Pipes and bubbles

5 Apr

Here is the condition that the old pipes were in:

Some of the old pipes.

Some of the old pipes.

You see the need for change.

Here are some rather intriguing bubbles on the wall outside the butler’s pantry where the major water damage happened:

Water bubbles on wallpaper (painted over last year) behind butler's pantry.

Water bubbles on wallpaper (painted over last year) behind butler’s pantry.

Am hoping these dry out over the next few days. They’re coming back on Monday to do the wall and ceiling repair. The thing I hate the most about home improvement projects is when the weekend comes and no work happens, so I clean the house, then Monday comes and it’s filthy all over again. Sigh.


2 Responses to “Pipes and bubbles”

  1. Danielle Bourdon McCauley April 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    I read that post last night, about all the repair (and damage), but I was a little too shocked to say anything without profanity.

    Those pipes look like they’ve served the home for long enough, huh? Jeez, it’s incredible. Do you know how long they’ve been “in service,” so to speak?

    I hope homeowner’s insurance covers all this work for you! The weekend is supposed to be a little more seasonable… perhaps you can get out a bit and leave the problems behind.

    • Erica Walch April 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Hi — They’re at least 100 years old (except for two sections I replaced within the past year). Definitely time for them to go. It wasn’t actually THAT expensive, but pretty disruptive. And now it’s fine. Getting out of the house is high on my agenda this weekend!

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