Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Installing canales (drain spouts)

Installing 2 of 5 drain spouts. The other three will face the street off the front wall. They had to install them before the fine stucco in that area. The first "canal" I bought was $180 pesos (15 dollars) and when I went back to buy 4 more 3 weeks later the price went up to $250 pesos. That's why I don't like "El Pollo" ferreteria here in Melaque. I should have bought another style somewhere else.

Anyway, the second foto is Hugo measuring the length of the first one so they would be equal but he couldn't reach over the top of the wall. The third is Oscar filling in around the small tile wedge he installed to hold it in place.

They used me, standing on the ground, to see if it was straight and it turns out it's off a little to the right. Oh well, today we'll do the floor in the second bedroom.

Upper wall ready for fine stucco

Measure this

Filling in the wedge


Calypso said...

Sparks - I really like those scuppers - well done!

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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