I picked up another free toilet. This one is also a Glacier Bay but it is a dual flush. It is currently selling at Home Depot for $98. Since I broke the first one I got for free, I promptly dropped it and the tank crumbled, this one I decided to install immediately. The first step was to fit the floor flange in the drain. I had to cut away the extra pipe and try to get the floor flange level.
So why would I put a toilet in the middle of the floor without some kind of screening? We had a few big pieces of used polyiso left over so I set them up where the bathroom walls will be. I already found that the toilet is a bit too close to one wall so some adjustments will have to be made there.
The 2″ drain in this room was used to water test the drain system so I had to cut away the connection and put in a drain for the sink.
Here is the new setup with a cleanout. UPDATE: This drain has one too many connections between the trap and the sanitary waste pipe according to the plumbing inspector–it will be rerouted.
Unfortunately the drainpipe at the granite sink is not sealing and I had to stop working on it to go grand kid sitting. I suspect that the granite is not smooth enough and I’ll have to take the whole thing apart and figure out how to make the drain pipe tight enough to be water proof. I had a difficult time finding a drain pipe with no overflow. None at our local Home Depot and only one plug style at Lowes which doesn’t even have a strainer. I’m disappointed they didn’t carry vessel sink pop up drains like I bought in Arizona at the local Home Depot–oh look Amazon has one for $7–ordered. Supplies just to hook up the sink drain and water, not including the pex water pipe and fittings which I already had were $40. No wonder the project is so expensive. That was just for cheap drain pipe and connecting hoses.
Another problem is that one of the hoses at the faucet is not fully sealed and is leaking. I bought three faucets on clearance at Home Depot for $2.50 each a few years ago. They are watersense but cheap faucets. I set the faucet up only temporarily on the sink. But will have to take that off too if I have to take off the sink to replace the drain. Update: I got the hot water hose tight enough to stop leaking although the sink connection peeled off a bit of the interior of the chrome fitting. Weird. I also tightened the drain enough to allow water to flow through with only minimal drips–still not completely tight but good enough for a few days when hopefully the new drain seals better. (It did)
I bought the log towel rack ($20) vanity stand ($75) and stone sink ($50) on craigslist too.
The toilet is working though. It seems to have a very anemic flush, which is why the owners pulled it out and replaced it. But it will do for a second toilet in the house when we have guests. And you can’t argue with free. Although it did cost money to drive the truck to pick up this free stuff–I also got a couple of pieces of outdoor furniture that need a coat of paint and some repair work. UPDATE: The toilet flush seems to be working fine on both the liquid and solids flushes.
Since I had the water off I also hooked up the automatic ice maker in the refrigerator. Now we won’t have to deal with trays and will have some extra space on the door for freezer storage. I had the hose and shutoff valve for quite awhile but never turned off the water to connect it. Happy to report the ice maker works great.