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January 14, 2017

Counter Swap

Before Christmas, one of the NH members of a pellet stove forum I belong to was discussing that he needed to install a second stove as his current stove is too small for all of his heating needs. He was also talking about having to wait until he got the funds for exhaust pipe (it is rather expensive and comes in very short sections so you have to buy lots of individual pieces). This is a guy that lives about 15 miles away and I met for the first time when I posted asking for a helping hand to pick up the P43 the spring of 2015. Despite having no knowledge of me (he was a new member to the forum), he volunteered his time and equipment (dolly, straps etc).

I have never forgotten his jumping in to help, so I let him know that I had some pipe left over from my installs. Some new, some used (it came with a used stove), some connections I thought I would need but didn't. He was welcome to it if he wanted it. after all, it gets tiresome moving it around the basement to get it out of my way. Oh, and if he wanted the pipe, he could help me move something while he was here :0

Today he made it over here - and he brought presents (5.5 bags of pellets of different brands - any pellet head will appreciate that!)

Pellets from CleanFire
 

Then he helped me swap the "old" vanity counter - old being the original 48.5" counter

Hutch on counter - turned

For the longer, 55.5" counter that I decided would go better. If you look at the shadows, you can see a 7" space between the counter and the wall. The new counter spans the entire width - even after I moved the cabinets over towards the door so that the left-hand cabinet door wouldn't bang into the wall that juts out.

Bathroom counter from window-trnd
Bathroom counter from window-trnd

Oh, and Cop Car - please notice I got the door trim up too (I had removed it for when I did the mudding/painting of the ceiling and left it off until the counter was in).

I offered the "old" counter to the forum member. It had never been plumbed in, just used as a base covering, so was still in new condition. He gladly accepted as his wife has been bugging him to put another bathroom in the house (which I knew from forum chats, so the offer wasn't a stab in the dark). I was happy it and the exhaust parts were going to someone in need, who is a good guy - and I'm sure his wife is lovely too, and someone I "know" thru the pellet forum.

So, now I just have to see if the plumber I used for installing the tub is still doing side work so I can get the vanity plumbed in and then make a final decision on flooring to finish the bathroom off. And, bonus, that big honking 65"W x 30"W x 20"T box that held the counter is out of the basement as well as two smaller boxes of pipe is gone.

I'm making progress!

Posted by Bogie on January 14, 2017 at 04:45 PM in House Work | Permalink

Comments

Oh, how wonderful, Bogie. The world is full of good, helpful people, isn't it? Helping one another makes life go so much more smoothly. Thanks for another story that is an "upper".

Your bathroom is looking even better than when we left. Having the correctly-sized vanity top and the door trim installed makes a huge difference. Good show!

Unfortunately, I just don't have the appreciation for the pellets that they deserve.

Posted by: Cop Car at Jan 14, 2017 6:04:48 PM

I'll forgive you for not being properly awed by the gift of pellets - LOL

Posted by: bogie at Jan 22, 2017 6:56:53 AM