Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February 28th
The chimney's are going up on the roof for all the ventilation units as well as our two furnaces that will go in to keep the house warm.

up top

Giving you a perspective from up top, Maxim, my project manager making sure we get the impression birds have from up at this height. The chimney box he is in will be completely enclosed and insulated, this is just the frame.

This is where the larger set of chimney's will go, parallel to the other
and to the roofing trusses.

THE FINISHED PRODUCT - one week later

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Down at the far end of this current corridor, will be two of the 5 bathrooms in the house. When you've got 11 to 13 folks living in one space, plus requirements made by local authorities, well, we'll have enough. Those little round circular vents in the wall are the start to our extreme ventilation system going into this home.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Yes it's been a bit. 
Our roofing company took their time about getting all the details wrapped up. That eventually happened the end of January. We took a short building break and have now started work on the interior of the house. 
First on the list: ventilation

this area you see above will become separated bathrooms

The two largest areas that will need ventilation are the kitchen area (above)
and the main hall (below)

We don't have the interior walls up yet, but much of the air circulation system will be placed in these walls along the attic level. I climbed up here today to look at where the chimney stacks will all go out through the roof (below).

We have the peak of the roof, the center beam here, to consider.
Opening this area up today helped to make it clear to the builders 
will need to put the chimney's to the left of center so there is space for the 5 stacks in this set of chimney's and the one that will run parallel from it for the wood/coal furnace.

attic space along the back of the house

Looking down at the front entry way, 
this will have a wall with a door to the kitchen. 
The attic area too will be walled off.