July 6, 2012 § 9 Comments
There has been *some* progress. The house is plumbed with the vent and supply lines (pictures to come soon). On the 4th I was able to finally stat putting up some roofing too. It was done pretty much in the heat of the day which isn’t a great idea… but I think we got the system down! We just got one of 6 sheets down but I got a good idea of how much more glue I need to get (it’s on order now) and we can figure out the best way to lay it down. I’m not sure how many times a person gets the opportunity to lay TPO roofing in their life if they aren’t a roofer so I think it’s pretty cool! Here are some pictures of that, sorry in advance for the butt pictures, mom did it!
June 13, 2012 § 18 Comments
I got my toilet, already I am slightly disappointed… I do think it is more of a customer service issue than a product error. They sent me the wrong unit. They sent me the electric version of the one I ordered. It’s not a HUGE deal because I will be tied to the grid for a while but it could certainly cause problems when I take it off-grid. The power usage is minimal but it still adds up, i have a lot of ‘minimal’ draws already… The other, more pressing issue is that the electric unit is a couple inches higher. I purposefully ordered the non-electric version because this needs to sit under my trailer, it was really close on the other one, it just means I have to jack the trailer up more, I already feel like it’s pretty high up… humpffff! The third issue is that the unit they sent is a couple hundred bucks more, i am thinking I got charged for those couple hundred bucks instead of the wrong unit accidentally being shipped, it’s easier to believe that the lady accidentally ordered the wrong one but at the correct price… I am going to sleep on it and see how I feel in the morning… it could go either way. Either way I am planning on having it on display at Boise’s Green Expo in a couple weekends.
To get my mind off that I moved back to the electrical. I got all the circuits run, at least until I ran out of wire. I need about 10-15 more feet to complete it! Oh, and to hook it to the board . It’s getting there and I think I have it down! Dad made mention of possibly doing the plumbing tomorrow, that would be sweet!
My roof doesn’t seem to have shipped yet, I hope it does soon so I can catch up on the exterior stuff relatively soon. All in good time!
Tomorrow is a work day for USGBC after my day job so no update, probably… I hope you have all had a wonderful day! Here are some pictures:
May 19, 2012 § 4 Comments
The trailer is out and in it’s new home for now. It was a close one pulling it out for sure but the math worked out in the end, we made it! We got it all leveled up on blocks, I was able to go around and trim the building wrap up and we hung 5ish rafters before we ran out of light. Tomorrow is another day!
Hoping to get all the rafters on, finish the building wrap, get the sheathing on the roof and possibly place the windows. I am going to be getting a late start tomorrow but late is better than never!
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
H. Jackson Brown