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Gettin the Heat On
OK, it's starting to get cold. The end of November runs into the middle of December and we get this really cold spell where it gets down into the teens at night to warm up into the 20s for the day. Steve is frantically putting in wiring, lights, and our radiant floor heating. The gas company will be hooking us up any day so we dig a line to the sidewalk (in pea gravel which is no treat). We are looking forward to having some heat so we don't freeze our fingers off. I'm trying to caulk but the caulk is too cold to use in a pneumatic (air) caulking gun. I give up and end up doing it by hand.
We take a little time off to have Thanksgiving with family:
We install pex water lines into specially designed aluminum plates the spread heat from the hot water lines to the underside of the floor. This is called hydronic radiant heating:
By the middle of December we start working on stringing the electrical throughout the house. Lots of holes to drill (no pics because I'm helping Kevin). And lots of canned recessed lights to install. And it's COLD!
Gas line is now hooked up so we install a little 30k BTU wall heater. No luck, it's not touching the house when it's only 20 some degrees outside. But at least you can stand in front of it and get warmed up: