If I’m repeating myself, sorry. We are changing our wood stove to a wood stove that has a heating coil to make hot water which will go into a tank beside the stove and then feed into the house hot water system. This was a late addition idea suggested by John… We have had others along the way. New kitchen cupboards weren’t in the original plan either.
We sold our perfectly good stove to island friends who are upgrading their system. While the stove waited for its new home, it sat on our deck outside the front door. In the time that it sat there, that portion of the deck dropped two inches…Tim and Sue picked the stove up yesterday and we were able to get a good look under the deck…. simply put.. the deck needs to be replaced sooner than later…Nothing more serious than the effects of age and living so close to the water, but it needs to be replaced.
Taking the boards off, I cannot imagine how our friend who built this house did it and lived……tooooo scary.. We are going to rebuild it in a much less daring manner. I don’t even want anyone out there deconstructing.. I want the guys to tie a rope to the boards and pull them up on to the path to safety…
We have had very few surprises with the house. No rot or anything other than age related issues. But still the house wouldn’t have lasted another twenty years in one piece… all these changes were really necessary to see it through our families life span.
The house reno is on track and we are pleased with the progress. Barring any more unforeseen additions to the project we will be ready for our new grandbaby
to visit soon.