Tuesday, August 12, 2008

House Post #5 - Main Floor Demo (pt. 1)

If you look at the original main floor house post, you will see that the right wall is covered with 70's era wood paneling (I really don't know if it is 70's era, but that is the time period I picture it being put up during). My first construction/demolition projects on my house were taking down the drop ceiling, removing these wood panels, and getting a feel for the time and effort required to expose all the brick on the first floor (minus the kitchen at this point). The drop ceiling and wood panels were easy and took little effort (but created a lot of waste). When I got to the plaster on the wall, removing it became a bit more difficult and exponetially more messy. I got through a section of the wall and decided I would wait until I get one of those portable dumpsters that my neighbors will hate because it will take up three spaces in front of my house. Here is what it looks like so far:

As you can see the fireplace was closed up and the chimney is currently used as the exhaust for the gas water heater and boiler (which is not currently running). Yes, that black spot above the fireplace is a hole where a deteriorated brick fell out. Great ... now I have exhaust fumes flowing into my living room everytime I use some hot water. I bought some mortar last night and will make an attempt at patching it (temporary solution) for the time being. I'll let you know how that turns out.

1 comment:

Corey said...

Looks like the fun for you is just starting. :-)