19 September 2010
Plumbing, Doors, and Essential Ballast
The tin men from Ballard Sheet Metal came by and started putting up flashing. They ran out of metal so they say that they will be back next week to do more. The panels are being cut and the corners are being bent somewhere between Seattle and the house in Bonney Lake. Hopefully they will be delivered early next week and BSM can get the siding up. I'm getting tired of looking at orange.
The plumbing is going in too. I'm using a plastic piping system called PEX. It goes together with crimped on connectors instead of soldering copper lines. Much easier to get into the walls, supposedly lasts longer than copper, and no nasty burns from dripping molten solder. The drains for the second deck head have been a real head scratcher for me. There just didn't seem to be a good way to run the pipes, but after looking at it for months I found a very small area that would work. I got the pipes tucked into the only possible spaces and they will be hidden from view.
Posted by Toby at 06:51