The attic, a dishwasher, power lines and water lines

So, things looked a lot worse before they started looking better. Since we needed power in the attic, it seemed like a fine idea to add some outlets to the baseboards in that room. Makes sense, right?

When the sideboards came off, they did the same thing as they did with the ceiling. The plaster was almost part of the wood and once again came off in big chunks. To be honest, this feels like we’re doing more harm than good to the house. We haven’t (or rather, I haven’t) run into anything like this with the work we’ve done and it’s seem like we’ve asked too much. It seemed like a good idea, but the plaster is coming off and I’m not sure how much more the house can take. Remember, this place is nearly 100 years old and we’re cutting holes that were never anticipated.

As always, Brent is unconcerned and undeterred. He expected it to do this sort of thing and again, is fully confident he can patch over the damaged bits. To be honest, it’s not really that extensive, but when you’ve worked so hard and are so close to being done, even small setbacks seem monumental.

Again, I’m glad Brent is handling this. He’s seen this sort of thing before and knows how to handle it. This is nothing new and is typical for the work being done.

The attic isn’t the only thing Brent is working on. As mentioned, he’s going to add some outlets to that room since he needs to run some modern power for the attic lights. Since he will be under the house, he’s going to hook up the water line for the fridge.

I am now going to take a moment and once again complain about how useless and incompetent BestBuy has been in this whole affair. First they harpoon the washer. Then they forget the gas lines you absolutely must have and buy from them. In yet another bonehead move, turns out, they never sent the waterline for the fridge. Make no mistake, I was charged for a stainless model at an outrageous markup, but was it actually included? Nope. Better to send two sets of washer hookups than all the pieces for the fridge. It’s not even worth complaining to get my money back. They just act like deer in the headlights and do nothing to help. You suck BestBuy. You absolutely suck.

Anyway, Brent got a new line and will be installing that. Not to be outdone, he is also going to hook up the dishwasher. Keep in mind, this house doesn’t have a dishwasher, nor a space for one. So how the devil is this going to work?

It will be hooked up in the space normally reserved for the fridge. The fridge I got was far too large to fit there. Also, the dryer sits in close proximity and is far larger than the compact one that used to sit there. The space between them will be a dash tight, but it’s better to have the dishwasher than the space.

Where will it drain? We will cut a small opening in the panel that separates the washer and dishwasher. An elbow joint will be added to the drain tube and both the washer and dishwasher will use the same drain and water supply. Not to mention, the fridge will be fed from the same water source.

Yes indeed, all three are hooked up in the same place!

Brent is going to make a small enclosure for the dishwasher which will act as it’s small cabinet. If this works, it’s going to be magic!


Dishwasher in place with it’s small, efficient cabinet enclosure. Also, an outlet was added so this can be used to hold small appliances.


We changed out the faucet since everything water related was being done.


A look at the attic space




The attic stairs with the ceiling fixed, the side boards fixed and the wall cleaned.


First cup of ice! The first couple of batches of ice need to be thrown away, but hey, it’s all working!

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