week 40 - wiring and lighting finished, solar panels installation

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We decided that the north wall of the bedroom should be insulated and panelled with chestnut cladding.

We decided that the north wall of the bedroom should be insulated and panelled with chestnut cladding.
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Margaret putting in the hemp semi rigid insulation.

Margaret putting in the hemp semi rigid insulation.
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The weather improved and Claude and David carried the solar panels up onto the roof to install them in front of the roof lights.

The weather improved and Claude and David carried the solar panels up onto the roof to install them in front of the roof lights.
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Claude Juan and David with the solar panels..

Claude Juan and David with the solar panels..
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The Giordano solar heating control panel with cover off.

The Giordano solar heating control panel with cover off.
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I had enclosed the double walled insulated and sealed flue of the Godin fire in a duct lined with Fermacell. A hole near the top (to be covered with a metal grille) extracts a considerable amount of hot air to the mezzanine, improving the output of the fire. Later I will install a small fan to bring the air down to the corridor behind the Godin.

I had enclosed the double walled insulated and sealed flue of the Godin fire in a duct lined with Fermacell. A hole near the top (to be covered with a metal grille) extracts a considerable amount of hot air to the mezzanine, improving the output of the fire. Later I will install a small fan to bring the air down to the corridor behind the Godin.
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The heat extract ventilation unit in the roof space with a few of the insulated flexible ducts connected. The insulation has not yet benn finally placed around it.

The heat extract ventilation unit in the roof space with a few of the insulated flexible ducts connected. The insulation has not yet benn finally placed around it.
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The bathroom nearly finished. The bath and duct will be chestnut panelled.

The bathroom nearly finished. The bath and duct will be chestnut panelled.
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After the panelled insulated wall in the bedroom, here are the floor joists ready for the chestnut floor boarding (which will have loose hemp (chenevotte) insulation under it)

After the panelled insulated wall in the bedroom, here are the floor joists ready for the chestnut floor boarding (which will have loose hemp (chenevotte) insulation under it)
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The small WC off the entrance lobby being plumbed in.

The small WC off the entrance lobby being plumbed in.
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The basement shower room, laundry and WC.

The basement shower room, laundry and WC.
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Basin in the the shower room (IKEA)

Basin in the the shower room (IKEA)
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All the wiring and lighting was installed and temporary incandescent bulbs put in for testing. Final light fittings will all have low energy bulbs - many of them LEDS. Total power consumption of all lighting 400 watts !

All the wiring and lighting was installed and temporary incandescent bulbs put in for testing. Final light fittings will all have low energy bulbs - many of them LEDS. Total power consumption of all lighting 400 watts !