Monthly Archives: October 2014

Slab Radon Pipe Connection

We finished tying in one of the slab radon pipes to the crawlspace radon fan today. There were several days of cutting pipes and several days of procrastinating since the pipe is heavy and the cuts are trouble and the … Continue reading

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Gas/HVAC Inspection Passed!

Last year I investigated getting rid of the unsightly and in the way gas pipes. I had a guy come out who said the current gas feed was woefully undersized. I questioned his expertise thinking that the pipe measured at … Continue reading

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Used GE Advantium Wall Oven with Speedcook Technology

This is the second week of kitchen set up. We are waiting for a Jenn-Air gas cooktop from someone who is using it until their new kitchen is installed. In the meantime seemed like the next item needed was an … Continue reading

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Used Energy Star Dishwasher

Inherently a lazy housekeeper, I am a big fan of dishwashers. I started researching portable models because they are in a covered cabinet and our log cabinets are open below. Our style seems to be a variation on new age … Continue reading

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Used Energy Star Refrigerator

Energy Star has been around long enough that it is now possible to buy very efficient appliances on the used market. Craigslist is an amazing marketplace for this. It takes a lot of vigilance, but eventually many good deals can … Continue reading

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Fan (tas) tech Radon Fan

In the quest to finish the thermal barrier, I need to go under the house into the crawlspace and lay out a vinyl radon barrier on the ground and seal it to the walls. Working under the house usually means … Continue reading

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Feeding Air to the Fire

The vent piping for the outside air delivery to the wood stove was finished this week. The outside piping was already installed last week. Regular dryer venting was used to connect to the pipe where it enters from outside and … Continue reading

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Out with One, Up with the Other

Out with One… I moved the boiler vent from the existing furnace and gas water heater chimney to the utility room wall, so the next step was to take out the old chimney. I also put a 3″ PVC pipe … Continue reading

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