Thursday, November 17, 2016
Let the destruction begin!
One surprise for both of us when they pulled the soffits off that section: there are a lot of romex power cables in there! When they built the house back in '92, instead of running the cables through the studs, as you usually see, they're all run through this funny short roof section. They're using what would otherwise just be wasted space, so it's actually kind of clever. However ... that means our builder has a challenge trying to route these cables behind the trusses. Worst case, if he can't find a way to do it, we'll have to cut every one of those cables, route them through the trusses, and then reconnect them. That will be a big pain in the butt if we actually have to do it, so we're hoping that we don't!
I'm enjoying the way our builder is totally unfazed by anything unexpected we run into during the construction. This is probably the tenth such “surprise”, and he just calmly takes them all in stride. That's a great attribute for someone in his profession! :)