Thanks to one and all for the advices. Not much new to report. The electrician came out this morning while I was away and put some cool looking plastic cover thingies over most of the outlets and and laid some conduit. Still waiting for the contractors to finish the south wall interior so the electric can continue there. The swamp cooler is in the wall and the motor runs when it is plugged in! I'm kind of baffled by the float valve but hopefully can figure that out myself. I've noticed over the years that most 'plumbing' isn't very hard. I think the concrete board *is* the type with the fiberglass. Don't see any paper on it and it does have kind of a fiberglass looking webbing embedded within. The side vents are screwed in. The contractors punch list at this point, off the top of my head: -create and install roof vents, openers, and screens -create and install screens on the outside of the side vents -finish the south wall (mainly lay concrete board) -fix the gap issue with the panels -install some kind of ridge cap (probably flashing or gutter stock bent to an angle) -install a door knob and finish door framing -install some boards across the walls for a nailing surface for hanging mounting grids, nozzles, hooks, etc. -finish the drainage system -install a small pipe below the cooler to run a water line from inside to the back of the cooler. One that i can close off in the winter with some screw caps. I'm going to try to get them to do some painting where the nailing boards will go and I figure i'll put the actual finish paint on the inside. I also want them to screw in a board near my water supply so i can hang up a manifold with two to four hoses so i can have dedicated supply to the cooler, a regular hose, one for a r/o, and an extra maybe for nozzles to wet the floor. And i'm going to see if they have enough scrap cedar to put in two more cross pieces, one at each end. I think it will look better and will also give me another nailing surface. Then at some point the plumber needs to get the gas line *into* the gh. And the electrician still needs to get up in the attic and bring electricity to the gh. I told him he can wait until it cools off for that. And i still need to get a heater and figure out if it needs a fresh air intake through the wall. etc. etc. I never realized how @#$%^& complicated a gh could be!