Back from vacation, all rested and ready to get to work!! Just had to finish off the tiling and then put everything aside until the spring time when work slows down. a couple of hard days the other weekend, and I got the rest of the tiles up in the bathroom.
Now I can focus on work, right? nope. Got a letter in the mail from the city of Calgary, saying i need to get my final electrical inspection by the 4th of November, or pay a ridiculous permit renewal fee. So, I spent the last 2 days finishing up a bunch of electrical work.
Grafik Eye installed:
Wife painted the entire basement (aside from theater room) so we could get the plugs up without having to take them back out again later. Got all the plugs and switches in now. We didn't snug them down though, so they don't stick to the paint, Will do that right before inspection. No pic of this...
While I was doing other stuff, wife grouted the bathroom floor. Still need to do the entire shower though.
Finished install (ie put in bulbs) for the pot lights above the bar (which is currently the litter box area).
Cut out holes for theater room pot lights. Wired up the pot lights. You will also notice that i have put up some "sconces".
Then I ran into my first issue... the pot lights I have, which are the same as any other retrofit pot light I'm sure, have clips that snug down onto the top of the drywall. But, it assumes you have 1/2" of drywall, not 9/8" of drywall...
So when you go to put these into the hole that you just cut, the clips don't make it to where they need to be. so for each hole, in 2 spots....
I had to notch out the top layer of drywall so the clips could fit properly. sigh...
LESSON: Actually, I'm not sure there is one here... just extra work you gotta do.
Then I took a break from the pot lights, and worked on my riser. I decided to make it 12" high. 14" would be ideal according to the riser height calculator, but I don't think i have enough clearance for that. Off to Home Depot to buy some 2x12x8's, and of course they don't carry them. Just 2x12x12, which are stupid expensive, So i sit and think, and in the end buy twice as many 2x6x8, thinking I'll just build upwards. Riser is 8' wide (well, 8'3" really), and 7' deep.
And second layer on top of that:
Look at the step. I used a ton of screws to join the 2 layers together, and secure to the floor.
I need to order some recessed stair lights before I can finish it off. Apparently home depot doesn't carry those either....
Then back to the pot lights. Just have to put them in their holes and I'm done.
LESSON 2: Make sure you leave enough electrical wire in the backer boxes.... A couple of them were a bit of a struggle, but in the end I got them all.
All lights on:
Lights at half bright:
Pretty short list now to do before the electrical inspection:
-Install stair lights
-Tighten down plugs/switches, put on cover plates
-Install Steam Shower plug-in. I've got all the materials already, just need to run a 10' length from the panel to basically right below the panel. Easy.
That's it for now, more to trickle in as it gets done.