framing inspection. We had to finish up the plumbing, mechanical, electrical, solar PV, solar hot
water, low voltage wiring, and rough framing in order to be approved to install the insulation and
sheetrock. There were a lot of little details to muddle through and they had to be done complete
and correct in order to pass on to the finishing stages. The devil is in the details, and the students
had the resolve to carry through with the tasks. They were in class and on the job site every day
and willing to put their best effort forward on each and every assignment that they were given.
From cleaning the parking lot to installing plumbing flashing on the roof, they did not complain
or shirk, and it is because of their hard work that this project is moving forward.
We passed the framing inspection on the last week of the quarter and proceeded directly to
insulation and sheetrock.
The following are some pictures taken during the quarter with captions:
and they are still smiling
Insulation baffles in the upper picture and pocket door frames in the lower picture are just two of
the many details that students were completing for inspection.
taken off the rack after the picture because they can reach a temperature of 350*F without the
heat transmission fluid running through. They will be reinstalled when the system is complete.
The heat dissipation loop was then backfilled with 5/8” crushed rock to act as a heat sink and provide a stable base.
All the students were excited to work with the Dingo front loader machine that was provided by Bunce Rental.
We took a celebratory picture of the group after completing the water system that will feed the gardens. It is amazing that so much can come from such a simple idea.