|Waiting at the light at Sunrise & Zinfindal - Starbucks in hand - 6:45 a.m.!|
Wonderful thing #1: New water heater installed! It took approximately 5 hours to install! Why? Because 1964 Mobile Homes are not normal. In other words, a lay person cannot just go down to Home Depot, purchase a water heater and think they can just install it. Bill was a seasoned plumber who has installed more water heaters than you can count and yet he had to do some creative stuff to make everything fit. Thanks Bill!
Wonderful thing #2: Don fixed the dry rot in the window seal! The damage had not gone very far and for that we were really relieved. We were also really encouraged to see that our little home has been constructed with 2 by 4's! Most moble home have 2 by 2's! This is a really well built, sturdy little home.
|Don working on the dry rot reconstruction! - Look at those 2 by 4's and that insulation!|
Wonderful thing #3: The old "WedgeWood" built-in oven had to go. This was a real challenge! It was as if the house had been built around the oven! Seriously! Ryan had to use the "jaws of life" to get this monster out!
|Ryan - "The Hulk" carrying out the 1960 Wedgewood oven! Look at those guns!|
So after soaking them for 2 hours and then scrubbing them. Dang that JASCO paint stripper is ALIVE! My hands were on fire even while wearing gloves. Michael took over for most of this project and I did the final cleanup after the chemical was deactivated. Well here is what we ended up with. Solid Copper, incrediable drawer pulls. You cannot buy these anywhere!
More to come.........