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      10-11-2011 07:38 PM #1
      Since I've asked a few questions in this forum I decided to go ahead and share with you guys/gals my new home build.

      Nothing fancy, just a small 3 bedroom 2 bath home.





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      Looks nice. Any outside pics?
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      10-11-2011 08:14 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by stevegolf View Post
      Looks nice. Any outside pics?
      Thanks

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      10-21-2011 04:31 PM #4
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      10-27-2011 07:13 PM #5
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    6. 10-27-2011 08:28 PM #6
      You in a prison compound or expecting a zombie attack? What's with the block wall?
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      10-27-2011 09:19 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      You in a prison compound or expecting a zombie attack? What's with the block wall?
      That's the builders version of a privacy fence. All of their communities in this subdivision are similar.

      Lots of homes here in Arizona have this type of "fence". Hope it'll suffice during a zombie invasion.

    8. 10-28-2011 01:07 PM #8
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      Why so many tape joints in the drywall? Something about the climate there?

    9. 10-28-2011 01:13 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by LJasonB View Post
      Why so many tape joints in the drywall? Something about the climate there?
      That's probably just covering the screw heads with compound only. I've seen lots of guys use the "long pass" method as opposed to dabbing on each screw.

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      10-28-2011 11:03 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by LJasonB View Post
      Why so many tape joints in the drywall? Something about the climate there?
      It's Arizona, there is no climate....

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      10-29-2011 01:24 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      You in a prison compound or expecting a zombie attack? What's with the block wall?
      that stuff is ALL over in the Phoenix area.
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      11-03-2011 08:41 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      You in a prison compound or expecting a zombie attack? What's with the block wall?

      Call that a wall...where's the electric fence at the top?

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      11-03-2011 10:08 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by CBJ View Post
      Call that a wall...where's the electric fence at the top?
      Don't forget the glass shards embedded in cement at the top.

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      11-03-2011 12:19 PM #14
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      Don't forget the glass shards embedded in cement at the top.
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      11-03-2011 02:05 PM #15
      Postage stamp lots. I live on one too....

      House looks to be coming along nicely though
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      11-05-2011 01:00 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      Postage stamp lots. I live on one too....

      House looks to be coming along nicely though
      Yes, the backyard is small but I'm fine with that since I hate mowing grass.

      Thanks!
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      11-06-2011 12:05 AM #17
      Update:

      Flooring, faucets & mirrors






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      11-06-2011 08:28 AM #18
      ^^^^^^^^^^ Why are you letting poeple (workers maybe?) walk on the hardwood flooring with dirty shoes? This should be covered with something like cardboard taped down.

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      11-06-2011 05:43 PM #19
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      ^^^^^^^^^^ Why are you letting poeple (workers maybe?) walk on the hardwood flooring with dirty shoes? This should be covered with something like cardboard taped down.
      Not worried about that. They'll fix it at final inspection if I find any damage or defects.

      They have a construction cleaning crew that comes thru and cleans up the place at certain intervals.

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      11-06-2011 09:11 PM #20
      Love how homes look in the SW.
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      11-06-2011 10:16 PM #21




      I don't quite understand the back of your house. Is this upper shot taken standing at the sliding glass door out to that small concrete patio? Am I seeing the post you can see out the kitchen slider in the lower shot?
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      11-06-2011 10:42 PM #22
      I'd say yes. You are seeing the back patio out the kitchen slider and the top picture shows the very edge of the patio, lower right corner of the post and into the back.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      11-07-2011 05:31 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post




      I don't quite understand the back of your house. Is this upper shot taken standing at the sliding glass door out to that small concrete patio? Am I seeing the post you can see out the kitchen slider in the lower shot?
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      I'd say yes. You are seeing the back patio out the kitchen slider and the top picture shows the very edge of the patio, lower right corner of the post and into the back.
      That last pic is taken from the living room wall out into the patio. That's the privacy fence that separates the next street of houses.

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      Thermostat & Fan control in Laundry room:




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      12-01-2011 06:38 AM #27
      Laundry room



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      12-01-2011 08:09 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Sizzla View Post
      Not worried about that. They'll fix it at final inspection if I find any damage or defects.
      I'm sure I'm saying something you'll already do but I'll say it anyways, be very particular about what you expect when you do the final. We got some push back on a few things but we were very clear an insistent and it all ended up getting taken care of.

      Place looks good.

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      12-01-2011 05:21 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      ^^^^^^^^^^ Why are you letting poeple (workers maybe?) walk on the hardwood flooring with dirty shoes? This should be covered with something like cardboard taped down.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sizzla View Post
      Not worried about that. They'll fix it at final inspection if I find any damage or defects.

      They have a construction cleaning crew that comes thru and cleans up the place at certain intervals.

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      12-01-2011 05:31 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by FlashRedGLS1.8T View Post
      I'm sure I'm saying something you'll already do but I'll say it anyways, be very particular about what you expect when you do the final. We got some push back on a few things but we were very clear an insistent and it all ended up getting taken care of.

      Place looks good.
      Thanks. I plan on being firm with all the major items my home inspector found.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mtl-Marc View Post
      The pic with the footprints on the flooring and the one with the floor taped over were a couple of days apart. I guess they saw the footprints and did something about it without a word from me.
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      12-02-2011 07:02 PM #31
      Had my final walk thru inspection today and the list of items my inspector found are fixed or will be fixed by trades before my close date next Thursday.

      The place has some nice touches and gadgets. I'm going to enjoy having no one above or beside me on the other side of the walls.

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      12-10-2011 01:40 PM #32
      Closing went well. Put up temporary blinds.
      Fridge & washer/dryer delivery scheduled for next Wednesday.
      On the hunt for faux wood blinds and cell black out blinds throughout.



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      02-11-2012 07:20 PM #35
      Been busy buying some stuff for the place. Still waiting for my computer desk for the den. Office max somehow transposed two numbers in my address. It'll be here Monday finally.

      Entry way


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