The problem with plumbing…

Here’s the problem with plumbing….

Before many, many hours (and months) of backbreaking work:

Our 1902 Queen Anne Victorian

Before plumbing work...

*After* many, many hours (and months) of backbreaking work:

Our 1902 Queen Anne Victorian

AFTER plumbing work...

Yeah. It’s better. I mean…for starters…it’s not trying kill me anymore (another story involving hot water heaters).

But it doesn’t *look* better.

It’s far from done too.

Sigh.

Today I sledged a 4″ cast-iron sewer stack and the associated drain lines out of the house.

“Sledged” is a term describing swinging a dangerous heavy weapon in the confined spaces of an attic and under the house, dodging the shrapnel and other, less pleasant flying debris, and then hauling a ton or two of shattered cast iron out of said confined and dangerous spaces.

Mass destruction and I didn’t even need power tools!

Later, I did get to use several nailers repairing the hole in the roof that results from a faulty flashing around a cast iron stack over the years. If I’m really, really lucky…that’ll even stop the roof leak!

Tomorrow…beadboard! (I wonder if I can put it up with a sledge hammer…)

CUAgain,
Daniel Meyer

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One Response to The problem with plumbing…

  1. rainewalker says:

    (I wonder if I can put it up with a sledge hammer…)

    You could. But then you’d probably have to buy more wood filler…*laffs*

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