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Old 07-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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My Bathroom Reno(vation)

Earlier in the year I posted questions re Schluter products (waterproofing), thermostatic system, as well as whirlpool tubs. I appreciate all the responses and metioned I would post my progress when I felt I had enough pictures.

For those interested this is what I have been working on both night and day for the last couple months.

Keep in mind this is my first bathroom reno of any kind.

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This Old House comes to ERF. Looks like your off to a good start. I am needing to do the same in one of our bathrooms, so looking forward to seeing your progress.
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I decided a wanted a larger tub so I removed the linen closet and moved it back 6". My wife wasn't happy but I told her she would still be able to put the same amount of linen back in.


Reno continues :

Opening up the floor to reroute drain and vent.




There was a bit of water damage from not closing the shower curtains so I opened up the floor and replaced the wood, I also had to reroute the drain and vent since I moved the wall and will be installing a higher tub.



View to the ceiling to reroute drain vent.



My work bench.







The work in progress


Rough in for the third (hand held) showerhead


Rough in plumbing for thermostatic temp, volume and body spray manifold.



Bedroom mess





Drywall patch and wall renforcing




Ceiling rain can roughin, insulation and enclosure panel will be needed.
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Thanks for showing your renovation, I'm about to start a similar renovation to my bathroom, replace a garden tub with a whirlpool tub and re-tile. Just curious, why did you remove all the tiles from the wallboard first instead of just ripping off the wallboard (tile and all) from the wall?
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Just curious, why did you remove all the tiles from the wallboard first instead of just ripping off the wallboard (tile and all) from the wall?
Three reasons zinger:

If I removed the drywall and tile together there was more of a chance that a diy'er like me would pop the drywall screws in the opposite bedroom. This would have been due to the added force I needed to remove both together. I eventually used a sawzall to cut the drywall in smaller sections making it more manageable.

For garbage reasons it was cheaper if I separated them, sort of a clean fill mix. Or so they say.

I wanted to know where moisture was starting to effect the drywall throughout the back and side walls so I could learn from it. The darker spots on the drywall shows where the moisture entered behind the tile.


I have more detailed pictures but I felt it would start to bore most members.

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Yes I still have the old register installed

Today is paint day, wish dw luck.

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Superb!

So what did you do in your spare time?
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Superb!

So what did you do in your spare time?
I started a second bathroom reno, this time I'm removing the tub for a larger shower only conversion.
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A true glutton for punishment.

Hope that turns out as good as the first one. Nice work.
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OMG, what an outstanding job! You could probably do this professionally. As to the plumbing, did you do that yourself? I can sweat pipes to together, but I'm not entirely comfortable that I could handle something as complex as your install.
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Hope that turns out as good as the first one. Nice work.
I hear ya and also hope it does.
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As to the plumbing, did you do that yourself? I can sweat pipes to together, but I'm not entirely comfortable that I could handle something as complex as your install.
Thanks for the compliment, it's appreciated.

I did everything from moving the wall 6" (to accommodate larger tub), sweating around 150 joints since I also went from one sink to double sink vanity. This also meant going from one light fixture to two and adding a dedicated circuit for the whirlpool tub. I still need to build a recess medicine cabinet and make and install the led lights for the shower/tub area.

I can't take the credit for the paint, my dw will do most of it since I'm working on the second bathroom. She also helped me with tile setting and epoxy grouting, since they're somewhat time sensitive.
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Wow My Dream...not only are you busy....you're a talented man.

Hmmm, perhaps I should have asked for your expertise when we remodeled our bathroom....
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That bathroom is definitely more Las Vegas than Reno.

Really like the plumbing work.
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Very nice job with the tile pattern arrangement. I like the accent strip.
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What a lot of work! I'm impressed.

Eventually I may want a bathroom renovation, but when I am ready for one I will call my very excellent handyman who did and/or arranged for my renovations last fall. He will take care of it. I couldn't tackle something this big on my own like you have done.
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My first reaction to this thread was "Why on earth would someone name their bathroom 'Reno'?"

Excellent job, very professional.
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I had to make changes to Photobucket so some photos won't show now and I can't seem to edit them.

I'll try to post them again.


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Nice work. DH and I did a bathroom reno earlier this year. We now understand why the professionals charge so much.
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Nice work. DH and I did a bathroom reno earlier this year. We now understand why the professionals charge so much.

Agree totally. We re-did two bathrooms earlier this year. A neighbor did all the work beautifully for an excellent price, but it was still costly. So glad we did it though.
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Nice work.

I've done two (one at each kid's house) in the last year. You were a bit lucky, you didn't have to replace an outside wall.
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