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Old 01-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #16
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You've been busy! I can also relate to attempting to keep the rest of the house clean while doing work in other areas, thats a real pain! Im green when it comes to plumbing, why are you replacing the copper with pex? In my bathroom I also may have abestos in the floor, but other than paying a specialists what options are there when addressing it?
There's a lot of bends, T's, and elbows in these lines, coupled with the fact that we have hard water, it's just asking for places for water to leak. One clean run of pex eliminates (or severely lessens) that risk, especially in areas like this with limited access.

As for options with the asbestos, this is my first rodeo with it, so I'm doing as much research as I can as fast as I can. Everybody seems to have their own opinion/interpretation as to how to deal with it.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:44 PM   #17
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I wish you well I finished up a project very simular to your and just about the same size slightly larger as i progressed through the project i ran into the following issues or concerns and this is how I addressed them.

hard Water - I noticed from your sink you have hard water. I did install an iron filter in front of my water softener this helped considerably in reducing the risk of rust. I also chose materials in the same color hue as rust stains because no matter how hard I try rust will always be an issue I learned this after my thirty years here but i have mitigated it a lot!

Like your bath I have my toilet sink and shower very close. I chose to replace my toilet with a dual flush Kohler that has a flush design from front to back making cleaning a snap. My wife no longer has to reach in and try to clean the back side and curves of the of the fixture making for a very happy wife resulting in a even happier hubby!

We had tile, I like tile but its cold unless you install heat. I chose a sheet vinyl went in like a dream is waterproof and warm on the feet was a great choice for us.

Did tile all the walls was very happy with that and cleans up well.

All in all project went well, I hope you all the success with yours looks like your well on your way.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:04 PM   #18
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just a thought for you, when doing your pex you can use shark bite adapters they simply push onto both copper and pex piping. Makes install a snap. I would also suggest installing insulation in your walls as it makes for a much quieter room, can't hear someone taking a pee.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:42 AM   #19
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Just an update on where I'm at (little slow at the moment).

We reinforced the floor, cut away around the toilet drain (rotted), and replaced and then put down underlayment:



Did a little rewiring to get everything to my liking. Added two recessed lights (will have shower trim) above where the shower/tub will be, and decided to add another switch to control them independently from the vanity light.



Replaced the old standard outlet with a GFCI (also on a GFCI breaker) and replaced the two gang box and standard toggles with a three gang and rockers:



Decided to make the shutoff access for this bathroom and the master bath (there was no shutoff for this bathroom in case of an emergency leak) down below the floor level above the pressure tank. Sharkbites worked out nicely here:




All of the lines are run for the sink, toilet, and shower:





Have the floor cleaned and ready for the primer (tonight). Installed a new exhaust fan, and need to plumb that to the outside. Hope to button things up insulation wise and get the tub in by the weekend (I think the wife is tired of it sitting in our kitchen).
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #20
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All finished. Pretty happy with how it turned out. I'll pick up with where I left off:



Flooring installed (groutable vinyl...happy with it):




Surround and tub installed:




One recessed cabinet framed in:



Drywall and painted:




Building the cabinet doors and mirrors:








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Old 04-01-2013, 12:12 PM   #21
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Cabinet behind the main door:



Tub and lighting:



Shot of the mirror and new vanity lights:



All in all, pretty happy with it. Wife gets the credit for the colors and design
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #22
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Great job. Yes the wife got the colours right but...... YOU made it all happen with sweat and hard work. Congrats, you should be proud.
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Looks fantastic! My son and I did completely gutted and re-built his similarly sized bathroom last summer, and it was TOUGH working in such a small space. It is uncanny how close the colors he chose are to yours (your wife's), but your fixtures are more upscale. Beautiful.
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Came out real nice.
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Nice Job!!

Although, I wouldn't be sure if I was shaving or getting ready to land a helicopter with that faucet!

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