Une belle aventure

Our new life in 'Les Vosges'

We got cracking with a few things in April

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We carried on with the bathroom.
Next on the list: The shower! 🙂 But before we install our ‘bargain’ shower, which has now been delivered and is being stored in the front room, we need to build an insulated wall in the bathroom; but before that we need to install the hot water tank, and before that we need a new water system, and before that we need to fit a new electricity box! Haha nothing is ever straight forward but we (I mean Matt) will get there!
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We/Matt had to fit a secondary electricity box some 18 meters away from the first one! After a little maths and a trip to a couple of DIY stores we were ready to start.
A fun job I managed to miss (lol) : fitting the wires through the tube.
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Cleared above the bedroom at the same time and managed to find a small gap in the wall to fit the cable through.
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A new box now in the garage for the left hand side of the house.
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Now to connect with the original box. Again not straight forward as we needed one of these little blue things!
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We moved the hot water tank into the old toilet. We were lucky it fitted, as I don’t think we actually measured the space we had before buying it. Doh! And yes Matt did manage to get out from behind it.
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Matt set up the new water system under the stairs and connected the hot water tank, but again we didn’t actually have the correct safety kit, so we tried various ways before getting the proper kit!! Hehe!
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We finally have hot water on tap in the house! ( probably the first time this house has running water in over 10 years!) That just feels soooooo good!! Nearly there and we’ll have a shower.
Back to our list, we needed the electricity – check, the water system and the hot water tank – check so onto the wall.
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Then to sort out the drain and the base of the shower.
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Again we underestimated how tricky it actually is to build a shower cabin in a corner especially when it’s an ex-display unit with missing parts and any instructions!!! How are you meant to be able to get behind to screw everything?….with a little perseverance (and a lot of swearing from Matt) we finally got there and it was worth it!!
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The moral of this story – (should there be one) is that there’s no such thing as a ‘quick DIY Job’ and I am Okay with that! 😉


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