Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Progress photos - plumbing and fireplaces

Things are moving along quite nicely at our house.  The framers should be finished this week, with only a few small items remaining: backings for light fixtures/towel bars/art, framing a large closet in the basement and pocket doors in the mud room/guest bath. 

We had some issues with the placement of our gas water heater.  Originally we were going to put it in the mechanical room in the basement, but because restrictions only allow 40 inches of vertical rise, one 90 degree turn and 36 inches of horizontal pipe to vent to the outside, we ended up putting the water heater in the garage.  We looked into all sorts of creative options to keep the water heater in the basement, but even with the new direct vent water heaters on the market, we had way too much difficulty with the above restrictions and decided it just wasn't worth the cost involved trying to keep it in the basement. 

Our plumber has been working hard installing the drains throughout the house and just yesterday he installed the tub/shower combo in the guest bath and the 4 foot shower pan in the master bath.  We also planned out where we wanted the exterior faucets, confirmed the installation of a circulating heat pump to ensure we always have warm water and ordered the pans that sit under the washer and dryer in the event of an overflow. 

Guest bath tub/shower, by Maax

4 foot shower pan.  The empty space to the right of the shower will house the built in seat.  Shower fixtures to include: 10 inch rain head shower, detachable shower and built in toiletry shelving.

Great room fireplace being installed.  Fireplace by Monessen.

Master bedroom fireplace, also by Monessen. 

Sketch of master bedroom fireplace and built in bookcase

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