Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rain Gutters and Plumbing

We had another busy weekend at the house having copper rain gutters and plumbing installed. Have I mentioned that copper is expensive? But because we chose to build at the coast and because the salt air ruins most metals, copper it has to be. The upside is that it sure looks pretty!

Our "gutter guys" showed up at about noon on Friday and got right to work. We wanted seamless gutters so they had some long, heavy gutters to carry from the street where they were set up to the house and then up either on the roof or up ladders. These 3 men worked hard and got the job done without any dents, dings or scratches. They even wore plastic gloves so they wouldn't get fingerprints on the copper. We are impressed with their work.

On Saturday and Sunday we had 3 plumbers doing plumbing (of course). They put in all the copper (yes, more copper) for the water, and the waste and vent.

The siding is looking good and continuing this week. We aren't going to have it painted until spring or summer of next year. The weather is unpredictable this time of year and we don't want to get the painting started only to have to stop due to the dampness from the fog or from rain. So for now our house is sort of grayish, but it will be green when it's done. That's all for now. Downspouts coming soon!