Topics include: electrical upgrade project, residential and garage building maintenance, laundry machine maintenance, serpentine walls, metal window frames, our security services contract, and furnace venting issues.
Work has been completed on all eight of Building 91’s units, replacing outlets, switches, and wiring to appliances, smoke detectors, and light fixtures; existing subpanels were upgraded to 125A panels, holes were patched, and the affected walls and ceilings painted. In all the work took about one week per unit. A building with a different configuration of units will be selected next.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PAINTING / INSULATION
Building 17 was completed as scheduled on September 12, and power washing has begun at Building 21. Work at Building 23 in court 5 is scheduled to begin September 28. As a reminder, Residential Building Painting and Insulation is slated for buildings 92, 2, 17, 21, 23, 51, 53, 55, 65, and 96.
GARAGE RESTORATION / PAINTING
Courts 3, 7, and 11 have been selected for Garage Restoration and the project is tentatively scheduled to begin on October 16 with Court 7, followed by Court 3, which requires maintenance on roofs and concrete foundations. Garage inspections in these Courts will coincide with the completion of this work.
LAUNDRY MACHINE MAINTENANCE
A deep cleaning of all the laundry machines is tentatively scheduled for October 17, 2023, by 3 technicians. During cleaning, each laundry room will be ‘down’ for approximately 1 hour.
Contractor Troxler and Sons continues to seek solutions for a cost-effective way to source bricks for patio wall repair. To date, suggestions by Lambert Giessinger at the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources (LAOHR) have proven to be prohibitively expensive.
METAL WINDOW FRAME REHABILITATION
Facilities Engineer Linda Pollari is looking into the cost and feasibility of repairing unit windows. She will bring a resolution to the Board at the October 24 meeting.
The Green has received proposals from several security companies including our current provider. The ad hoc committee has decided to take an extra month to review them and will present a recommendation to the Board at the October 24 board meeting.
FURNACE VENT ISSUES
Linda Pollari announced that the new high-efficiency furnaces being used to replace the old appliances are creating condensation problems, resulting in water damage. She stated that, depending on the configuration of the existing venting, it will need to be replaced when a new furnace is installed.