Some people may not know what off-the-grid or off-grid means, so here it is --- The term off-the-grid or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities.

Off-grid living is no longer a one room log cabin in the woods. It's energy independency. You don't have to rely on utility companies, you create your own power. Today, there are more than 180,000 off-grid homes in the US.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Plumbing {Lower Level Rough-In}...

53 degrees - 8:42 pm - 53+ mph wind gusts...

We’re in the middle of another building spurt!  We have this pattern going – everything goes at a snail’s pace and then bam!  A building spurt!  I love it when there’s progress on the house!!!  I am giddy just thinking about it!  Words cannot express how excited I am about the plumbing!  I have been waiting for two and a half years for this!!!  Okay, I’ll calm down a bit and tell you what’s been going on.

The past several days after Tony has gotten off work, he has been digging, leveling, and compacting the trenches for the drain pipes.  This all has to be done before the concrete radiant floor goes in.

Today a couple friends came up and helped Tony rough-in the plumbing in the lower level (thank you!!!).  There are a few more things that need to be finished on the lower level; including getting another trailer load of screenings (which is a type of fine round gravel) so we can cover up all the drain pipe.  Once that is all done, then we move upstairs to do the rough plumbing.

In addition to all the drain pipe going in, tomorrow our 1,250 gallon concrete septic tank is being delivered and set in place.  Tomorrow is definitely going to be another busy day for our off-grid home sweet home.

To be continued...


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  2. I can see your passion about your work and it makes me really happy when I see someone doing hardworking in his/her work. Plumbing is not an easy job as I know one experienced Plumber Hollywood FL who is very experienced and has knowledge of all types of plumbing work.



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