Category Archives: general

photo shoot

2015 06 10: jeff wolfram, a professional photographer, and miche booz came by this evening for a photo shoot. the pictures will first be used by miche when he seeks an AIA Maryland Award for the house. very exciting.

less exciting is that i removed and replaced a cartridge in one of the waterless urinals.

i also cleaned the tape and removed the tarps remaining from yesterday’s door paint job.

manganese, hydrogen sulfide, and well water

2015 06 07: alas, my well water has high levels of manganese and some hydrogen sulfide as well. jeremiah and i have recently been preparing the outside shed to accept water treatment tanks as there is no room for them on the inside. mainly this consists of insulating the shed so that the water does not freeze. we spent the weekend caulking air leaks with prosoco’s joint and seam filler.

heat pump dryer

2015 03 02: the house has been equipped with a whirlpool ventless heat pump dryer. it came onto the market very recently and operates with a significant increase in dryer efficiency from all previous models available in the united states. (europe has had ventless heat pump dryers for a while.)

the dryer was delivered on 31 january. i’ve used it several times. it works like a vented dryer. it seems to be a great product . . . much more efficient any previous dryers available in the