After the second outdoor plumbing fiasco of the summer, the lake house well (and all associated pipes) are back in working order thanks to the hard work from Eckmayer Plumbing. Here are the final results after the excavators put everything back together and repaired the path leading up to the parking area: That’s about it … Continue reading Lake House Well
A few weeks ago, my wife and I went up to the lake house for the weekend. The first thing I usually do when we arrive is turn on the well pump and the water heater, since we keep the running water off when we are not there to limit flooding risks. When I turned … Continue reading Lake House Plumbing Problems
At long last, we finally have a dock. It took months of work for the dock installation company, Deano Docks, to get the dock designed and fabricated, but it finally has arrived. It’s a floating dock, so it attaches to the stairs via a hinge and is able to move up and down with the … Continue reading We Finally Have a Dock!
After building the railing, the final step in the project was to stain everything. I used a semi-transparent redwood stain from BEHR, which worked well with my paint sprayer. I went through a little over 8 gallons of stain (there is a lot of wasted stain when you’re using a sprayer on railing, but it … Continue reading Stained Railing
I’ve almost completed the first round of railing construction, which has involved building new railing with treated lumber to make a walkway down to the lake from the lake house. The closer to the water you get, there are already stairs on place and fairly intact railing, so my new railing will join up to … Continue reading Railing Project Nearing Completion
The digging for the Hardin Access Pipeline is done, and the excavators have done a good job of fully regrading the land. Later today, I’ll be planting grass seed to start the process of restoring the lawn, and gradually restoring the yard back to normal. In the guest house garage, the drain pipes are set … Continue reading Hardin Access Pipeline: Completed
The excavation for the Hardin Access Pipeline has largely been completed, and now the plumbers are working on the interior water lines and drains in the guest house itself. The excavators have done a good job of re-grading the land that was dug up to lay the pipes, and this weekend I’ll replant grass to … Continue reading Even More Excavation