Flashback: A Series Of Tubes

No, not the Internet, as understood by an octogenarian Senator, but an actual series of tubes. Those of us who were Windows users around the turn of the century will remember this series of tubes: Our actual series of tubes… Continue Reading…

Down In The Trenches

… literally. Still digging (and jackhammering, etc) for drains, and continually discovering remnants of buildings past beneath the surface. Whatever stood here before this building was only demolished to grade, and covered in about 8 inches of dirt before pouring… Continue Reading…

Go To School, They Said. Learn a Trade, They Said…

This is Rob the Master Plumber, who muttered the above as he was finishing off the excavation and prep for our shiny new grease trap. Here, he’s tamping down the crushed limestone we’ll be bedding the tank into with the… Continue Reading…

De- Turning To Con- (struction, that is)

Selected activities occurring more or less simultaneously around here include: A new roof: Laying out all the drain and vent runs, and making sure the trenches are at the right depth: Other, less visually interesting items include getting our plans… Continue Reading…

Turducken

We’re cutting out strips of concrete floor, prior to digging trenches for drains and other utilities. I believe we mentioned previously that under the slab in the kitchen area (6″ thick, not 4″) lies 4″ of insulation and another 6″… Continue Reading…

With Forklift All Things Are Possible

Or damn near:

Things That Are Happening

Digging up the street, to install a 4″ fire sprinkler line, and upgrade our aged sewer and service line: Cutting trenches for drains and other utilities: The slab shown above is about 1/3 of our floor space, and used to… Continue Reading…

Looking For Jimmy

OK, we weren’t looking for Mr. Hoffa, but we wouldn’t have been surprised to find him- he was about the only thing we didn’t find during Saturday’s alley cleaning party. During the exterior overhaul of the building, we installed two… Continue Reading…

Two Dopes And A Saw

So, dictated mainly by life safety and building codes, we need a new stairway, as our existing one is not up to the job. Said stairway will unfortunately not be in the existing location, so a new opening needed to… Continue Reading…

What’s Going On

Not much visible progress of late, but we’ve been finalizing the remaining details for interior work and should be submitting for permits soon. Then we’ll be firing up the concrete saw and getting busy on pipe trenching and stairwell cutting.… Continue Reading…