After deepening the cellar space to the required depth, we dug out trenches, which we filled-up with 0-4 fraction backfill sand. We have then laid sewer pipeline in the sand. This pipeline is designated to serve technical room which will be established in this space over time. The main sewer pipe which drains the sewage from the entire building also passes under the technical room. A floor drain was planned to be placed in the middle of technical room floor.
Work on the sewer connection has started. We must build a cesspool on the land and divert the waste from the building to this cesspool with a new sewer pipe. The original sewer pipe made of cast-iron pipes is in an emergency state and flows into the tripod. This solution is unsatisfactory in several respects. As a first thing, we built a passage for new sewer pipe under the foundations of the building. We made a reinforced concrete lintel above the passage pipe to protect the pipeline from possible settling of the foundation.
We are fully aware that we are losing almost perfect interior for shooting a B category horror movie, but the situation is relentless. In the part of the cellar which is usable we have to remove the partition wall and deepen the whole space so that it can be utilized for establishing a utility and boiler room. Furthermore, the main sewer pipes will lead below this room out of the building. We first removed the partition wall. Then we broke the original floor and carried all the rubble out. Subsequently we started to deepen the cellar.
In order not to be constantly buried in the paperwork, or dirty of mortar, and with the shovel in hand, we sometimes have to do activities that bring joy to our minds and give us strength for the next fight. One nice lazy August morning resulted into the model of a beer delivery tanker truck, which bears the name of our brewery.
Our first product, cooked on “big” technology, has matured, so we timidly filled it in KEG barrels and bottles. We gave our creation to our friends to taste it and watched their response. Positive responses prevailed, which gave us that much-needed motivation to further struggle to turn a building on the verge of collapse into a fully functional craft brewery. We have, of course, also listened to the criticisms for which we are equally grateful, as critical opinions have the potential to move things forward and help us improve.