After literally months of pining over various bids, asking questions and learning more about Air Conditioning options than I ever thought I’d want to know, we have made our choice. We are installing air conditioning into our historic house. With true Mt. Crumpit style, the beginning wouldn’t be fun if it were going according to plan.
Before anything started, we got a suggestion to consult with a structural engineer (going through weight-baring very thick stone walls, and all). Seems all that was fine, but he is worried that the house won’t be able to hold weight of the entire system in the place we want it to be. So – we check the blue prints. Well – except the size of the beams isn’t on the blue prints. So how does an engineer determine the size (hence strength) of the beams in a house? He knocks a hole in the wall. (OK… it is a well planned, strategically cut, hole.)
You might recall from our last project, we have asbestos plaster. This is not uncommon for houses of this age, but it does require a specialty team who will both cut the hole as well as remove the asbestos. All this – just to find out if we CAN move forward with the carefully laid out plan for A/C that I’ve worked on for months.
I’ll be posting pictures of the huge vacuum bag that will be cutting random holes into my ceiling (I am sure it will look grand).