Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Insulation Weekend May 11-13

Posted by Bill Andrews on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Upgrades 
During the past week, the electricians completed the wiring and new light cans, boxes and switches, so the next step is to insulate the ceilings so we can sheet rock.  As the ceiling insulation was not done when we pulled down the popcorn ceilings, this was a chance to provide some insulation and sound barrier to the floor above.  As Stephen completed is semester and had a chance to come home for the weekend, he was lured into helping with some nice rounds of golf on courses #4 and #5.  We sp...

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Demolition is done, now the upgrades

Posted by Bill Andrews on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Renovations 
Another trip down to Pinehurst April 13-15, I was able to remove all the ceilings and demo the entire bathroom.  In doing this, I found a dead rat, yes a rat, in the bathroom vent and signs of previous water leaks from the leaky roof and leaky bathrooms above.  Fortunately the roof has recently been replaced the unit above was renovated so hopefully no leaks in the future!  

Since this time, the contractor replaced the sagging island header and widened the opening along with making the entry w...
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