Well, I was having a blast on our staircase makeover.
If you missed any of my Staircase Makeover posts, you can see them by clicking on the links below…
Our Staircase Makeover: Part One (Introduction)
Our Staircase Makeover: Part Two (Prepping and Removing Polyurethane)
If you missed the video of my boys helping me sand the stairs, you’ve got to see it. It will make you laugh, for sure! :)
So this past weekend, we were going to start on Part Four…Staining the Stairs.
Until this happened….
Yep, that’s water pouring from our ceiling.
And my chandelier…
Our upstairs tub has never drained well ever since we have lived here. (6 years)
My husband fixed the plumbing once, and it drained a little better, but still not very well.
Lately, the tub hasn’t been draining at all.
Like…the boys take a bath at night, and there’s still a little water in the tub in the morning…still draining.
Friday night, the boys took a bath, and when I went upstairs Saturday morning, the tub was completely full.
It hadn’t drained at all!
So as soon as my husband got home, I showed him.
He “snaked” the plumbing, and it busted the pipe.
Check out this 2 second clip to see the action:
(Seriously, it’s 2 seconds.) ;)
Our house was built in 1968. And the plumbing for the upstairs bathroom is the original metal pipes…43 years old!
When my husband cut into the drywall and the pipe, look at what we found…
(if you have a weak stomach, you may want to skip the next picture)
Oh my! How disgusting is that?!!
So my kitchen looked like this…
To say the least, I wasn’t a bit worried about working on our staircase makeover. :)
We thought we found the clog, but when my husband added new PVC pipes, the tub was still clogged.
So we had to cut even further back into the ceiling…
And still couldn’t find the clog.
It was so frustrating!!!
My hubby had to eventually cut through the soffit in our bathroom on the other side of the kitchen wall…
It wasn’t easy, but he finally found the clog!!!
Go, Cy! Go, Cy! It’s your birthday! Hey-ah-ah!
He replaced all the old pipe with new PVC, and the tub drains perfectly now!
I will have to say that when the water was pouring out of my kitchen ceiling and through my chandelier, I was so aggravated.
But my frustrations lasted for only a few seconds when the Lord brought to mind all of the precious souls suffering in Japan because of the earthquake and tsunami.
They are truly suffering.
My little plumbing issue was a setback, but only a drop in the bucket compared to what they are going through.
I am praying for the people of Japan and all those who are helping them.
Please pray for them too.
So, I will get back to our staircase makeover soon, and will probably doing a post on how to repair big holes in your ceiling and drywall too. :)
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