Bob, John, and Ken worked on a number of small projects this past
The base of the post in the southwest corner of the porch had been
completely eaten away by termites. The post no longer supported the
roof; in fact, it dangled from the roof! Now it has been replaced. The
new post is bolted to a new steel strap in the porch, so it should
provide better earthquake resistance than we had originally.
Yep, this project is still plodding along. I bored under the concrete
and trenched to provide a place for the conduit, which Ken then
installed, along with a GFI-protected circuit for the pool light. (Dad:
The yellow line in the third picture below marks the water pipe I asked
about. My best guess is that this is the line from the main drain to the
pump; the weird thing is that it appears to have a corroded shutoff
valve at this point.) We ended up providing new electrical feeds to
everything out in the pool area. In addition, the pool pump was near
death, so we also had it replaced.
Ken put in new buried conduit on the north side of the kitchen for
the lights in the camellia garden. They're fed from the junction box on
the left; the junction box on the right is new.
The only thing that's happened in the kitchen lately is that the
plumber cut off and sealed the test pipe for the sewer connection (lower
right in the first picture below). The other pictures are the last ones
you'll see of this wide-open kitchen. I painted the blue lines on the
floor before our open house; they
indicate the position of the cabinets, which we expect next week.