January 2nd, 2011

Things That Leak

We’re still working through various little issues with the house that really don’t show themselves until they are put under stress. Read the rest of this entry »

August 20th, 2010

Blower Door Test

This morning, we got our blower door test to find out for real how tight our envelope is. Turns out its pretty good, our infiltration rate is 0.16 air changes per hour. Read the rest of this entry »

January 5th, 2010

Our Octopus

Yesterday a crazy tangle of ducts was installed in our basement for our HRV… I think all of it can neatened up substantially if the unit is turned to the right. Read the rest of this entry »

December 29th, 2009

HRV and Steel Framing

Our siding keeps going up, but the big excitement is that yesterday the steel frame for our screening around our lower roof garden was delivered to our site, and this morning our HRV finally showed up. Read the rest of this entry »

December 19th, 2009

Updates: Shear Wall

Yesterday everyone tackled a handful of little things that needed to get done while we wait for other things that are taking some time. There is an internal shear wall that somehow never got structural sheathing on it. Because our stairwell interrupts structure on the whole east side of the house, we need this to pick up that side of our floors and keep them from wobbling. Read the rest of this entry »

December 11th, 2009

Preparing for Next Week

There has been little tangible progress this week, pretty much being limited to the waste and overflow for our tub being installed. They went in at about 7pm on Wednesday night… Read the rest of this entry »

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