Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Floor Framing, Rough Plumbing


Got past a major hurdle---the rough plumbing and floor framing inspection.  There were quite a few little things I was concerned about.  The inspector didn't share my concerns.  He was very complimentary....The rough in plumbing had to be temporarily extended up 10' , then an inflatable plug put in the lowest point of the plumbing, then the whole thing filled with water to check for leaks.  (The plug is called a 'weenie'.  I'm going with large piping so I never have to worry about drain problems...Turns out a 4" weenie is hard to find.  My brother Jim was with me as we went around the plumbing supply place, and had to inform the owner he didn't have a weenie big enough)  Fortunately a plumber at the shop sold us his well used weenie for half price. (Oh grow up)
The inspector was very impressed with the framing progress.  Now the most fun stage starts.  First some strapping (I'm using scrap OSB) goes under the joists perpendicular, then the 14" batt insulation goes in.  Then I can put down the subfloor.  Then I get to start framing.  THAT is the most fun stage of the whole project.  I just wish it were Spring instead of early winter.

5 comments:

Lee said...

I would love more detail photos of the plumbing. I plan to share them with my Pop.

Steve Finnell said...

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flyingvan said...

Oh,OK lee. I'll be under the house quite a bit getting the insulation in. I'll take some pics while there's still natural light. It's pretty simple plumbing

Tina said...

Is it a coincidence that when you're writing about plumbing, the word verification that came for me to post this was sheisse? That's only one letter away from Scheisse, which is S*** in German.

(cue X-files music)

flyingvan said...

Y'know, I've noticed an uncanny number of coincidences in word verifications. Maybe they are chosen by elves, specifically chosen for their sense of irony. And nothing better to do. OK blind test---I haven't seen the word verfication for this yet. It is--- lantscul . Is that Elvish for something?