Saturday, 27 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
One of the
disadvantages advantages of completely renovating an old house is that one job often reveals another which needs attention. All the digging for the new drainage has exposed the original lead pipe which supplies the house with water. It's not in good condition and is leaking in a couple of places so the decision is made to replace it.
The old lead pipe is corroded in several places.
One trip to the hire shop later and I am back with this baby to cut a trench through the tarmac drive.
The floor saw is returned after doing it's job and I am back to the old pick and spade for the rest.
...and connected to the mains supply.
At least now we will be happy that the water supply isn't contaminated with lead and that we're not wasting water through leakage. Time for a cuppa methinks...
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
It's been a while since my last post so I thought I'd take a few minutes to bring things up to date...
A Saturday morning sees the brickies lay around 300 solid concrete blocks to bring us up to floor level on the garage. Those things weigh around 15kg each so I'm glad they brought their own labourer...
A new inspection chamber is installed to accept connections from the new ensuites and kitchen extension.
It's been four weeks of hard digging but at least the weather has been fine for most of it. Now to fill it all back in...