Monday, October 3, 2022

Vent for the basement bathroom

It was long overdue, but I finally installed a vent for the basement bathroom. It was inspired by Nick taking showers down there. Getting into the basement took a lot more work than I anticipated.

It was more than my hole saw would handle, so I had to do it in pieces.  But eventually I made it through. I caulked the back of the vent and attached it to this perfect piece of vinyl that I found at Menards.

Then I just attached some duct to both ends and now the fan vents outside instead of into my basement.  I think I am going to get a timer for the fan so you can just press a button when you start showering and it will run for a half hour or so.  Otherwise I could see it getting left on, or turned off too soon.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

The other half of the patio, finally!

Finally got around to putting in the other half of the concrete patio off the basement doors.  I was putting it off because I wanted to replace the post and put in a standoff at the bottom.  However, the post is in perfect condition on this side and I figured I needed to get it done before the snow flies.  So I put the kids to work!

Maddie wanted to add a tablet under the concrete in case anyone every jackhammered it up!

It came out pretty well, there are a few more pebbles on top then I would like and I still haven't figured out how to get the hardener to show up and the release agent to go away.  But it matches the other side well.  I think I might seal the concrete now, I will have to see.

I wonder if there is something I can put around the hot tub to keep water away from the base.