Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snow and Plumbing.

That is my dodge pickup. It's a good thing she's a 1 ton with duals, because she is packing quite a jag.
The house did'nt fall down. Believe it or not, the solar panel side is pretty clean.

I finally got the main stack out the roof. Most of the drainage plumbing is done. There is just a little more where the fixtures connect to it all. It's 4" abs pipe where it goes through the roof and it is 4" abs where it goes under the basement floor and out to the septic tank, but it is 3" in between. Permit guy wanted 4" going out the roof for frost build up purposes. There is a fair bit of 3 " from the basement to the roof. It does'nt just go staight up. It winds around the tub on the main floor. All the drains and vents connect into the 3" somewhere on it's way up.


We had a few pretty mild days before it all got cold again. It was just enough to clean off the roof, and it took an extra couple of days for the ladder to self clean, then I got up there and flanged up my main stack where it comes out the roof. The next day it started to dump a bunch of snow again. Even the garage roof finally dumped a day or 2 after the house. You would'nt want to be standing under either one when it all takes place. I had to use the backhoe to open up a trail to get into the garage man door.
Anyway. I wrote a rather large thing in my word pad on my thoughts and changes of the heating system, then thought I would simply copy and paste it into this blog. As usual, I learn the hard way that maybe it is'nt quite that simple huh. I wonder, why not? Maybe there is a way, but I'll probably spend the night trying to figure it all out, so maybe I'll put it in later. Maybe it was meant to be. lol. Does anyone know if there is some simple thing I can do, I would really hate it if I have to print it out and retype it.
Not much got accomplished since the last post. I have been picking away a little at a time. I bought my electrical permit a little while ago. Sounds like fun to get started on all that. Usually there is 2 months or so in the spring where we are pretty slow at work. If I have to spend another winter in my little shack, no...... surely that won't happen. Anyone wanna place some bets?


 
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This is a personal blog, mainly for my own use. I am building a house with my own two hands, but I am learning alot of things as I go. I do not claim to know what I am doing, or if anything I do is even close to being done correctly or safely. So please, if you are planning on using any of my ideas or methods for your own use, please get professional advice before actually following through with your actions. I will not be held responsible for any injuries or damages of any kind caused by information or comments from this blog.




20 comments:

  1. you ought to be able to "highlight" all the text you want to move to here, and then "copy" and "paste"
    However, I don't work with wordpad, so I'm maybe wrong.
    Looks like you got lots of snow up there! I can't bet either way, but I hope you don't have to spend another winter in the shack! Good luck!

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  2. Hi...yes, you can copy and paste to this blog. There are two tabs above the box where you are creating a post called "Compose" and "HTML". Click on the one that says HTML and you can paste there. You can't paste anything while in the "Compose".
    So just click to "HTML" whenever you wanna paste something, then click back to "Compose" to continue your post.

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  3. It has been awhile since I visited your blog...WOW you have come a LONG way. CONGRATS and it is looking fantastic! :)

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  4. Thanks Sarah. I thought the same as you about copy and paste, and you actually can I found out, it just was'nt quite as simple as it sounded. I really hope I'm not in this shack next winter too. I can't see it. I'll go do some trucing on your side of the border before I let that happen. lol.

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  5. Hey Ezrablu, you are a genious. I tried exactly what you said and sure enough, everything just happend. Now I guess I gotta post the darn thing. Thanks alot CJ.

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  6. Thanks Diane.
    I hav'nt been over to see you for a bit, but your not the only one. I've been a little bit slack assed on blogger lately. I do like to check up on you every once inawhile.

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  7. Brrrr....your temps have me shiverin'~!! Love your concept, love your blog..Came over from Jen's place to visit...hope it gets warmer for you...

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  8. Hey Margaret, my temps have ME shivering also. The cold seems to be hanging around longer than it is supposed to. I'm glad you like my blog and I will check yours out too soon. Thanks for the vistit.

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