• 9 hr - Sep 21, 2021
    Ken

    D3D Universal build workshop - Day 2 - 8am - 5pm

    Business Enterprise session 5:30 - 6:30pm.

  • 9 hr - Sep 20, 2021
    Ken

    D3D universal build workshop - 8am - 5pm.
    Business Enterprise session 5:30 - 6:30pm.

  • 13.8 hr - Sep 20, 2021
    Jeff

    Marcin and Catarina meeting going over priorities. Cut parts for 3D printers. More vinegar flushing in HabLab hot water heater. Loaded 20 trees and 34 4x8 cement board siding and returned to Menards. Picked up nails, doors and 5 trash cans. Headcount tonight, 13 people on site at HabLab plus two in Faculty house, not including staff. 19 currently on Factor e Farm including staff and my wife.

  • 72 hr - Sep 20, 2021
    marcin

    summer x

  • 7 hr - Sep 19, 2021
    Jeff

    Burned trash, washed bedding, flushed hot water, got room ready for Holger, helped Ben get set up.

  • 10 hr - Sep 18, 2021
    Jeff

    Installed water heater valves, plumbed up a flushing system for cleaning and descaling hot water heater. Flushed heater for 5 minutes. First aid for Hampus, splinter through middle of finger.

  • 10 hr - Sep 17, 2021
    Jeff

    Run to Walmart and Menards to fill propane tanks pick up parts for plumbing heater. Started working on Microhouse kitchen mitigating mold. Moved table and fridge out.

  • 2 hr - Sep 14, 2021
    Holger

    isten to and ToC'ed 120 Design Lessons - Day 24

  • 72 hr - Sep 14, 2021
    marcin

    Summer X

  • 72 hr - Sep 9, 2021
    marcin

    summer x

  • 5 hr - Sep 5, 2021
    Catarina

    Rosebud - new wall design + instructionals

  • 9 hr - Sep 5, 2021
    Catarina

    Rosebud - new wall design + instructionals + workshop instruction

  • 2.8 hr - Sep 3, 2021
    Catarina

    Rosebud - new wall design + instructionals

  • 15 hr - Sep 3, 2021
    Jeff

    Worked on Faculty house. Finished wiring. Loaded up all my tools, took a lot of stuff back to shop. Moved bed frame and mattress in, got supplies from HabLab. Vacuumed entire faculty house from top to bottom, mopped floors. Went to Walmart and got shower curtain, trash can and miscellaneous supplies for both faculty house and HabLab.
    Figured out wiring for internet, found tools and ends and had Anthony explain how to install end on cable. Put on new end.
    Loaded up trash from HabLab and burned it.
    Unloaded a lot of stuff from my truck into shop, sorted and put it away including many tools.

  • 13 hr - Sep 3, 2021
    Jeff

    Worked on wiring faculty house all day. Completed the shelf part of channel next to ceiling that wire is run inside. Completed installing outlet boxes, running conduit, pulling wire and wiring in all the outlets. Installed two junction boxes, only one left to install and wiring is complete. Made a trip to hardware store to get more outlets and junction box.

  • 72 hr - Sep 2, 2021
    marcin

    summer x

  • 5 hr - Sep 1, 2021
    Catarina

    Rosebud - new wall design + instructionals

  • 14 hr - Sep 1, 2021
    Jeff

    Collected and burned trash, worked on Faculty House. Ran electrical channels, installed outlet boxes and conduit. Rerouted wiring outside to greenhouse. Pulled sink drains and sealed with plumbers putty. Started pulling wire and installing outlets.

  • 3.8 hr - Aug 31, 2021
    Catarina

    Rosebud - new wall design + instructionals

  • 14 hr - Aug 31, 2021
    Jeff

    Worked on faculty house, filled van with fuel, rented motel for Curtis, picked up supplies for Faculty house.
    Finished water heater, tidied up piping, installed vent and redid drain under bathroom sink. Cleaned shower, toilet, sink. Installed trim, ran some wiring. Installed a door knob in bathroom, cut in latch plate.
    Checked on new arrivals and greeted visitors.

  • 14 hr - Aug 31, 2021
    Jeff

    Went to Menards and Rentall in St Joseph. Brought back two power trowels. Started wiring in water heater in Faculty house, then has to help power trowel new shop slab. Cleaned up equipment and returned to St Joseph. Stopped at Menards again and picked up correct size wire nuts plus a few parts for finishing the wiring of water heater.
    Came back, has Joshua and Ken help me on faculty house. They hauled out stuff while I finished water heater. Also helped me hang a cabinet.

