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Keller Residence: February 2007

February 5, 2007 -- The ground under the house is smoothed out. The center piers will support a steel beam.

February 5, 2007 -- Looking west towards the garage. You can see the plumbing pipes (white) and electrical conduit (grey) in place.

February 5, 2007 -- A view of the north east corner of the garage.

February 5, 2007 -- A view of the north west corner of the garage. The house is in the distance.

February 5, 2007 -- The front of the garage faces south.

February 5, 2007 -- The plumbing pipes come up through the east wall.

February 5, 2007 -- Plumbing and electrical prep work before slab is poured under the house. The garage is in the distance.

February 6, 2007 -- Concrete is being poured under the house. You can see plastic in the foreground.

February 8, 2007 -- The bond beam is being poured. Framing will start in a few days.

February 9, 2007 -- The chimney foundations are filled and the bond beam is poured. Anchor bolts were placed in the bond beam to secure the house to the foundation.

February 9, 2007 -- The Isokern fireplaces have arrived. They will be built in a few days.

February 9, 2007 -- The garage is ready for pouring the slab. Water pipes and electrical conduit are stubbed off where the slab will be. Fill dirt has been compacted.

February 12, 2007 -- A slab has been poured under the house. The I beam is ready to be installed.

February 12, 2007 -- The steel beam is being welded and mounted in place beneath the house.

February 12, 2007 -- The steel beam is installed and is being painted.

February 13, 2007 -- The fireplace fireboxes are being assembled.

February 13, 2007 -- Both fireboxes are built. The flue liners will be assembled tomorrow.

February 14, 2007 -- The flue liner on the south chimney is being built. It will be built about 17 feet high for now. When the first floor framing is complete, the rest of the flue liner will be assembled.

February 14, 2007 -- The south flue liner is completed for now. It is about 17 feet high. Notice the brick ledge near the top. Brick will built from the ledge up on three sides. The fourth side will have a brick ledge up higher.

February 14, 2007 -- The sill plates have been installed. Both flue liners are up about 17 feet. Notice the "crooked" chimney on the left (north) end. It has to turn so it can move outside the house.

February 15, 2007 -- The flue of this chimney has to turn so it will be outside the house. The fireplace firebox (the farside of the photo) is on the porch.

February 15, 2007 -- The garage slab has been poured and is being finished. The house is to the right of the garage.

February 15, 2007 -- Bricks are being laid around the foundation curtain wall. The fireplace is visible in the background.

February 15, 2007 -- The rear foundation curtain wall of the house has been tooled in a grapevine design. A vent is visible.

February , 2007 -- The first floor joists are being placed on the sill plates.

February 16, 2007 -- Bricking resumes and will be completed around the house curtain wall today.

February 16, 2007 -- The trusses are laid out and installed.

February 20, 2007 -- The floor trusses are in place and the rim joists have been installed. Tie down straps will be added before inspection.

February 22, 2007 -- Part of the front wall is standing. The flooring for the first floor is installed.

February 22, 2007 -- A view from what will be the master bedroom towards the front wall. The Isokern fireplace is barely visible on the right side of the photo.

February 22, 2007 -- More walls are going up. The tall walls on the east side are clearly visible.

February 22, 2007 -- This house has a two story room serving as a dining and living room combination. The owners have named it the "Brays" room. This shows the east wall of the Brays room. Notice its height compared to Willis Ponds (with his back to the camera.

February 23, 2007 -- Most of the exterior walls are up.

February 23, 2007 -- Interior walls are going up. You can see the high Brays room wall to the left. The master suite is in the distance on the right.

February 23, 2007 -- view from the master suite. Soon interior walls will be erected in this view.

February 23, 2007 -- This is a view of the Brays room from the kitchen. It is about 20 feet wide and 20 feet high.

February 23, 2007 -- The north end of the first floor still needs interior walls.

February 23, 2007 -- Looking east towards the front of the house.

February 27, 2007 -- Joists are installed over the master bedroom.

February 27, 2007 -- These are the second floor trusses looking north.

February 27, 2007 -- A view to the east showing the Bray's room. It is two stories tall.

February 27, 2007 -- Looking in the front door.

February 27, 2007 -- This a view of the west wall of the Bray's room. Most of the first floor interior walls are in place.

February 27, 2007 -- The footers for the connecting walkway are poured.

February 27, 2007 -- A view of the house.

February 28, 2007 -- Red (it actually looks darker than the photo) fire brick is laid in the Brays room fireplace.

February 28, 2007 -- Looking south down the hallway towards the master bedroom. The kitchen and Brays room are on the left.

February 28, 2007 -- This a view of the west wall of the Bray's room. Most of the first floor interior walls are in place.

February 28, 2007 -- This is the chimney on the patio. Part of the firebrick has been laid. The bottom of the firebox was raised to elevate the hearth.

February 28, 2007 -- The public patio has a beam placed around the top. Temporary posts hold it until the block wall is finished.

February 28, 2007 -- Scaffolding is in place to continue building the chimney liner. It has another 15 or 20 feet to go.

February 28, 2007 -- The first of the second floor walls was erected just before quitting time.