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Posted by Larry in Angel Fire, NM on 7/16/2018 8:52:47 PM

We often use the two words interchangeably, but there can be a large difference.  While I am working to try to finish the house, getting trim done, two fireplaces done, taking care of annoying start up issues that seem to keep showing up in a house of this size.  Sandra is trying to make it a home filling it with artwork, rugs, and a boatload of accessories.  What I am finishing off as basic structure, Sandra brings to life.  So slowly a home is being created.


The outdoor fireplace is ready for stone.  I would have started today but it rained heavily this afternoon and while its pretty well protected, I didn’t want to have to cut stone in the rain and I took the opportunity to install the check valve and new brass fitting on the upper water heater, change the oil on the old Tahoe, and drill a couple new anchor points in the concrete wall to make sure the deck stays attached with the weight of the fireplace and guests.

So it appears after taking a shower tonight that the check valve did the trick on the water heater issue.  One more issue taken care of (I think). And the leak is fixed.  I had originally used a galvanized reducer when hooking it up, but after many temperature cycles, it had started to drip, possibly because of differential expansion of the brass on the heater and the galvanized fitting. So hopefully having brass all around will prevent any future problems.

So tomorrow I’ll begin the stone until the afternoon rains come.  We’ll see how fast it proceeds.  Once the rain starts, I’ll look at running some baseboard that Sandra should have finished preparing.  

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Fireplace ready for stone. Above and on the sides, there was a heat resistant material that was supplied with the unit. I had a little Durock left over that I pieced in as well, but the rest is metal lath.



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