Saturday, March 24, 2012

Week 21 - Looking for the Leak and Other Stuff

Oh it was a sad day indeed when Gerry No Crack pressurized the heating system and discovered that there was a leak.

Optimistically, an entry way was made for him into the eaves from the garage.

Open eaves, insert plumber.

And there he goes....

Sad to say, when I went to visit today, there was still no joy as despite a bypass in the attic, the system was still not holding pressure. Bad news indeed as the most likely cause is the reckless nailing up of the blue board which quite possibly resulted in a punctured heating pipe.

We're hoping that Gerry can figure out something that doesn't involve ripping out the walls.

The granite counter tops arrived on Tuesday. A bit of plaster dust right now... but you get the idea.

The old boiler is finally out of the kitchen which made way for the tile to go down.

Shower doors on. Check.

And the doors for the stackable laundry with a little vent up top to keep things from heating up in there.

It seems that Jimmy "Scooby Doo" the landscaper has been recruited to do indoor work. To whit, we see Cinderfella getting the grout clean on the kitchen tile.

Oh look! Live action shot. The Mr. pontificating about who knows what, Jimmy Scooby Doo listening with rapt attention and Gerry No Crack continuing to fret over that pesky leak in the heating system.

Loyal readers will be relieved to know that I located the chandelier. It is in the attic of our barn! Woo hoo! Now all we need is electricity up there.

Mango Momma


  1. Geez, what a tough problem. I wonder whether there's some "scientific" way to check this out, such as snaking a seeing-eye light and camera into the ducts?

  2. Oh no - sorry about the leak. Plumbing problems are sure no fun.
    The granite counters are beautiful and I love the kitchen floor! Hubby won't let me have tile. He says we've got to stick to the wood floor in the kitchen. booooooooooooo

  3. The chandelier has been recovered!!! That is great news, I really like that chandelier. PS Yesterday I was sitting in a chair on my deck exactly like the green chair in the chandelier picture.

    The house is really coming along! I love it! xo

  4. The kitchen is shaping up beautifully, and looks MUCH bigger with the new floor plan, sans boiler. So sorry about the heating issue. Was the over zealous blueboard nailer the same person who left the brushes to spoil? Hope Gerry No Crack has solved it by now, with minimal expense.

    Jed & Abby

  5. Ha! Luv the nicknames ;D And I cannot think of a more pawfect spot for the lovely chandelier. All you need now are some cows in the barn to admire it BOL! :)

    Waggin at ya,