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Old 04-03-2017, 05:56 PM
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Bath remodel, have you looked at Houzz.com ??
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:17 PM
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Robyn:

You mentioned that your water is not the best. Is it high in minerals/salt? If so, I would really want to look at a whole house filter.

Your pump may now be entirely stainless steel but a side effect of that is nothing sticks to it. As it gets older, there will be a build up of these minerals on the impellors, but being stainless, it will build up to a point and then centrifugal force will cause the minerals to come off the impellor and you will be back with the same old problems except that now its minerals, not plastic.

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Old 04-03-2017, 08:03 PM
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Not looked there.

We tore out a huge shower and are replacing it with a big tub.

Originally the master had a huge shower, a large island tub and the single sink vanity and a tall linen cabinet.

The idea to install a dual sink vanity, a large tub and more linen space.

Drove to Seattle to get a lovely twin sink vanity (All oak cabinet) "Craigs list"
Came with both sinks, the counter top, plumbing guts feathers and all for $150

Found the tub up in Longview Wa. for $50

Getting the big island tub to fit where the shower came out was tedious, but doable.

Had to build a platform about 10 inches high to allow the drain line to connect where the center drain shower had been in the floor.

Then built a step to allow safe ingress and egress from the tub.

Installing the wall surround kit now.

Everything including the plumbing has had to be custom "ADAPTED" to work.

The tub did not have any holes for the valves or spigot as it had been in an island with wall mounted fittings.

Had to get creative.

Pat asked if the valves could be installed on the one end of the tub and the spigot on the other "Oh hell yes"

Then the hose that connected the twin valves was waaaaaaaaaaaaay too short.

Head down to the lathe and make an adapter to allow using a run of CPVC pipe to connect the hose to the spigot.

Everything in this project has been a Franken part in some way or other.

The lovely Oak vanity has been a permanent resident in the family room for two years now waiting for me to finish getting the tub installed.

Now that the well thing capsized my snowcat project its time to finish the buttroom.

The vanity turned into a pile it place during construction.
Last summer was the dinning room living room thing and getting the roof done.

The plastic wall surround thing is a joke.

A located the corner panels and then drilled holes in key locations and installed molly anchors in the sheet rock to keep the panels tight while the glue dries.

Got cool little snap caps to go over the screw heads.
Used the same snap caps on the oak covers on the tub front panel.

Easy access to water shut off's and plumbing.

The step is carpet covered and fastens to the tub front with a T handle and a looooong threaded rod the screws into a T nut inside the front panel.

DID NOT want the step leaving in a hurry..

The tile floor project was under way when the decision to change stuff happened and so it got put on hold until things come together.

The tile was a large odd lot and will still work out well.
The pattern of sizes of tile will not be the same as was planned, but oh well.

It's a Franken bath
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:11 PM
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Well water all cleared up, the recent wind storm mess is pretty well scraped up and tossed on the burn pile.

So now its back to the bathroom remodel "Again"

A safety railing was an absolute MUST HAVE to keep us two old critters from rattling down outta that big tub and slamming into the tile floor

The walls are not even straight and so everything has got to be custom built to fit.

I was going to cope and weld the vertical and horizontal bars together, but the fact that the wall studs are not perfect, plus the sheet rock wall has a wow in it make the likelihood of jigging this thing up and welding it and having it fit about a ZIP POINT SQUAT

Decided to machine nice alloy flanges for each tube end and then fasten them to the studs.

Again some alloy round and some munching in the lathe will churn out an adapter that will fit the vertical bar and slip inside the horizontal piece.

Decided some duct tape made for a good mock up goround.

Found some aluminum round at a local scrap yard and its not too spendy.

This things gotta go together like an erector set or its not gonna cut it.

Getting closer to being ready to install the plastic wall panels and paint things all pretty.

Franken House
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:27 AM
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Gonna pipe water from the boiler through it and make a towel warmer?
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:02 AM
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NOW THAT'S A REAL COOL IDEA

Nothing so great I'm afraid...

Just wanted a good solid grab bar to get in and out of the tub is all, and the design sort of morphed a bit and ended up with an ideal place to hang towels and or room to hang damp clothes on hangers to dry (Stuff that ya don't toss in the drier ya know)


Went out yesterday to get a short piece of 2-1/2" aluminum bar to make the adapter piece to connect the two bars and things got stupid.

First supplier had a minimum order of $100 plus cutting fee

Second place had nothing under 3-1/2" about 3 feet long and NO CUTTING

ARRRRRGH

Came home and searched ebay and found a 3 piece lot of 2-1/2 X 6 long for $30 for all

They are on the way.

Trying to find short pieces of alloy is a pain.

Local steel/metal yard will order stuff in but ya gotta take an entire length

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY.

Just wait till next week and the little brown truck shows up


Nobody ever said remodeling the bathroom was easy.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:55 AM
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Maybe I'm missing something, but why the need for the bar stock and machine work? Pipe flanges and stanchion anchors are hardware store shelf items. Just about any size and material can be had.
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:30 PM
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DMax you know Missy can't have anything stock. . . . ..

I was always looking in shop drop pieces from other orders for small pieces. Get close that way.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:53 PM
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Because I used exhaust tubing which is a bastard size.

OD sizing as opposed to ID sizing.

No worries

Not gonna take much to whip up the little beast.

I tried several outlets for the hardware and if it were pipe sizes, no worries.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:08 PM
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Getting things about finished on the heavy duty bath safety bar.

Hell for stout and that's that.

Just need some dry weather to get stuff out and paint it.

We have had 46" of rain since Oct 1
Talk about wet.

Looking forward to getting the bath finished, but as soon as the weather gets nice there is plenty to do outside.
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