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Old 05-22-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Cool Bathroom renovation

Hi everyone,

Iím new to the forum, looks like a great site for advice and tips on bathroom remodeling. I will defiantly need some on my upcoming project, and I hope I can give some back in return, the overview of my project is to totally remodel my upstairs bathroom in (4) phases.
Phase (1) to build a corner shower, complete with body jets.
Phase (2) remove existing bath/shower combo and toilet, tiles flooring etc.
Phase (3) to install new floor, wall coverings and install a new ceiling.
Phase (4) install a 1929 48Ē claw foot tub, new toilet and pedestal sink.

On the mechanical side of this project, there will be a lot of plumbing work a small amount of electrical and ventilation. All of the above phases pose their own problems to which I will defiantly need advice on; the bathroom is not that big 9í-6 x 6í-1Ē, I will be taking my time on this project.

Right now Iím just starting the base design for the shower plumbing, I have control over piping runs and materials etc. but not the city water supply (flow/pressure) I donít think I will need a shower pump, but would install one as a last resort, I should have completed my water testing and hydraulically calculated my piping layout to the shower head and body jets within a week, I will keep you posted, also I have just created a blog but there is nothing on there right now I will be posting pictures and details there as the project moves along, when it gets going I will post the link.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:18 PM   #2
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Welcome Clive!
Sounds like a fun task ahead of you. The reward of being blasted by body sprays will be well earned. Remember, you'll need three posts before putting up pics. Hope tons of mutually beneficial info will be exchanged.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:19 PM   #3
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Hi Clive welcome! Just save this thread to your favorites and reply on it if you have any questions.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.
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Welcome aboard Clive! We'll be looking forward to seeing some pitchers and following your progress!
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Old 05-26-2007, 06:44 PM   #6
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water test data

I have completed my water testing, the water meter is making some noise, I contacted the city public works they will send a plumber to check it out in 2 weeks.
After my tests I checked out my neighbours water flow, their flow rate was the same so now I know my water entry is not obstructed as I was a little concerned about the high pressure low flow on the test, I would like to post my water test in PDF file here but I dont know how to do it, when I get my blog up and running I will post it there.


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Old 05-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #7
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Water test data

Here are the results from my water tests.
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Old 05-28-2007, 02:35 PM   #8
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What size pipe runs to the meter? It sort of looks like it may be galvanized and is partially clogged up.
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:49 PM   #9
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3/4" type K copper, about 2' long, reduces to 1/2", couple of elbows, globe valve then 3/4" water meter, reduces to 1/2 ", check valve, to feed house, I am modifying the 1/2Ē to 3/4"up to meter then, 2" SS header. I will post before and after pictures when finished.
The piping is clear as my neighbours water flow is the same as mine.
Right now I have the base data to hydraulically design my water delivery system to the shower heads, thatís my next job I will post PDF files on that.

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