Monday, October 01, 2007

Heating system

The horses from the ranch next door came to the fence to check us out. Actually, we bought some horse treats at a ranch store nearby, and now they know that they have a good chance of getting some tasty apple/oats cookies. It's enjoyable watching six horses come running!

This is the control center for the heating system. The tubes run under the floors and will be divided into about 10 zones for different heating on different parts of the house. The boiler in the bottom picture is really pretty small. Water will run through the tubes at about 120 to 130 degrees. The floor feels warm, and the heat will rise. There is no central fan to circulate the heat. For the upper floor, the tubes are laid out and then covered with gypcrete, with the would floor covering. The basement concrete floor already has the tubes running through.

The joists under the deck got stained as well. The color looks pretty good. This should be a nice protected area.

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