Monthly Archives: March 2012

Radiant Heat Tubing Installed

We completed the radiant floor tubing installation last week.  Those tubes are placed 12 inches apart, in two separate heating zones – one for the north and one for the south. It was tricky to get all of the tube … Continue reading

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Framing Is Progressing

The framing is progressing very well. We opted to use open-web manufactured floor trusses to minimize the amount of OSB (oriented strand board) in the interior living space.  OSB has a lot of formaldehyde in it and it off-gasses into … Continue reading

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Concrete Floor Poured

The concrete floor was also poured last week.  The purpose of the concrete floor is to act as thermal mass to store the heat from the sun.  When the sun shines on the concrete during the day, the 4″ thick … Continue reading

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Framing Continues

Framing the first floor:

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Framing Begins

The radiant flooring was started yesterday.  Today, Jonathan and crew started the framing .   We also took the opportunity to improve the radiant tubing layout.  It looks fantastic now – thanks, Jonathan!  Was plus 12 today.

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Installing Radiant Tubing before the Concrete is Poured

March started off with more snow, slowing us down a little more.  However, the last week has been really warm and we’re picking up steam now.  Another inch of foam insulation was installed along with a layer of welded-wire lath. … Continue reading

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February in Review II

Gravel and sand: Installing 6″ of insulation (R25):  Interrupted by the resumption of winter:

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