  • 13 hr - Aug 29, 2021
    Jeff

    Meeting at HabLab for game plan. Went to Cameron and picked up rebar chairs, refilled all propane bottles, picked up parts for plumbing Faculty House.
    Worked on plumbing faculty house, removed broken water heater, installed new water heater. Plumbed in water heater including reworking the vent pipe and installing a drain from water heater into drain. Instructions showed that heater could be installed either with plumbing out the side or the top, but bracket would only allow the plumbing to come out the top. That required another run to Cameron to pick up more plumbing parts.
    Installed wooden channel next to ceiling to run wiring through so I can bring it down cleanly to the water heater. Also wired in breaker for water heater.
    Need to complete wiring and turn on water and electric to test.
    While I was working on plumbing, Sam worked on capping the top of the CEB walls with 1x12 and trim, he completed the remainder of the walls.

  • 12 hr - Aug 28, 2021
    Jeff

    Watered trees. Continued working on faculty house. Went to Cameron and bought parts for installing shower valve, fixing bathroom drain, plumbing in gas for stove, saw blade for cutting countertop.
    Cut down countertop, plumbed in gas valve to stove, plugged off gas for removing busted water heater. Installed stove and hooked up gas.
    Removed busted shower valve replaced with a new valve, cut shower to fit new valve.
    Helped Christian cut and install wooden cap on top of a section of CEB wall.

  • 12 hr - Aug 27, 2021
    Jeff

    Watered trees. Worked on faculty house. Replaced sink faucet, fixed drain under sink so it drained downhill. Cleaned stove. Installed ac unit. Several runs to store for parts. Moved trailer with rebar. Lost track of all I did, a jillion small things!

  • 12 hr - Aug 26, 2021
    Jeff

    Went to Menards with trailer and picked up 300 1/2” rebar and some lumber. Picked up rebar chairs at Lowe’s.
    Stained a lot of boards for trim in Faculty house.
    Ran to Cameron Walmart and picked up a propane regulator to fix HabLab propane for stove.
    Put up stuff for night, turned on ozone machine and a box fan with allergy filter in Faculty House.

  • 13 hr - Aug 25, 2021
    Jeff

    Worked on Faculty House. Pulled up all 1/2” pvc pipe that went from faculty house to Microhouse and pulled out and rolled up the 14/2 wire inside it.
    Untangled 6 gauge wire and ran it through conduit to the junction of wires for the houses. Wired in breaker panel, wired in to junction.
    Went to Walmart in St Joseph and bought lights, faucet and cleaning supplies, picked up a few things for Catarina, looked in several stores for toilet flush valve but didn’t find one.

  • 10 hr - Aug 24, 2021
    Jeff

    Watered trees, gathered tools for switching to working on faculty house. Dug out black poly pipe from greenhouse, and electrical wire from mud hut. Ran waterline from pool faucet to back of house and connected everything up. Water heater busted, so I cut the line and plugged it off with a shark bite. Found open line in greenhouse, so plugged it off as well with a shark bite. No leaks. Kitchen faucet leaking at connection, not sure if it’s fixable.
    Untangled electrical wire to reuse. Cut back rose bush , cleared out mouse nest in electrical box.
    Very hot today as well!

  • 8 hr - Aug 24, 2021
    Joshua

    -3D Printer Build
    -Free Study

  • 1 hr - Aug 24, 2021
    VincenzoCalligaro

    OSE FreeCAD Badge Feature on Feature excercise

  • 12 hr - Aug 23, 2021
    Jeff

    Watered trees. Took van to tire shop and installed new tires, also filled it with fuel. Worked on HabLab exterior room 3 all day. Cut osb to fit and paneled from 8’ down all the way around the room. Still needs a few pieces above 8’ and needs trim cut, stained and installed. Very hot! About overdid it.

  • 8 hr - Aug 23, 2021
    Joshua

    - 3D Printer Build
    -Free Study

  • 72 hr - Aug 23, 2021
    marcin

    apprenticeship

  • 1 hr - Aug 22, 2021
    Jeff

    Parked and unhooked trailer, covered with tarp. Helped Marcin a few minutes in Aquaponics greenhouse.

  • 8 hr - Aug 22, 2021
    Joshua

    - 3D Printer Build

  • 14 hr - Aug 21, 2021
    Jeff

    Filled van up and took for a test drive. Needs new front tires now. Went to Faculty House and measured everything to figure a bill of materials from. Rummaged around looking for parts. Went online and built a material list, talked to Catarina and Marcin on strategy.
    Took Wes and Joshua with us to St Joseph and dropped off at bookstore. Went to Lowe’s and picked up a few things Menards doesn’t have. Picked everyone up from bookstore and dropped them off at Walmart. Went to Menards and got everything in Marcin and Catarina’s list except for garden seeds. When I started on mine, the app on my phone had a glitch and erased everything I had saved. Had to sit down and redo list by hand.

