Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Goofing off and other great finds...

In our move back in we found fun stuff like Ferris' reindeer headband







Ice skating with friends







Meat vendor at Farmers Market had a 30% off sale

4 comments:

Anthony said...

I just found your blog and think it's great! I'm a fellow remodeling homeowner in Baltimore and think your house is coming along great. I just read on older post about your tankless water heater, how do you like it so far? I am considering putting on in our house. Was the price reasonable? Can I get the name of your plumber for an estimate?

Marisa said...

Thanks Anthony! Steve will have to follow up with the plumber's name. So far we love the tankless water heater! They warn that it takes longer to get hot water to the faucet but I haven't noticed that at all. Its kinda cool, from our kitchen, when you turn on the hot water, you can hear the little guy fire up and then turn off when you're done. Price was around $1,100 but I don't think that included the install.
Good luck with your renovation! Are you doing it yourself?
-Marisa

Steve said...

Anthony, Baltimore Green Construction contracted them out. I think it was AGS Plumbing. I'll try to find the contact number from the GC.

I like the tankless because it frees up a lot of space in the basement and it is only heating water when we need it. I think there is a bit of a lag with getting hot water to the tap, but nothing major. The upside is we can run the dishwasher, washing machine, all three showers and not run out of hot water.

I think they are also Energy Star rated too. There are various sizes and brands to choose from. BGE Home has them on their website and they will install it for you.

Anthony said...

Yes, we've been working on the house for about 3 years, pretty much room by room and doing the work ourselves. We actually JUST hired out our first project- new decks, siding, and making a 2nd level window into a door. It's been an interesting experience letting someone else do the work, and finding out that we're much more specific about details when we're paying someone else to do it! It's awesome that you worked with Todd and Heather, I've met them both a few times and really like the design work they do with Trace. Come to think of it, I think I know which house is yours from walking our dog up and down the block and in the park. The facade looks great with the new windows and door!