[Build] Plumbing Update

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 16:25:46 PST 2010


I have no plans this evening, and could be by around 1900, so ping me
if you guys can use some help this evening with unskilled work or
cleanup.

-Kelly

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 12:37, Jeffrey Malone <ieatlint at tehinterweb.com> wrote:
> Hey all..
>
> Scott and Zedd did an impressive amount of work Thursday on the
> plumbing for the kitchen and new bathroom.
> In doing so, most of Thursday saw no water in the space (so no
> bathroom working at all).
>
> Unfortunately, despite them working for over twelve hours, the
> plumbing is at present not done.  Only the original toilet is
> currently working -- we at present have no sink.
> I repeat, Noisebridge at time of writing has NO SINK at all.  Not in
> the bathroom, not in the kitchen.  The toilet works.  Yes, sorry for
> the unsanitary condition this is in.  It is very temporary.
>
> The drains for both sinks should be working (although the kitchen sink
> drain is untested), for whatever help that is.
> There is a lot of new visible copper piping going around, including a
> ball switch that is on the bathroom wall.  Obviously you shouldn't
> move that switch (which is currently off, but water runs to it), as
> leaks are currently present in the other pipes.
>
>
> What needs to be done to get the sinks working in the space with cold water:
>
> Both sinks:
> There are a number of leaks in the truly crappy soldering job that I
> can proudly take blame in -- these need to be found and fixed.
>
> Bathroom sink:
> There is a shunt going through the bathroom wall that is capped off.
> The cap needs to be removed, and the sink connected to it.
>
> Kitchen sink:
> The pressure seal valve connected to the sinks faucets appeared to be
> leaking.  This will need to be reseated properly.
> The hoses for the faucets need to be attached to the pressure seal valve.
>
>
> Overall, it's small amount of work.  However, for hot water, there is
> still a bit to be done, including running much of the pipe and
> electricity to the heater itself.
> I believe either Zedd or Scott will be around today (or "early"
> tomorrow) to get the cold water running, so we will have sinks to wash
> hands/dishes.
>
> Either way, we should all really thank both of them, as they really
> put in much more than a full day yesterday and made a lot of progress
> on some really not fun work.
>
> Jeffrey
>
>
> Oh, and a couple other notes...
>
> This is for reference now and in the future:
> Our water shut off valve is in the basement.  There's a "room" in
> there with walls of hardware cloth (south end, just follow the south
> wall from the elevator and you'll run into it).  There are two valves
> somewhat in the middle of the room, above your head (~10ft up).  One
> has a red rag near it, the other a white.  Ours is the one with the
> white rag, the second floor is red.
> Turning this valve off will shut down water to just our floor.  If a
> leak occurs to the toilet of the original bathroom, or before the
> valve installed at shoulder height in the ADA bathroom, you need to
> shut this off.  Any leaks on the other side of that (including to the
> sink in the original bathroom) should not use the valve in the
> basement, but the shutoff valve in the ADA compliant bathroom.
>
> At time of writing, the basement valve is half on (in order to test
> our soldering without quite as much water spraying) -- this should be
> fixed when work on the plumbing resumes.  The valve in the ADA
> compliant bathroom is off and SHOULD NOT BE TURNED ON, lest you want
> to see a lot of water spray around, and have some very pissed off
> people.
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