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Tiling

The reportage about project is coming to the end and this post is about shower tiling. The last and final post will come soon. After that no more boring reading and galleries.


Wall finishing

Boring pandemic time is still in progress and my boring posts still in progress too.

Framing is done and now the time to finish the walls. It is still too much work to do and some of it is not really pleasant. Let’s start from the drywall installation.

And now the dirtiest part of project has to be done – to put the mud to make the walls smooth and nice.

Making the clouds of dust. Sanding.

Painting is the artistic part of the project.

Partially finished project – laundry room.

 


Plumbing and Sewer

After framing is done the next step is to build the water and sewer piping to laundry and bathroom. The most time consuming job is plumbing. To trace all the pipes, to choose right connectors, to solder them, and to fit all that stuff to appliances is quite a project.

Compare with the plumbing the sewer is kind of relaxing and enjoying process. Just measure, cut, glue and vu à la you have it done.

It was necessary to relocate some existing pipes, such as furnace exhaust, to make then easer creation of the bulkheads.


Framing – Bulkheads

The most challenging and tricky part of framing is building the bulkheads. All of the home communications such as water, sewers, power cables, telephone lines, ducts, central vac pipes etc. are located under the basement celling, this is why to cover all that stuff the patience is the most desirable character trait. It is time consuming job. Most of the time it is not strait forward project. Pretty often it takes time to make a special design to solve the problem.

 


Part of my Life

Even so I am  retired, I have full time job and not much time for my family duties, photography, and other things I like to do, there is one more of my hobbies – to improve the space where I live. It is not really Christmas activities but right now I have some days off to start new project in my house. The basement in my house is the empty space with no any touch of human hands. It is pretty big and can add to our home beautiful livable room. Although for two of us we have enough rooms to live the abandoned basement bothering me a lot. It is just first step to the huge project which is partially done as a Christmas gift for myself.

The beginning of home renovation

Before…

 

Basement Renovation beginning

…and after

 

It is my hobby to improve the space I live

The Builder