(6)Monday November 19, 2001 - I continued running the wiring.
There is phone, electrical, switching, 10BaseT, coax, Satellite,
alarm, and door bell wires that need to be run. I ran as much wire
as I could for the alarm system but I ran out of wire so I switched
to phone lines and 10BaseT wiring. I also ran the wires to the kitchen
for lights and power.
(6)Tuesday November 20, 2001 - I met with an AC contractor
to get a quote but it didn't work out with him but he referred me
to some others. I also found an Energy
Recover Ventilator that was on sale this month. It is the Stirling
model ERV95+ and uses the polymer disc technology for heat and moisture
transfer. These systems will bring in fresh air and exhaust stale
air from the bathrooms, utility, and kitchen while transferring
the heat in the process. One of these is absolutely necessary in
a SIP house that is extremely tight.
(11)Wednesday November 21, 2001 - I got some laborers to
help dig out the ditch to the electric pole. When they were finished
with that, I had them pick up rocks that will go on the side of
the house. They made about 6 piles of rocks. I think I will need
about twice that much more. While they were picking up rocks, I
finished wiring the supply wire from the meter box to the inside
breaker panel. I also made a template for my router to cut electrical
box cutouts in the SIPs for switches and plugs.
(0)Thursday November 22, 2001 - Turkey day, I smoked a Turkey
in the egg and it turned
out OK but I think I cooked it too long.
(11)Friday November 23, 2001 - Patti came out and helped
run the coax in the house. I ran the water line as far as I could
go toward where the well will be and also plumbed a drain for future
RV hookups. I also ran an electrical conduit to where the septic
system will be. I continued the wiring on the outer walls which
is a little slower since I have to cut holes in the wall and run
the wires through the chases in the SIPs. I also connected all of
the wires to the breakers in the breaker panel. I also capped all
of the water outlets so I could pressure test the water system.
There is a small leak in the hot water side that I need to track
(0)Saturday November 24, 2001 - Today was Clayton's birthday
so we went into Austin to see the parade among other things.
(0)Sunday November 25, 2001 - Today was Patti's birthday
so we went out to eat and then went shopping at Home Depot for house
stuff. We purchased all of the bathroom fixtures, some light fixtures,
plywood, tile backer board, and even the kitchen sink.