2014-06-01 Air Conditioning Install

The makeshift AC install
The makeshift AC install

Welcome to June, along with the heat and humidity of Alabama. After spending a sweaty day with Franky, installing the desks, I determined that air conditioning may be a good idea. In spite of it’s power requirements, AC can be quite valuable without having the home bermed and shaded. The house actually stays fairly cool until it gets into the 90’s and the sun beats down onto the roof in the middle of the day.

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2014-05-27 Prepping the Concrete for Back-Fill

Though I’d rather be installing the solar array, I still haven’t found anyone to dig the eight holes needed for the support posts. So, for now, I’ll work on prepping for the berm backfill. This includes adding the waterproofing membrane to the ICFs, then sheets of OSB to protect the membrane from getting punctured by … Read more2014-05-27 Prepping the Concrete for Back-Fill

2014-04-27 Finishing the Concrete Floors & Other Stuff

Yep, concrete it is.
Yep, concrete it is.

When we are asked what kind of flooring we are going to install in our new home, we respond, “We’re not”. People seem perplexed by this. I actually like the look of smooth, sealed concrete (leaf prints and all). It’s cost effective and easy to maintain. Yes, it can be cold (kinda nice in the summer) and hard on the feet. Slippers can address both of these issues. Besides, we will probably put down some area rugs once we get settled.

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