Build Days 38 – 46 (8/8/12 – 8/16/12) Posted bySarahAugust 17, 2012October 18, 2018Posted inTiny House ArchiveTags:Construction and Maintenance, Do it yourself, Insulation, plumbing, tiny house So much work to catch up on…I’m thinking just a picture post today! Getting the plumbing started! Plumbing for a toilet, in case someone wants a “real” one in the future. Finally! We can completely keep out the bugs. Hole for the shower drain. Insulation…mostly recycled and rated for clean indoor air quality. Insulating behind the shower. Caulking… RV hook-up for water. Closer shot. The shower is in place! More plumbing…having fun yet? Shower still needs the fixtures, but it’s screwed in here. Prepping boards for flooring. The expert trying out planing the pallet boards. Success! Shower fixture plumbing. Other side. Boards prepped for the planer 🙂 Countertops and closet doors found at Habitat. Framing the closets. One closet framed out. And more framing. Managed to use more pallet pieces. Action shot. We have electrical boxes! Lots of blocking…these are non-structural pieces of wood put up so the wall panels have something to nail to. Good way to use up most of the scrap lumber I had saved. Dad is badass. A nail went into his finger so he wrapped it in electrician’s tape and kept on going. Storage tank plumbing. Shower plumbing again. Wiring ceiling lights. Blocking for the backsplash. Action shot 🙂 Electrical stuffs. Drilling holes for the wires. For the exterior lights. Final bit of caulking!!!!!!!! Guard cat. Wires for the ceiling lights. Electrical. Electrical. Finally some wires to the storage area. Ceiling insulation. Pipe for the water heater. Installing the pipe. Installing the pipe for the tankless water heater. Aaahhhh….fan 🙂 Ceiling insulation. Ceiling insulation. Ceiling insulation. Vent pipe for the water heater. End of the day view with the new pipe. Outlets! More switches. Tiny electrical panel! Solar panel finally delivered. Late-night insulation. Late-night insulation. Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterLike this:Like Loading...
5 thoughts on “Build Days 38 – 46 (8/8/12 – 8/16/12)”
I may have missed it along the way but I am curious what solar panel you went with and what guided that decision? You had some really great information in your research for the water heaters, I am sure you did similar research for solar panels, any chance you can share that when you get a chance?
I spent tons of time pondering and researching solar. The panel I went with is 250 watts, which I chose based on its capacity and the price (Amazon has some good options). I really didn’t care about the brand as much as I paid attention to the reviews folks left for each product. The brand I ended up with is Grape Solar and they seem pretty good.
Since I’m not sure which direction the house will be/the sun will be, I’m not mounting the panel on the roof. Instead, it’ll be on frame that can angle it correctly while it sits on the ground and can be moved based on where the sun is. The charge controller, inverter, and two batteries are going to be inside the exterior storage box on the tongue. A long cable will connect the gadgets to the panel.
To be honest, I went a little overboard on the solar panel based on the power I actually need, but wanted to make sure it was big enough to supply the batteries with enough juice in case someone adds more electrical things in the future.
Just got onto your blog late in the game it appears but the wee house looks awesome so far! Great Job! I have been so interested in the tiny house movement for years. I really wish i could get to the Catawba farm fest (where i ran across your blog BTW) next weekend to see the house and hear what you have to say about it! Unfortunately out of town that weekend. Living in North Roanoke County it would be a prime time to catch a glimpse of it. I will keep my eyes on the blog 1) to watch it through to completion and 2) to see if and when you have any more events coming up! Thanks for the Blog!
Great photo update! Thanks for sharing.