Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cooling and Thermal Mass

We are finding that the house holds heat well. In winter that is a good thing. In summer, it is more difficult to cool the house. It gets cool at night in Colorado. The humidity can go up at night … Continue reading

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Slow but Steady WALLS!

We have been putting up walls since we returned from vacation. Each wall’s placement must be finalized and the base plate is glued down first. The base plates are weighted and then we wait at least 24 hours to build … Continue reading

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Well Pump Electrical Box Moved

I had put off moving this electrical box because I thought it was a big job. It was not. All I had to do was shut off the electricity and unscrew the box from the wall. The utility room wall … Continue reading

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Summer List 2016

Yeah, yeah, I know that these lists are kind of a joke. Very few projects seem to get finished yet we keep working. Kind of crazy isn’t it? Nevertheless, here is my list for the summer, now that it is … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice and Shading

The actual first day of summer was June 20th but it was cloudy here. So yesterday I took photos of the shading effectiveness of the fiberglass overhangs on the windows and doors in summer. Most references specify an overhang of … Continue reading

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Home Again and Bathroom Wall Planning

We have been on vacation with the grandkids for two weeks and just getting back at our daily grind. No really, every day is a vacation, we are retired! Dave is having tons of used topsoil delivered in 7 gallon … Continue reading

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LEED Paperwork!

After the rough inspection, Adam the evaluation representative from Energy Logic sent me an official list of documentation that is required for each LEED point category. I have kept lots of paperwork for the project but had not organized it … Continue reading

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