|lifter doesn't go in hall - used props,
ledges & Janet
||hall light, ceiling and top of wall in
||light switch being wired
||bathroom ceiling and light
||light switch and plug in bathroom
|Visits from Bob, Ciara & Ryan, not much work for a few days except moving in drywall sheets & heater. Harry cut his thumb and that needed a few days of lightish work. Then working under floor so no pictures.|
|Days are getting very short and even shorter with fall time change.||socket for washer first to come from under the floor
||hole in floor for wiring for kitchen island
||getting ready to call inspector
||I said I would do the mudding & so I am starting
There has been work on the wiring and some other bits of mud, dry wall, floor prep, but they are small, not easy or clear to photograph. This is the worst time of year for getting things done.
we need to do the earthing wires and these include earthing the metal
frames. Metal beams under floor done but not the metal in the bathroom. So must do toilet and shower in bathroom so that they can be grounded.
|last electric fixture in
||floor sanded, hard board put down, & lino
||toilet frame in and start of mudding behind shower
|COLD - A
few little things have been done but it is simply too cold for someone
over 80 to be working in it. Nothing more will happen until it warms
up. Purchased frig and cooking hob, planned plumbing and heating, all in the warm.
|base of shower being prepared to go down
||shower base fixed in place
||sewer run put in the crawl space at the right slope
||sewer in up to hole in foundation
the kitchen sink is where the in-coming water supply will get
distributed and the sewer drain starts. To make sure it was going to
work as planned, Harry assembled the cabinet that the sink would fit in.
|sink drain peeking through the floor where sink will go
||partly assembled cabinet for sink
||partly assembled cabinet for cooking hob at same time
||here is new hob - burners changed for bottled gas
|Because there is a
lot of splits and values right where the water comes in under the sink,
Harry is doing it in copper to save place. The rest will be fancy new
|start for plumbing for water coming in
||assembling under sink plumbing
|rj45 for livebox & hole for wire to upstairs computer
||neighbour helping Harry with phone wiring
||little window in toilet put in
||back of toilet with flushing button
has been working on the plumbing upstairs.
Bob helped Harry lift heater onto the stand. It is secured in place, and is plumbed in. Ironically the four legged stand is called a tripod (trepieds) in French.
|water manifold on landing & permanent landing floor
||2 three leggers taking a rest
||dead Elms cut down & Harry had a big bonfire
||Water heater in place|
|done on back:
- scaffold gone to PH's
- corner edging on upper story
- motion detecter and light
- wind protection on edge of roof
|After the burglary, neighbours (who all have systems) said to get an alarm system. We bought one and have been having a time reading the manual. It is wireless.|
|We have a new composter||back clear of scaffolding||Harry and alarm computer
|Not much has been done this month.
Various hangups with tools & mudding is slow work. In the kitchen
insulation & vapour barrier is in, drywall up and mudding started
|after insulation and barrier in place
||upper sheets first to support ceiling
||little holes left in ceiling and internal walls closed
||nearing end of external walls in kitchen
||insulation, barrier & drywall in place - mudding started
work was done while Harry's neck recovering. But in the time
after the neck was pretty good but we were still scared to work
on the ceiling - Harry made a rig to put a arc on a mudding spatula.
|this type of work hurt Harry's neck -mid July
||The arc allows more mud in the middle where it shrinks more.
||The arc is controlled by the angle the spatula is held at
||It is not a very deep arc
||grinder on long rod over a clamp to hold the spatula
|Harry's neck appears to be healed. He has a lot of paper work to do to get the permanent electrical supply. Then the kitchen flooring is next.
|moving the grinder from side to side made the arc
||(imagine the spatula is in the clamp)
||kitchen mudding and sanding done, water proof paint on ceiling
||hired sander for day and sanded kitchen floor - mid Aug
|Sheets of hard board are dampened
overnight and stapled down at west end of room. Rolled flooring
is brought through the east wall and positioned alone west wall.Hard board put down then unrolling across the floor.
|passing the place where wires come up
|| painted a wall while lino relaxes after being rolled
|trimmed flooring at east end
||the hole that the roll came through from next room
||kitchen stuff moved in on new floor to put together
||Starting on a little hard cupboard - the spice rack
||a difficult puzzle with mistakes in directions etc.
|finally assembled and attached to another
||as Harry did this hard one, he should be able to do them all
||Sep 4 - red letter day! electric inspector passed the installation
||brand new oven to be fitted
||this was the last of the bottoms - combined pair for the hob & oven
|Floor solution: pvc flooring very heavy and only a 2cm clearance to room width, roll was slightly spiralled therefore wider than room, and the end was not cut square. When unrolled, lino was not square, climbed walls, had kinks, a mess.||The
lino was too heavy to lift or drag or move at all. Harry's solution was
to connect the hose of the shop vac to blow rather than suck; make an
extension to it; and push it under the lino to the center. He blew a
bubble of air under the lino center.
a big broon he moved the bubble around and slowly moved the lino to be
straight between the side wall and up against the one end wall. It just
needs to be trimmed on the final wall.
|oven in - next the hob
|top ready to cut hole for hob
||heater put in bathroom - for freezing nights
||and door on bathroom - the chemicals are stored in here
||set of 4 cupboards in place
||ladder for setting next group on
|two units in place
||sink init being put on end of other units
||hole for hob made and hob put in
||plumbing connected with water supply
||counter faulty - not glued at end - return to store
|other counters being oiled with tung oil
||replacement counter is different style
||hole for sink is cut
||some plumbing for sink
||bought stuff for sewer - 50 meter sewer pipe
|and the tank
||and pump & valves
||straightening pipe in sun
||putting exhaust through to help
|We hired the two guys that put in the run for electricity etc. to put in the sewer run. We hired digger and they came on their day off work.
|Oct 31 - digging
||red pipe to protect sewer under drive
||pipe buried from house to manhole & connected
||tank in place & ready for pump
putting the pump in the tank and wiring it up left. It is because our
house is lower than the main sewer that causees us to have a one-way
valve, tank and pump. Better than a septic tank though.
|some extra bits of earth moving before leaving
||plumbing to bathroom and kitchen on its way
I did not take any pictures of some work that was done upstairs - plumbing and filling space between windows and roof.
|sink is fixed and plumbing finished
||frig in place
||hob is fixed and connected to gas
||back of bathroom walls being finished
|toilet fixture in & connected to drain