In this episode of Building a Shipping Container Home I will start by going over to connect a shipping container to water and electricity. I will also show how I added mechanical systems to heat and cool the shipping containers with mini split ductless heat pumps.
Shop the Container Home: https://www.homedepot.com/c/openhouse Explore the Container Home: http://www.uncontained.house/ Link to the drawings for the container house: https://www.themodernhomeproject.com/...
This is going to be a technical episode covering some boring but really important topics:
How to transform raw land to house with utilities I looked at a lot of different properties on Zillow and got frustrated but the lack of information provided about utility hook ups. I found that getting the APN# and reaching out directly to the providers was the quickest way to get solid answers.
An overview of the electrical systems I went all electrical for everything including cooking, heating, cooling, and hot water. Gas systems can be really efficient but that involves installing different infrastructure and I like having all the power one system.
How I connected the shipping containers to the electrical grid We connected the house to electrical pole that was about 70 feet away from the house.
Why I went grid tied instead of off grid I used a battery backup system from Goal Zero. They are not a sponsor, but I love how easy and versatile their products are. https://www.goalzero.com/
An overview of plumbing systems We used an Electric Tankless Water Heater by Rheem and it has been great!
Rheem Performance 27 kw Self-Modulating 5.3 GPM Electric Tankless Water Heater https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rheem-Per...
Heating and air conditioning installation I used the Home Services team from Home Depot to design and install Mitsubishi mini split ductless heat pumps. Here is a link to their site but I recommend calling 1-800 HOME DEPOT to get a free in home consultation. https://www.homedepot.com/services/ During the free in-home consultation, their experts will provide multiple options based on your comfort and efficiency priorities as well as your budget. Minisplit units can start as low as $3,000-6,000 for a single head, which can often heat and cool a tiny house the size of a shipping container.
Here are the components of the system we installed: THE EQUIPMENT INSTALLED FOR THIS PROJECT WAS 2 MITSUBISHI MULTI ZONE DUCTLESS MINI SPLITS
ONE SYSTEM WAS A 2 ZONE HP SYSTEM WITH THE OUTSIDE UNIT MXZ-2C20NAHZ2 INDOOR UNITS
1ea. MSZ-GL09NA & 1ea. MSZ-GLO6NA
ONE SYSTEM WAS A 3 ZONE HP SYSTEM WITH THE OUTSIDE UNIT MXZ-3C30NAHZ2
1ea. MSZ-GL09NA & 1ea. MSZ-06NA AND A 12K CEILING MOUNT CASSETT (MODEL NUMBER UNKNOWN )
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