Alot of the first floor cast iron pipes are major clogged with 48 years of rust. I don't know how there were folks living here only 3 months ago. We are going to try jetting them out...very gently...don't want to knock a hole in the side of a rusted sewer pipe. Then we'd have to cut open the slab to replace the pipe...(not in the budget)
"pick-up-sticks" anyone...copper scrap.
Kinda like Nancy Pelosi getting a make-over, but these 48 year old apts are due for a facelift. Stripping down to bare studs on the inside, moving a few walls. New windows and doors, gable roof, and an entire new look on the inside and out.
The old metal roof porches come off easily, with a skytrack to lift off after the framing is knocked loose and metal roof peeled off.
Too muddy after 6" of rain a couple of weeks ago, here in Dallas. Framer had to rent a crane at $250/hour to set trusses on 2 bldgs inside the courtyard, due to mud keeping his skytrack out.
Old mansard roofs with vinyl siding come off in 20-25 foot long sections. Takes about half a day to do a building.
These pics are all about 2 weeks old....more fresh pics to come.