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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Weeks 23-26

Work Weeks- 23-26 September 2-27, 2013 If you missed week 21 and 22 here it is.The next several work weeks were concentrated on getting the windows installed and entrance french doors. Another crew of workers continued to work on the driveway and walkways. There is a pattern of cut out left over ceramic tiles that will be placed into the driveway and perimeter of the walkways. The final touches are coming together. Working on pouring the concrete for the walkway and driveway. Pouring concrete for the walkways The first phase…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Week 21-22

Work Week 21-22 August 19-23 and August 26-30 If you missed the previous week of Week 17-20, get it hereThe two weeks of construction of this period mainly concentrated on the efforts of getting the landscaping started. The concrete wall was starting to take shape as well as the raised concrete flower beds. The yard is going to have a concrete driveway with a finish of a granular pebble look, lined with accented tiles as well as a poured concrete sidewalks joining the two houses.The electrician was also around for…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Week 17-20

In case you missed it, here is work week #14-16 July 22 – August 2 Week 17-18 During this 2 week period of construction good progress was made on painting the interior and exterior of the rental home. The painters were able to finish first and second coats of paint. The carpenter was also around and started to install the cabinets for the bathroom, and kitchen. The interior doors and the the closets have also been started. I decided to use a water proof particle board, that was more economical…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Week 14-16

In case you missed it, here is work week #11-13 Week 14- July 1-5, 2013This entire week will be spent on continuing the interior and exterior stucco as seen below. In the picture below you can see the conduit that has electrical cable in it running to the roof. This cable is for the air conditioning condenser that will be placed later on the roof. The conduit was chiseled into the bricks and then later covered with concrete. Here you can see the thickness of the stucco that was put on…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Week 11-13

In case you missed it, here is work week #10 WEEK #11 JUNE 10-14, 2013 The entire week of work will be mostly spent on troweling on the cement mixture for making the wall smooth. It is a time consuming process that will take a little while to do. The result will be a fairly smooth result. The final product will be as smooth as painted drywall. The mixture is approximately 5 cm thick (2 inches.)  So this week the maestro “slaps on” the first stage for the wall preparation as…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Week 10

In case you missed it, here is work week #9 WEEK #10 June 03-07, 2013 Week #9 on building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador seen the walls starting to come up and the electrician and plumber were around to do some rough utility work. You also read how a special material was rolled onto the concrete roof to form a sealant for waterproofing. This week the further progress is being made on the roughing in of the electrical and plumbing. The masonry workers were also back to close…

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Building a rental home on the coast of Ecuador! Week 9

In case you missed it, here is work week #8 WEEK #9 MAY 27-31, 2013 In week #8 the bricklayers were just starting to lay some of the bricks for the walls. This week we are going to see further progress on the bricks for the walls and some rough plumbing and electrical work done. The work week begins with some bricks being put up and a dull colored coating being put on the roof. The mixture brushed on consists of a special water proof sealant that prevents cracking and seals…

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