Posts tagged "plumbing"

You guys – this is so exciting!  We put in a new, super useful laundry sink in the basement last weekend!  I know, I know – you might not hear “laundry sink” and think “exciting”, but let me tell you, this is revolutionary. We have been talking about how nice it would be to have a laundry…

We had a plumber come out last week to tackle a couple of issues that we’d probably let go on a little too long.  Both were things we’d thought we might be able to DIY, but both became a little more involved once we got into it, so we figured it would be best to…

It’s been nearly a year since we installed a new tankless water heater and I thought it would make sense to do a quick follow-up to share our thoughts now that we’ve lived with it for a while. And, in a nutshell … we love it! We contemplated a tankless water heater for A LONG TIME…

We’ve been thinking about installing a tankless water heater for quite a while, but got a lot more serious about it over the last few months.  We started by insulating and building a stud wall in the furnace room where the new water heater would hang.  Then, a couple of weeks back, we finally bit…

After our master bathroom was remodeled a couple of summers ago, we noticed a loud banging sound in the bathroom wall every time we flushed the toilet.  It was particularly noticeable when we flushed the toilet in the master bathroom, but we heard the same type of banging sound (just not quite as loud) when…

Master Bathroom Demo!

Last Friday was the start of our master bathroom remodel project … and what a difference one day makes!  Two carpenters showed up at about 8:30 in the morning and worked until about 3:00pm and got most everything (including the tile) removed.  Here are some before & after pictures:   Our best guess is that…

We’re starting to think about replacing our water heater with a new tankless one.  The water heater we have now is still working fine, but it’s started making all kinds of loud cracking and popping noises as it’s heating the water.  It also looks like it was manufactured in 1996, so it’s getting pretty old…

As of this morning, we finally have a new interior shut off valve for water! We started this project about 3 months ago since the old shut off valve was missing its handle and we were afraid it would leak or break if we ever needed to use it.  Instead, we wound up with a…

Installing A New Curb Box

It all started a couple weeks ago when we decided to replace the whole-house shut off valve for our water service, mostly as a precautionary measure since the current valve is old and the handle is missing.  We wanted to make sure it would be functional in case we ever needed to use it ……

New Kitchen Sink

I’ve been pretty delinquent in posting over the last few weeks, but here are the “before” and “after” pictures of the new kitchen sink Chad got me for Christmas! We finally got around to installing the new sink about a month ago and it took the better part of a day, but it was well…