When we started the upstairs project we didn’t realize how it would grow and how the demolition work would evolve. Today sharing the last (or least we thought so) upstairs Demolition Part 4.
One week into the project our construction guy (Tommy) recommended replacing the 90 year old cast iron stack. He was concerned that the stack could crack tapping into to it for the new bathroom plumbing upstairs.. Cost $1300 more.
The cast iron sewer stack in our main floor bathroom runs up to the second floor. To gain access to the cast iron stack the wall was removed. We lost our bathroom light and mirror. This is how it was left until he came back 6 weeks later to finish it. We dealt with it. Mr. C put a huge nail in the stud to the left of the sink and I plopped a mirror on it.
The Charmer was built with plaster wall and the lathe and mortar is visible here. I don’t know why but I love how this looks.
Soon after Tommy informed us he wasn’t sure if we had enough water pressure to supply the upstairs bathroom.
We didn’t have a choice but to move forward since we weren’t told until after all the demolition work was done. The entire water system was replace from the basement to the second floor. You can see how plugged the galvanized water pipes were. which didn’t allow for much water for the water to throw through. Back in the day galvanized piping was the norm for water pipes in a home. Over time the pipes become clogged and water flow decreases. Today copper pipping is the standard today.
There’s no doubt the clogged galvanized pipes is the reason for our low water pressure and needed to be changed. But, we would not have moved forward with the project knowing this. Cost $4000.
This is the last of the demolition part…or so we thought. The next post will be sharing the start of the rebuilding process.
You might be picking up some tension? Remember this post is written six weeks behind where we are at right now! You’ll understand very soon? Any ideas of what’s going on?