So wanted give everyone a quick update on how our flip at Fairmont is going. To be honest we're having a little bit of difficulty getting our contractors out and on time, but fortunately we are early enough in the process that there's enough work to go around.
The exterior photo shows that we have started replacing the exterior siding which should only take one to 1- 1 1/2 days. We have removed the second door, which was wasted space in the kitchen, with more wall space. Outside we decided to go with a standard 4 x 8 OSB sheet. This material isn't used as often anymore and will be a little bit different than the standard hardipanel exterior that people use currently. We made this decision because we wanted to keep more consistency around the house, and with the possibility of doing a covered patio in the future, we wanted to leave our options open. These new panels are still going to be good for 10 to 15 years which works for our timeframe.
The master bedroom and bathroom have been gutted and left us with a little bit of a surprise. If you look closely at the metal pipe going up the wall what you'll see is that, not only is it a vent pipe, but it's also the supply line and termination line for multiple hot and cold pipes. Our original goal was to move these lines forward, but, the issue might be that the concrete is so tight around the piping that we risk breaking the pipes when we get below the surface.It will certainly be interesting to see what creative solution we come up with how we get around the metal piping and concrete.
The last bit of information that we're dealing with is another different plumbing issue. In the island there is an iron pipe cutting across the up the wall is another vent stack which normally is not an issue. But, with moving the garage wall out a couple of feet, we either need to terminate the vent pipe inside of the cabinet which would be preferable. when we move the plumbing lines in the master bedroom we will end up moving this vent pipe by cutting a trough in the concrete and terminating up through the top of the house, So either way there is a same day solution, just a matter of how much work needs to go into the property.
As always let us know if there is anything we can clarify or update.
Have a great week!