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#19 Arctic blast, porch, siding, windows & septic

First and foremost, this is how cold it is right now.  I’m in awe on how anyone can work in these conditions.  I’m not as hardy as they are.

A patch of ice crystals has formed on our lawn

A patch of ice crystals has formed on our lawn

Our porch has a roof! We’ll be adding brick on the ground as our base. I’m hoping to get some free off of Craigslist.

Today was a sunny day, good for putting on the cedar siding on the bedrooms and bath.

Inside view before getting trim or stain

The Loewen windows have started to go in today. They are a Canadian company. This is the inside view of a guest bedroom one without the trim or stain.

yay windows!

Yay aluminum clad windows! I can’t wait to see what it will look like when the trim is on. The color is greenish grey. The blue is a plastic cover that comes off.

Our 3 bedroom septic system has arrived and been installed. It is a pump tank with a control panel, a holding tank, a sand filter, and a drain field.  Because of the high water table on our land, we could not go with the cheaper option of a gravity fed system. Insert sad face here.  This system is overkill for our usage but it is required per King County code.

1500 gallon pump tank

1500 gallon pump tank

Bringing the other 1500 gallon tank in

Bringing the other 1500 gallon tank in

Yes that is directly over our shed!  He said often they have to go over people's houses which doesn't go over too well with them.  The shed survived thankfully.

Yes that is directly over our shed! He said often they have to go over people’s houses which doesn’t go over too well with the owners. The shed thankfully survived.

Tanks need to be filled with water so they don't float.  Ugh that's 3000 gallons!  I don't look forward to our next bill.

Tanks need to be filled with water so they don’t float. Ugh that’s 3000 gallons! I don’t look forward to our next bill.

Sand filter phase one

Sand filter phase one

Phase two

Phase two

Phase three

Phase three

Phase 4

Phase 4

Drain field, there will be 5 trenches total

Drain field, there will be 5 trenches total

You can see the different layers of the trench really well in this one.

You can see the different layers of the trench really well in this one.

Everything will be completely covered back up tomorrow.

Everything will be completely covered back up tomorrow.

It’s been a 4 day install with the 5th day to cover and grade back our yard. We will have to put straw down until it is spring and we can plant wild flowers there.

Lastly, our Japanese 1.0/1.6 dual flush Toto Eco Drake toilet has arrived.  I’ll post pics of it after it’s installed.

Coming up soon is windows and doors, gutters, foundation flashing and more…

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One comment on “#19 Arctic blast, porch, siding, windows & septic

  1. Darcy
    December 1, 2014

    That ice picture is so cool!

    Like

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