April 20, 2020
Constructing Grade Beams
A Grade Beam is composed of concrete and steel. They are designed and constructed for the purpose of acting as horizontal ties between footings. The...
April 17, 2020
Under Slab Plumbing
After thee house has been staked out, the next step is the placement of the under slab plumbing. The proper placement of drain lines...
April 12, 2020
Pretreatment for Termites
It does not matter where you build. Whether it is on the Prairie or in a forest, termites are a constant threat to your...
January 28, 2020
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump System
In the design of the Firesky Houses, the design of the heating and cooling system is vital. Floor Plans are designed to work within a...
January 28, 2020
In each Firesky House Plan, a metal roof is specified. A metal roof not only provides a rural vernacular aesthetic, but also is compatible...
December 23, 2019
When the glaciers of the ice age receded from North America, they left behind a vast array of different soil and rock conditions. In the...
July 29, 2019
Safe Room – A Brief Introduction
Wind Zones The question of whether a Safe Room is needed in a rural setting is based upon the location of the residence, and...
July 2, 2019
What is a Wastewater Stabilization Pond?
Definition of a Wastewater Pond A Wastewater Pond is a small square body of water. It receives home sewage, where evaporation, aerobic and anaerobic...
June 21, 2019
Firesky Cost Estimates–a Quick Summary
As a House Project proceeds, from the Design Intent Drawing Package thru the Construction Drawing Package, two distinctly different cost estimating processes can be...
March 4, 2019
Structured Insulated Panels – a Brief Introduction
Mock-up of a SIP house with wall panels In residential construction, the typical house is known as a stick framed structure. In the 1930’s...
64th Anniversary of The Day the Music died RIP, Bu
Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka. Check it out before
Now available on Amazon. The Shed Series of Firesk
Spring has finally arrived In the Flint Hills!
Burn season in the Flint Hills
Amber waves of Grain in the Flint Hills
John Roger Cox's 'Gray and Gold' painting in real
Aquaduct in Sergovia, Spain. Incredible engineerin
Wall of Green! Does this meet LEED rating in Madri
Christmas in Madrid . Lightup the night!
Christmas Eve in Paris
Sunrise in the Hills
Blue Sky Sculpture in Newton, KS. #fireskyhouses
A Firesky in the Flint Hills
Beautiful day in the Hills
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