After waiting out the rain, the guys from Atlanta Gas Light came out yesterday to run the gas line.
They started at the house close to where the gas pipe was run.
I still don’t understand why they offset it like this. Maybe they need a little wiggle room to get the pipes hooked together, but still, it bugs me.
Then they ran it all along the edge of the front yard until they got to the fun part.
Up ‘til this point they could run the pipe anywhere they wanted to (as long as they didn’t mess with the geothermal, the well or the city water). But now they had to hand dig to make sure they didn’t dig up the gas main.
Just to make things more fun, the old steel pipe gas main was right above the new yellow plastic gas main, so they couldn’t use the locator tools. It took them forever, but they finally found the main and got us hooked up.
Meanwhile, around back there were masons swarming everywhere.
Jason had brought the whole crew, and they were up high,
They got a good bit done
– all the way to the water table (see, I remembered not to call it a beer ledge…) on this section.
And not to be outdone, the siding guys were continuing with the siding around the side porch.
And when I wasn’t snapping pictures, I had a meeting with the cabinet maker to go over details, so all in all it was a very productive day. A few more inspections and we’ll be ready to proceed with insulation and sheetrock on the inside.