Monday, April 21, 2008

Day-4 Heat Flooring

On day four the tile crew added more leveling compound and put down the heat coils for a floor heating system. It was critical that we stay off the floor at this point for 24 hours.

When the oldest got up for school, we had him move the stuff he would need for the next two days upstairs. This included his shampoo, body wash, and contact paraphernalia, since our second full bath is in the basement. We were also busy washing and drying clothes the night before so that no one would run out. Yes, the washer and dryer are in the basement too. The cat's litter box and food are in the laundry room so those items had to come upstairs to the hall bathroom. We figured that we'd have to be off the floor for a couple of days.

Doug had made a blockade across the doorway with the garbage can and the rubbermaid foot stool. This was to keep the dog from entering the kitchen. The cat had to be locked up in a bedroom and/or the hall bathroom for the day. After school we took Sala out as long as we could keep an eye on him.

In this picture you can almost see the wires for the heating system embedded into the leveling compound. Can you see what looks like little lines drawn across the wet cement? Those are the heating coils.

Well into the evening these were still areas that were very wet. On the right side of the picture you can see wires sticking out from the wall. This is where the thermostat for the floor will be installed.

Doug and I left to go to the store. We left three kids up stairs with the dog and cat. We told them to keep and eye on the beasts and not let them get into the kitchen. As you can see the babysitting/supervision was lacking.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Well, which one was it, the dog or the cat that you left in charge of the beasts?