Author Archives: mkellner
This was the starting point.
You can see the in-wall toilet tank here (TOTO). The small valve to the right of the red tank frame is a slow drip to the in-floor trap. This keeps the trap filled even when the floor drain isn’t often … Continue reading
Finally… I’ve been waiting a long time to raise the flagpole and today is the day.
I’m the son of a farmer and although trained in engineering principles, I usually like to over-engineer things for additional strength. Here we’re filling the walls with concrete to unite the bricks and reinforcing steel into a single structure.
The socket in the ground for the flagpole has a centering cone for the pole itself and is intended to be filled with sand around the pole to absorb some shock and movement. The socket is surrounded by concrete at … Continue reading
Rebar in and footing set. Now to let it dry and then build it up. There will be a special floor drain with a slow drip (source feeder copper line is covered by the blue sheath, and drain is covered … Continue reading