The Cross House
I am hoping to get the radiators turned on next month. In order to do so I need to get a couple hooked up still.
Like the one in the servant’s hall (eventual breakfast room). This radiator could not be installed because the floor was torn up in 2014 because of termite damage, and I put down miscellaneous pieces of plywood and OSB board. A temporary patchwork of flooring.
To install the radiator, I thought it would be a good idea to install a permanent subfloor, and place the radiator on a couple of pine floor strips. When the real floor is installed it will be easy to just disconnect the radiator.
I started to clean the room out and noticed that several wainscoting boards were standing proud of the wall, which would be in the way of the new subfloor. So I pulled them out.
I have a strange two-fold reaction to such a discovery.
I am, as stated, horrified.
The latter is caused by the fact that I discovered this mess. I would rather fix it now, when the room is already torn apart, then spend years after the room is finished trying to ascertain why the window above keeps drooping, why water is leaking into the basement, and why termites have reappeared.
Sadly, I cannot repair the wall now. It will just have to go on the To Do list. But I will continue with putting a subfloor in.
Luckily, I did not find any living unwanted guests.