Monthly Archives: March 2016

Rough Plumbing Inspection

Although we were not really ready for it since the walls are not all up yet and only some of the plumbing is installed, I asked for a rough plumbing inspection to find out if the plumbing I am doing … Continue reading

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Stud Wall Plans

I updated the stud wall plans to reflect a few of the changes from the original drawings. I’m using Sweet Home 3D which I downloaded for free several years ago. When I tried to open it I got an error … Continue reading

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Lowering the Tub Drain

I had to break out the concrete around the tub drain to get the elbow low enough to provide a slope on the tub drain. I had to reveal enough pipe to glue on the elbow under the floor surface. … Continue reading

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A Door in the Wall

Wall number one now has two sides–meant for each side of the inside entry door. The next step is a door in the wall. We plan to have an airlock entry. This is an old idea, to block off direct … Continue reading

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Floating Walls

Way back in 2012 when the first wall was about to be taken down, I took this photo of the floating wall in the master bathroom. A floating wall is not fully connected between the ceiling rafters and the floor … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Tub Drain

Sometimes my brain just trips over itself when trying to solve a problem. I happened to have a lift and turn sink drain from the granite vessel sink installation that I realized had a long enough stem to use for … Continue reading

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Happy Happy First Wall

Today was a red letter day! The first wall went up. It is pretty exciting. Dave decided to use screws instead of nails because he thinks they will make a sturdier wall. We are using a 24 on center 2 … Continue reading

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Tub Drain Problem

I have two problems with the tub drain. First the nice quality Moen drain that I bought is too short to reach through the hole to a pipe below the tub. It is only 1 1/4″ deep and the opening … Continue reading

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Our Roman Tub

I looked for installation instructions for the used tub that I bought on Craigslist and found this very similar if not the same tub at The Bath Works. This one costs over $6000 and it is cast of “Silacore” a … Continue reading

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