Casa del Lagarto Azul, Loreto Bay gets outfitted with gas lines

gas-line-to-av-25

I find it somewhat amusing that I have moved from talking about beautiful hand-painted sinks and cabinets to discussions about sewage, water, and propane infrastructure. A little backwards I guess, but it is the unpredictable process of building a home in Loreto Baja, and it continues to be quite the adventure.

Yesterday, I got a note from Jesus with some photos of the gas lines that are going into our Agua Viva home (AV25) and our cluster.

The main gas line supplying the propane is reported by Luis, Director of Architecture to be scheduled for completion April/May time frame currently.

gas-line-to-av-41

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  • Dave Foken

    Loni,<br />
    <br />
    Great to see the infrastructure going in which should mean many more of your neighbors homes will be delivered soon as well. In their latest project update, TCC uses the term of an &quot;small tsunami&quot; of homes in AV that will have a CoSP issued once the remaining infrastrucutre is in place. Which leads me to ask why you were issued a CoSP in January if the service hook-ups are still being made. This is an important point since the warrenty and inspection clocks start at CoSP. Seems odd that you would be asked to inspect/accept a home that doesn't have the services in place. Kind of hard to find leaks if you do not have water.<br />
    <br />
    Also an observation on the depth of the gas line. Looks to be only a few inches deep. I would have thought it would be a couple of feet deep. Hope a construction worker doesn't decide to rest his shovel in that spot.

  • joseph/natalie

    I guess now we know those littel boxes on the side of the building are for the propane gas line. looking good and closer to reality of having your house done. All the best, maybe will be next…..

  • Dave Foken

    Loni,

    Great to see the infrastructure going in which should mean many more of your neighbors homes will be delivered soon as well. In their latest project update, TCC uses the term of an “small tsunami” of homes in AV that will have a CoSP issued once the remaining infrastrucutre is in place. Which leads me to ask why you were issued a CoSP in January if the service hook-ups are still being made. This is an important point since the warrenty and inspection clocks start at CoSP. Seems odd that you would be asked to inspect/accept a home that doesn’t have the services in place. Kind of hard to find leaks if you do not have water.

    Also an observation on the depth of the gas line. Looks to be only a few inches deep. I would have thought it would be a couple of feet deep. Hope a construction worker doesn’t decide to rest his shovel in that spot.

  • Dave Foken

    Loni,

    Great to see the infrastructure going in which should mean many more of your neighbors homes will be delivered soon as well. In their latest project update, TCC uses the term of an “small tsunami” of homes in AV that will have a CoSP issued once the remaining infrastrucutre is in place. Which leads me to ask why you were issued a CoSP in January if the service hook-ups are still being made. This is an important point since the warrenty and inspection clocks start at CoSP. Seems odd that you would be asked to inspect/accept a home that doesn’t have the services in place. Kind of hard to find leaks if you do not have water.

    Also an observation on the depth of the gas line. Looks to be only a few inches deep. I would have thought it would be a couple of feet deep. Hope a construction worker doesn’t decide to rest his shovel in that spot.

  • joseph/natalie

    I guess now we know those littel boxes on the side of the building are for the propane gas line. looking good and closer to reality of having your house done. All the best, maybe will be next…..

  • joseph/natalie

    I guess now we know those littel boxes on the side of the building are for the propane gas line. looking good and closer to reality of having your house done. All the best, maybe will be next…..

  • Al Graichen

    Just how deep are those gas lines into the ground? The picture is a bit scary.

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Dave and Al – <br />
    <br />
    Thanks for pointing this out. I am working on an RFI this weekend to send to Loreto Bay and will add this query to the list. <br />
    <br />
    It's great to get such valuable feedback.<br />
    <br />
    Joseph – I was wondering the same question until I had the opportunity to talk to Luis, Director of Architecture for Loreto Bay.<br />
    <br />
    Loni

  • Al Graichen

    The photo's provided do not seem to porvide the perpective of the installation. The Photo of the people &quot;installing' is just that, they are connecting &quot;something&quot; to &quot;somewhere&quot;. The pooto of the gas line is &quot;anywhere&quot;???? there is no connection with your home. Who knows where the photos were taken? (not trying to stir the pot, but just asking….)

  • Al Graichen

    Just how deep are those gas lines into the ground? The picture is a bit scary.

    • Chris Sessions

      I agree with Al…maybe we should consider making Loreto Bay (at least, Agua Viva) a NON-SMOKING resort!! Ka-Boom!

  • Hi Dave and Al –

    Thanks for pointing this out. I am working on an RFI this weekend to send to Loreto Bay and will add this query to the list.

    It’s great to get such valuable feedback.

    Joseph – I was wondering the same question until I had the opportunity to talk to Luis, Director of Architecture for Loreto Bay.

    Loni

  • Hi Dave and Al –

    Thanks for pointing this out. I am working on an RFI this weekend to send to Loreto Bay and will add this query to the list.

    It’s great to get such valuable feedback.

    Joseph – I was wondering the same question until I had the opportunity to talk to Luis, Director of Architecture for Loreto Bay.

