- Check out line to water heater from city water. Add heat tape, insulation, etc. to prevent problems over winter. Check for leaks.
- If using existing lines to bath, insulate them. Make sure water heater is insulated as well as possible.
- Check out hot and cold water sources at water heater. Connect pex to those if have the right stuff. Otherwise, connect to existing.
- Where should manifolds go? Near heater seems good without looking under home. In wall, above floor.
- Run pex along heater vent where ever possible. Inside insulation if possible. Have insulation.
- Put all connections above the floor if possible. Connections are the weakest part.
- Run ethernet cable if able. Use hose?? Insulate at end of home.
- Inspect flooring under tub. Seems to have dropped 1/32" or so on outside edge. Brace?? Hate to fall out naked, wet, into the cold snow.
- Inspect flooring soft next to heater.
Skirting (½" plywood framed like home)
- Dirt replaced in hole.
- Put temperature sensor in ground under home near drain closest to street before installing skirting.
- 2 x 4 pressure treated / painted footer around home. Anchored with tent stakes.
- 4 x 4 pressure treated / painted "studs" every 8 feet.
- 2 x 4 "header" moved in to fit panels. Existing. May need cutting or replacing.
- Second layer of 2 x 4pressure treated / painted on footer.
- Reflectix stapled to inside of framework. Put carriage bolts in first, from inside.
- Panels. All cut and painted. May have to trim last on each side. Would like to put all on at once to keep critters from moving in.
- Foam board insulation and vents can wait until spring. Foam board requires 1/4 plywood inside for fire.
Need to order carriage bolts.
Ordered: Wednesday 20 August, 2014 - McMaster-Carr