Author Archives: Paul

A Big Weekend, Part 1

We had a pretty big weekend, making lots of visible progress on the kitchen. This post is part 1 of 3. I finished the floor including cutting trim and getting the floor under our radiators. Then we did some shopping for trim, space heaters, tools, and some other odds and ends. Continue reading

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It looks like a room again

What a busy day. Most of the flooring goes down, we get vent pipe and range vent caps installed, and I somehow had enough energy after all that to wire up the outlets. Continue reading

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Fun with water

I try to get cozy with sweating copper and end up squiring water all over, make several trips to the home improvement store, and wonder why they don’t carry more PEX stuff. Continue reading

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On to plumbing

Now that the electrical is all wrapped up, at least until it’s time to install the outlets, it’s time to move on to the plumbing. The big improvement we are adding to the plumbing is installing a vent to serve … Continue reading

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Permits

A primer on getting renovation permits and how to create the drawings you will need. I also give some tips for online access to codes and review a book on electrical and another on plumbing. Continue reading

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We passed our 2nd rough-in inspection!! Day 35..

I struggle with some challenges presented when fixing the wiring for our lights. But I overcome them and get a rough-in approval! Continue reading

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Stuff in my Way

I continue to run wiring and discover lots of stuff in my way. Continue reading

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Wrestling With a Big Wire

Our cabinets show up! I replace the cable for our range after struggling to find the proper size staples, and get our dishwasher electrical outlet figured out. Continue reading

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A Long 48 Hours

We survive a torrent of rain, spruce up the blog a bit, and wait impatiently for cabinets to arrive. Continue reading

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Electrical Fail

We get our electrical rough-in inspection. We don’t pass but it’s not all bad. Continue reading

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