Removing an unnecessary partition
Installing a shower where a bathtub used to be requires a change from 1.5″ drain to a 2″ drain, and a $1500 filing fee. In order to change the drain we need to break the ceiling of the downstairs neighbor’s apartment. We also uncovered an electrical violation from the neighbor’s bathroom job – sloppy splices, uncovered junction box, etc.
Install new pavers. Replace the rotten window wood. Clean the gutters. Replace the sump pump. Repair and paint the street wall. Paint the exterior wood. Trim back the English ivy. Repair the shed roof.
replace Dykes #242 picture rail and #145 base cap. skimcoat all plaster surfaces. prep for paint. this in one of my favorite buildings 200 Pinehurst Ave.
Back to Brooklyn
Faux Fireplace fabrication/installation
Here’s a cheap and easy Castle Village upgrade to the 6 line guest bathroom. A sorely needed light in these dark showers wired to a double rocker switch. Also a new sink, faucet, toilet, medicine cabinet, light, pipe insulation, re-grout, paint, and new Carrera marble saddle.
Quick make over for a Castle Village 6 line guest bathroom. New floor tile and improved electrical with a light in the shower and a convenience outlet. New sink and toilet and viola!
LED soffit lights . Casts a nice soft light.
Bath re-tile. Client keeps adding work! Here we have a bedroom closet with 96″ doors.
making progress – just a couple more days
No plumbing involved. Never even removed the toilet. The owner lived through the experience. This job at 200 Pinehurst Avenue. Job was started by ambitious owner. Then she called us in to finish. Sheetrock walls, offset shower head location
As part of all our paint jobs we restore door hardware. Paint chips from door hardware and “friction” surfaces is a common source of lead for young children.
waiting for the light fixtures
trough kept horizontal by home made supports using blocks of wood and 4″ screws.
Walls finished. Cabinets installed. Countertop template Monday. Closet floors painted. Light trough roughed in. Need to get the electrician and plumber back here to install fixtures.
A new marble saddle makes all the difference. TheRTAstore.com customer service is great. They replaced a blemished door no fuss.
The difference between city and country carpenters.
Pyroblock – used since the early 1900’s for wall partitions. Sometimes it has asbestos in it – but not here. Pretty soft stuff once you get through the plaster coating. Probing the wall for the architect. Carving it up for the electrician.
This time of day is really nice up here. The sun is low on the horizon this time of year – way below the bridge. I keep looking for the World Trade Center but don’t see it. View up Cabrini Blvd and of Hudson View Gardens’ half timbered construction.
Needed to close up the wall around the gas cock for inspection sign off. This apartment was pristine but there is a slob living there – really disgusting. I don’t know how they’re going to sell the place.
Work necessary in order to proceed which wasn’t in the original scope. Dusty work needing expensive tools, bits and blades. Sawing into the hardest concrete in Manhattan. Eighty year old concrete fabricated with large quartz pebbles – concrete fabricated before the mafia got involved. Also removal of millwork I had planned to re-use but now cannot because it’s so old and brittle. Three piece compound moulding not even available today.