We want to have the ‘Wine Dining’ room to be special. When Jo-Anne learned that we could buy the wood from the wine tanks at Mirassou Winery on Aborn Road in San Jose, she said ‘Do it.’ Milling the wood and creating the wall has been extremely labor intensive and time consuming. We think it […]
The lighting control system is a critical component in reducing our energy needs. We’re installing Schneider Electric’s Clipsal C-Bus system, which is the most advanced and robust lighting control system that we could find. Although the basic infrastructure has been in place for some time, Bryan started assembling the components and connecting the data network. […]
Today, we addressed the collars on the Lucifer lights around the exterior of the house. Also, Bryan saw some interesting electric car charging stations over at the Netflix buildings on Winchester Boulevard. Lucifer Lights We’re putting in Lucifer lights in the roof overhangs around the perimeter of the house. These lights are part of our comprehensive […]
PG&E inspected our solar photovoltaic system and installed a bi-directional electric meter so we can be a generator of electricity and send power into the grid. The following web site shows our electricity production through Enphase’s Envoy reporting system: http://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/j8aJ30045 Yippee!
Nothing is easy. We thought we were there with PG&E and, surprise, we’re not there yet. We did start to move the control system for our sliding glass doors at the back of the house into the permanent location in the East Storage room. Yes, it poured rain, starting at ~3:00 am for a couple […]
The first rainstorm of the year is forecasted to arrive tonight. 100% probability … To prepare for the rain, we moved all of the wood inside the house, including the insulation from the deconstruction, and then we covered the soil in front of the house with the scrap wood from the old roof. Also, Al and Bryan […]