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Old 2010-04-08, 12:11 AM
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Default What To Get Done In Your Home During Construction

Because I get asked this a lot, I've written a simple article to go over the basics of any sort of technology that you would/should get installed in your home during construction.

http://www.phand.ca/article.php?article=what-to-get-done-in-your-home-during-construction


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Hi Greg,

Where was this list a year ago? I missed out on 2 items. If it ever happens, in my next home, I'll make sure all these items are installed. Thanks for the list.
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I would add that in areas where phone lines are done with home-run CAT5, that a shortcut to getting "data jacks" everywhere (which the builder may want to charge a premium for, just because they sound cool) is to run "extra phone lines" which you can then either terminate yourself or hire someone to terminate in a patch panel.
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Hi greg. I think you should first put a sewer piping in consrtucting a house. It would be difficult if you neglect putting pipes for your sewer. What do you think?
You are probably right Scott. Putting in some pipes during construction would definately be a good idea. You never know when you might want to flush a toilet and without the sewer pipes it could get messy!
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Hey Greg, the idea for adding conduit from the basement to the attic is great idea. Do you think this is considered structural work or is it something the electrical/wiring guys can do once the frame is up when they are running their wires around?
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It would be done by the appropriate trade during construction. No consideration would be given structurally for the conduit as the house is not built around that.
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It would be done by the appropriate trade during construction. No consideration would be given structurally for the conduit as the house is not built around that.
Pretty much what I thought, thanks!
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Some of my clients went into their homes during construction and taped all the duct connections with aluminum tape to improve airflow and reduce air leakage into the structure. Others added hundreds of screws to the subfloor into the joists to reduce or eliminate any chance of squeaky floors.

Recently a client told me that when the time was right in the construction process, he installed Roxul Safe and Sound Insulation on the walls of his second floor laundry room to reduce noise from that room.

Some got the builders permission to do these things and others just entered the home and did this work on a Sunday. Either way it's important to understand that at this time of construction the home and property is owned by the builder.

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Hi Greg,
I cannot seem to open your link in this thread.
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Hi Greg,

i can't find the article on the website. Looking forward to reading the article. We recently purchased a Sundial Home in the Pavilion Community closing for March 2016. Starting our research early
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