June 8, 2008
So the Weston house is finally starting to rise out of the ground – the pre-cast foundation walls are up, and the basement-level plumbing and heating happened last week, courtesy of Richard Trethewey and our new (fantastic) Weston plumbing contractor, Lynne Keating. We’re so glad to be partnering with yet another talented plumbing contractor - and one who also happens to be female – so be sure to look for Lynne’s debut on the show this fall.
Even though the foundation goes up VERY quickly (try 5 hours for our “tall walls”!) – you may be surprised to learn (I sure was) that the guy who engineered the foundation, Adam Campbell, worked with the architect and structural engineer at Bensonwood for nearly 50 man-hours before the installation. (!) Adam is a smart cookie and a good guy; he engineered the foundation on our Carlisle project a few years back as well, and came up to Weston to personally oversee the installation for us this time. We love when we can work with people over and over again on the show, it starts to feel like family.
And speaking of "new" family, our homeowner Pete Favat recently took the time to customize our generic hardhats with TOH Weston logos.
We gave him the file, and he had the logos turned into something that can be burnished on in the field, so presto, we have customized Weston hats. I can’t recall a TOH homeowner making us customized gear before. Very cool.
Next up on the webcams: this week you’ll notice Tom Silva onsite, making final preparations for the pouring of the slab, which should happen (weather permitting) on Tuesday, June 10th. Be sure to watch the webcams in Weston that day, as we’ll also be there filming.
Up in New Hampshire, the shop work on our job is largely done, so we’ll be bringing that cam down to Weston before long, to be mounted inside the new house, once it starts to go up.
Depending on the weather, we should begin the “raising” of the house timbers and wall panels starting around June 19th. More on that shortly.
(6) CommentsComment on this Blog
Hello Boss Lady, Many thanks, again, for keeping us webcam junkies in the loop and up to date. Blog "withdrawls" can get ugly. In your blog you mentioned Richard and Lynne working on-site - thanks again. These little tid-bits fill in the gaps. I saw them working, but didn't know what they were doing - now I do (now everyone does). I look forward to Tuesday - will start watching at 4:30 am Arizona time. Thanks again, Rockman Jim.
Hello Deborah, Could you please have someone check the job site cameras. No movement since 7:30 this morning (your time). Thank You, Rockman Jim
Hey Guys and Gals, Did someone steal the cameras or are you going to build the entire house over the weekend and surprise everyone Monday morning? Thanks from Arizona. Rockman Jim
Hey, I got a slightly off topic question for you. Our company is looking for some custom printed hard hats, but we're not sure the best place to get them. Has anyone out there every ordered from Cooper Safety? They seem to have good prices. Just curious. I like the one in the photo posted. They look really sharp.
Here's their website.