Dropping by the laneway the other evening I ran into Vahid, the amiable plumber, who was connecting the red hoses for the heating system through the new framing in the bedroom wall. I was happy to talk about it this morning with Ian and Steve at the Home Discovery Show on the Corus network.
The system is sealed, the water going through it will not be mixing with the potable water that will be serving the bathroom and kitchen. Once everything is connected with the boiler it will just use the same water over and over, cycling through the boiler then the hoses. The water will be kept at about 15 pounds per square inch (sorry, don’t know the metric). But to test the system for leaks they pushed water through to 100 pounds per square inch and they’ll keep it there while the build is going up around it, to make sure there will be no water leaking from the system, or from any punctures that occur during the build. The water hasn’t been connected to the mains yet, they borrowed some from the main house.
And Vahid reminded me not to use any long nails when hanging things on the bedroom wall! Don’t want any nasty surprises.
I didn’t get any pictures of the framed-in pipes — I didn’t want to disturb Vahid while he was working, and when I went back the house was completely locked up. Those doors do a good job of keeping people out. We’ll be talking to some people about our security system this week, so more on that later.