Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The new stoop review

The Dancy house received a new door stoop, door jamb, and exterior casing due to the water splashing up from the brick porch. 

The sill under the stoop was carved out with a couple of saw cuts and a chisel. I used pressure treated deck board as an affordable alternative to overpriced 5/4 yellow pine. I will have to let it dry out a little prior to painting.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

How to carry a 16 foot 2x8 without a truck

You never know what issues you will uncover when you start peeling back the layers.

In this case, a rotten door casing and siding caused by water bouncing off the masonry stoop. It is hard to estimate a cost for a job like this because you don't know what the sill looks like until you start peeling away the layers. 

This ended up being the worst case scenario with the sill being completely rotted and some of the stoop having to be removed to get to it. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Water supply pipes a go-go

We pulled the water supply pipes out of the old barroom today. That required a little soldering, a little cutting, a little more soldering, and then finally a trip down town to get a cap for the PVC a little further down the line because I had to cut the copper line too close to the coupling with the CPVC and may have melted it. Oi vey.