It has been long since last update and a lot has been accomplished!
Drywall boarding, mudding, ceiling stippling, wall painting, shelving and door casing, shower booth/toilet/vanity installation etc. have been completed for the second floor, where most reno work takes place. What is left for this floor is hardwood installation, which will be carried out after installing Japan’s OM Solar system.
The plumbing and electrical wiring for the lower level kitchen are done. Hole drilling to let the air pass easily through ceiling joists in mechanical room is done for the most part. Wood strips to support bottled water are nailed in some areas. Ceiling needs to be dropped down and sealed with foam boards and drywall to support at least one person to craw into the heat storage and exchange space formed this way.
Majority products from OM Solar Japan have arrived. We will take some photos and post on this website once we have gone through everything. For this reason, paths built with plywood are being placed in attic so that the OM handling box and ducts can be installed.
Thanks to Tim and Frank at Stacy Screen Print, we had our reno construction site sign made for visitors coming to our OM Solar demo house at 727 Cassiar Crescent. Here is the design before print:
And here is one of the two signs after print and being brought back to the house:
Then we first installed one site sign at the back of the house last weekend. We found a concrete wall that is perfect to anchor two 4×4 posts to. See a picture and video below for this job:
Then we installed the other sign in the front of the house. We found a good spot on the lawn with a big tree stump over there. Due to double cuts made when they cut the tree down, the taller part could be used as a good side support – two 1/2″ holes drilled into it so that a central post could be anchored to it twice.
Once two more posts are buried and anchored onto the back of the sign, the whole thing becomes firm and solid. See these two photos for the finished sign:
Recorded video for this presentation (most slides shown in the TV screen in video had to be edited because of poor lighting and wrong direction of video capture):
Thanks to Business Trade Development based in Kelowna BC and around, CRE Green has got a chance to speak about our all-in-one solar solutions to home HVAC, electricity and hot water productions that are based on Japan’s OM Solar House concept and practices.
CRE Green has just finished designing BIPV solar panels that can be used interchanged with regular glass railings seen in HomeDepot and other railing suppliers. The following is just a temporary showcase of glass railings purchased from HomeDepot. Once our PIPV solar panels arrive, they will be displayed here at our UBCO Living Lab at 727 Cassiar Crescent. Our glass railing PV panels are wider and come in two widths for horizontal railings and two configurations for stair railings. Continue reading “Double Glass Sealed BIPV Solar Panels Designed to Be Interchangable with Traditional Glass Railings”
More framing for the garage floor – well, now the floor for a kitchen. Originally it was planned to level off this former garage floor with concrete. It turned out that a lot of concrete is needed just for this purpose. So now we have changed to frame the whole floor with 2×8 wood, then plywood on top of it, and lastly hardwood floor. Continue reading “Solar Green Energy Saving Reno Day 33 at 727 Cassiar Crescent”