Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Home is where the hearth is.

Today's job was the installation of a marble fire place with quatrefoil decoration to compliment the Gothic coving and niche, a bit of an awkward job due to weight but easy enough. Now I just have to get stuck in with the marble polish and grout and another job will be consigned to history. As we finished the fire early and the sun was shining we spent the rest of the day tracing drains and tracking down our elusive septic tank.....not as pleasant a task but one that needed doing.

11 comments:

monkey said...

looks great, alot different to what i thought.
you save all the good jobs for sunny days...

James Higham said...

Cosmetic or real?

Thud said...

James....very real,very very heavy and right now...very warm.

Electro-Kevin said...

Stunning.

Gallimaufry said...

A delightful addition to The Big House.

Larry said...

That does look rather nice!
Must weight a ton!

Tim Leatherbarrow said...

Rooting around drains looking for septic tanks ,ah ,i s'pose we've all got to have a hobby to pass the time.
Tim

Golden West said...

The fireplace looks splendid and I'm sure you'll all spend many happy hours gathered 'round it, as we do ours.

Putz said...

you people still hve spetic tanks in england, well why don't you grow up????of course we still don't have health care in usa, why don't we grow up?????

Vinogirl said...

Looks great. Did you keep the tiled fire place from last house (in front living room), I loved that one.

DirtCrashr said...

We have a little metal box inserted into a steel flume. We mostly burn candles for light and keep the flue shut to prevent draughts and keep the big PG&E bill away! There's plenty of septic tanks up in the Sierra foothill communities above Sacramento, and pump sand wells too - all throughout Amador county and more, up and down Hwy 49. It's only the cities with all that fancy stuff.
;-)