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Interior systems progress

Air recovery ducts sealed and OSB sub-blocking where vent holes come through ceilings or walls.

Sea of home run wires eventually to be connected to electric panel.

Data, speaker, telephone and cable, home run wires

First floor main dividing wall filled with wiring and plumbing

Installing Vermont slate in handicap accessible powder room.

Nail plates on every wire and pipe penetration.

All drainage is ABS plumbing pipe.

Interior of master bath custom tile shower underway.

Pitched tile sill and tile jam returns into bathroom window.

Sealed supply and return heat recovery ducts.

Morning light entering main floor.

Custom granite sills for 13” deep window walls.

Exterior siding progress.

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The first Blower Door Test

Preliminary blower door test to find leaks to be sealed before insulating and sheet rock.

Infrared dot showing small leak around window to be caulked.

Foamed wire and pipe penetrations going through plates and shoes.

Smoke test for leaks. Note header connections completely caulked around all 4 sides as well as any double studs or plates.