Saturday, January 23, 2010

This Old Cabin Plumbing #1

I have been busy at the cabin tearing out all the plumbing. I got tired of fixing leaking and busted pipes and crawling around in the attic with a torch soldering pipes. This is the first in a series of the adventures of de-plumbing and then re-plumbing the cabin with PEX pipe. So in this episode of This Old Cabin, we look at tearing out the plumbing.

The water pump, please excuse the sheet, we had torn out the cabinet.

The upper cabinet had to be removed for the PEX manifold to go in. We will replace both cabinets with a floor to ceiling cabinet.

The main galvinazied water line coming into the utility room attic.

The maze of pipes over the utility room.

Starting to cut the pipes and watching out for the wires.

This is where the pipes and electrical go through to the attic over the main cabin. There were wood plugs in some of these holes to help seal them off.

So when you are crawling on your belly through an attic always make sure the you watch out for hazards. This is a pic of the 220 line that goes to the stove with exposed wires. Thankfully I saw this before I crawled across it. Had to crawl out of the attic and shut the breaker off. I put electrical tape on it and will replace the wire when we put the new stove in.

Water lines cut to main cabin attic.
Had to remove the door moldings in order to get to the hot water line going to the kitchen sink.

Also had to pull the crown molding down to access the cold water line and old hot water pipes, much to Dee's dismay.

I pulled the molding down but not completely off the wall. There was the use of the reciprocating saw.

Had to cut an access hole in the kitchen cabinet to get to the the pipes.

Here are all the pipes ready to go the scrap yard.
Stayed tuned to the next episode when I install the PEX tubing and make a complete mess of Dee's kitchen.