Reminded me of a labyrinth…

finishinginsulationToday was a pretty momentous day, with lots getting done.  The concrete folks who have been installing the insulation got here about 7:30 to finish that part of the job.  They were done by about 10:00.

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Meanwhile the folks from Peninsula Heating, Ken and his crew, got here about 9:30 to begin putting in the radiant heat tubing. Their jobs were made more challenging by the fact that it started raining. The first thing was to layout where the interior walls would be so that the coils could be properly set up.  If it was dry, chalk lines would have been used in many cases.  Instead, they had to use marking pens…and some of those marks were not even handling the rain.

takingshelterRandy arrived about 10:30 and inspected the insulation job.  He then continued in helping Ken figure out where the lines were going.  It did not make it any easier that Ken’s hand drawn diagram for the layout was getting rained on though they made a makeshift lean-to to cover it and some other equipment.  installing manifoldThey also installed the panels that would hold the two manifold systems.

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After Ken laid out the one side, the crew laid the lineslayout

Meanwhile, Ken proceeded to lay out the lines on the second side.  He had to leave about 2:30 for a meeting. crewcontinueslayingpexThe crew continued working, finishing the first side and beginning on the second side.

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Meanwhile one of the electricians came back to put in a conduit from the center of the living room floor to a wall so that we could have a floor outlet.

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ContiuingplanninglayoutWhile they were working on that, the crew were continuing to work and one of them, who seemed to be a lead continued with the planning for the second side.

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Randy discussed the schedule with us. Originally, we had hoped that the concrete slab would be poured on Wednesday, but there is still too much to be done.  The rest of the heating coils need to go in.  Then there needs to be rebar placed all over the floor, then there needs to be an inspection from the county before concrete can be poured.  We may have been ready for Thursday, but unfortunately, there was not a pumper truck available for Thursday and trying for Wednesday just seemed to iffy, so we are going for a concrete pour on Friday….and hopefully Brian and I can fly back to the bay area Friday night.

All the work was slowed today because of the rain…though it was fairly light and had stopped by mid afternoon.  However, it is raining quite a bit now and the rain is suppose to be heavier tomorrow.   I just checked the weather report again and there is less rain than originally predicted. It is questionable whether they will be able to finish the heating lines in the morning if it is still raining heavily, but it should be OK.  But now there is Wednesday if needed though they need to be done for the rebar and the inspection….

FullSizeRender_1 FullSizeRender_2 FullSizeRenderWe discussed another project with Randy as well.  We are planning to make a waterfall/rain garden in a deep pit that we have about 50 feet behind the house as a way to direct the rainfall that will come off the roof into gutters.  There will be drainpipe circling the house and then directed to the back.  During the week while waiting for the concrete to dry, they will place that drainpipe, as well as perforated pipe designed to keep water away from the house, cover it with drain rock, and then have the excavator fill in the trenches with the soil that had been excavated previously so that there will be earth coming up to the house rather than the trench that is all around it now when they are ready to erect the house.  I hope the good weather that is predicted for next week holds into the following week for them to erect the house.

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