Tiny homes of the Triangle, Raleigh NC

While working on a set of gas logs I got a interesting question from homeowner.  I was asked what are good forms of heat for off grid homes.

Well the question was coming from Rob Litteral one of the owners/builders of tiny homes of the triangle, a up and coming tiny home builder in the area. He was saying he’s working along with new home builders in Geelong on a house for client and wanted to set up a tiny house on property her daughter and son in law own and wanted to be “off grid”.

We talked about the different LP gas system but the issue of interior moisture when the appliance operates was an issue.  The homes are pretty well insulated with R19 walls, real plywood on roof with metal and wood bead board on interior as well..exterior is cypress? wood boards which also add to R value. The windows are a high quality and help with ventilation and light.

 

 check them out at tinyhomesofthetriangle.com or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/triangletiny

when you see one in person you will be amazed at the quality and workman ship of the home.

Rob can be reached at 919-785-8939 or rob@tinyhomesofthetriangle.com  tell him Carl at Chimney Keepers sent ya.

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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Well a new year is upon us and during this time in late Jan the temps are running above normal. This will end I hear the middle of Feb with temps coming back to normal and COLD..

    We still get a lot of folks calling to ask for a second opinion where another local company was call and they found a LOT of stuff wrong with your 20 plus year old chimney most of the time with a quote of 4-5K or more.

    A lot of the things they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018/2019 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    Chimneys built in the 60 and 70's had different code requirement than a chimney built in 2018/2019.

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you have been told "you might burn your house down" or "this could create a problem" stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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