Thursday, September 17, 2009

More Windows In & a Little Painting

Three more windows in last weekend. It's really coming together now. We are getting more excited each weekend!
We met with the electrician and Johnny Murphy from GreenHome Solar. We have decided to go with a small boiler system & radiant floor heat. We need to have some kind of heat source while we are away so the pipes don't freeze. This involves getting a propane tank but our useage should be minimal when we live there. The woodstove will be used most of the time. Eventually, we'd like to get more hot water solar panels to run the radiant floor heat.While Steve worked on the windows, I painted trim around the front door
and did some gardening.
Next week the plumber is coming to do the rough in for the kitchen sink, the electrician will be here to finish the electrical in our new living area, the propane company will be setting the tank & Johnny will met with us about the radiant heat.
Lots going on, but it is exciting!

7 comments:

Chris W said...

WOW lots of progress! It's looking great!!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Looks great! Do I understand it correct if I think You´ll warm up the house with the propane when You´re not there? That sounds great!

I have electric radiators here in my cottage, but I prefere to use my kitchen fire stove. The heat comming ftom that is so much nicer (and cheaper :-) :-) ).
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Barbara said...

Love all the windows.

fullfreezer said...

How exciting that it's all coming together. Soon it will be done and then what....
Judy

Sue said...

It sounds like it's really moving along-congrats. Not much longer...

Barb and Steve said...

That's right Christer. Don't want the pipes to freeze in these cold WI winters.
Let's see...what's next? Hoping to put our townhome & the shop up for sale in the spring. Have to see how the market is then.

Happy Days said...

Whoa! lots of good changes going on at The Big Red Barn! Great news!
I like the idea of heated floors! We have propane heat in our Mountain house and it heats all 1700 square feet quite nicely. It is NEVER cold there and it's the only heat there. We leave the doors under the bathroom sinks and kitchen open and set the thermostat at 55 when we are gone and for the last 7 years, we've not had any problem....debbie