Thursday, November 10, 2016

Instant hot water

 Long over due update. Things have been a lil slow out on the Mesa. Mostly hiking, and happy hours. Until recently when I realized old man winter was creeping in fast.

Finally got around to installing the tankless hot water heater, which required cutting another 5 inch hole in the roof to vent this thing. 80000 btu puts off a lot of carbon dioxide, and even after all the holes I've cut into the container its still pretty air tight, so Ive been figuring out ways to get some make up air into it.
 Hole cut, and double walled duct installed (B Vent). Not the ducting recommended for the unit due to possible corrosion overtime, but the recommended duct cost 220 smackers for 4 ft section, and this piece cost $14, so even if it needs replaced every few years its worth my time.
Vented out the roof originally planned on venting out the side of the container, but figured out that was not a option after I already had water lines installed. Was lucky enough to have just enough space between the panels. 
Gingy licking her chops after stealing a piece of chicken. I will be updating with more of my winter projects very soon :)

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  1. Homestead coming along great. Hikes and happy hours keeps the body and mind happy. Glad Ginger is looking happy.
    Danny in Thomasville.

  2. Looks good. Yes winter just came in with a roar alright. Thought it would never happen. But good to hear you have been enjoying yourself.

    Yes I had to take down your blog and reload glad I sent you the e-mail. Had that happen with a few blogs in the change over. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. So I found your updated blog and then I left a comment and it isn't here. I'm trying to be patient with this windows 10 but its running short. Can't post my pictures either.

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Oh I forgot you approve first to much food today

  5. Hey you! Just checking up on you. I hope all is well, Ryan. Stumpy and I are in MA this winter, helping my mom. Not too excited about the snow but glad I'm in a position to help. Can't wait til I am free again.

  6. Checking in and checking up! Hope you're enjoying some nice weather. I hope it warms up here soon too!
    Cyndi and Stumpy

  7. Just stopping by to see if things are progressing with your new home. It's always hard not to wonder if something is wrong when bloggers disappear. Hope all is well.