How I Spent My Sunday: Part II

Last week I wrote about spending my Sunday putting 5 extra piles under the floor to take the weight of our new wood burning cook stove and the new hot water cylinder.

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This Sunday I started framing a platform for the hot water cylinder where an old laundry tub had leaked and rotted the floor.

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I pulled out the rotted bits and decided I should insulate the wall.

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I lined the wall inside what will be the hot water cupboard with 800 mm of plywood to serve as bracing for extra earthquake protection.  Screen shot 2015-02-01 at 3.34.07 PM

I had to cover the hole in the floor, so I used a sheet of sub-flooring I got from a building supplies recycler for $5, and then started building the stand for the cylinder.

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The cylinder weighs about 35 kg, so getting it on the one-metre high stand took a little grunt.  Screen shot 2015-02-01 at 3.34.26 PM

The cylinder has to be higher than the “wetback” water heater.  Specifically, it needs to have a rise over run of 1 to 7. Screen shot 2015-02-01 at 3.35.34 PM

The platform also has another purpose.

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It is a great playhouse for a 2 & 1/2 year-old.

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Fun was had by all.


Peace, Estwing

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