My dad dropped off out old layout that we never fully finished today... I'm officially screwed now!!!
Come on it's almost there!!! My brother was big into those little model fighting chess like things and ended up doing something to the other half I'll have to take pictures it looks like a 14 year old did it which was about how old he was when he did whatever he did to it!!!!Yep, I'd say that one isn't quite finished!
Can't wait!!!A lot of fun to be had here!! Good for you!!
I can't take credit it's my dad's truckMight could use a tweak here and there.
(and I thought my truck was dirty)
Are you talking about what the layout is? This is from 20+ years ago and we couldn't find the original plans we tried modeling it after no matter how hard we looked...That's what I was thinking.
Thanks for the info. I was planning on redoing it all over again anyways but also wanted to see the plans to try and adjust to my PRR plans as easily as possible.I think its atlas plan 28 granite gorge and northern. Unfortunately you have to pay for atlas 7 plans book in order to look
Yeah that was from the previous owner they had a "closet" to hang stuff from there... It's just lightly screwed to the center beam of the house...In the first pic... usually when you see 2x4s stacked like that they're load bearing, but I can't really tell and they seem to be at an odd angle.
Yes that's the main sewer line. I have 10 feet from the corner to there but only 40-42" in width mainly due to the chimney stack. I can either make it a much tighter that I'd like to turn or only go out 7 feet and allow the 48" or more for a 22 inch curve... I'm torn...Second pic, behind the shelving unit in the foreground... on the layout diagram it looks like you're planning on going extending back in that alcove, but I see plumbing back there.
Yep they are super helpful!!!Dogs are doing their job.
Mind blown... Didn't even think of that and I've hated it always being there... I did get a whole house water softener installed a few months ago and if and hopefully when I get to finish that half of the basement I'd need to move it and my plumber said it would be easy to move so this hot water heater would be even easier...Move the WH back there? I see it's gas and I see copper plumbing, so it wouldn't be a no-brainer...
Yes I plan to make the section(s) near the lines semi-removable but they can also be accessed on the other side by moving some shelving as well...One thing to keep in mind with a basement layout is future service of things like the water heater/ furnace. Part of my layout will have to be semi removable for the inevitable replacement of said items.
I already called the plumber and discussed options. I want to go with a stainless steal direct model which is 3 times the price of replacing the indirect one but has a lifetime warranty...At that age and what it's been subject to, it's due to be replaced... model RR or not. Replacing an aged WH is one of the first/best/easiest things you can do to improve the energy efficiency of a home, because it's one appliance that is "always on".
A "tall" style WH will have a smaller footprint and, from what I can see from the one pic, should fit back there.
Moving it isn't the issue my plumber barely charges for simple pipe stuff and if he's putting in something large like that he always asks me if I want it moved since he's already hacking up the pipes!!!The thing with going from a short to tall water heater is you will have to redo the plumbing and might have issues with the exhaust vent. I went to a tall and was barely able to get enough angle on the exhaust vent to not have issues.
If the water heater gets moved I can easily do the 22 or more radius turn... How fast it gets replaced depends on how much the bathroom remodel ends up costing 🤪I would not suggest going to 18" radius if you can help it. For reasons of space, I built my layout with 20" radius, and I have had to be very careful about even the smallest imperfection in the track on those curves derailing my longer box cars and locomotives.
I almost want to push it but I convinced the wife the lifetime warranty one is worth it... We have a direct HW heater and we'd be switching to an in-direct HW heater which our plumber says saves money (boiler is more efficient than a HW heater) and it makes the boiler fire up at least once a day so it's not just sitting there all summer...I replaced my water heater last month after 17+ years, it had a little rust on an intake pipe. They asked if I wanted stainless steel with a 10 year warranty or fiberglass with a lifetime warranty for almost double the price. I went with steel because at my age there is very little difference between 10 years and lifetime.