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Old 11-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #16
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If the house is more than maybe 60 years old, chances are what you are calling "drywall" isn't drywall at all (at least not like today's stuff). If it isn't, it will be VERY crumbly and dusty (enough to require a respirator) and the corners will be reinforced with embedded wire mesh. It's also a bit thicker than what you find today. You'll be lucky to get it removed and the room cleaned up in less than an 8-hour day. Working with that stuff is a mistake I'll not make again.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #17
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Keep us updated, even if it takes longer than planned.
It's good for others to see exactly what's involved.

Good luck.

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Old 11-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #18
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hey mike you forgot 2 days waiting on inspections.
i always wondered how a one day bath and surround company does it with no permits on the re-plumbing and temp test with all that advertisement.
if i was an inspector needing to increase my city's revenue i would just follow there vehicles around.

on a side note i have had inspectors work with me with prior arrangements so if it is a one bathroom house. but the pics better be good and the job done right or it is on you to redo work over
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:15 PM   #19
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I gutted and rebuilt a bathroom a few years ago.
Full day to tear apart then half day to fix all the water damage from leaking toilet and another leaking drain.
Did this over Thanksgiving while the wife and kids went to a sister's house.
Had the vinyl floor, new tub and toilet installed and working after 4 days. Took 3 weeks to finish the whole thing. Wife wanted to keep the window over the tub so, instead of a 3 piece fiberglass surround for the tub I did tile. That is the thing. If you are doing it for yourself, you will end up spending time on small details because you can.
Oh, and this was with no inspections.
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