Friday, 4 January 2013

Day 3: More Machines and Some Pipes

Day 3 of the construction saw gravel being filled in in order to raise the foundations to the correct level and to provide a solid base for it all. The panorama above shows that another yellow toy, aka wheeled loader, has arrived. It seems we lost quite a few more trees than we anticipated (the gap in the middle of the photo). Apparently, this was necessary in order to dig the trench for the water pipes to where we can connect to the regional network. On the other hand, we wanted to have a nice view from the living room and kitchen, so we would've at least thinned out the forest anyway. At least now we don't need to worry about buying fire wood for next winter.

The next photo is a sign of things to come: these pipes will connect a well to the heating system of our house. The well will be drilled some 100 m or so into the bed rock and provide us with geothermal energy.

Above, the gravel area marks the location of our future house, and the grey pipes with orange caps indicate the waste water drains. The one closest by is for the kitchen, the one right behind and furthest away is for sauna and shower, and the one offset to the right is for the toilet/bathroom. In the background again the pipes for the geothermal well.

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