Our Basement Part 25: Stud Walls and Plumbing

February 16, 2012 — Leave a comment

Basement Wall w/ Studs and New Beam to help support the Kitchen Floor

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day. I actually got to spend a couple of hours with Mr. S. minus the kids (which was very special)! My little valentines have been busy eating lots of chocolate and lollipops. I think that they are having a little bit of sugar withdrawal today.

New Cold Water Pipes (amongst all of the other stuff that goes on in a basement ceiling)

Sistered Floor Joists w/ new Joist Hangers (for the Living Room Floor)

It is another exciting day in our basement! The plumber is here running the new lines to our basement bath! Meanwhile our contractor has been busy the last couple of days putting up the stud walls and is just starting to run the electric (he will be back on Monday to keep going). The plumber needs about a day and a half to run the new water lines, partially because he is also replacing the main cold line that runs through the basement (it is not in the best of shape). The good news is that it will put us much closer to actually getting the basement walls finished. Our contractors have also been adding some additional structure reinforcing for my first floor as they go. Some of the structure on our old house is a little wonky and bouncy so we have been reinforcing where possible as we go (and with the advice of a structural engineer). It is one of the big advantages of fully demoing the basement. The kids can officially dance in the Living Room now without worrying about shaking the rest of the house!

The bathroom sconces also arrived and I managed to score some coordinating towel ring, hooks and toilet paper holder on clearance at Home Depot (it was pure luck that they coordinated so well). I still need to make a trip over to Ikea to pick up the round mirror and see what they have in the way of shelving for above the toilet, but at least I have a general strategy which is progress.

Fingers crossed next week I will have some exciting photos of  some almost “finished” walls.

* To see all of the posts about our basement click here.

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