Monday, June 8, 2009

Downpours, mudslides, and radiant floors...

Showing the line of thunderstorms that passed through OR, south to north on Thursday June 4th. The only time since we've been here that a storm through Benton county had an official National Weather Service severe thunderstorm warning. Another severe one did pass 20km to the east of us the day before as well. We got at least 2 inches (judging from the height of water in vertical walled containers) within about 1/2 an hour. This is EXTREMELY rare weather for these parts. The aftermath - more [expletive deleted] mud from the back wall. Grading from naught to about 300 mm thick, wet slimy, at least not hard packed, that flushed down from the same back wall.

A few muddy hours later...
Meanwhile up above, E was working with Josh Storer, of Barefoot Radiant Heating Corvallis OR, putting in the first of the pex tubing for the radiant floor heating of the main floor. This is the first time we can really make out the rooms. The tubing already laid down is in the kitchen floor.

E, I suspect, showing Josh the troubles were having setting grade around the step-down into the great room.
Getting it right.

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