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Old 03-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Two Women Gutting A Bathroom Have No Idea What To Do! HELP!


So Me And My Mom Want To Gut Our Old Bathroom.
We Really Don't Know What To Do First With Gutting It?
All The Drywall Needs To Come Down (Water Issues),Tub Needs To Come Out,Tile,Ceiling,Basically Everything.

The Problem Is What Do We Need To Know Before Doing This?
Sorry If This Sounds Like A Stupid Question But We Really Have No Clue.
What To Do First ? And We Can't Higher A Contractor (waaaay to pricey$$)
And We Just Can't Take This Bathroom Anymore!

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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Welcome Monsterhouse, to the best DIY'r site on the web.

That being said I have a feeling we will be hearing from you alot.

Where to start with a demo....hmmmmm.....I would start by getting all the safety gear you will need, glasses, dust maskes and gloves.

Then post some pics of what you are looking at, so it will help us help you.

Hammers and pry bars are generally the most important tools for phase I, I hope this is not your only bathroom, as it will be out of commission for at least a month or 2 if you are going all the way.

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Ouch! We are here to help. And we will. But you have to help too.

See how I used capitals only at the beginnings of sentences? And each sentence ends with a punctuation mark of some kind. (You got a few of those in... cool!) There are even paragraphs.
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:09 PM   #4
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So that's written with Office Word 2007 and then pasted here or did you really do all those first-letter-of-each-word-caps on your own?

Doesn't matter. Let's get going. Seriously how about a few pictures of the bathroom landscape so we can see what we are up against?

I'm getting excited!
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Definitely get some tools lined up.......and some good leather gloves......maybe seal off the bathroom area from the rest of the house with some plastic over the door entrance so you don't get dust everywhere. Buy a big trash can to put the debris in. Depending on how much you're ripping out, you may even need to rent a dumpster for a week or so.
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Ouch! We are here to help. And we will. But you have to help too.

See how I used capitals only at the beginnings of sentences? And each sentence ends with a punctuation mark of some kind. (You got a few of those in... cool!) There are even paragraphs.
You are funny Willie.....
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First things first!
1. Okay you have all of the necessary safety equipment ready to go.
Now let's think about this.
2. You will need to turn off any and all water supplies to the room before you begin demolishing anything so no accidents can happen.
3. You will also require some lights. But removing wallboard will have an effect on existing light fixtures so turn off the power, remove the light fixtures and any switch and outlet cover-plates, rig temporary lighting (pigtails maybe) and turn the power back on.
4. Any vanity or other cabinets should be removed first.

A few photos would be really helpful at this point.
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Sorry about that i actually did that myself with the caps its a stupid habit i have . Anyway The 1st picture is of the wall next to the sink and tub.

2nd is of the peeling ceiling ( i know beautiful)

3rd is the tile and the vanity.

Now this is only some pictures it does get worse than this but i'm waay to embarrassed to show anymore. All the trim and molding is all rotted and warped.So me and my mom have decided to gut this whole bathroom and start from scratch.

We do actually have another bathroom and that one too has to get gutted but this one is the one that is the monster of them all. We do actually have all the tools to do it. My dad does all the work himself on the house but is to busy repairing the rotted veranda outside to do the bathroom.

So before we do anything we need to turn off all the water and all the electric and then we can just demolish everything? Thank you everyone too for the help we really appreciate it
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Yep--that bath is over due -----

Bud gave you a good start there--Here is my list.

Remove toilet and vanity (have some 3/8" caps available in case the shut off valves are shot.

Remove light fixtures and wire nut the leads

Remove the trim and mirrors

Remove all drywall/plaster and insulation

Remove tub (ask about that later)

Remove old flooring.

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Rebuilding---

Replace /up grade old plumbing and drains--add new tub mixer valve

Upgrade electrical--add new exhaust fan

Add new tub

Repair wood framing---pay special attention to tub area---walls flat---studs for tub door attachment--blocking for safety grab rails.

Insulate

drywall and tile backer board (Durrock)

Prime new drywall--touch up drywall mud

Paint ceiling

first coat on walls.

Waterproof tile backer on walls--

Add tile backer to floor if needed

Tile walls and floor

Add vanity

new door and moldings

Final paint on walls

Toilet

final trim out--tub mixer trim--light fixtures --towel bars--mirror--tub rod or doors

Vase of flowers--take a picture.---Mike---
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Thank you so much! Thats exactly what i was looking for!
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What is that bathtub made of?
It looks like cast iron but the piece at the bottom is confusing me.
Just getting ready for that demolition phase. Prepare yourself.
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To add to Ol' Mike's comments, I'd check for any signs of mold (black stuff) and water damage (rotted wood). These should be replaced ... with extreem care if mold is evident. The rest is to follow a logical series of events.
Good luck.
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Oh there's going to be some rotted studs somewhere. It would be a bigger surprise if there wasn't any. In due time - in due time.
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What is that bathtub made of?
It looks like cast iron but the piece at the bottom is confusing me.
Just getting ready for that demolition phase. Prepare yourself.
We don't know what its made out of actually. They nailed the trim into the side of it so i don't think its cast iron. Its a mystery to me as is everything else they so called "remodeled" In this old house. Thank you so much for your help too! I can't wait to start!
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Now this is only some pictures it does get worse than this but i'm waay to embarrassed to show anymore.
This is not about being embarrassed.
The more pics you share, the more the finished product will be appreciated by us and by you.

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