February 18, 2009

Bathroom Remodel: Day 5

Filed under: House, Mini Bath — maryparadox @ 2:16 am

Day five was very productive because both plumbers and general crew were working at the same time.
The plumbers showed up at 7:30am and needed to get into our neighbor’s garage in order to tap into the sewer line. Unfortunately I had forgotten to get his garage door opener so I had to hop our back fence in the rain in my pajamas in order to open the garage for the plumbers. They managed to accomplish this though:
Doesn’t look like much, but it’s pretty amazing. They had to hack into a giant metal pipe, fit an attachment, go through a garage wall, run pipe through the garage ceiling to the bathroom and come up at the right place for the toilet. And they did all that, plus the sink plumbing in two days! We now have running water in our bathroom-to-be, thank you very much!

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Both the toilet and the sink need to be vented, I guess to prevent suction or air bubbles or something I don’t fully understand. This means that they both have pipes that come out, run up to walls of the bathroom, go through the wall of our office upstairs, and through the roof.

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The general crew in the meantime began patching the hole in the living room where the china cabinet used to be:



  1. …where the hutch used to be?

    Comment by Mom — February 21, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

    • Yeah, the china cabinet used to protrude here into the space now used for the bathroom. Eventually this will be smoothed over to look like the rest of the wall. I’ll need to remove that ridiculous black and silver wallpaper (which is torn in many places and doesn’t even go all the way around the room).

      Comment by maryparadox — February 23, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

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