It’s been three months since my first Brick House 319 blog post was published on Huffington Post, so yesterday, I had another short and sweet post published on their ‘HOME’ page.
Yesterday, I met Mark, the plumber who John hired. He came over to the house to go over all of the plumbing that needs to be done in the existing house and the new addition.
Today, Mark will submit the plumbing plan to the township. Mark actually won’t start work at the house until after the framing is finished. In the meantime, I’ll give him a deposit to lock him in. His father started the business in 1968 and Mark took it over in 1990; most of his jobs are by word-of-mouth.
John finished repairing the sub floor in both upstairs bathrooms by placing 3/4″ plywood down. When Mark and his son, who works for him, begin work, they can easily lift the plywood to access everything. It made me nervous have gaping holes in the floor. Kiwi, our dog, stays in his crate when he’s over at the house, but even so, accidents happen in a split second. While John was working on the floor, I didn’t allow Kiwi to go over there.
BERFORE HALL BATHROOM HOARD WAS REMOVED:
With a flat bar, John started taking the nails out of the ceiling joists in the three bedrooms upstairs. The attic on this side of the house will remain. During the winter, when he kicked out the sheet rock from the attic, the nails remained. Back in the ’50s, the sheet rock was nailed in, not screwed, as it’s done today.
For less clean up work, he covered the floor with a tarp. After he pulled the nails out, he bundled the tarp up and shook everything into a bucket.