Windows are In!

OK, it probably doesn’t mean much to others, but to us having the windows in the temporary site office is a huge milestone for 2008.

The major benefit is that having a secure temporary site office gives Bryan a place to go every morning. With an internet connection and mobile phone, he will have no excuse to hang out at home. Straight to work!

Windows are in.

Windows are in.

Looking east across deck.

Completed deck AND windows.

Inside site office with view over excavation.

Inside site office with view over excavation.

Yeah, we know, the windows need to be cleaned. This will be Bryan’s #1 task for January 3, 2009.

I had a great site visit to Hillsborough this morning.  Matt Jung invited me to see a project he is working on there.  A combination of radiant heating with Hi-Velocity Systems.  Unfortunately, Matt had to go to San Francisco so I didn’t get the full review of the HI-Velocity air but the radiant heating design was excellent to see.

Matt’s project in Hillsborough includes some 6,000 + sq ft of radiant heat that is covered with hardwood floors.  The design includes ~1 inch subfloor, ~5/8 inch radiant layout on 7 1/2 inch centers, and 5/8 inch The subfloor is on concrete on the lower level and joists on the upper level.

One of the learnings from this site visit is that the hardwood flooring boards need to sit for at least two weeks on the working radiant heating system so the boards can adjust to the working temperature and humidity.  According to the flooring expert on site, this will make the boards tighter and prevent unnecessary expansion and contraction during their life.

Here are a couple photos showing the flooring boards being ‘seasoned’ prior to installation.

Hardwood flooring 'seasoning' prior to installation.

Hardwood flooring 'seasoning' prior to installation.

Hardwood flooring layout over radiant flooring.

Hardwood flooring layout over radiant flooring.

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