Last weekend, we moved most of the hot water radiators back into the same place they’ve sat for the previous 100 years. They were removed earlier this summer in order to make way for flooring and wall refinishing. While they were out in the open, I took the time to clean, sand and repaint them.
Something I wanted to be sure we had before moving-in this fall is a warm place to wash the dogs. The weather is starting to turn cooler, and soon the outdoor garden hose bath we’ve been giving the dogs won’t be pleasant.
So, Blaine and I took a few minutes over the weekend to install a dog wash area in our basement.
One of the most ancient piping materials is clay, with its use dating back to 4000 BC. From the late 1800s thru early part of 1900s, vitrified clay pipe (with a salt glazing applied to both the pipe’s interior and exterior surfaces, a “carry-over” process from Europe), was the most common pipe used for sewers in the United States.
With the installation of a new septic system here at Hannah’s Hill last week, first step was to dig and find the century-old clay sewage pipe near the house. Continue reading
|Up in the basement ceiling is the original metal piping|