Wednesday, May 8, 2013

More Pipe -- Some Black

Today was another plumbing day at 3283. I had hoped to have some carpentry work done, too. But that was not to be. Bob Tolsma showed up this morning to install gas piping. The original structure had a rudimentary gas furnace, and there was a gas line serving the garage. We needed to replace these gas service lines. Natural gas needs to be carried by rigid black pipe within homes. Bob thus needed to cut and thread sections of black pipe to run from the gas meter location on the north wall through the basement to the location on the south wall where it was connected to the underground gas line installed yesterday.
Bob had to measure, cut and thread each section of pipe.
Even with the electric pipe thread tool it was a messy task.
He had to keep cutting oil flowing as the tool cut the threads.
Bob had to tighten the couplings connecting each section while working overhead.
Along the run across the basement he installed two "Ts."
These are for future connections to the furnace and  dryer.
One of them can be seen at the right end of the pipe he is installing.                                                                                                                                         
The connections from the black pipe to the underground tubing is a little more 'massive' than I had anticipated. It will definitely provide an "opportunity" for landscaping.

Ben showed up at the cottage early in the afternoon. He spent some time building valve/fitting assemblies, connecting the water heater and making connections from the pressure tank to the house and garage water systems. He made sure that the garage water could be shut off for winter, drained and blown out.
Ben is soldering an assembly of valves and fittings.
This one will be used to shut off and drain water from the garage for winter.
Ben just finished attaching the water heater using both copper and PEX pipe.
Work connecting the house and garage to the pressure tank is just beginning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Here is the connection from the well and pressure tank to the home and garage.

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