work·ca·tion (noun)
1. A period of vacation from normal work activities, not used for rest, recreation, or travel, but rather used to work your house:  Eg. Team Dreamhouse is on workcation right now.

This week Kes and I decided to take the week off to knock a huge DIY off our to-do list.  We’ll be installing our radiant in-floor heating system.  We’ll get into the full details of radiant heating in a more in-depth post in the coming weeks, but right now I just wanted to give you a quick glimpse into the fun we’ve been having so far…

Day 1

We started off by getting the manifolds for our radiant system put together & soldered, then getting things prepped on site for our week.

Day 2

Getting over the learning curve!  We ran the first & most complex of our pex runs with surprisingly little trial & error.

First run connected to the manifold to be pressure tested

First run connected to the manifold to be pressure tested

Day 3

Pex runs continued.

Last loop of the day!

Last loop of the day!

We also spent a good deal of the day cleaning & clearing out the space to prep for insulation (which is starting tomorrow!!)

All in all, not bad for a few days’ work.  We’re feeling a huge sense of accomplishment – even if it does come with a few sore & tired muscles!

Aaaaaaand now we’re off to bed… 🙂

  • May 28, 2014

    Awesome job!!!! Also you are brave – me and scaffolding don’t mix well! I prefer standing on a high ladder any day.

  • May 28, 2014

    Great work guys!! Must feel pretty good to get in there and get to work! Super jealous of your in floor heat 🙂

  • May 28, 2014

    We just had a workcation to work in the garden! Love being able to concentrate on a project uninterrupted.
    Looks like you are making great progress!

  • May 28, 2014

    I’m super impressed! First off, you must have amazing tricep and shoulder power to be working with your arms up all day and how the heck are you doing this in the heat?!! I would have collapse in the first hour. Phenomenal job!!! You are a rocking couple! I’m so excited for you!

  • May 29, 2014

    Wowza! Good for you! You’re going to be so proud once you’ve finished!

    And I love the term “workcation.”

    We’ll be taking some of those this summer. 🙂

  • May 29, 2014

    Just reading this makes me feel tired. You are getting so much done!

  • July 14, 2014

    When I visited Denmark, everyone had in floor heating (and sometimes cooling!) Having a warm floor makes your whole body feel warmer, even if the ambient temperature is lower. You’re going to love infloor heating, and its going to be great for resale (and your heating bills!)

  • July 15, 2014

    I think this is one of the features of your home that you will be thrilled to have. And how cool that you guys did it!

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