Construction Design-Randy’s Dream Design

Guess what?  I just won the lottery!  (Not really, but for the purpose of this blog, let’s pretend.)  I’m looking to build myself a new home.  I have choices.  I could build a McMansion with plenty of space I don’t need and will never use.  I could concentrate only on the interior finishes and how the house looks.  If you’ve ever read my blog, you already know what direction I’ll take.  The house won’t be big, a couple thousand square feet is plenty for me, maybe a rambler with a second story over part of it built on a slab, no basement or crawlspace.  Being a BS* guy, I would make an invest in the stuff that is hidden, those pesky control layers I often talk about.  It would be based on the Pretty Good House concept. Continue reading “Construction Design-Randy’s Dream Design”

Energy Audit-High Voltage

High Voltage, the first thing that comes to mind is AC/DC’s 1976 album of the same name.  (I was 7 when that album was released.)  An awesome first album from a band that eventually becomes one of classic rocks best.  But high voltage can be a big problem with electronics and electrical equipment in houses and businesses.  My brother, who is an electrical engineer and master electrician, gave me the idea for this blog post.  He had to recently trouble shoot a problem. Continue reading “Energy Audit-High Voltage”