“Forged by miniature unicorns in the Hall of Greatness wearing golden fleece”

A significant milestone toward completion of Emerald Hill … Greg from Austin Air today initiated the HVAC startup. He described the system as “forged by miniature unicorns in the Hall of Greatness wearing golden fleece.” They wear fleece to keep warm when the AC kicks in.

A switch in the attic is shutting off the system. The electricians will have to investigate.

Above, the master thermometer worked through initial self-testing and diagnostics, making it as far as 2011 before the errant switch shut everything down.

Greg starts to install the thermostat in Steven's office.
Greg starts to install the thermostat in Steven’s office.
One of three satellite thermometers -- this one in the hallway upstairs. The second unit is located in the master bedroom, which operates as its own zone, and the third in the office, which is also its own zone.
One of three satellite thermometers — this one in the hallway upstairs. The second unit is located in the master bedroom, which operates as its own zone, and the third in the office, which is also its own zone.
In the attic, Greg ensures that the four-inch filter can be removed for servicing. Austin Green Build thought the low roof line would interfere.
In the attic, Greg ensures that the four-inch filter can be removed for servicing. Austin Green Build thought the low roof line would interfere.
The master thermostat, beginning to report diagnostic data.
The master thermostat, beginning to report diagnostic data.
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Notes, 4 Feb. 2016

Ron is back. Yay. Still recovering from theĀ  attack of the nearly-killer virus, eager to get back to work.

Above, photo of the red glass tile that is pulling away from the backsplash wall in the kitchen — discovered yesterday by Steven and reported to Ron by text message.

Emerald Hill did not pass the electrical inspection yesterday in part because baffles and lights are missing from bathroom ventilation. Kevin and Ron began to install these today. Here's Kevin on the ladder in the water closet of bath 2.
Emerald Hill did not pass the electrical inspection yesterday in part because baffles and lights are missing from bathroom ventilation. Kevin and Ron began to install these today. Here’s Kevin on the ladder in the water closet of bath 2.

 

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