|Here's the marking on the Schutz IBC container - you can see it's slightly less than 150 gallons in the tank.|
|This is the 2" connector on the ballcock. This is the water tank we're collecting the dehumidifier output from as we rid the house of the humidity from the mudding and taping as well as the concrete used for the pre-sloping of the shower drains.|
We're only planning on collecting from the rear half of the roof at this point in time due to logistics of piping the water from the front to the back of the house. Depending on trenches and cost we may decide to run a separate pipe in the same trench to our collection tanks that will reside under the back deck. Overflow will then be channelled into the runoff system going to the rip-rap outlet and feeding the 'water feature' in our landscape scheme. Basically we'll turn a pile of rip-rap into a dry creekbed that will funnel water into the intermittent creek when it rains like it has here recently.
|The "intermittent" creek after a good rain - it's been running, albeit a little slower than this, for several weeks now.|
|A properly pre-sloped pan. The slope is set at 1/4" in 12" so it's not a severe downslope yet water runs toward the drain.|
|The Fiberock is installed over the PVC shower pan membrane. This has not yet been taped and waterproofed.|
Our take-away from this experience is to verify what parts of the code books are applied in your county/state. The IRC isn't mandated as an all or nothing and in this case "County Option" is the rule of the day. Unfortunately we learned this a bit late in the process so it's costing a bit of time and money to make it meet the IRC requirements which in this case we feel are warranted.
Today we finished installing our painted sheetrock in the spaces over the slatted ceiling areas in the hallway. THe next step will be to get the hickory which will be 1x4 nominal (3/4" by 3 1/2") spaced 1/2" apart with the can light centered in each.
|The black sheetrock installed with the temp light installation below them. Hickory slats will run lengthwise (Top to bottom in this picture) in each bay with the can lights over the slats and below the sheetrock.|
|Again the black sheetrock - looking toward the family room and kitchen.|