Friday, September 19, 2008

200 years- and the wait is finally over!

for several months now, dave's ongoing project has been to get the heat installed (and running). even though we started the stove last week, we've only been heating our water with it. and in case you wanted to know- we have lots of very hot water. it's been a special treat to wash all the laundry in hot water! well, as of last night, our heat is heating! (at least in zone 1!) and take it from me- this is a very good thing!
here is the baseboards in our room- just need to run the pex down to the basement, and hook it up to the maze of pipes down there.

considering all the willing helpers dave has, it's a wonder it's taken him so long to get this done!

soldering the final joint on the copper pipe!

here it is! zone 1 all hooked up and ready to go!

after checking for leaks (there were none!) the pipes have all been filled with water, and all three boys helped to bleed the air out of the lines. this is important, because with air in the lines, the water cannot circulate through the baseboards.

and here we have the most momentous picture of all. the thermostat reading at 68 degrees! (just ignore for the moment that it's mounted to a bare stud in my hallway!) my house (at least zone 1, anyway!) is experiencing a veritable heatwave of 68 degrees! and i can honestly say, that except for that heatwave we had way back in July, the house has never been this toasty warm for the last 200 years!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Oh, my goodness! I think we are about neighbors. I live in Bradford county PA also. We live in Rome. Isn't that crazy? :)


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