We have always planned to use DC LED lights and some DC appliances in the earthship.
I have been scratching my head a lot trying to figure out wire sizes for these branch circuits. The lower voltage in a DC circuit means higher currents have to be allowed for in these circuits and larger wires must … Read More →
It has been a few days since we finished our rough-in wiring, but I thought I would post about it before I forget the details.
As mentioned previously we spent some time after getting our electrical permit figuring out what type of wire would be required for the tire walls; the electrical inspector initially wanted us … Read More →
I have recently posted pictures to our FB page, The Darfield Earthship. Both Chris and I have been busy working in Kamloops and also on the house with James Hornett’s help. Very little time to sit down and do more than click buttons to upload photos. Chris has especially been wanting to post, but now … Read More →
After much discussion Chris and I have come up with a plan to get the house jump-started again.
As many know, we have been consulting in Kamloops for several months. I’ve been almost full-time and Chris 2-3 times a week. It’s been lucrative work. We didn’t NEED to earn this money to finish the house, but … Read More →
We are ready to begin our electrical! After receiving directions from the electrical inspector (via the electrician) that we needed to use ENT (non metallic conduit) and plastic boxes, Chris and I have spent many hours talking to suppliers. This option was expensive and cumbersome.
We spoke to several of our new “green” friends on the … Read More →
On Friday we finished the last of the pop can/concrete work on the west wall.
These walls are approximately 15″ thick; a double layer of rigid insulation (R24 total) sandwiched between an exterior and interior concrete/pop can wall. The concrete/pop can walls are simply concrete walls honeycombed with pop cans. The cans serve to reduce the … Read More →