Saturday, February 14, 2009

Basement bathroom update

Our basement bathroom has hit an unanticipated snag. Our neighbor is ready to do the rough in.. but we made some unanticipated progress on another project....

In October we had our water tested by the city because we knew we had a lead service line . We tested at twice the allowable lead limit (good thing we weren't drinking the water...). We were put on a special waiting list to get our water pipe replaced (initially they said 8-10 weeks but it's been longer) and a week ago we came home to find some yellow lines and flags in the snow (pictures above, now without snow). Since then we've been waiting for the city's contractor to call to set up the replacement and quote us on getting our part of the line replaced. They finally called on Wednesday to quote us for a replacement to happen on Thursday. We were a bit upset that they didn't give us time to arrange for our own quotes to get our part of the line replaced and tried to charge us more than it needed to cost but after some bartering we agreed on a price.

Unfortunately on Thursday it rained/poured. So now we're scheduled to have our water supply replaced Tuesday afternoon.

Given that our portion of the water pipe replacement will be happening in the basement we figure it's best to get that done first and then do the bathroom rough in once it's done.

1 comment:

Leon Kiriliuk said...

Do you mind sharing what the average cost is to get the line done on your property? I had my water tested.. and we're just a hair below the legal limit (does this mean the city will come around us in 2020?!?) but the water pressure is a joke. We can't use more than 1 water item at a time in the house (which is strange, considering we can see new 1/2" copper in the house, and 3/4" copper supply in the house..) But according to the city, we were never "upgraded".