|November 23, 2004
Trenching complete ... no more jackhammers!
No broken pipes today!
Here's the trench around the fireplace in the front room.
The front room, jog around fireplace is at left. Center area (with
green paint) is
former galley kitchen.
The front room, looking south.
We're thinking of putting the TV where the ladder is.
A straight run of cabinets will go down the wall on the left.
We'll replace the cabinet-depth wall along the left hand
the crew removed the existing one to dig the trench.
Here's the pit, in the back corner of the house, for the sump pump.
The black hose will let the sump pump discharge into the back yard.
And here, in the bottom of the pit, are 6" of crystal clear water.
I'm guessing that's the infamous water table.
This morning, the theory was that Bob and Joe had located the sewer
cleanout in the front corner of the house, encased in a two-foot-square
block of poured concrete. If that was the case, they were going to
build us a trap door into the floor so we could access it in the
Wherever possible, Bob and Tom the plumber are going to run the heating
and water supply lines up and through the ceiling rather than under the