Since the last post, we’ve gotten the electrical to the point where we can start insulating. We also had ALK Contracting out to run our gas lines. They are a small local company that specializes in heating, cooling, and plumbing. And while Pete and I ran our internet and cable lines, we hired Aire Care out of Houghton to finish up the job for us. We didn’t have the necessary tools to put the ends on the wires and cables and really we just wanted to make sure we were doing it right. We worked with Roger, who stopped by on a Sunday on his way to camp and showed him what we were working on. He came back out a few days later and finished things up; super nice guy!
We’re installing an oven range vent hood to help with humidity while cooking. We bought an under cabinet mounted hood that will vent straight out the back. We located the area where we wanted to the hood to be installed and started making the opening. We wanted the range hood to be up as high as possible and started hacking into our top plate before going outside to realize that the vent opening would interfere with our soffit. We relocated the opening so it comes out just below the soffit. We also had to cut into a stud, so we placed another stud next to it.
As for our gas lines, we had to run three separate lines because we would not have access to the lines in the wall. When it comes time to install the appliances we’ll have a professional come out to finish the job. At that time, the tiny house will be out at the property so we’ll have to find another company to finish it up.
And finally, last weekend we put up the netting that came with our wool insulation. We’re scheduled to rent a blower tomorrow morning to blow in the insulation. After that, we’ll be able to put up our vapor barrier and start putting up the tongue and groove cedar.