Millie’s Remodel Update: Framing, Electrical and Plumbing. Oh My!

Millie’s Remodel Update: Framing, Electrical and Plumbing. Oh My!


Hey Guys, I’m down at Millie’s Remodel
and it’s been a busy few weeks since demolition. I want to go ahead and give you a little tour
and show you what’s happened, and what’s changing, and where we’re at! Let’s go
ahead and go inside. Since my last video update, you can tell things
have started to move forward. That hammering you hear is my electrician running the new
wiring from the attic. I don’t envy him on that job. It’s probably over 100 degrees
Fahrenheit in the attic today. You can see my plumber has been busy running
the new plumbing in the shared powder room and laundry room. I still need to frame the
header for the sliding door, but first let me take you on the rest of the tour. I probably spent the better part of the day
adding blocking under this section of flooring and other areas where the subfloor was weakened
by water damage or where an air duct was added (without additional support for the flooring
that was cut.) My plumber has already tied into the old cast
iron vent stack. We decided to leave it instead of having to patch the roof where the stack
exits the house. My plumber and electrician did work together to remove the insanely heavy
old cast iron tub. I don’t know what I’d do without these guys. My siding contractors, Stephanie and I worked
together to install the new bathroom window. The old one was wooden with see-through glass.
This new window has obscure glass and is made mostly of PVC. If you’re wondering what the helicopter
sounding noise is coming from outside, that’s the ancient HVAC unit. It is so loud and definitely
needs to be replaced. Let’s take a peek outside. You can see where
the old laundry room doorway has been bricked up and a transom window was installed. This
will bring some light into the shared powder room and laundry room. Out front you can see the old siding has been
removed and my siding contractors are adding new fascia board and soffits. Remarkably the
original wood siding is still solid. I’m planning on cleaning off some of the flaking
paint and repainting it. Back inside, we decided to pull off one more
section of drywall to run a new switch. Using a shovel proved to be the cleanest way to
demo drywall on one side of wall (Kudos to my friend Melbourne CHippy Chick, for the
great idea.) Because the old subpanel was in the room that
is becoming the new powder room and laundry room, we had to move the subpanel to meet
building codes. So here I am framing up this little wall, so we could install the subpanel.
The other wall had all the studs turned sideways so we didn’t have the depth we needed. But
now we do. And we have a new subpanel and wiring. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s time to finally install that pocket
door opening. Luckily my electrician was around to help me lift the header into place. You can see we’re adding some new lighting
in the ceiling. The two ugly flush mount lights are gone and we’re going to be installing
some faux recessed lighting. I can’t wait to share more about this cool product from
Kichler. My plumber is back and working on the shower
plumbing. See you all next time.

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