Bath Assembly

It took less than a day for the contractor and his helper to assemble the bathroom. But it was not without headaches.

Connecting the vanity
Connecting the vanity

The faucet is a used kitchen faucet I purchased on Craigslist. In my first install the edge of the faucet was a bit too close to the top edge of the sink. So I purchased a sink drain escutcheon to lift the faucet, but it was too tall to fit the nut under the counter and fasten it. I used a dremel tool and cut off wheel to shorten the metal piece and it was still a little too tall so the contractor helped by cutting out a layer of the underside of the counter and getting enough room to fit the washer and nut and tighten the faucet.

Then there was the issue of fitting the drain below the sink. The SINGER decorative bar seemed to be exactly below the drain so in order to get the pipe lined up with the wall he had to loop it in front of the bar.

Sink drain in front of base
Sink drain in front of base

The toilet was reinstalled and the tub spout attached but not completely fitted because they didn’t have the solder and flux to make the connection.

Tub spout too long
Tub spout too long

I had a copper framed mirror that was hanging in the front mud room but it was perfect for the bathroom. So I brought it to the back so it could be hung.

Copper framed mirror
Copper framed mirror

We had to judge how high it should be and I found out that a shorter person can hardly see their head because its a bit too high.

Bathroom assembled
Bathroom assembled

Unfortunately the trim behind the door ended up being crooked. I’m not sure whether the door was crooked or the wall. The door works well though and I’m assuming the trim won’t be noticed.

Door trim is angled.
Door trim is angled.

The crew got this far before leaving for the weekend giving me time to work on the LED light install.

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