September 25, 2015 Update

Work has begun in earnest over the last few weeks! While the pics below are not very exciting, we all know that some of the most important work happens UNDERGROUND!

The demolition crew came in and removed the old t-bar ceiling and all the old fluorescent lights. The new building code is extremely stringent when it comes to light fixtures, so we couldn’t really save anything. Although we did discover that the old insulation was the really thick stuff that we saved and will reuse which will make the building even more energy efficient! We did have asbestos in the sheetrock, so that required an extra week to seal and test, but now all the offending material has been removed and we are on our way.

The plumber has cut the foundation, as you can see in the pictures, and laid the plumbing work for our two new bathrooms (one for the café and one for the offices) as well as the floor sinks for the café. During this process we discovered that the building was connected to the sewer with a 3″ pipe when it should have been connected with a 4″. This means that we will have to unexpectedly run a new 4″ line to connect to the sewer so that we don’t have to take turns flushing the toilets and making coffee!

The electrician is busy as well — more to come about their work in the next update.

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