Building a House

Garage and AV Rack

I decided something tonight… I absolutely despise my father’s new hobby of watching Sunday night football. Thankfully he went skiing today, within the next 30 min (time for food to hit the ole belly) he’ll be passed out on the couch and I can sneak in and turn off the
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Warm Concrete and Nearly Finished Garage

Hey there folks, Not to worry, I haven’t forgotten about you, this blog, or documenting my awesome project. Just had an overwhelming amount of distractions, real-life responsibilities, and overall not so fun stuff to keep me from writing.  What might you say? Let’s
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We Got Heat Today!

I’m sure the mechanical guys are happy today’s over! The morning started with a few finishing touches to the hydronic heat system and then the water district guy showed up to crank the water main on.  I had to laugh as I listened to Gary and Joe (the mechanical guys)
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Sheetrock Started, Still No Heat, Random Update

This will be a bit of a progress/random catchall update to bring you all up to where the project is at today and talk about a very cool thing that I’ve thought about/designed/bought stuff for, but haven’t mentioned in the blog. The boys finished laying the insulation this
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Radiant Heat System

Had planned to write a real lengthy update describing the radiant heat system tonight, but I fell asleep during the recorded lecture of my Business Statistics and Analysis class tonight, so there goes the extra hour I had planned to write about the heating.  Can you believe that
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Finally Almost Heat

One quick picture of the plumbing and I’m out for the night. I’ll explain the heating system thoroughly tomorrow!
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Snow… cold… feels like winter!

I can hardly contain myself at how excited I am to soon have HEAT! The blog updates and pictures have been a little sparse over the past week because it’s been so darn cold, the evening so early, and we so busy with the automation wiring that I haven’t had many good
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More Automation Wiring

There has been a whole lot accomplished with the automation system. Major complements to my dad for being the prime mover behind making it all happen. I was a little bit nervous about working with my dad on all this wiring, because we don’t always see eye to eye (I am an
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Done Siding… Almost! Pensotti Boiler

Sure has been a busy week, trying to keep up with all the tradesmen’s questions and making sure that we’re staying ahead of the builders with our automation wiring. I spent a good part of the weekend with my father running over 2000 feet of audio/automation wiring, and then until
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Few More Siding Pictures

Spent the morning/early afternoon running another thousand feet of automation wire with dad. No pictures of that progress yet (I’ll take some tomorrow).  How about a few more pictures of the siding to hold everyone over until I feel like writing more.
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