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High tech heater

A brand new, high-efficiency, on-demand gas water heater.  No more keeping tanks of water hot 24/7 for work that happens only a few days a week.  It was an expensive little bugger but will save so much energy and money over its lifetime.

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So things are starting to look a bit more like we could actually work here.

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We’re hiring!

Have you got a way with colour? Do you tend to help all your friends decorate? If you do, we’ve got a part-time position opening up at the store that might interest you.  Initially it’s just a few days a week but has the potential to expand to more in the fall.  We need you to be able to work weekends, but the store closes at 6 each night so there are no evenings to cover.  Drop by the store with your resume or email it to us at info@bed-online.com

 

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We’ve hit water!

Thankfully not literally.  We managed to find the incoming water pipe, right about where we figured it would be, except for one major difference.  It was a mere few centimetres below the concrete instead of being under about 45cm of sand.  We were happily jack-hammering and shovelling right beside a pressurized, plastic pipe that would have burst spraying water everywhere had we nicked it.  Yikes!

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Next up, finding the drain pipe under the floor. At least this time we could use some expert technology to look, instead of blindly guessing. As a bonus we get to use yet another fantastically named tool. SeeSnake!

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What do you suppose we saw with that snake?

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Yup. A pipe. Of course, what we really need to know is where is it and how deep is it? That’s when the cool high-tech part of the SeeSnake shines. The above-ground gizmo finds the below-ground doo-hickey and then you know where the pipe is. Magic!

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The arrow marks the spot where the drain pipe should be. Time for some more digging.

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And there it is. So now with all our mysteries solved we can begin the real construction.

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The new workshop before we got our hands on it.

We’ve found a perfect location for our new workshop!  It’s closer to transit and to our seamstress so she can cut her commute in half. Sunny and bright with a huge garage door to open for fresh air.  It looks a bit rough in these pictures but trust us, we’re going to be able to do great things here.

 

These two offices will be joined to make our sewing room.

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We can pretty much open the entire end of the dyeing room.

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A loft for storage of all our old paperwork and stuff.

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An area for all the unbleached product waiting to be dyed.

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A giant space to set up as our dyeing room.

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