Regarding the What is everything? In the below photo, starting closest,
vegetable wash sink in cold prep (main trunk)
floor drain in cold prep (main trunk)
floor sink for dishwasher and cold prep / entrance hand washing sink (first branch left)
sink for hot prep area (main trunk)
floor sink for triple sink (second branch left)
hand washing sink for hot prep (branch to right)
hand washing sink in bakery (main trunk)
floor drain in bakery (main trunk)
hand washing sink in chocolate studio (main trunk)
Going west, towards the grease trap, the branch to the right is into the mechanical room which has a mop sink and floor drain. Then are floor drains for the walk in refrigerator and freezer, left and right respectively. Outside are cleanouts and then the grease trap itself.
The system holds air and pitches look good which is for sure excellent and next up is the inspection.
Trenches are dug for the kitchen, mechanical room and where the join to the existing 3” cast iron takes place, the same cast iron which leads to the also existing grease trap. Long term we see a methane digester replacing the grease trap and giving back fuel for heat and hot water. Ovens maybe too.
Next week is picking up PVC and putting it all together. Then a small amount of framing and remaining mechanical. We are not so far from a fully operational kitchen folks.
Compared to that roadway saw the jackhammer was indeed a relief. Got a lot done and the tool is back at the rental shop.
This is needed because the building has one working floor drain – some of the 40 year old cast iron is rusted through; we are adding functionality requiring drains & electricity in new locations; and the walk-in fridge/freezer floor needs to be insulated.
Thicker concrete, rebar, 6×6 mesh and cast iron pipes made day 1 the most difficult. Definitely hyperventilating.The end of day 2.Starting on the floor of the walk in facing SW. The line to the grease trap runs about under the opening which used to have a swamp cooler and now is covered in insulation.Looking west at the close of day 3.Looking west into the restrooms. From the right counter clockwise: urinal, unisex ADA, and unisex. The pink insulation is an ad hoc wall of the warm room which has a plug in radiator and hold items which permanently change when frozen such as paint, etc. This happened on that half day.
The time to replace building sewer has come; most of the floor sinks & floor drains don’t actually drain. I had never used a roadway walk behind saw before. Hopefully never again! The sonic force is nuts. Payment is by day plus millimeter of blade use. Thankfully the cuts were do-able in a day, and as no one wrote down the blade diameter there was no extra charge for any excessive use which may or may not have actually taken place. As far as I am concerned this tool can stay at the rental shop henceforth. The bathrooms are luckily too small for such a saw. The rental place has a handheld model which can’t be set down while running. Bent over indoors holding a gas motor spinning a disk which can cut through seemingly anything? At the moment I choose the tranquility of a jack hammer.
Looking east. Pizza oven covered in white tarp; ice machine in blue.Looking east showing cutout to DW floor sink. Looking west. Want the old forced air heater in the upper right corner?Headed NE to the DW floor sink. That is the north wall.Looking west. Red door is into mechanical room. To the left will be the walk in fridge and freezer.The near white lines are for the triple sink floor sink; the lines going towards the covered pizza oven are for a handwashing sink. Pictures or it didn’t happen.An aqueous affair indeed. Tons of water. So much water. Gallons and gallons. Sopping wet. Glad it is shoulder season.Those buckets and pail are for exhuming water from the not functioning floor sink.Eventually the water seeped through the cuts, suggesting complete cuts which are good news for taking the debris out.The walk in fridge & freezer location. Notice all the power cords are off the ground. The panel was off for the entire time and when cutting here the building main too.The cut path also prepares for mitigating the damaged floor . The cut continues behind me to get to the Chocolate Studio.Standing on something dry to turn the power back on.Notice the framed doorway to the Chocolate Studio just to the left of the semi tarped pizza oven.Missing tile and sloping floors make for adversity.
The Sage came with several top-quality appliances. One of them is the Rancilio MD80 Coffee Grinder. This grinder can pump out 7 lbs. of coffee per hour! It took longer than that to clean it let me tell you. Thankfully I found a video showing the process. It is anybody’s guess how old the scraped off goop truly was.
Before. Looks like the yearly cleaning has been put off a few times.During. See the cleaned parts peeking in at the top of the image?Detritus.
It is exciting making the equipment pristine once again. This grinder is the first appliance to be made shiny and not the least filthy of the bunch by far.
Like having food and drink prepared with clean equipment? We are working hard to make it happen. Please consider donating to support the re-invention of the Sage so progress doesn’t stop.
The finished product. I used the vodka in the upper right of the image to help detach the crud; also notice some of the tools needed for the operation to the left of the unit.
Under the mezzanine looking NW. This is where the bar stroage room was. The women’s restroom was on the other side of the green and white wall. Through the opening is the 2 Bedroom apartment whose kitchen is fed by these lines.
These days it has been cutting and soldering to get water from the mechanical room south. So far we have made it into where the bakery used to be with a 3/4″ for hot and one for cold as well as the 1/2″ return line for the recirculation loop. All water in copper will be filtered. This feeds the commercial restrooms, both apartments, the bar, the ice machine and clothes washing machine.
Not yet in place is the 3/4″ pex for carrying cold water to the toilets and handwash sinks. The commercial kitchen is going to have its own on demand water heater fed by its own 3/4″ pex whose water will not be filtered. There will be spigots in the different sections of the kitchen with filtered water, as you no doubt guess, serviced by copper pipe.
You can see the 3/4″ main throughfare running left-right. The nearest pipe goes to the upstairs apartment and the lowest to the 2 Bedroom bathroom.
We’ve started on reinstalling the 70-gallon water heater in the new mechanical room. This same heater will be part of the hydronic heating system via a water-to-water heat exchanger. Note the socket needed to remove the old and add the new was 1 1/16”.
Note there are 2 anode rods in the photo. I hope yours are in better shape than what was replaced.