Lead pipe meets art.

When the house was built in 1895, plumbing was just starting to come indoors. Though there wasn’t any plumbing for the kitchen nor the bathroom, the original builder/owner did have a sink installed in the upstairs corridor. The installation seemed like an afterthought, the supply and drain pipes were clumsily boxed-in with wood, but the baseboard behind the boxes was unfinished and the plaster also indicated the pipes being placed as the house was built… rather odd, normally they would’ve been hidden in the adjoining interior wall.

Final resting place for the reworked lead supply pipe.

The final resting place for the reworked original lead pipe.

The wood planks removed, exposing the supply and drain pipes.

The wood planks removed, exposing the supply and drain pipes. This photo was taken last January.

I later learned from an old time plumber that the ordinmental mounts were solder as need

The lead supply line is on the left. The cast iron drain pipe on the right. Impressive mounting bracket, right?

The lead pipe was too cool to scrape.

The lead pipe was too cool to scrap.

Soon to be hidden by a shower curtain!

Only to be hidden by a shower curtain!

About mdejong11

Residential contractor/artist
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One Response to Lead pipe meets art.

  1. Gorgeous Georgeous says:

    Is the journey over? If so, it has been a wonderful odyssey, and I am simply overwhelmed by both your craftsmanship and creative abilities (I guess we could add literary and photographic talents here too). Two things stick in my mind: one are the beautiful fireplaces that no one seemed to really mention, and, two, was the sunflower photograph taken near the house. I liked the sunflower especially because it reminded me of Vincent van Gogh, and I thought it appropriate image for another artistic Dutchman like yourself.

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