Sunday, February 27, 2011

TCP: progress and schedule

The hot water heater needs work, the two "radiators" need to be replaced, and the gas fireplace reconnected and refurbished. Also two chimneys relined and four capped. Even so, it looks like I'll be able to cover both plumbing and the work on the chimneys and fireplace within the original plumbing budget.

Roofing, gutters, downspouts, soffits, fascia and trim should get done in March, weather permitting. Until then, it's on to demolition, taking out the carpet and a few prior alterations, as well as removing paneling, wallpaper, and the blood bubbles in the vestibule.

Optimistically, that puts plaster and paint on track for April, and flooring still unknown. I'm tempted to remove the carpet, remove the thin layer of new flooring on top, and relay new carpet over the original finish floor, which I presume was covered up (twice) for a reason.