Friday started off with a flurry of phone calls to all the nearest Lowe's in the area. We had a major door debacle that needed some fixing. Our contractor's plan for Friday was simple. He was going to pick up the tub/shower surround and exterior door order that we placed several days ago; and then he'd meet the plumbers at the house after that. This way, he could install the exterior doors and be on site while the plumbers started their work. He knew he'd need to be there to clarify locations of fixtures and make sure things ran smoothly.
When he arrived at our house to unload everything he realized we had ordered the wrong doors. Dang it! I even double-checked the order with the hubs to see if we were getting the right doors. Our contractor gave us the sizes of the front, back and garage exterior doors. He also told us that all of the doors, when looking at them from the inside, should have the door knob on the left-hand side. When I went to place the order online the description of the doors was from the outside, and it was called a right-hand door...so the hubs and I read that to mean that the doorknob was on the right-hand side. We were way wrong. I swear, the descriptions they create for doors are made purely for contractors who install doors on the regular; typical homeowners are left clueless, praying they made the right choice.
So thanks to our bonehead ordering, we threw our contractors plans off. The worst part of the whole debacle was trying to find a Lowe's, somewhat near either our house, or our contractor's home, that carried all three doors we needed, in the right width, with the right swing side. After lots of searching, the hubs was finally able to track down a store in Paterson that carried all three. Crisis averted. Unfortunately, since our contractor already had the plumbers at our house and the footing inspector was scheduled to show up in the afternoon, he wouldn't be able to find the time to leave and pick up the doors. They would have to wait until Monday morning.
After work, the hubs and I made our normal trip to the house to check on the progress made. To our pleasant surprise, we found that the plumbers were still there working. They had gotten a lot accomplished throughout the day...ran a bunch of PVC pipes for the main bath drains and even replaced the entirely too old cast iron pipe that served as our main pipe to connect to the town's sewer system.
|Plumbers starting to install the PVC drain pipes in the main bath.|
|Holes in the garage ceiling so the plumbers could run pipes.|
|New PVC system installed.|
|Pieces of our old cast iron system that was removed by the plumbers.|
|And more cast iron pipes that were removed.|
|Tubing in the garage to be run for the new water lines.|
|Our garage is completely packed full of tubs, shower surrounds, vanities, furniture and lawn equipment.|
|Heating/cooling duct in the exact location that the plumbing needs to go for our master bathroom.|
|Hole in the garage ceiling from the plumber slipping off the joists.|
|Main bath plumbing.|
|Main bath venting.|
|Main bath plumbing.|
|Bar-height, half-wall for kitchen island area and supporting post. (The thick post is the only one that will remain.)|
|Another view from the dining area.|
|View from the living room area (with the plumber's coat hanging off of it.)|
|View from the kitchen (with the plumber's coat hanging off it.)|
|Master bath plumbing.|