Monday, January 24, 2011
The weather has been pretty cold of late. Below zero for the past 4 nights. The masonry heater keeps the place around 60+ degrees with 2 good sized fires per day. This morning it was a 70 degree temperature difference between inside (60) and outside (-10)... and that was 12 hours after last night's fire had burned out. I'm beyond impressed.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I had a small co-op in the East Village of NYC back in the day. It was a 700 sq.ft. duplex with an unfortunately placed cleanout trap for the building's main drain... in my living room. I removed the wooden trap door that covered it, tiled the whole thing and filled it with water and little 10 cent feeder fish. It worked great til the whole downstairs flooded... 3 times. They fixed the flooding problem and I sold it about a decade ago.