Monday, November 28, 2011

off the grid

Been away from the computer (and phone mostly) for over a week now. Amy and i closed on our first home, and we had to do a few things before we moved in...which turned into a week of 12+ hour days with my dad who drove down from Salt Lake with a car full of tools!

The house was built in 1928 so it needed a few things. We replumbed the whole house in Pex to replace the old galvanized pipes, put in a tankless water heater, redid a bunch of gas lines, dug a trench to the garage to add 220v, hot and cold water, and a drain so we could put the washer and dryer out there, updated the main electrical panel, knocked a wall out in the kitchen to open it up, had to replace two floor joists from years of a leaky bathtub along with some other water damage in the wall, framed and plumbed a 1/2 bath...and a few other things i'm moved out of our old house!
Couldn't have done it without my dad, the remodeler extraordinaire! Thanks a ton! My brother even came up on sunday to lay down some wiring and additional outlets.

There's still a good amount to do to finish the kitchen and 1/2 bath, but it's better already!

tired...going to Japan in 4 days...


  1. Congratulations on the new crib! It's a good feeling for sure...

  2. Congrats! I'm a third generation builder and the work you had done looks primo. You owe your old man big. Wish mine was still around to get him helping with my 1939 house. By the way, don't touch that tile in the kitchen, great stuff.

  3. Congrats ...ya them old houses are rad but also scary to open up them walls ..never kno what it could unveil...

  4. Hey can you send your dad over to my house next! Thanks.

  5. Git er done boys! Something in that Peterson blood cannot live without multiple projects! Glad dad could be there with you. Have a great time in Japan!