Another home leveling, this time in North Pole, Alaska
54 pier blocks, 2 1/2 guys, 6 jacks, and time
When we removed the lattice from the sides of the house we were in awe of the amount of over-cantilevering, if that word is allowed, and piers that did nothing. Needless to say, we got in and leveled this North Pole home so it is ready sale.
This 5′ X 6’10 3/4″ bathroom turned out really nice considering how it started. See for yourself!
No point in posting before photos because they really don’t even look remotely the same mostly due to the nice color choices.
Straight Ahead Construction has been on this job since May 2012, incrementally of course.
The industry standard for radiant heat in Fairbanks, Alaska using home heating fuel is probably the OM-128, the hydronic heater formally known as the OM-180.
This holding tank has been sitting idle since before I got on the project and is now ready for some supply water as the fill and overflow above are installed.
Drains, supply lines, glycol lines, and electrical coming down. All this will sit behind a chase and soffit which we will install in the finish phase.
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.
Our friends at Monkeywrench Mechanical, one of Fairbanks best plumbing companies, are doing the heating install.
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!
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.
The sheetrockers showed up on Saturday and started hanging. Should be a few more days before electrical trim and blowing in the roof.
Friday we did the vapor barrier and steel roofing for this Fairbanks, Alaska home living room and two bedroom addition.
Straight Ahead Construction is a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor in Fairbanks, Alaska
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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