Monthly Archives: January 2015

Construction progress 3

The shop is taking shape!  Our walls are up, the ceiling is going in, and the showers are getting fitted out.  We spent last weekend in there painting, and will probably be in for two more weekends of painting before we’re done.

Reception desk and insulated wall
Our reception area, showing the insulated wall of one of the float rooms. We have thick interior walls: heavy OSB panels, insulation and doubled thickness of drywall, all to minimize sound transmission.

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Construction progress 2

A piece of bad news to lead off with: after delays with inspections, some extra work from surprises in the walls, and scheduling problems over the holidays, our contractors our now saying they expect to be finished in early February.

The work so far is looking great, though.  Electrical and plumbing roughin inspections are both signed off, and we’ll be closing up the walls next week.

For several days after the electricians started, there were tangles of armored cable everywhere, like Doctor Octopus had just lost a fight.
For several days after the electricians started, there were tangles of armored cable everywhere, like Doctor Octopus had just lost a fight.

 

Float tank delivery
Our first two new float tanks arrived in the rain right before Christmas.

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