#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
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.
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 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
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 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.
Sand filter phase one
Drain field, there will be 5 trenches total
You can see the different layers of the trench really well in this one.
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…