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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’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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Our chance to take out some frustrations on a wall.

We need to join the two old offices into one room for sewing.  That means a door and window must die. A little bit of smashing and bashing is in order and we have just the tool to do it. What an awesome name!

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Our trusty sidekicks have found a spot to watch from a safe distance. Of course Bikram has the most comfortable seat in the house!

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