Week 58, Day 3

Week 58, Day 3:

  • Some more progress on the air-tightness, where the build team think they’ve found the main source of the leakage – at the join between the masonry construction which forms the ground &¬†first floor walls and the second floor which is formed using structural wooden panels
    • There’s a bit more work to do to fix this and to check for other leaks (and fix those) then it will be ready for a further air test
  • More work on the retaining wall and the planting beds on the north side, including a delivery of pea gravel for back-filling around the drain pipe which will run along the back of the retaining wall
  • Some remedial work on the plastering in a couple of places within the kitchen, most notably next to the sliding door where the reveal was visibly out of square
  • An alarm message from the Ground Source Heat Pump (Temperature Limiter Alarm 52) which was due to the primary circuit for the hot water tank having been de-pressurised during some other plumbing work yesterday
    • I received the alarm message via email and also via a Push notification to my iPhone (which has the NIBE Uplink app installed) and sure enough the heat pump was in Alarm mode (showing red rather than green on the main LED)
    • This particular message requires a physical reset – removing the whole front panel and pushing a small and fairly anonymous switch on electrical panel
Week 58, Day 3

Week 58, Day 3

Perforated pipe ready for installation behind the retaining wall

Perforated pipe ready for installation behind the retaining wall

Squared-off plaster reveal next to sliding door in Kitchen

Squared-off plaster reveal next to sliding door in Kitchen

Week 51, Day 4

Week 51, Day 4:

  • Installing the remaining inspection chambers, connecting up the drains and supporting them in concrete so they stay in position during back-filling of the trenches
  • Finishing touches on the Ground Source Heat Pump installation, insulating the remaining fittings and topping up the brine circuit after it’s been running for a while and the automatic air vents have bled out most of the air (with a consequent reduction in operating pressure)
Week 51, Day 4

Week 51, Day 4

Drains to the west of the house

Drains to the west of the house

Drains to the east of the house

Drains to the east of the house