|Old plumbing and knob and tube wiring|
|Closer look at the old drain pipe|
|Who would do this to a major floor joist|
|Richard pulling down the ceiling and had a surprise|
|An idea how big that pipe was|
That is the loose pipe that he felt, if Richard had just ripped the ceiling down without taking care that eight foot piece of galvanized pipe would have come down on top of him. Again you have to ask; what were the people thinking when they left that in the ceiling?
|The rubble that had to be cleared out|
|These tiled counters will also be replaced|
The knob and tube wiring is live, some of the new wiring has been run from it, this means in all likely hood that the house was not rewired as we thought, indications in the basement were that someone had rewired the house. With the kitchen ceiling down we now know that there is still knob and tube probably through out our home and it will all need to be replaced. We decided we will not just cover everything up but will rewire. We will get the necessary permits and find an electrician who will over see Richards work, probably help, hopefully we do as little damage as possible in the rest of the house. Lots of work to do and very little free time to do said work. So I think we are living in this mess for some time to come.
Pictures of the bathroom to come.