Category Archive: Construction

This Fireplace Sucks ๐Ÿ”ฅ

This Fireplace Sucks ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Sometime in the middle of the house project, I learned a lesson about chimneys that has fascinated me ever since. We were talking about the metal tubes, or โ€œfluesโ€ that would eventually stick out of our roof and vent our two wood-burning fireplaces. According to the fireplace company, the size of the fireplaces meant the flues needed to be eighteen feet high to work. This explains why.

The Thermal Imager for Radiant Heat

The Thermal Imager for Radiant Heat

Today at the construction site the team was putting down a subfloor over the radiant heating tubes that will warm our house. One of the risks of having tubes of water in your floor is one of them getting punctured when flooring goes down. This is especially true once...

Then and Now ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿก

Then and Now ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿก

The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. Iโ€™ve taken thousands of photos of the house project, mostly from my phone and drone. In isolation, they look like any other house photo, a point in time without context. One can only get so excited...