Monday, July 8, 2013

The hot water tank graveyard

The other day we discovered the hot water tank graveyard. It was behind the wall in the kitchen we're renovating.  We're thinking this is where the hot water tanks go to die.  (Just kidding!)   But it was a shock to find three of them lurking behind the wall.  

This found space under the hip roof above the room below is a miracle. It will allow us to install a washer and dryer and to create a nice deep storage / utility room for the renovated apartment. It's especially important to create some storage since we removed the only available storage when we took out the wall.

As for the hot water tanks, one is copper and will fetch a bit of money and the other two will be going to hot water tank  recycle land.


  1. You never know what you find when you remove walls from an older home. In one home we rented after we lost our home in the wildfire, they found two urns filled with ashes ! from the former owners.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Oh my, that's kind of sad--that they couldn't even take time to place them somewhere!

  2. There was a place here open for Doors Open in June, a senior's community drop in centre that dates back to the 19th century. Back then it was a senior's home, where the residents were called inmates. During renovations, quite a few items were found in the walls, and they were out on display.


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