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Old 02-24-2012, 09:17 AM   #16
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #17
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Updates and vent fan

Finally done!

So brief update. As of Feb's post we had a 90% complete bathroom. I still needed to complete the trim, paint touch up and install a vent fan. With school, work and everything else I didn't get around to it until the last few weeks.

Last week I replaced the regular light with a combo fan/light. Since there was never a vent in the bathroom, this required some real work. Luckily since the room above the bathroom is used as storage I had access to the open up the floor. There two 12/2 wires wires because I am running the fan and light separate.

The outside the house is real brick so cutting a hole was not going to happen. Instead I remove the three bricks needed, cut them down and put them back in.

I went up and down about 25 times...(only 3 feet between houses)

Finished look, brick isn't the absolute best but nobody is going to see it way up there. The vent is a tight fit so I only needed to caulk the outside to stop water and bugs.

On the inside. Despite my best efforts of making clean cuts I still ripped some drywall. I patched it before I but the housing on.

I caulked all the seems where the metal meets drywall from below and above to make sure it is an air tight seal.
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LED button fan controls, the light/plug is for the vanity lights.

You can also see the window trim primed (this was done in June!)

More of the finished bathroom. Since I was done making a mess I was able to paint the trim.
I made all the trim and baseboards from stock wood, was a lot cheaper then mill work, plus the rest of the house is "Craftsman" style trim.

Just painted the door last night, it needs another coat and then it will be done.



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what did you use to waterproof the wall behind the tile around the tub?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:13 PM   #20
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Looks great! Love the trim and the color scheme.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:03 AM   #21
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Nice work!!!! I know all about surprizes in workin on old houses.. Your vent stack was not unlike many of the "Easter Eggs" we found hidden in our old house.. I have to keep talking myself out of takng the cheap "cheaters" route by just patching things and leaving it for the next guy.. Kudos to you for making the right choice and playing it on the safe side..

BTW, with the houses so close together, I sure hope that your new vent fan isn't blowing into the kitchen window of your neighbors!

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