  • 12 hr - Aug 20, 2021
    Jeff

    Watered trees. Continued installing paneling. Pulled flat tire off of van and ran it to tire store and had a new one installed on it and brought back and installed.
    Completely finished paneling HabLab exterior room 4. Also installed light and light switch. Moved one desk out and put in Christian’s room. Still needs trim cut and installed. One room left to panel, exterior room 3!

  • 12 hr - Aug 19, 2021
    Jeff

    Watered trees. Finished wiring in electrical in HabLab exterior rooms.
    Moved light switch from behind the door to on the wall when you walk in. Located breaker (and labeled breaker!) to outlet on the wall under window. Extended outlet to frame. Bumblebee nest inside wall, so foamed around outlet inside and outside along with all other points of possible entry.
    Took apprentices to Cookstove for lunch and so they could pick up some baked goods.
    Report of mouse running through a hole under kitchen cabinet so I foamed the hole shut. Also picked up stuff in utility room and put it in upper storage. Picked up wood scrap outside from cutting framing.
    Started installing paneling. Took van in evening and filled up with fuel.

  • 8 hr - Aug 19, 2021
    Ken

    Worked on redesign of CNC torch table idler. Increased size from 120mm to 140mm to make room for additional attachment screws. Idea is to be able to attach idler another component from either direction.

  • 0.8 hr - Aug 18, 2021
    Jeff

    Went and checked fuel on van that Christian is taking to Kansas City and it was empty. Ran into town and filled it up.

  • 13.5 hr - Aug 18, 2021
    Jeff

    Collected trash and burned it this morning. Watered trees. Drilled out electrical boxes so they could be screwed to studs in HabLab exterior rooms 3 and 4. Mounted boxes and wired on extensions to bring electrical wires out to new boxes. Had to bust out some of the outlets as they were rusted in. We were out of beige outlets, so bought 3 outlets and two switches at Maysville hardware. Wired in new outlets, new switch and wiring for light in room 3. Got shocked by last outlet in room 4 as it evidently is on a different breaker. I’ll find the breaker in the morning when no one is using 3D printers or desk top computers. Only have the one outlet left and one switch and light in room 4.
    Took Christian to Walmart to get a phone set up. Worker that was helping us went off shift, so brought phone back to my house and called total wireless to get help setting it up. Big hassle! Took a lot of time on phone but we were successful, so Christian has a phone now.
    Also picked up a new light fixture for exterior room 4 and some soft tortillas for HabLab.

  • 8 hr - Aug 18, 2021
    Ken

    Continuing working on idler prototype and next carriage piece.

  • 11 hr - Aug 17, 2021
    Jeff

    Burned trash. Watered trees. Went and met work crew and had them follow me back to OSE. Worked a short time on HabLab, then worked remainder of day on Seed Eco Home V2 replacing front exterior panels on second floor.

  • 8 hr - Aug 17, 2021
    Ken

    CNC Torch table idler prototyping - getting to grips with FreeCAD.

  • 8 hr - Aug 16, 2021
    Ken

    Morning in class: 120 Design Lessons day 24.
    Afternoon in workshop - cleaning up workshop, looking at rebar truss and reviewing CNC torch table - redesign 3D printed parts.

  • 12 hr - Aug 16, 2021
    Jeff

    Welded up box beam truss this morning. Worked on studding out HabLab exterior room 4. Almost done on studs.
    Retrieved ladder from MicroHouse 4, so I foamed the holes for AC before loading up the ladder. Worked on disassembling the temporary shop. Got all the roof off and started taking down trusses.
    Met with Catarina on rehabbing the Faculty house. Uploaded video to YouTube, made a post to Open Source Ecology Facebook and posted on Telegram.

  • 72 hr - Aug 16, 2021
    marcin

    apprenticeship

  • 3 hr - Aug 15, 2021
    Jeff

    Talked with Christian about getting workers, Went to Southerlands and picked up 2x4s and spray foam. Checked on Ken to make sure he was feeling better after second vaccine shot. Behind on downloading videos, so spent a couple hours downloading them to YouTube. At first my computer had a glitch and wouldn’t recognize micro SD, finally rebooted and got it going.

  • 10 hr - Aug 14, 2021
    Jeff

    Finished studding out west wall, studded north wall and part of east wall in HabLab exterior room 4. Still have window to frame and doorway to frame and upper portion of walls.
    Went to St Joseph and picked up osb for paneling, roof cement and a few other things at Menards.
    At my own expense but to be used at OSE, I went to Autozone and matched up fasteners for fixing truck tailgate, went to Office Depot and got 1.3 mm mechanical pencil for marking lumber.
    Delivered supplies to OSE, helped a little on wrapping up install of rubber roof on Seed Eco Home v2 carport.

  • 5 hr - Aug 14, 2021
    Ken

    Continuing Carport build - installing EPDM floor covering on top of carport.

  • 8 hr - Aug 13, 2021
    Ken

    Continuing carport build. Joists and floor boards installed.