doors, exterior, framing, HVAC, interior, plumbing, Ranserve, remodeling, siding A pictorial of the day, 29 July 2015 29 July 2015 Steve Leave a comment Today, the framers cut away the closet in the garage that housed the original water heater. In turn, that illuminated the copper pipes that were connected to that old water heater. The additional light revealed years of calcium and other chemical deposits lining the copper, constricting water flow inside the 3/4-inch pipe down to about 1/4-inch. See the white chalky deposits lining the copper pipe in the photo at top of this post. This again proves correct the guidance from Barry at Custom Plumbing — take out all the old lines and put in new. At the start of the day, the first delivery of pocket doors arrived. Ron Dahlke, left, and Mark Rehberg, president, Ranserve, at Ron’s Mission Control workstation in the garage. The doorway to the mudroom from the garage, framed in place. Cris from Ranserve mixes concrete to patch the floor of bath 2 where the plumbers jackhammered to run new pipes. The new windows in what will be Jadin’s bedroom are tacked into place and test fitted. Cris nailed blocking into the wall of the master bath, to support the medcine cabinets, shelving, vanity and plumbing. The dryer duct box is tacked into position. The north wall and part of the east wall are now sided with Hardieboard. And the framing team is nailing up Hardieboard on the south exterior wall, working in the shade, traveling around the house as the sun moves, avoiding the heat exposure. It’s 100 degrees — hotter on the roof. Installation of the HVAC flex duct continues. Above the kitchen, the long flex duct run to the mudroom is now relocated out of the lower roof and into the ceiling above the kitchen — bringing it into the insulated envelope of the house. By end of day, three of the just-delivered pocket doors are now installed, one at each end of the pantry hall, one between the kitchen and mudroom. Albert from Custom Plumbing contemplates where to install gas pipes in the ceiling of the kitchen from his perch on a ladder.