Central heat and air

Project by Janice posted 02-22-2010 12:17 AM 4477 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some told us it would take 1 weekend to instal central heat and air at the cabin. Wrong. This is weeked 4. The weather here has kept us from getting out there every weekend, so really this is weekend 6 since this project started. But hey, we are one weekend closer to getting this done. I know the pictures arent much to look at, but I think they’re pretty. I can’t wait to walk in and flick a switch and have air coming out in all the rooms. For years we just had a small furnace hanging from the ceiling in the old cabin. It did the job, but not evenly. The bedrooms were cold. We only have a propane fireplace upstairs in the new addition, but once again, it does the job, but not if you close the bedroom door. This weekend my husband brought the duck down from the new addition and over into the old cabin. I’m hoping we can go out next weekend and he can get this finished. Then we can move on to the next project. Geez, not even sure what that will be. The list is too long.

-- Janice

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posted 04-30-2010 05:13 AM

Janice, your house is coming along nicely. I am enjoying reading your posts. We too are remodling a lake house and feel your pain and joy. I need to take some pics and post them but haven’t made the effort yet. I do offer a small piece of advice to you though about your water heater, install a pan under it. It is cheap insurance against water damage. We have just experienced thousands of dollars of damage (long story short is water leaked under the tile and leaked for a long time unnoticed.) from a leaking water heater. Keep up the great work!!!

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posted 05-02-2010 11:50 AM

looks good Janice….coming along nicely…

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 05-03-2010 02:01 AM

Thanks guys. My husband was out there all last week and didn’t do anything except fish. A well deserved vacation. He caught 28 catfish. The river was high so he used blood for bait.
DiamondWW, thanks for the advise. But as far as water damage goes, we know all about that. The old cabin has had the river in it aleast 12 times in the past 50+ years. We just hose it out and let it dry. We’re hoping it never gets that high to get upstairs the rest of our life time. We always just had luan on the floors and painted them with oil based porch paint. It holds up very well. Upstairs we were thinking about ceramic tile in the kitchen and bath and laminate the rest of it. But we decided to put that on hold because we still have so many other things to spend the money on. So we put the subfloor in luan, and stained and polyuertaned and it actually turned out pretty nice. I like it better than painting it. It looks like a wood floor and it mops right up. Spills don’t soak in. So we’re sticking with that at least for now. If the hot water heater leaks it really should just go straight thru and shouldnt do too much damage. If we decide later to put in ceramic and laminate we’ll defintely take your advise. Thanks.

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