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Old 03-25-2013, 01:15 PM   #16
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They are rolled somewhat. How much is hard to tell. The shower takeoff looks more so than the toilet since the toilet vent takes a quick 90 out of the tap of that Tee.
So is this an issue or are you just trying to make me nervous?

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:42 AM   #17
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So is this an issue or are you just trying to make me nervous?
I wouldnt lose any sleep. I dont think those horizontal sections of those vents will ever clog but wonder why he did not run the toilet flat portion straight to the wall and then up. Flat vents are suppose to be as short as possible.

Relax and enjoy your new bathroom
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:49 AM   #18
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That makes sense. Not sure why he chose to do it that way. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:51 AM   #19
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Some Progress. I decided to take the opportunity to clean up all the wiring that was in the area and run in through the new stud wall instead of stapled perpendicular to the ceiling joists. This was quite a bit of work, but I think it turned out OK. I plan to run two circuits the the laundry area which sits under the kitchen for future kitchen circuits when we get to the kitchen remodel.

I also still have to run the bathroom circuit but am waiting until pluming is complete.

Also, I re-did the stairs going to the basement a couple months ago. I still have to stain and poly them but figured I would wait until after the remodel is done.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #20
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It has been a busy couple of weeks,

I poured self leveling cement on the floor. It was my first time using the stuff, so I didn't do a perfect job, but I got it much flatter.

I sistered the ceiling joists to level and flatten the ceiling. I decided to do it this way because if I ran furring strips perpendicular I'd loose at least 3/4" all around, this way, I lost 3/4" at most. I borrowed a friend's laser level, which made things incredibly easy.

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My plumber friend finished the plumbing. Except for the pluming vent, which I need to finish--I'm running it horizontal for about 8 feet and then up a chase that I am going to build along the chimney all the way up to the roof. Not looking forward to that job!

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Shower floor is installed. Set it in a bag of mortar. Feels quite solid. There are a couple spots that feel a little hollow--I'm going to try to shove some more mortar under there while I still have access just for good measure.

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Exhaust vent is installed. Turned out to be much easier than I thought it was going to be.

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Still plenty more to do....
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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Here is a random question for you: Did you just drill a 4" hole through the rim joist for that fan? Is that OK to do since most of the stability of that joist is just from stuff sitting on top of it?
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It is not through the rim joist. It is actually just through the old tongue and grove outside siding. It is above the sill plate. The house is what I believe balloon construction.

However, I've heard that drilling through the rim joist (even 4") hole is fine as long as it is not under a stud or main support (like under a window).
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So I finally finished the remodel back around August, but haven't had a chance to upload some pics. Figured maybe someone would be interested in seeing the progress.
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before and after shots (or after and before shots):
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Very nice transformation.
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Very nice transformation.
Thanks! My father is a contractor, so growing up I learned a lot, but this was my first major project as my own contractor... I learned a ton working on found out that doing this kind of work is my hobby. Unfortunately when I was a lazy teenager I didn't like when my dad asked for my help!
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Unfortunately when I was a lazy teenager I didn't like when my dad asked for my help!
Ha!
I was exactly the same for anything to do with construction or renovation stuff when I was young.

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