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After about 4 weeks worth of work over the last two months I re-habbed my hall bath.
Here's the before:


Here's the after:


Here's the short list of projects:
- removed old formica off wall, removed wall paper, removed cardboard ceiling tiles
- restored old-ball CASE toilet to working order with hand-cut rubber gaskets (man, that thing flushes like a MFer!)
- installed shower ring and riser, installed new hot and cold cut-off valves for the tub (see my post in plumbing about how I learned to work on galvanized plumbing - whoops!)
- rehabbed 1940s American standard sink that was original to the original plumbing in the house
- hung tin ceiling
- ran new electric lines for lights and for GFCI outlets for the room, installed overhead light, and sconces
- installed baseboards, chair rail, and crown molding
- painted medicine cabinet
- painted

AND everything works! With all the trim up and painted I have grown fond of the blue (man, I was scared at first). I inaugurated it last night with a LONG HOT SHOWER!

Here's another pic:
 

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1.6 flush :laughing::laughing::laughing:. It's an esoteric two-piece model by CASE (who are better known for their one piece toilets). It was probably installed in 1940s when the house got 'indoor' plumbing (ie. toilets) - they had sink and tub from 1880s supplied by a hand pumped well!

The radiator is original too. We had it blasted and painted last year.

For the stripes on the pipe (thanks for noticing DAVE) I used the 'green' painter's tape that comes in a case. It really did make a flawless line, but it was a bit expen$ive for everyday use. Usually, I think a steady hand is faster and better than taping (paint with a full stomach).
 
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