Peter Hirschberg

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Construction Update

A couple things have happened over the last few days. The electrician came out and added boxes for the outdoor electrical fixtures. Looks like he also hooked up the power for the outdoor AC units. We're just waiting on the electric company at this point to come out and hook us up and add the meter.

The bathroom vent fan was added yesterday.

They also tore out the drywall around the bottom of the bathroom so that they could add the water supply pipe to where the toilet will go (they forgot to add that before they did the drywall). My only concern here is that the pipe will be running along an outside wall - the wall pictured below with the insulation showing. I guess the pipe will have that layer of insulation (and the outdoor siding) between it and the outside, but I'm kind of worried about the pipe freezing in winter. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I just being paranoid?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog since February or so. It's realy looking great, I'm jealous! Can't wait to see the finished product, full of machines.
As far as your pipe goes, with the insulation between it and the outside it should be fine, as long as you don't turn the heat off in the building. If you're realy worried about it you can always induce a small leak in the toilet by puting something small under the flapper to make the the water run on occaision. Or, run a small electric heater in the bathroom. I might do one of those things only on the very coldest of nights.
Good luck!