Today will be the last time Uve will be at the house until the first maintenance round. First he showed how to fix the error. It was pretty simple, but I made a note in case it happens again some day. He double checked all radiators and then we could fill them. It was nice to feel all radiators getting warm, even though we don’t need them for some time, it is good this part is ready.
When we where done, Uve got a few alcohol free beers from his car to toast to a finished project.
Nice in time as tonight we will go to a festival for 5 days. Nice a few days of total relaxation after all the work done on the house the past half a year.
After weeks, no months of preparations we had the last check of the sewer system today. Mo showed the friendly guy around and the only thing he was amazed by, was the fact the dirt was not back in the hole. He said it should be filled as soon as possible as when he finishes his paperwork, the hole should be closed.
So when I got home, we instantly started closing the hole. Luckily Jan stopped by and he offered a helping hand, so in no time we were done.
Today is the big day. All connections are made, so the boiler can be filled, both with water and pellets and then it can be started!
We filled the floor heating and warm water system with water and got 4 bags of 15 kilo of 6 mm pellets and put them in the pellet silo. We did not fill the radiator system as I still need to put gyprock behind them, which is way easier when the radiator is off the wall.
The the big moment, turning on the pumps and turning on the boiler. Testing, Loading, Igniting, Pre-burn and then burning. The display showed nicely in what stage the heater is.
We found out the expansion tank of the warm water system needed more air pressure, but after that was fixed, all was good!
Uve had first told he needed a sturdy wall behind/above the boiler to screw his artwork to, so I got some 12 mm OSB to match the 12 mm Gyprock, but then he told it would be better to have a fireproof wall there. So I figured I’d get some Fermacell. When I asked Uve where to get that he told me he did not know the material, so I started a little search.
In deed, it is not as commonly available as back in the Netherlands, but in the end I found out good old Puu Market around the corner had it available.
So I got a piece and made some strips to put behind the boiler. Forgot to make pictures.
Now we have moved it a new chapter in reconstructing will start, as we will be home every day. For now the first thing is to get the boiler connected and setup. Uve is making a great art piece from all the pipes, meters and valves.
Today will be a day off, this weekend is the big song festival which is held every 5 years and I am excited to check it out. Unfortunately Mo could not get a ticket anymore as for the first time the festival was sold out. We still went there together and enjoyed most of it from different sides of the fence.
Around 18:30 we left the festival to have a last bike ride to Kolde to hand in the keys. The owner was very impressed with the fact the renovation had already started, as she was not notified. Apart from that all was good and we should get the safety deposit back, which will be very nice to spend on the house.
Today is an exciting day. 4 Years after I moved to Estonia I move into our own house! The last bits and pieces still took 2,5 car loads, but then we had all our stuff in our house. In the afternoon I got some stuff from ABC, as they had another 25% discount weekend.
Also I connected the toilet door (pretty handy when you want to use it, I’d say) When it was connected, I found out the standard door and the standard frame where not 100% compatible, so there was a few centimeters of space on the top of the door. For now that works, I will deal with that later.
Also a package for the chimney pipes came in, that means Uve can do the chimney next week!
Today I wanted to finish the wall. The first part turned out pretty sturdy, so I had good hopes for the last part. Mo came to help me and pretty soon the last brick was put in the wall. Nice in time for the final move tomorrow.
Mo’s mother had an extra washing machine at her place, and as we don’t have one, it was great we could pick it up. In the same ride we dropped of the sofa and the three old TV’s that had been standing in the garden since we took them out the house last January. No pictures today, so a pretty boring post.