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Tub Leaks!

The master bath tub had a couple of leaky places. The plumbing under the tiled step was oozing water and the drain was leaking worse. The faucet hookup was leaking at the brass elbow couplings. These were too close together … Continue reading

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Kitchen Progress

After days of work that did not show lots of results, today progress was made. First job was to connect the kitchen drain. The cabinet is now closer to the side wall so I thought I should move the drain … Continue reading

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Drywall Prep: Decide About and Alter Master Bathroom Wall

Seems like it shouldn’t take two days to complete the wall in the master bathroom and closet but it did. First I put up the membrane in the closet area as the bathroom was done already. The 50 amp wire … Continue reading

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Drywall Prep: Insulate the Plumbing in the Walls

I almost forgot to insulate all the hot water lines in the walls. LEED requires at least R4 pipe insulation but I was able to order more R7 insulation from Supply House. We were out of town for our Mom’s … Continue reading

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Fixing Plumbing Inspection Issues

The bar sink drain was improved by moving the drain pipe to the middle of the 2 x 6 wall. I raised the drain to the level of the trap and reinstalled the air vent. The master bath drain just … Continue reading

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Rough Plumbing Inspection #2

Failed again! I was disappointed to find that there were several errors in the plumbing that I have been working so hard to get to the inspection stage. I broke a couple of rules, one that I knew about and … Continue reading

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Don’t Think Twice

The plumbing for the garage sink originally went through the garage wall and ran to the sink on the garage side. I was advised to bring that plumbing into the house to protect it from freezing and to install freeze … Continue reading

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Drains

The master bath shower drain is just a regular clamp drain. But my brother was really happy with the Schluter shower system when he installed it so I bought the sloped foam underlayment for the showers. In the master I … Continue reading

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Family Room Shower Plumbing

The shower in the family room bathroom is long and narrow. The faucets are all Delta Water Sense and I chose the champagne bronze color for this bathroom. The color is similar to brass which I thought would give it … Continue reading

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Plumbing Progress

We’ve been making progress on the rough plumbing install. The corner cabinet framing for the pressure balance valve and plumbing for the master bath tub was completed. The next step was to connect the tub┬áplumbing. There are shutoffs that will … Continue reading

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