Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Rain is My Fault

Yep, you know how in yesterday's post I said "bring on the rain"? Apparently I have more influence over the weather than I knew. Sorry about that, I'll try to be more careful in the future. Promise.

Yesterday the plumbing was roughed in, including the outside hose bibs. Aparently it's only a faucet if it's inside the house. Outside, it's a bib. Who knew? I'm going to keep calling them faucets though. In fact, I've labeled them as such on the pictures below, just out of spite for the correct usage of the english language. This one is on the south side of the house, below the kitchen window.
This one is by the front door. I decided you didn't really want to see a picture of the one by the sunroom door. :)
Inside the house plumbing was nearly finished when I got there, Derek the plumber and his dog Ostie (short for Osteoporosis - No,I didn't ask why) were just finishing up the hook-ups for the upstairs shower/bath insert. In front of and inside the wall framing is the hook-up and drain for the washer and dryer.
The tubing used for the water delivery is a flexible plastic stuff, much easier seeming to work with than the old copper pipes. The red is for hot water, the white is for cold water.
Ostie has a big old bone over there, which he really wanted to share with me.

6 comments:

Bonk at Home said...

You could use the term "sillcock" to describe your hose bibs.

addie said...

That might be my new favorite word. Sillcock! Sillcock. sillcock. yeah.

Thanks!

jm@houseinprogress said...

You have a dog who is also a PLUMBER??!! Where does one get such an awesome dog? Does he work holidays if you load him up with Beggin Strips?

addie said...

Actually, Ostie plays more of a supervisory role. He keeps everybody in line and on task, and shows the visiting owner around the job. :)

knitbot said...

It's looking awesome. I was so envious of you plumbing dog that I taught Theta to mud and tape sheetrock. She works for greenies.

addie said...

Wow, Theta's such a clever dog. You can tell her that I'll buy her a dozen greenies and throw in a cow bone if she'll come mud and tape for us when the time comes...