Friday, July 27 2012
Okally dokally. Hopefully this is another fine pictorial BMN. It's also Friday, thank you Jesus.
The title of this BMN is InFlow which pertains to plumbing, but I thought I might start out with a garden tour this fine looking Friday morning.
Flower-garden-tour-7-27-2012-Celosia Wow, just went to check my spelling and learned that this plant is edible and medicinal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celosia
Flower-garden-tour-7-27-2012-closeup, right now the Hollyhocks are the splendor of our gardens
Flower-garden-tour-7-27-2012-bachelor-button, These little blue beauties are just starting to bloom. An interesting tidbit about Bachelor Buttons is they are also called Cornflower, I believe a previous research showed that Echinacea was also a cornflower. I tried to grow Echinacea, but it didn't come up. http://www.nativetreatments.com/cornflower-2-centaurea-cyanus/
TheShell-July-27-2912-inflow-plumbing-plans. This little section of wall will be replaced probably sooner than I figured. I was hoping to leave it until after the walls were up in the new kitchen bath.
Yesterday I removed more boards, exposing the framework. This section behind the bucket and to the left is good. I'll be removing more framework for the shower stall which needs to extend into this side by ten inches, which will make more room for the entrance to the kitchen. For the most part though, that 2X6 wood frame will stay like it is.
TheShell-July-27-2912-inflow-plans, the main hot and cold water lines. I plan to move the hot water heater to this area. The hot water supply line will push water in the opposite direction, if that makes any sense. Anyway, it is a little wet because I had the hoses off the washing machine and they leaked on the floor. They may still be leaking, but my plan for this weekend now that I can see what I have to work with is to turn off the water to this area and install two gate valves enabling the kitchen and bath plumbing to tie in here and go through the wall. I'm also adding a freeze proof faucet for the garden area.
TheShell-July-27-2912-doorway-plans Above is a problem area. This beam isn't a treated railroad tie like all the rest of the makeshift foundations under the addition. In defense of using railroad ties for a foundation, this building wasn't intended to last long, this was supposed to be temporary quarters while we built our house. It doesn't really matter;it is what it is. This is where we are.
That wood needs to come out; it is rotten and surely termite ridden. For now I'll cut out as much as I can. The door between the new kitchen and this room goes right here. We'll need the concrete floor of this room to match up with the concrete floor of the new room and that wood is in the way of that happening. So out it comes. It isn't a big problem, but it is the reason I can't leave this wall up until the Shell is closed in.
Biodiesel-July-27-2912 Onward through the fog. I did get methanol ordered yesterday, so the future looks good on the fueling front, at least for the Jeep. Above is a 3/4 size batch of biodiesel I made a couple days ago. It'll work for today and next week.
Nell finally gets to take advantage of her four ten hour day work week with a day off.
I have no idea what I'm in for today, but I'm fairly certain it'll be busy, town got hit hard by the storm yesterday, which knocked out power or so I heard.
So there it is, this is my story
Have a great weekend
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