Monthly Archives: September 2012

The lathing on the Build the USA home started today, preparing the home for stucco. This primarily is for the 2nd floor but also applies to the front entranceway, around windows and doors, as well as a few other areas … Continue reading

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Down to the Wire

For those unfamiliar with the term ‘low voltage’ as it relates to construction, this typically involves cable, internet, telephones, & audio systems. Hidden behind the drywall of every home (more so with new homes) is a vast array of wires … Continue reading

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Think Inside the Box

A funny thing happened on the way home from Lowe’s. After checking the box for ‘Made in the USA’, I purchased a surge protector outlet (from Legrand) to install in the Legrand wiring panel. I then passed this onto our … Continue reading

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Awh Nuts!

It’s been almost 3 months since we broke ground, and we just used the first non American-made item. Nuts! That’s actually what the item was: a coupling nut. A series of threaded rods are used to secure the first and … Continue reading

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