Thursday, August 16, 2007


We are replacing most of the pipework in the house. Much of it is an utter bodge job from the previous people, or the ones previous to them.

This is Ivan replacing some pipework for us. He is, without doubt, one of the best friends I have ever had. And flipping good with a gas torch.

Top tip. When gas torching near to a floor board, use a piece of plasterboard tucked in above the pipe to avoid scorching (or worst case senario, setting fire to!) the boards.

That's about where we are tonight. Tired. And off to bed.

Last picture of the workforce!

Boiler OUT!

Today's big news is that the boiler and the pipework and the chimney, and in fact anything boiler related are out.

This means that all that corner needs cleaning, and I'll be doing that tomorrow morning.

So from this......

To this - all disconnected, boiler moved away from wall, flue down.

To this... the beginnings of taking the chimney down. There aren't a lot of pictures of this bit as Richw as very nervous about doing it as the whole chimney could have come down, depending on the age of the house and the condition. but it didn't so that was ok.

He refilled the old chimney space with bricks that he had just taken out, and it'll be rendered tomorrow, plastered on Saturday.

So that's the chimney.

Next post - the pipework!