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July 30th, 2006
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House progress -- forward, with some minor issues
Some things are good, some are still a little questionable. We're noticing that not all of the windown close up properly. I got some advice on how to check to make sure they are on the rails properly. If they are, then perhaps normal log shrinking has warped the frames a tiny bit and the windows need to be re-framed.

Late this week, the columns should be fixed. That's the last major structural issue I know of. Some lights are going in [see below the cut]. The fence is laid. Soon, appliances.

--Pete


New fence New fence

It's hard to see - have to enlarge the pic
New Fence by pond New Fence by pond

Hot water heater, distro Hot water heater, distro

I like the water distribution manifold.
stone wall behind log stairs stone wall behind log stairs

This really needs a wider angle lens to do it justice.
Doors & Trim in MBR Doors & Trim in MBR

Finally one wall of one room is finished...well, except for the door knobs...and the vent covers....
Sweating pipe Sweating pipe

dripping on our nice new T&G floor. Oh the humanity!
Water from sweating pipe Water from sweating pipe

Quite worried about this. Wonder if it will help when the temp on the thermostat goes to a higher level? Right now it is at 65 to dry the new flooring.
Door w/trim in Q's room Door w/trim in Q's room

Window & other trim in Q's room Window & other trim in Q's room

Track lights in loft Track lights in loft

They don't light, though; I don't know if they aren't hooked up or just have no bulbs.
Stair rail in place, but not installed yet Stair rail in place, but not installed yet

Condensation from air duct Condensation from air duct

Condensation from air duct in basement Condensation from air duct in basement


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From:puskunk
Date:July 30th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
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The house is beautiful, but I'm fascinated by the water distribution method. I have never seen that and I've seen inside alot of unfinished houses.
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From:happypete
Date:July 31st, 2006 02:43 am (UTC)

heh...

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it's like a patch panel for pipes!

I can ask the plumber what it's called...it seems to have come with an instruction manual, as there's some sort of booklet hanging from a bag in the bottom.
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From:dcseain
Date:July 31st, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
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Great water system! Those rock, and make mantainence easier.

Looks like you're gonna need to instulate all your ductwork to avoid water/mould problems, eh?
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From:happypete
Date:July 31st, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)

I think so.

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The HVAC people think not, but I worry that this problem will recur every time we switch from normal ventilation to AC...
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From:happypete
Date:August 6th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)

interestingly, it can be a bad idea to insulate the ductwork...

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my trim carpenter says he's seen situations where people just "box moisture in" without solving the underlying problem...and then months or years later, the drywall disintegrates or the mold starts spreading.
From:oddmix
Date:August 6th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)

Looks Very Nice

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I looked around just a bit when I got the tractor today. The new fencing is very nice indeed. I too thought the water manifold was a really neat idea.
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From:happypete
Date:August 6th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Looks Very Nice

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One thing that's particularly cool is that each line on the manifold is individually controllable...a "circuit breaker" for water supply!
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