Monday, October 15, 2007

Little Brick House Google Photo album

Monday, July 30, 2007

'tankless' water heater installed

Today our old 80 gallon electric water heater tank was switched out for the new *electric* whole-house on demand tankless water heater (Steibel Eltron). Every trades person involved in installing this baby was totally flabbergasted when we explained that it had to have 3 dedicated 50amp circuits. The electrician refused to believe it until we could show him the spec sheet. (Just for comparison, a kitchen range uses only one circuit this size.)

So, no more maintaining a tankfull of water at 120' & (hopefully) even with the inreased immediate use of power for the new heater, the overall use will go down...stay tuned

Sunday, July 29, 2007

plumbing cont'd

plumbing woes

framing +

future bathroom floor mostly jacked out; closet framed (note Trex sole/bottom plate - damp resistant without chemically pressure-treated lumber); new heating duct

Early on

jackhammering the future bathroom floor; furring out exterior walls

West fence

Heather's last hurrah (prior to pregnancy-induced bedrest) was putting up fence boards on the frame Jim built.

We love Jackson Remodeling!

This contracting crew has been wonderful. Finally seeing progress on reconstructing our basement has definitely eased our anxiety.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

more window

retaining wall in place, will face the visible exterior with slate tiles.

view SW out of window
view NW
alley-neighbor helped auger new fence post holes Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 28, 2006

egress window

Vycor sealant tape & blue closed-cell foam between cement foundation wall & treated 2x6 rough-in frame.
View out of new egress window pending another 2' rise of retaining wall .
Exterior view of new window...obviously needs to be painted. Now to extend the fence to enclose this inviting entrance...
Just installed...interior surface. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 07, 2006

almost 3 1/2 yards of 5/8- crushed and most of one dirt pile already used as base & backfill for the first 4 tiers... Posted by Picasa

window well a little over half finished...HEAVY work!!! Posted by Picasa

after the masons Posted by Picasa

window waiting... Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Now *here's* a pile of dirt!!!! Note the 6 yards of rock in the background. The crescent berm in the front yard plan is well on its way... Posted by Picasa

6 yards of gravel for the window well...see the little pile of dirt under the tarp from the greenhouse project? Posted by Picasa

kind of a messy job... Posted by Picasa