November 25th, 2009

Our Heating System

As we mention on our house signage, we have no furnace… But we still do have a little bit of heating need, and have been considering a couple of ideas of how to meet that need. Its looking like the system we’re going to use are a couple of simple in-wall Cadet heaters. This was the original plan which we abandoned for a while in favor of a mini split heat pump system, and now that we’re needing to actually specify a system in order to get electrical in place for it we are going back to the Cadet heaters. Read the rest of this entry »

November 22nd, 2009

A Break In

This morning we wandered over to the house to check on a leaky window to see how it fared in the storm last night and found a broken doorknob and open basement door. Aside from that, no vandalism. We did have two rather expensive pieces of equipment stolen, our contractor’s air compressor and our kitchen hood (still in its box). Read the rest of this entry »

November 18th, 2009

Deck and Cabinets

Over the last couple of days, the main visible change on the house is that our deck is now framed out. That leaves just siding, our entry patio and the ecoroofs as the remaining exterior things to do. Read the rest of this entry »

November 14th, 2009

Ecoroof Progress

Our Roofing Membrane

This last week Ecoroofs Everywhere installed our waterproof membranes that will contain our ecoroofs. Its a heat welded membrane (TPO) that can really only be put together in dry weather, and early this week we had a couple of days of decent weather that we were able to capitalize on and get the membrane in place to help keep our house dry. Read the rest of this entry »

November 10th, 2009

The Last Two Weeks

For the last couple weeks we have been out of town. The photo above is from the platform of the Palm Springs train station… We didn’t stay there, we were on our way home on a train trip that brought us to Chicago, Austin/San Antonio, and points in between. Meanwhile, work has been progressing on the house. Read the rest of this entry »

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