Quick update: January 22, 2011

Quick update: Finished insulating north-side, mostly covered up the south-side. Installed new window on the east-face (seen above). Wired up the new batteries, for a total capacity of 335Ah (of which probably half is usable). Tried out the new propane refill “kit”, which worked great once I read the directions and realized I was supposed to open the valve after flipping it upside down (duh). Played with fire some more. The idea has promise, but perhaps not this time around. I’ll be using the stove after all, and should have the chimney up by the next time I update.

All in all, life’s been great. The weather continues to be sunny and warm, but that only makes me worried that next month (when I’ll be holed up for Project 31) might end up being extra cold and snowy… But then, Hut 2.1 is coming along, slowly but surely. I’m not terribly worried.

5 thoughts on “Quick update: January 22, 2011

  1. I have to apologize for the readers of tiny house blog, usually a nice bunch of folks with good advice and experience to share. I guess when you put your self out there, you’ve got to take the good with the bad. Most of us wish you well. Good luck.

    • No apology necessarily. There were more critical comments than either Kent or I expected, but, well, people are obviously passionate about what I’m doing, and have strong feelings about how it should or shouldn’t be done. It’s not a bad thing, and besides, I’ve picked up a few supporters too, and that’s definitely a good thing :-)

  2. I’m amazed at how you are progressing with your projects! You are a very good role model for those of us who are challenged when it comes to construction and building things.

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