Thursday, July 30, 2009

More insulation on the edges

One monster sledding hill, clearing for the tower:

Finish work continuing:

Insulation around the base of the house:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Renewable Energy Construction Begins!

General location of solar panels:

Hole for solar panel foundation and post:

Clearing an area for the 100 foot wind tower:

Quick look at the buried water tank:

Interior walls are shaping up:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Roofing completed; Septic, water and oil tanks installed

Roof is now complete: (Last part of the roofing is gutters!)

Tank day!

Septic field:

Hole for water tank:

Septic connection to the house:

Septic overview:

Water tank filled in:

Oil tank:

Septic field filled in:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Work continues...

Tin on the faux roof:

Other side almost finished:

Tanks were in the process of being buried.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Roof and drywall work

One last look at the septic tank before burial.

Roof is nearing completion:

Mudding and taping: Rounding corners

Mud and tapped kitchen and ceiling:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Roof, mudding and taping today

Mud & Tape:


Kitchen, mud & tape starting:

A look at the porch door:

Drywall complete

Roof progress:

Tanks closer up:

Kitchen: Looking for a light?

Living room:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Some tanks left to do is estimated at 3 weeks!

Master bedroom and large walk in closet:

Master bedroom:


Living room and dining room:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Windows and Drywall

Windows are all installed with hardware. These windows literally rock!

Front view:

Tilt and turn window, feature A:

Tilt and turn window, feature B:

Let the drywall or sheetrocking begin!

Master bath:

Dining room windows and tilt and turn porch door:

Next: more drywall, oil, gas and water tanks. Insulation around the foundation of the house. Foundation for wind generator.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Windows and Drywall

Windows being installed today:

With the windows going in... next is drywall. A large delivery is in progress.

Tai Chi area windows. The two square ones are whole panes. The egress windows have a solid pane and a pane that will swing open in two modes. (Demonstrate that later when the hardware is installed)

A good look at the guest bedroom egress window:

Looking from inside the Tai Chi area:

Had a great discussion with the crew there today. One worker handling the delivery of the drywall mentioned that they love the house and location. I am in pretty much agreement that any lot in the Murphy Dome subdivision has a great view. Another worker was very impressed with the amount of insulation being used. We will also be getting some recent improvements in window design. The boiler, although it still uses oil for heat, does not use a typical stack. Normal oil furnaces require a typical chimney or metal stack. It was mentioned that the unit being installed can be vented using regular PVC... amazing.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Roof, Insulation and Windows

Installation of metal roofing continues on the other side, some trim on this side showing up.

Can you see what is different? Remember all those little A-frames we saw in the garage?

Ta Da! Its the little side roof. This is more for general looks on this side of the house:

Vapor barrier going up on all interior walls with insulation everywhere... no more echo in the garage.

Windows pile #1: Great Land Window

Window pile #2:

Window pile #3:

Tai Chi room looking into the garage, insulation in the walls:

Enclosed 2nd Floor vaulted ceiling, cellulose insulation will be blown in once drywall is in place. This is one thing that will not be cheaply serviceable in the future. NO LEAKY ROOF ALLOWED!

Fully insulated wall and enclosed ceiling:

Gas line for propane to stove and refrigerator (yellow pipe):