Water & Electics on and Tested

Water & Electics on and Tested

It was great to have the electrics and water on. The electrics were tested by Mathew and all was good. I had turned the water on and left joints uncovered just to make sure there were no leaks. Two of the compression joints needed a slight tweak. Apart from that all was well.


The water and electric system was very simple. We were obviously using low wattage Led lights all through the Studio. The hot water for the kitchen and the bathroom was supplied by a tiny instant electric heater of 3.5kw. It worked fine although to get the water very hot you had to reduce the flow from the tap. But once this was done it was more than adequate.


The shower in the bathroom was an electric Mira Sports shower of 9.8kw. The loo is a simple Separett Weekend waterless toilet. It uses no water and the urine is separated form the solids and there is a constant fan of 2.5w extracting air from the loo to the outside. The urine goes into a simple layered soak away and the solids are composted with food waste in a three bay composting system that has been working really well for the last three years.
The shower walls are wet walls that fitted against the sob, again a standard grey colour that fitted with the other materials.


As the Studio is very airtight and well insulated it requires very little heat. There is a .5kw towel rail and one .75kw panel heater in the hallway. The wood burning stove is 4kw and easily heats the whole Studio space very quickly.