Another installment of “how is that even possible”
Because the flooring removal took so long our general contractor really kicked it into high gear to get the kitchen back on track!
He made quick work with his right hand man, taking down the walls to add proper insulation and sheet rock them back up.
We thought we were getting totally back on schedule. Well that was until someone grazed the water pipe for the sink and all of a sudden they hear a whoosh. And the pipe falls to the floor.
Both guys fly down our steps to the basement and see water pouring out of our ceiling tiles. They turn off the main water line and quickly assess the damage. We narrowly avoided a flooded basement!
Once the clean up was underway they took a look at the pipes and the famous phrase “wow I’ve never seen that before!” was said... The pipes are supposed to be welded together with at least an inch overlap. Our pipes were being held by about an eighth of an inch. It was more like the Creation of Adam painting than actual soldering. They were completely surprised that the pipes hadn’t broken at least a decade ago! Not only was it barely attached it was being held together with duct tape and insulation. This was met with another “wow I’ve never seen that before!” This phrase has haunted my dreams.
They quickly sealed up the pipes and made swift work of the mess all the water made. We are so thankful that even though we had broken pipes and a large puddle on our carpet it could have been much worse! We could have been out for the day or away for the weekend visiting family. The large puddle that was soaked up with some towels and a dehumidifier could of been three feet of standing water and our entire lower level damaged along with everything in it!. We have uncovered quite a few things while renovating the kitchen that have been scary or slightly disastrous but we can feel safe that it has been properly fixed. The kitchen of my dreams is coming together even with the hiccups along the way.