Foundation inspection: Passed!


(Also see our [foundation photoset]( on flickr.)

We passed our foundation inspection(s) on the first try. Woot! We’re getting three truckloads of concrete tomorrow morning, and the forms will be removed the following day. Our [utility trench]( will also get backfilled that day. Next week we should be building the floor for the addition and framing Barb’s quilt studio. (It’s on a slab, so the floor will already be done.)


Even though we’re only installing a 225 Amp panel at this time, we had a large conduit installed that will accommodate the beefy cables required for 400 A service in case we choose to upgrade later. This caught the inspector’s eye, and he noted that our [Ufer ground][] won’t be acceptable for 400 Amp service. This isn’t a problem now because we won’t need 400 A service at least until my shop is finished, so I’ll install a 20′ #0 copper ground wire when we pour that slab.

[Ufer ground]:

About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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4 Responses to Foundation inspection: Passed!

  1. Barb says:

    Wow! This looks great! Your wife is so lucky! 😉

  2. Glenda says:

    Thanks for the follow-up. Did they offer you a choice of sprinklers or upgrading the wharf hydrant or were they going to require the sprinklers either way?

  3. Warboss says:

    225, 226 whatever it takes. 😀

  4. Jim says:

    Glenda, follow-up is here.

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