What a long boring Saturday we have had & half of today. This is all we have been doing since Mama & Papa were working on the plumbing problem:
This is Snickers & Ruby:
And this is me Butchy:
We can happily say that the plumbing part of the mess is done!!! Unless a leak crops up in the next few days. Please cross your paws for us that nothing leaks!!! The first thing Mama & Papa did yesterday was to install shut off valves on the water lines going to the shower. Here are the valves soldered onto the pipes:
So far so good. Nothing leaked on these. So then on to the plumbing lines behind the shower.
There were tons of joints to solder, lots of pipe to cut, etc. plus 4 trips to the hardware store! We're sure lots of hoomans can relate to that situation, hehehehe. Plus to install the new shower handle faucet & shower head stuff. Here are some pictures of the pipes done late last night:
Then the dreaded thing happened about midnight last night. This stoooopid threaded nut that you don't even need to solder started leaking:
And of course you just can't take the nut off since the pipes connected to it are soldered. So you have to cut things off & redo lots of piping AGAIN!!!
So this morning Mama & Papa started in again on the mess. FINALLY the finished result:
Some of you are probably wondering why there is aluminum foil hanging up. Well that's so you don't burn down the entire house using the torch, hehehehe! Plus Mama held an old aluminum pizza pan behind the torch fire too since the fiberglass shower is right behind the pipes. And she put foil on the wood floor below the area too.
Now they have the rest of the mess to repair. Some of the ceramic floor tiles have to be replaced that got wrecked. They did get the old cement & grout chipped off already. Then they have to replace the drywall, tape & mud that & then paint before the pantry can get pushed back into it's space then the trim around the pantry needs to be put back in place. Whew! Then all of the food that's sitting in our sunroom can be put back into the pantry. Hmmmmm, except there is much less food now since the WHEELIES got into it earlier in the week. Those darn Wheely Kids!
Speaking of food, we're kinda hungry. We haven't had any snackies today. We better go help Mama figure out what to make for supper.
Butchy, Snickers & Ruby