Ok, the 1/2 "Ultralight" Sheetrock is up! But we have a problem...
So we cut holes for the recessed lighting in the kitchen, through the new drywall that was erected over the old popcorn ceilings. We saw what looked like copper piping sandwiched between the underside of the ceiling joists and the plaster ceiling in two of the holes we cut.
So tonight I donned the respirator and started diving in fiberglass insulation up in the unfinished attic. This is what I found:
What you're looking at, from left-center-right over the span over 6-8 feet is some sort of copper colored piping looped in the attic. One of the pipes looks to have a small pinhole in it.
What's weird is after this "set" of pipes, to the right another set starts...and at that point I gave up trying to trace this stuff.
The house was built in 1957 with plaster ceilings. The boiler (not furnace) w/ the gas lines is in the basement. It was an oil furnace until 2011 when the previous owner had it converted to gas. The washer dryer and what I think is all water lines emanate from the basement as well.
Thoughts on what these pipes are/were for?