I had spoken to some of our neighbors and they had told me a story about flooded basements with raw sewage and the city taking the extraordinary measure to big up the whole street and replace the sewer lines with brand new ones. This happened back in about 2006, so I assumed we had a brand […]Read more "Part 4.1 – The great sewer adventure"
The basement in this house was a place you didn’t go. It was poorly lit, was damp, smelled musty, and if you didn’t watch where you were going, there was the very real risk of KO’ing yourself on one of the many steel radiator pipes down there. The massive 175,000 BTU boiler sat in the […]Read more "Part 4 – The basement"
Before I move on to the basement, I need to explain a couple of things. When we bought the house, among the many things that needed to be decided was how we were going to use the house. Were we going to leave it as a very large single family home? Or somehow divided it […]Read more "Part 3 – The structural parts of the house"