Photo of the day – 19 October 2017

Today’s photo shows where the magic happens!

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Because let’s face it; electricity is totally magical.  Here we see the wires running in for our heat pump, which will be a primary heat source in the winter (until it gets really, truly cold!) and provide cooling in the summer.  The wall units (2 on the second floor, 2 on the third floor) are strategically placed across from the doors in their respective rooms so that the air can flow when the doors are open.

The white, rigid, plastic pipes are where the condensation from the cooling units will run through the walls.  These need to run directly downward to avoid stagnant water.

Very soon, the behind the scenes work will be finishing and I will just be showing you pictures of drywall!

 

 

Photo of the day – 6 October 2017

I will finish off the week with the interior of the roof on my addition!  The fancy joists are super strong, but designed so that wiring and plumbing can be weaved right through them.  That will be particularly helpful on our ground floor, since we stole some headroom to make the basement a more comfortable height.

 

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When I asked how they covered the roof the night before they built it, the foreman told me that they didn’t!  He basically told me that if someone wants to enter a worksite, they are going to make it happen.  At this point in the process, I was more concerned for their tools than our future home!