling the shower floor.
Shower Floor Tile Started
He has been very careful to maintain a slope towards the drain. Here, he's double-checking the slope.
Making Sure the Slope Is Right
We've finally got the temporary screen in place. Eventually, a screen door will go there. On the other side, will be a landing slab holding a circular metal staircase going up to the flat deck that we will use as an observation deck. It will also provide easy access to check the roof and gutters, and for me to work on the weather station, which right now isn't working, but I have high hopes to get that back on track.
Installing A Temporary Screen
There's many more photos than appear in each posting. You can see all the photos of the construction project on Flickr at: There will be new photos added each day of the project.


JRinSC said...

The house is looking great Dave!

Your guys seem to be very dedicated and professional. Are most of them trained "on the job" or is there anywhere (like a technical school) that they could attend? Bear in mind that I think many times on the job training can be superior if you have a good teacher.

Anyhow, it is looking very good. How hard was it to get the spiral staircase made? Just curious...


Dave Rider said...

Hi Julian,

Thanks for the nice comment. Yes, these guys have been fun to work with. As far as I know, there's little to no training programs or apprenticeships. It's pretty much all OJT. The Institute for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (ITVET Corozal)( several other towns around the country, does offer training in several trades and professional development.

The only people I've met that have taken ITVET courses have been electricians. I've never met anyone else that has done work for us who has taken any formal training for their trade.

I haven't tackled the spiral staircase yet. That's a future project down the road. I'm hoping in a year or two for that.