Running Water

The plumber came yesterday morning to install the shower fixtures.

Conservatory shower.
Conservatory shower.

I met him upon his arrival to tell him the water had not been connected to the conservatory bathroom.  The plumbing had been run, air tested, and inspected but the pipes had not been attached to running water.

Shower fixtures installed in the conservatory bathroom.
Shower fixtures installed in the conservatory bathroom.

He actually started in the conservatory bathroom attaching the new shower head and trim it.

The shower in the master bathroom is mounted on the ceiling of the shower.
The showerhead in the master bathroom is mounted on the ceiling of the shower.

Then he headed up to the master bathroom to do the same thing.

The conservatory bathroom is almost ready for action.
The conservatory bathroom is almost ready for action.

Charlie helped him drain the house to basement level so he could connect the lines which had been marked hot or cold and insulated (since they ran in a crawl space).

The ceiling of the basement looks fairly complicated but the water is running.
The ceiling of the basement looks fairly complicated but the water is running.

He added valves in the basement so the water could be turned on and off to the conservatory wing.

The conservatory faucet that the Viking installed works great, too.
The conservatory faucet that the Viking installed works great, too.

I asked him before he got started how much extra it would cost and he said $200-$300 which seemed reasonable to me.  I was happy knowing by the end of the day I would have running water in both new bathrooms.

Do your projects sometimes seem like you’re on a roller coaster, all uphill then swoop?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Running Water”

    1. They still get glass enclosures but I’m pretty sure that this weekend we’ll carefully, without splashing too much, give them a try. The marble tile will need to be sealed first so the conservatory bathroom will be first. Jo

    1. I may camp out in the conservatory bathroom. Seriously, the room and attached bath were created so that as we age if we need to have a bedroom on the ground level the conservatory will fill the bill. We even have a washer/dryer hookup in the closet. Jo

  1. Congratulations! You are so near and it must feel pretty good. I have several things kind of hanging in mid-air so I can get Christmas done – which does’t seem to be happening either. But today I’ll get the cards at least started – I’ve been saying that for the last 3 days.

    1. I never do cards at home because I do about 400 at work the list for which I’m still waiting on. Today would be a great day for you to start your cards — one week until Christmas eve. Jo

    1. My grandmother used to say I reminded her of the girl in the Zest soap commercial who ecstatically enjoyed her showering then when she was finished her mother asked, “How was your shower, dear?” Her answer, “It was a shower, Mother.” Jo

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