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Old June 2nd, 2016, 03:31 PM
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What is the pipe made out of? If it is cast iron, you can move to ABS (or PVC) and reduce the outer diameter, possible enough to get it to go in the wall. do you have a pic of the area?

-Jeff
It is cast iron and I've thought about moving it but do not know if it is possible. In theory it looks like it could be cut in the basement, add an S pipe to bump it over to hide it in the wall, and then another S pipe above the refrigerator (behind a cabinet). Might need to farm this one out. Thanks!!

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I have a summit but it is only a bar type unit. From what I remember they have had great reviews and are designed to be built in, in the size that I needed. For the money I had to go with them as the other products on the market were over $1000.00.

It has been used continuously for over 4-5 years. And moved to another house.
It's funny... when you want to go small it costs more. I would love to have a double wide in the kitchen but that will never happen in this one.
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Old June 2nd, 2016, 03:41 PM
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Aaah the joys of owning old houses. Mines only 100 years old and much much smaller then Castle d'Evilfij. How old is yours? Some day I'll have an old stone house. I was just in west Germany / eastern France and I heard you can buy a real castle for next to nothing. Updating it should be cheap too.
Built 1929-30 (I have a picture of it under construction in 1930 with scaffolding around it).

Oh, and the stone is only a venire so it is not really a stone house. The stone venire is about 8in thick, but the structure is brick with one hollow course and terra cotta brick on the innermost course for fire protection. Other than the roof trusses, trim, and the 3/4in oak hardwood and 7/8th pine subfloor (which is on top of 2in of reinforced concrete) there is no wood in the house. It is steel joists on all three floors. Even non-load bearing interior walls are brick and the plaster (1 1/4in thick) is on metal lathe. Long story short, I don't have any structural or rot issues which seem to plague old houses. The chimney window leak is my last mechanical issue. I just need to find someone who has a 50ft ladder to get up there and fix it (I think it is just windblown rain going down the flue).
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 02:25 AM
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Ron, every time you describe your overbuilt house I get all fluttery. I think you should only use electro-polished stainless plumbing from here on out.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 09:12 AM
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Ron, every time you describe your overbuilt house I get all fluttery. I think you should only use electro-polished stainless plumbing from here on out.
All the plumbing is oversized brass (asbestos wrapped hot)

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except the soil drains which are cast iron. :-)
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 09:13 AM
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Drains Needless to say, I have not had many plumbing issues with anything original. Oh, and most of the toilets are commercial style Kohler rockbournes with Sloan 4.5 gpf valves. One the handle was broken and two needed new valve inserts. No big deal to get fixed. My plumber even rebuilt the Kohler shower diverter valve.
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Slowly chipping away at kitchen. Getting doors and drawers fitted, then they will be finished and the hung. We picked out a backsplash and will start that in a couple weeks. Click image for larger version

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Old June 3rd, 2016, 01:14 PM
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Those are really nice cabinets!
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 03:19 PM
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Those are really nice cabinets!
here is how it went down. Me: honey I want to build our cabinets to get maximum space and save a little money Wife: good idea can you build ones like these: she shows me some damn expensive inset cabinets Me: sure honey whatever you want wife: why is it taking so long Me: it's what you wanted Wife: I didn't know it was this much work.... ......
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 03:34 PM
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here is how it went down. Me: honey I want to build our cabinets to get maximum space and save a little money Wife: good idea can you build ones like these: she shows me some damn expensive inset cabinets Me: sure honey whatever you want wife: why is it taking so long Me: it's what you wanted Wife: I didn't know it was this much work.... ......
Are you making the complete cabinets or did you start with shells & adding your own fronts?
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Are you making the complete cabinets or did you start with shells & adding your own fronts?
I designed the cabinets and had a shop cut my boxes on a CNC cutter/router. I supplied the plywood because I wanted 3/4 pre finished clear maple boxes...
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 03:47 PM
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I designed the cabinets and had a shop cut my boxes on a CNC cutter/router. I supplied the plywood because I wanted 3/4 pre finished clear maple boxes...
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I designed the cabinets and had a shop cut my boxes on a CNC cutter/router. I supplied the plywood because I wanted 3/4 pre finished clear maple boxes...
Awesome. I almost bought some (very few) la cornue cabinets. About $3k a linear foot, and I like yours better. I ended up just installing the giant sink above instead.
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Awesome. I almost bought some (very few) la cornue cabinets. About $3k a linear foot, and I like yours better. I ended up just installing the giant sink above instead.
building them using cherry I am about $200 or so a foot.
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I guess this will fall under home improvement.

I had about 50 trees, 30 large ones taken down at my new house. Most got chipped and I originally want to just keep the cherry and white oak for firewood (love how they smell)

But it just pained me to burn such beautiful logs, and with a few ideas kicking in my head I found a mobile saw mill to come mill them up

A lot of 5/4 boards, a few massive slabs for desks and steps I have planned, and then a few monster beams just bc I could and a real nice chunk of cherry for a mantle

A lot of cherry, and white oak. One hickory and a huge and straight red oak

I ended up tossing a lot of locust and other trees that could have been good but there is only so much I can do with this wood. And I'll still have plenty of firewood for years.

All stacked in my basement (except the beams, have a friend coming tomorrow to help me carry those). Should have something nice made up in a year or so after they dry.

if nothing else my basement smells phenomenal now
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That's awesome. Share your wood projects as they progress.

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That is cool. If you decide to have mouldings, or need any milling/shaping let me know. The guy I use is great.
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Wow that's money.
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That is really nice. I just had 3 large trees taken down but I do not that the space, time to tackle what you just did.

When I get around to making cool stuff I'll have to go to someone that did what you did. I am recycling old skids for little stuff.

Looking forward to seeing your projects.
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Thanks all. I'm sure there will be some loss in the drying process, and I won't be able to do anything for a year but hopefull ill get some really nice furnishings done. I don't have much experience with wood working but most of my ideas are very simple. So I think it will come out nice.

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That is cool. If you decide to have mouldings, or need any milling/shaping let me know. The guy I use is great.
Great to know. I will certainly keep in mind.
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