    Loni

  • Al Graichen

    The photo’s provided do not seem to porvide the perpective of the installation. The Photo of the people “installing’ is just that, they are connecting “something” to “somewhere”. The pooto of the gas line is “anywhere”???? there is no connection with your home. Who knows where the photos were taken? (not trying to stir the pot, but just asking….)

  • Al Graichen

    Just how deep are those gas lines into the ground? The picture is a bit scary.

    • Chris Sessions

      I agree with Al…maybe we should consider making Loreto Bay (at least, Agua Viva) a NON-SMOKING resort!! Ka-Boom!

  • Al Graichen

    The photo’s provided do not seem to porvide the perpective of the installation. The Photo of the people “installing’ is just that, they are connecting “something” to “somewhere”. The pooto of the gas line is “anywhere”???? there is no connection with your home. Who knows where the photos were taken? (not trying to stir the pot, but just asking….)

  • Loni Kao Stark

    Hi Al – Good points. I should clarify what these photos are showing. <br />
    <br />
    The first photo is of AV25 and I was told by Jesus that the men are connecting the gas pipes to my home.<br />
    <br />
    The second one is actually of AV41 which is suppose to have the gas lines connected to our home AV25. The door orientation did not look right when I saw it to be AV25 so I asked Jesus to clear up.<br />
    <br />
    Thanks for everyone's points, I have added these questions to the RFI I just sent to Loreto Bay Company.<br />
    <br />
    The bigger issue is still the main propane line that will connect all these homes to the propane source. Jesus told me this will be complete April/May time frame. Things are being built well I think, just takes time.<br />
    <br />
    Loni

  • Hi Al – Good points. I should clarify what these photos are showing.

    The first photo is of AV25 and I was told by Jesus that the men are connecting the gas pipes to my home.

    The second one is actually of AV41 which is suppose to have the gas lines connected to our home AV25. The door orientation did not look right when I saw it to be AV25 so I asked Jesus to clear up.

    Thanks for everyone’s points, I have added these questions to the RFI I just sent to Loreto Bay Company.

    The bigger issue is still the main propane line that will connect all these homes to the propane source. Jesus told me this will be complete April/May time frame. Things are being built well I think, just takes time.

    Loni

  • Hi Al – Good points. I should clarify what these photos are showing.

    The first photo is of AV25 and I was told by Jesus that the men are connecting the gas pipes to my home.

    The second one is actually of AV41 which is suppose to have the gas lines connected to our home AV25. The door orientation did not look right when I saw it to be AV25 so I asked Jesus to clear up.

    Thanks for everyone’s points, I have added these questions to the RFI I just sent to Loreto Bay Company.

    The bigger issue is still the main propane line that will connect all these homes to the propane source. Jesus told me this will be complete April/May time frame. Things are being built well I think, just takes time.

    Loni

  • Chris Sessions

    I agree with Al…maybe we should consider making Loreto Bay (at least, Agua Viva) a NON-SMOKING resort!! Ka-Boom!

  • Loni Kao Stark

    I got responses to my last RFI from Jesus. With regards to the depth of the gas pipes. The statement I have is that:<br />
    <br />
    &quot;The depth of the pipes is done according to the NOM-004-SEDG-2004 OF THE SECRETARIA DE ENERGIA OF MEXICO.&quot;<br />
    <br />
    I think this is the document it is referring to <a href="http://www.economia.gob.mx/work/normas/noms/2004/004sedg.pdf&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.economia.gob.mx/work/normas/noms/2004/004sedg.pdf</a&gt;." target="_blank"><a href="http://www.economia.gob.mx/work/normas/noms/2004/…</a>.</a>" target="_blank">http://www.economia.gob.mx/work/normas/noms/2004/…</a>.</a></a> They did not give a specific depth measurement.

  • I got responses to my last RFI from Jesus. With regards to the depth of the gas pipes. The statement I have is that:

    “The depth of the pipes is done according to the NOM-004-SEDG-2004 OF THE SECRETARIA DE ENERGIA OF MEXICO.”

    I think this is the document it is referring to http://www.economia.gob.mx/work/normas/noms/2004/004sedg.pdf. They did not give a specific depth measurement.

  • I got responses to my last RFI from Jesus. With regards to the depth of the gas pipes. The statement I have is that:

    “The depth of the pipes is done according to the NOM-004-SEDG-2004 OF THE SECRETARIA DE ENERGIA OF MEXICO.”

    I think this is the document it is referring to http://www.economia.gob.mx/work/normas/noms/2004/004sedg.pdf. They did not give a specific depth measurement.

  • I got responses to my last RFI from Jesus. With regards to the depth of the gas pipes. The statement I have is that:

    “The depth of the pipes is done according to the NOM-004-SEDG-2004 OF THE SECRETARIA DE ENERGIA OF MEXICO.”

    I think this is the document it is referring to http://www.economia.gob.mx/work/normas/noms/2004/004sedg.pdf. They did not give a specific depth measurement.