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.
This Sunday I started framing a platform for the hot water cylinder where an old laundry tub had leaked and rotted the floor.
I pulled out the rotted bits and decided I should insulate the wall.
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.
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.
The cylinder weighs about 35 kg, so getting it on the one-metre high stand took a little grunt.
The cylinder has to be higher than the “wetback” water heater. Specifically, it needs to have a rise over run of 1 to 7.
The platform also has another purpose.
It is a great playhouse for a 2 & 1/2 year-old.
Fun was had by all.