Toyostove OM-128 Hydronic Heater and in floor heating/ radiant installation (Part One)

 

 In Fairbanks, Alaska, home heating has become a focal point of modern design with heating fuel costs so high. Radiant floor heating has become the standard in most modern homes because of its relative efficiency to other applications but also becasue of general comfort levels. There are various hydronic heaters on the market but here in Fairbanks, Alaska, the most commonly used is the Toyostove OM-128 Oil Miser.

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Our friends at Monkeywrench Mechanical, one of Fairbanks best plumbing companies, are doing the heating install.

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Once the kitchen cabinets are layed out, the in floor tubing will be installed just before the gypcrete or concrete floor is poured.

Check back in a few weeks to see the pour!

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Fall projects for Straight Ahead Construction (Part 2)

Last week we got the addition post and pads on this gravel pad over permafrost built and after setting 48 hours we set beams and floor joists. This week was short because we went hunting after drying the place in.  We got electrical, cook stove vent re-routed, propane gas line re-routed, insulation, and vapor barrier.

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The sheetrockers showed up on Saturday and started hanging. Should be a few more days before electrical trim and blowing in the roof.

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Friday we did the vapor barrier and steel roofing for this Fairbanks, Alaska home living room and two bedroom addition.

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Fall projects for Straight Ahead Construction (Part 1)

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We picked back up with this Fairbanks, Alaska log home this week. Monkey Wrench Mechanical is our trusted plumbing subcontractor and they roughed in the vents, drains, and supply lines.  IMG_1608

The mechanical room is going in as we speak. Hopefully we will be heating this place in a few weeks to start moving in and finish it up.

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Roughly 1600 square foot floor plan with daylight basement (Part 2)

Each floor of this 1532 sq foot house has just under 600 sq ft of living space on each floor due to stairs and thick exterior walls.  However, the super insulated walls are a great technique for building in extreme, cold environments.  This first floor will be partially buried in the hillside as well.

 

 

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Finishing a basement in Fairbanks, Alaska with custom bedrooms

Fairbanks general contractorThis was our first job for 2014. This house was 12 years old and the owners had intended on finishing the house themselves but life took hold and the years seemed to roll by like a broken down damn… fairbanks alaska sheetrock  Fairbanks Alaska builders

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Straight Ahead Construction has a scorn free work environment as you can see by Bruces smile. Now that you have seen the before pics..here are a few aftersFairbanks Alaska woodworks A custom desk for the little girl custom woodworking Fairbanks Alaska

Below the desk is a secret passage to the underside of the stairs where we custom builder Fairbanks AKinstalled an LED light for the kids to hide.  The passage was a bit big maybe bc I fit through with no problem.custom wood work in Fairbanks AK A custom bunk for the little boy. We installed a reading light and switch above the bed. Fairbanks custom carpenter AK    window installers fairbanks AK The living room. window replacemet interior alaska  stair building Fairbanks AK

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Weekly round-up!

See what Straight Ahead Construction has been up to this week.

Building in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2014 is very busy and our clients are thrilled with the work. We started the work with some savage electrical presumably owner constructed work.

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fairbanks alaska remodel contactor We ended up in the electrical because it turned out this home has no vapor barrier and the tub actually got ice build up in winter.  See more about Fairbanks, Alaska vapor barrier repair.

On Wednesday, I did some paint touch up to finish this small bathroom remodel.  The tile work really adds a touch of class to this house. See more about non conventional bathroom remodels we have done in Fairbanks, Alaska and more of our bathroom tile work.

DSC00293  bathroom   fairbanks alaska remodelsAlso on Wednesday, Brain and I made some Alaska birch window sills and this custom laminate counter.  See more of our Alaska birch window sills and custom laminate counters.Fairbanks alaska general contractor  On Thursday we added 10″ of cellulose insulation to this roof bringing it up to an r-70. Some long-term savings on heating oil for this Fairbanks, Alaska home.Fairbanks Alaska decks and siding   Home Additions in Fairbanks AlaskaOn Friday we demoed the deck and siding on the west side of this custom home I built in 2005.  We are putting an addition on this Fairbanks, Alaska custom home over the next few weeks. See more about how I built this Fairbanks, Alaska custom home.

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Flooring install, cabinet setting, and Alaska birch trim and windows sills in Fairbanks, Alaska (Part 3)

As a final finish and an added touch of class, we made window sills from Alaska birch and used Alaska birch door casement and base board trim above the Jatoba flooring purchased at Lowes.

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