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Posted: Tuesday 12 October, 2010

by Rosemary at 8:54pm in Renovation 1 comment Comments closed

The ground works for the heat pump coil started yesterday. By this afternoon, 200m of the 300m coil were laid, which is pretty good I think. We didn't have the best start. As predicted, the water pipe into the house was broken early on, so we had no water for a while. But the plumber was there quickly and a new pipe installed. In fact, it has turned out to be a good thing, because the existing pipe was only 15mm, so it has been replaced with a 25mm one, so the flow should be better.

The water table is about 4ft down so it looks like we have a bit of a swimming pool; this isn't a huge problem and actually helps the system work better. A bigger problem was the sandy soil that kept falling back into the trench as it was dug. However, a solution was found and they are off and running. The plumber filled the pipes today so the system isn't far away from being commissioned.

The tiler was here today too. He's laid the floor tiles and most of the wall tiles in the bathroom and will be back on Friday to finish it. He's done a lovely job, too.



Wednesday 13 October, 2010 at 1:09pm

Hi Rosemary,

looks like your making good progress in your new place. Lots of new technology and lots of new animals it seems, great stuff. Glad it's all working out as planned...


Graeme, Christine & Molly

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