Bath Remodel

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  1. Feb 9, 2020 #1

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    We've been wanting to gut the hall bath since we moved in 10 years ago, so last week we bought new tile for the floor and tub surround. Bought a new vanity and countertop. There was this funky wall that seperated the sink, toilet and tub. The plans to remove it and open the room up.

    Day 1. Vanity and funky wall are gone. When I went to turn off the water under the sink the iron stub broke off in my hand which required a 40 yard dash to the main shut off. Trip to Lowe's, solder new fittings and replace the old shutoffs and then continued demo. Surprised only one small cut on my left hand, didn't even need a bandaid. If I don't have a bandaid on a part of my body it's because I haven't done anything. 0209201539.jpg
    Now, somehow I need to convince Mrs Oldog that renovations aren't done in an hour like on TV.
     
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    Looking good. I feel the same way about the band aid. The older I get the more I bleed. And my wife thinks the same way!
     
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    Looking good so far. Sorry to hear about the mishap but glad you were able to fix it and didn't need a bandaid. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this project. It inspires me to get my fat behind in gear more.
     
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    Looks good man.


    I could never figure out what those commode walls were all about, as I get older I like more space not less. When I redid our upstairs bathroom I didn’t want to move the 4” cast iron pipe but the toilet was uncomfortably tight in a corner so I turned it as far as I could without the tank hitting the wall. About 30-40 degrees I guess. It is like if you put a chair in a corner you would angle it a little. I did it and wondered if I would be in trouble she never said a word and guests have said several times why doesn’t everyone do that.


    As to bleeding now I’m on blood thinner every job seems to get a little. I’m a paper towel and masking tape kind of a DIY guy when it comes to Band-Aids.
     
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    Day 2. Didn't get as much done as I had hoped for. Got a call from someone I put a chimney cap on a couple years ago and he said the chimneys leaking again. So, drove down to Springhill and the cap is fine. Water leaking through crappy mortar joints.

    I did get most of the wall tile off and drywall demo'd. Pulled out the old wall insulation that had gaps and tomorrow I'll insulate and weather seal the outside wall. Then start on the floor that I'm confident is going to be a royal pain.

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    At least it's progress and it looks good, oldog.

    Bud, my friend turned his toilet at an angle so people would have leg room but tomorrow he wants to move the toilet over. The center of the toilet was less than 15" from the wall so it was tight (and against code) before. Have you ever seen corner toilets (where the tank is actually sort or triangular to fit in a corner)? Uses the same base as a standard toilet but the tank is different. I made a collage earlier for Sims 4 idea reference that shows some corner toilets and corner sinks and stuff like that. cornersinktoiletcab1.jpg
     
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    I have seen the corner tanks. I like the idea i'm just to cheap to buy one.
     
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    Days 3&4. Yesterday I made a dump run to get rid of the pickup truck load I had. Went and ate lunch with a friend at the hot chicken place. It's SO good. Anyway, moved the dangling light switch and caulked and great foamed the outside wall.

    Today the insulation is up and at 11 central, half the floor is up and hauled downstairs. After break, yes I put breaks in the work order, I hope to get the rest of the flooring up. 15815265257493156952213182670419.jpg
     
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    Got all the old floor up and hauled out. What a ******** mess. Tomorrow I'll clean up the edges, frame in where a closet use to be that the previous owner thought it be a good idea to install a fireplace and left the bifold doors, do some other wall work and get ready to start hanging drywall.

    That's it for today, I'm officially out of gas. 0212201027.jpg 0212201323.jpg
     
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    Great job, oldog! It looks much more open now! I spy red and black tools in the lower left corner. Are they Craftsman brand? That's a lot of work & you deserve some rest. Your mention of the chicken place has me craving chicken now.
     
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    Milwaukee 18v drill and recip saw.
     
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    Day 5. Today's a light day, over did it yesterday. Cleaned up the edges, pulled nails from the metal lathe, did a lil framing, cleanup some, glass of ice tea and sitting waiting to watch Judge Judy. 0213201350.jpg 0213201350_HDR.jpg
     
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    My mom now has Judge Judy on DVR. LOL. It's looking good! Every bit of progress counts and I know it feels good when something gets accomplished. I'm glad that you are taking your time and not trying to rush & do too much at once.
     
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    Seems like the things the show little progress take most time. It's all in the details.
     
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    Making progress, I'm whooped but powering on. Never said I was good at or even liked doing drywall. Thank goodness paint and mud cover up a lot of sins...
     
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    Should I give Mike Holmes a call?


    It’s looking good. Long time to go without taking a bath though.
    :good luck:
     
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    Haven't taken a bath in many years. We do have 2 other bath rooms with showers, so it's just a minor inconvenience. Thought I had enough drywall, but I don't. Back to Lowe's in the morning.

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    It's looking great! Good luck on your Lowes trip!
     
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    Looking good! I also hate drywall work especially the sanding part.
     
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    I got the rest of the sheet rock up and started mudding and taping joints. 3:00 and it's Saturday quitting time.
     
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