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Bathroom Shower Install

by on Sep.28, 2010, under Plumbing

09/18/2010

After painting all of the bathroom walls, the base unit was ready for install.  It was a little tight.  I had to pull the inlet for the toilet into the wall (easy, since it’s connected to the adjustable mounting bracket, and the other side of the wall is not drywalled, yet.  After placing some tile adhesive down, I placed the base into the cubbyhole.  It was not easy to do by myself. 
Yes, I scruffed up the walls some getting the base in.  It was a tight fit.  But that will mostly be covered with the shower walls, and what isn’t can be touched up when we’re done.

Shower Base Unit

Shower Base Unit

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Bathroom Shower Install Preparations

by on Sep.28, 2010, under Drywall

09/18/2010

After the cement board was laid down, the next step was to fit the shower into place.  As things usually go, we had to make some modifications.
We had built the bathroom to be able to put in a full 5′ tub/shower.  At some point, we decided that we would rather have just a shower, and that we liked the one we had in the shed.  So we bought a very similar one and brought it up.  This unit is only 4′ wide, so we had to build an end wall for the shower unit.  This left a very narrow “closet” space next the the shower, but we will deal with that later.  Maybe a pullout unit on slides.

Anyway, here is the wall after the drywall was hung, but before finishing it:

Shower Wall

Shower Wall

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Bathroom Floor and Walls

by on Sep.28, 2010, under Flooring

We went up over Labor Day, 2010 to do some work on the Bathroom.  At this point, we had installed, mudded and textured the main walls of the Bathroom.  The next step was to stiffen up the floor, in preparation for the shower and tile install.

When we first built the floor, I didn’t realize early enough that a 4×8 sheet of subfloor wasn’t really 4×8 after you pushed the seams together.  So the floor was a little to short width-wise.  At the time, I decided to bring the edge of the last sheet out to lay on the rim joist, which left a gap in the seam with the previous sheet of subflooring.  We screwed the floor down to minimize moving, but there was still some flex at the joint:

Bathroom floor with gap

Bathroom floor with gap

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Maintenance for the Washhouse

by on Sep.28, 2010, under WashHouse

The Wash House has been up for about 6 years now, and has never been painted.  We have just been relying on the primered siding to keep out the weather.
The siding has done really well, but the door takes a real beating on the western side.  It has started peeling, so we decided to go ahead and put a coat of primer and paint on it.

Here it is after removing it from the hinges and laying it down on the deck to work on it:

Bathroom Door with peeling paint

Bathroom Door with peeling paint

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