Gratz Industries HQ: Things are heating up!

>> Wednesday, April 2, 2008

After weeks--nay, months--of slow to no progress on our new headquarters, we finally have some action. Some Heatpex action! Heatpex is is a metal-lined plastic tubing that carries hot water through your floors to provide radiant heat. No air ducts, no blower, no sound, and each "zone" or room can be controlled individually. Mwahahaha.

The Heatpex yet to be installed is stored on this gizmotron, which allows the guys to pull more through when they need it. Clever.

The Heatpex was first run all the way down the length of the floor--in this case, the floor of Wendi's craft room--

--and then it was woven back and forth between the joists and covered with this metal covering. The covering holds it to the floor so that the heat radiates right underfoot, and it's metal so it reflects the heat upward. When the installation is finished, we'll then go back and put insulation between the Heatpex and the ceiling below it to further encourage the heat to radiate more up than down.

Ooooh. Pretty.

And lo and behold, the same day the Heatpex installation began, the flooring store finally brought the tile we ordered for Jo's bathroom. It's pretty too.

They ran out before they could finish though, so there are sticky places where little bits of tile should go. This is the one I stepped in without thinking. Watch out, Mr. Rabbit!

With the Heatpex has come warmer weather too, and we here at Gratz Industries are considering taking a week or two of sick leave to put some major effort into the house. And we really are sick--sick of staring at it through the windows of our mobile home. We want to be inside our new home! More images and updates to come . . .


Deborah Wiles April 2, 2008 at 6:31 PM  

I love following the progress on your new home. And I'm glad you finally got with the right baseball team. Go Dodgers!

Mom,  April 3, 2008 at 7:45 AM  

Love the purple tile! Lucky Jo!

I hope I have figured out how to post a comment without it saying "anonymous." Mom :)

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