Thursday, January 29, 2009

HVAC (Airconditioning and Heating) started today.

Two HVAC (Air conditioning and heating) arrived at 7:15 am to begin installation of three HVAC systems (2 Four ton 14 seer units for upstairs and 1 three ton unit for the lower floor).

Had a long discussion with Honeywell in exactly what is the best way to zone the two floors.

Since we have two four ton units the master bedroom and office will be on one HVAC unit and the living room and kitchen and dining room will be on the other unit. Downstairs will have two zones on the three ton HVAC unit.

Plumbers started yesterday installing plumbing

Two plumbers arrived yesterday to start the installation on all the plumbing which they say will take two weeks to finish.

Monday, January 26, 2009

First floor windows being installed

Another beautiful clear day even though it only reached 50 degrees here at Clear Lake work is progressing on the "Technology House".

All the upstairs floor windows have been installed except the NanaWalls (waiting for some glue lam beams being finished) and now the downstairs windows are being installed.

Also working on mounting of the housing for the D-Link Wi-Fi video camera. Should be mounted within the next few days and up and running within the next week or two.

Picking out the upstairs kitchen island range hood. Going to check out the EuroKitchen Spagna Vetro 42" range hood. You can check it out at:

Friday, January 23, 2009

D-Link Video Camera arrives

D-Link's Wi-Fi Video Camera with ten times optical zoom has just arrived with their housing which includes a heater for outdoor use hopefully will be installed within the next week.

We hope to provide any viewer the opportunity to zoom in on our internet site to see the actual real time progress of this exciting "Technology House" being finished.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Upstairs windows and skylights are installed

Yesterday and today, all three skylights and all the Pella windows were installed on the upper floor of house. The house is VERY CLOSE to being buttoned up for the winter, which will allow us to begin work on the interior electrical and electronics.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Roof shingles are installed

Finally the roof shingles were installed on Saturday and Sunday by a crew of five.

Skylights and windows should be going up this week and we will be able to work inside even if rain is outside.

The NanaWalls are several weeks out as we are awaiting the gluelam beams that will go above the eight foot NanaWalls.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Announcing the Technology Lake House Blog

This blog is designed to track the development and technologies incorporated in the Tech2 Lake House Project, a state-of-the-art technology demonstration home on Clearlake in the Northern California wine country.

As of the start of this blog, the house was completely framed waiting for inspection prior to adding the roofing material. The photo to the left is taken from the hillside behind the lake house. You can see thew new octagonal dock to the left.