Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Insulation

Here's the insulation finished on the east wall... ready for poly. I've also got a few of the insulation baffles installed in the roof cavity.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Insulation Update

Today I installed the insulation and vapor barrier in the short roof over the kitchen.  As with the other sections of the roof, I've put in two layers of 6" fiberglass insulation.  That provides an insulative value of R40.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Electrical Details

When I first started designing the electrical system for the house, I decided that I was going to make fairly detailed drawings of all the circuits.  That way, when the inevitable "Where does this wire go?" question comes up, I'll have something to refer to.

Here's a sample of what I've done.  (Click on it to enlarge it.)


I've started installing some of the lights and light switches.  With a couple of good books on the subject and plenty of wiring diagrams available on the Internet, it's really not that hard to do simple wiring. 

The part that's difficult is getting everything to fit neatly inside the box.  We'll see what the Electrical Inspector has to say in a couple of weeks.