December 2008

Heizung&Innenausbau22 Dec 2008 02:18 pm

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Do you remember what the heating pipes looked like 2 ½ weeks ago? Now that the floors have been poured and the heat has been turned on you can almost see where those pipes are drying the floor.  Yeah, we have heat in our house!!!


On Friday and Saturday the heating boys were in the house installing the hot water heater and pump.

Wärmepumpe und Wasserspeicher Alexander mit WP

Slowly the floors are drying and giving off lots and lots of moisture into the air.  Alexander and Martin have been out at the house every day since then to open the windows and doors in order to help dry out the floors.  The boys will be going to the house twice daily to open windows this entire Christmas vacation.  Hopefully it will all be worth it and the windows, walls and ceilings won’t be so wet and we can sit in a warm, dry house in the very near future.
Gäste WC WC2 Schlafzimmerfenster Kinderzimmerfenster

allgemein&Grundstück17 Dec 2008 01:51 pm

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  …and because we can’t show you any progress pictures, here is another picture of our lot from the air, this time from the other direction.

allgemein&Grundstück12 Dec 2008 12:32 pm

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For all of you who don’t know where we are building…
allgemein&Innenausbau10 Dec 2008 02:00 pm

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We’ve gotten our building schedule for the next few weeks from our builder.  If everything goes well with the tiles, house connections, heating system and the facade we can begin painting and working on all the things we plan to do ourselves in February.  Our doors and the staircase should also be installed in February.

Our last TÜV (Association for Technical Inspection)appointment is planned for March which means we should be moving in the middle of March.  This sounds good to us!

Elektro&Fußboden&Innenausbau08 Dec 2008 12:42 pm

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Yesterday (Sunday) the tile guy called to see if we could meet this morning to discuss the details concerning tiles and where we want what.  At 7:30 I arrived at the house that finally has a floor!  There aren’t any more cables to be seen.

Kimberly woke up last Friday at 6:00 am with the horrible thought that she hadn’t seen the cable coming out of the floor for electricity in the kitchen island.  At 7:30 Martin called the electrician who immediately sent someone to the house to put in the cable before the floors were poured.  Thank goodness it all work out fine!

We aren’t quite sure what the story on this next picture is and we need to talk to our builder about it. Were the boards too long? Why is the floor not poured all the way to the edge?

Heizung&Innenausbau03 Dec 2008 09:31 pm

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Do you see how clean our house looked at 8:30 this morning?  The floor was also really soft and felt like walking on a mattress.  Nine hours later the rooms looked completely different.

It took the 4 heater boys a scant 3 1/2 hours to lay the radiant coils in all three floors.

Heizung&Innenausbau02 Dec 2008 11:50 am

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Here is a quick shot of the insulation under the floor heating in the basement. The other floors will soon look like this too….

Update 2:00 pm: We’ve just been told by our builder that the insulation has been put in all three floors and that that the floor heating coils and the floor fill will come next.  Maybe we should drive out yet another time to get one last look at the floors before they are covered in concrete.  Oh and one more thing, TÜV (Association for Technical Inspection) came and inspected the house thus far and gave us the OK!  That’s sure good to hear.