With all of the stainless delivered, the plumber is working hard to install faucets and plumb equipment. While a bit of a jumble at the moment, each piece is slowly finding its new home.
As all the appliances start showing up, the project is starting to look like a real commercial kitchen. While there has been a delay in the fabrication of some of our sink areas, you can see the layout of appliances, work tables, ice maker, prep sink, dishwasher all taking shape.
With the floor and walls completed, it was time to bring in the heavy infrastructure that will vent the room. Two new hoods are being installed to vent the ovens and the new dishwasher. From all the prep work done on them while on the floor to bolting them in place was one heavy lift!
This is a huge step! From here we start moving toward installation of stainless and the appliance hook ups. If you are on site, pop down and take a peek, or check out the slideshow below.
Sorry for the delay. Now that you know what is hidden behind the walls it magically disappears as sheetrock goes up. With all that hidden infrastructure inspected, we move onto the new floor and then a more suitable wall covering for kitchen use.
One of the great challenges of a remodel is folding all the new construction into the existing structure. Not as easy at it looks. Here is an example of when it is done beautifully behind the walls.
We are off the floor and into the walls. Here is a look at all the modified plumbing and electrical that will support our new appliances.
It's hard to imagine that something so simple can get so complicated, but here is the long photo story of the grease interceptor. Designed to trap grease from the kitchen drain lines before they continue their journey to the sewer main. Old, and installed incorrectly, it needed a lot of attention!
One of the challenges of a commercial grade kitchen is there are not just drains for every sink, there are drains for the mop station, handwashing stations, dishwasher and even in the floor! Floor drains will need a special priming unit that ensures there is water in the P Trap at all times, so this week, it was cutting out channels in the floor before the plumber can come out and install all the supply lines and hardware.
Crews arrived to strip down the walls to expose all the wiring, plumbing, and drain lines. As updated drainage will be required, preparations are underway for concrete cutting. Notice the new wall that separates the work from the main hall.