Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Basement work continues.

I was thrown right back into the forray this morning, as the pulmber was to be here at 8 AM.  Up at about 7:30, I didn't worry much about him showing up, because they never come at the time they say they will.

And by 9:30 he was still a no show.  I went over to Lowes and purchased 8 big rolls of insulation.  So that became my job for today, cutting and stapling the insulation into the 2x4 walls that are up against the concrete walls of the basement.  I was in a long sleve shirt, and had a face mask over my nose and mouth.

I had about 4 of the eight rolls cut and installed, when down the stairs walks the plumber and his assistant.  Unbknown to me, Loyce had left a note on the door to come on down!  It was after lunch.

So the plumbers worked on the rough in of the bathroom and wet bar for the rest of the afternoon.  The work is somewhat tedious, and requires a lot of trips out to the two plumbing vans that they brought along.  They finally declared that enough was done for today, and turned the water back on about 4:30.

About 6:30 this evening I went back down to install another TV cable to the office room, and found that the shower head installation was leaking rather severly onto the floor.  I stapled some plastic from the insulation wraping onto the studs and shaped it so the water would drain into the floor of the shower and its drain.

After calling the guy and some use of a 10 inch pipe wrench, I think the leak is stopped or slowed to a very small drip.  The plumber lives in a small town about 15 miles South of here, so I think he was greatful that I had it under control, and he didn't have to make a late night trip!!

There is a whole lot more insulation that needs installing, and some of it still needs to be purchased from Lowes, as I only bought what would comfortably fit in the back of the pickup on this first trip.  I'm not looking forward to the rest of the job.

Retired Rod


  1. I feel for you with that insulation job. That stuff has a way of getting all over you, I'm getting itchy just thinking about it. Good thing you caught the leak before it became a real disaster.

  2. Can't wait to see the finished basement. Stay cool.


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