Archive for January, 2008

Jan 31 2008

Up Go the Gable Ends


The fine weather returns for a few days and we can crack on and finish stacking the logs. With the last courses of logs in place we can start the gable ends. No more taping, hurrah!

Jan 19 2008

Log House Counterbore Tool


george-with-the-counterbore-tool.jpg As we approach the final courses of logs, we made this cutter up to make the spring pockets and to cross drill into electrical conduit holes.

Jan 12 2008

This Months Problem


We had got a bit ahead of ourselves and put the ground sourced heat pump ground loop in over a year ahead of starting the house build (the black pipes coiling out of the ground). With the recalculated heating requirement since then for possible future expansion we needed to add a second loop for the now larger pump. So we need to get the loop into the house and the pump connected once the underfloor heating is in place to start drying the house out. But with the scaffold in the way we cannot use a digger to make the final bit of trench to the house. And we can’t put the second loop in until the ground dries out unless we want to make a real mess of the adjacent field. Duh!Ground Source loop