Plumbfounded

As our loyal readers know, our house could easily be compared to an antique collectible. It was built from scratch by the original owner, so many things throughout the house don’t make much sense (for lack of a better phrase). When we had our bathroom re-done last year, our contractor couldn’t believe some of the “surprises” he uncovered, like an entire electrical box for a light switch just hanging by a bit of spray foam – that was a good one. Or how about the window in our shower from one of the additions?

Bathroom window

I think that’s my all-time favorite. Either way, you have to believe we are constantly finding surprises around every corner.

Which brings me to the point of this whole post; plumbing. The plumbing in our house seems to work just fine, but according to professional plumbers, it is less than desirable. We have a pipe in our basement that has started this teeny tiny pinhole leak. It’s not even a leak yet, more like a tiny drip. So…we called People’s Plumbing, which lucky for us, is right in our neighborhood! The guy who came out to take a look was kind enough to take a short tour of the whole plumbing situation we have going on in our basement. Not only are we going to have this leaky pipe replaced, we’re going to have a nearby, less-than-perfect pipe configuration re-done AND we’re going to finally get our antique toilet removed!(Have we ever showed you this guy before)?

Basement toiletBasement toilet

We got a quote from someone last year to see how much it would cost to remove that unsightly toilet and they said it would be around $1,000. People’s Plumbing is going to get rid of it for $125!

So we’re going to plumb while the plumbing’s good; update a leaky pipe, fix a goofy pipe configuration and send our antique toilet to it’s final resting place. I’m sure there’s a history museum out there somewhere that would love to have it 😉

After the toilet’s out, we’ll probably really clean up that room and paint it. We only really use the basement for doing laundry at this point, but getting rid of that toilet will make a big difference! Keep checking back and be sure to ‘like’ our Facebook page for a follow-up on this plumbing project!

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