Just in case you grow jealous of my beautiful new old house, I must tell you the ugly truth. Like so many things in life, it gets worse before it gets better. Sometimes a lot worse. Because we have to replace all the old galvanized pipes that are rusted and full of orange crud, holes had to be cut in the walls to access them. You gotta know it kinda broke my heart to see this old wallpaper punctured through.
Did I mention the walls are all plaster and masonry? Yep. Brick behind every wall in the house. Makes everything – like running pipes, conduit, electricity, whatever – a lot more difficult!
And then there are the ceilings that had to be torn out to access plumbing, like here in the entry of the house:
and this one in the paneled hallway:
The bathrooms have seen better days, too. Gotta tear them down to build them up, but it’s not as bad as it appears. The tub, sink, and wall tile will remain – I just need some clean water!!!
I think my plumbers are wondering what on earth they’ve gotten themselves into . . .
Over the last couple of weeks, the pile of old galvanized pipe has gotten larger and larger. My poor neighbors!
Now that you’ve seen the sad state of my current affairs, let me take you on a tour of more of the house before we started pulling out its poor guts. It picks up where the last video left off. You can watch that here. After you watch this, be sure to follow my YouTube channel!