Out with the old in with the new
27/03/21(Sat)14:55


From wooden window frames to plastic frames with insulating glass. The work started last Friday and will be finished completely on Monday. It is livable again.

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The old wooden frame with asbestos on the outside :D Isolated glass only in the living room.

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10/04/21(Sat)13:03

>>37067 Sounds like fun :/

09/04/21(Fri)10:26
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So as it turns out >>37030 they were sucking the gravel away. Not dumping new stuff.

Next week they will start renewing the roof and I'll get new tiles on my balcony.

07/04/21(Wed)11:05
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>>37061 indeed

07/04/21(Wed)10:08
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07/04/21(Wed)08:39
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ggrrrmmlllfffss!!!

UGH!! One of the window frames seems "off" from the outside and they want to right that 'wrong'.
I've told them to come back when the sun is shining..

Also that same day other workers told me the flue gas discharge channel renewal won't happen cause they don't have enough material! Seriously??!

02/04/21(Fri)22:48

It's out of my hand cause I live in a rented place owned by a (social) housing corporation.
That being said I think they did a splendid job and I'm not to fussy about stuff like that. Beside in that room >>37038>>37040 I'll have my tiny pc on a table and desk in front of it. Nobody will see it.

02/04/21(Fri)15:57

>>37038 Wow! That is fucking awful! Hopefully you have some furniture that hides that mess. This is exactly why I can't stand having tradesmen do work for me, they just don't care.

02/04/21(Fri)10:01
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Radiator feet bolted in floor.

>>37035 And yeah the window guys did a marvelous job with all the angles. One of them said he rather works with wood though as it's so much easier.

02/04/21(Fri)09:58
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>>37035 LOL, the dude just curb stomped the pipes in the other room and thus gave it more space.

01/04/21(Thu)19:29

>>37030 That picture does look 'interesting'. If that is where a radiator is to be connected then it's a problem, but it's just some useless old bit of pipework that's been capped off then it's probably fine. They did a beautiful job of hacking a chunk out of the plastic to fit around it! :D

01/04/21(Thu)17:32
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Possible problem?

Another firm just did the roof. The only thing I heard was a constant thunder (they blasted the gravel to the roof using a hose). Luckily it only latest the whole day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlpmeq7tmno

On another note: I just discovered this possible issue (see pic). The men will come tomorrow (Friday) to reattach the radiators (those things are really heavy!) and this might be an issue, I hope not.

>>37028 I've send them your details. The shipping cost will be slightly higher than normal though ;)

31/03/21(Wed)21:07

Send him my way...i need to replace some windows here too

30/03/21(Tue)18:16

>>37016 I didn't turn the heat high anyway, cause of my Corona kilo's (not a drug). Having a beer belly does have some benefit ;D
But, yes, I hope to reduce it even further.

The sound insulation is great too, I don't hear the excessively loud and obnoxious vehicles anymore.

30/03/21(Tue)10:30
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Somehow I missed this post till now!?!

Nice to have the place fixed though, and should hopefully save on heating costs in the future.

29/03/21(Mon)15:33
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And done!

27/03/21(Sat)15:18
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Nearly done!

And now I wait till Monday when they'll finish it.
A couple days later they'll mount the radiators back, and another few days later something will be smashed (flue gas discharge related).

27/03/21(Sat)15:14
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Framing Roger not-the-rabbit doing his business.

27/03/21(Sat)15:12
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The new plank under the lead strip and the blue PUR. And this is where the other radiator was located.

27/03/21(Sat)15:06
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This bit they just kept because reasons unknown to me. They placed a new plank above it along with lead. As you can see they used a lot of insulating foam (PUR: PolyURethane insulation)

27/03/21(Sat)15:01
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They kept the top pieces of the frame. They did replace some wooden frame bits here and there.

27/03/21(Sat)14:59
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Within 4 hours the glass and wooden frame was gone! Luckily the weather was good.

27/03/21(Sat)14:57
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They removed the 2 radiators that were attached to the wooden frame on Monday.