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Old 06-04-2013, 08:49 PM   #496
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1st Bathroom Complete!

Wrapped up the last couple of details tonight and the new bathroom looks great!

Thanks very much to everyone who has provided the great input and advice on the project and I'm looking forward to put them all into practice on the our next project, the renovation of our master bathroom.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #497
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Very nice looking.

and to think it only took 29 minutes not counting commercial breaks !
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:31 PM   #498
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Here a gratuitous before (pre-demo) and after series just for the archives!


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Old 06-05-2013, 06:55 AM   #499
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Very well done. Very clean and uncluttered looking.

I'm jealous.....wish I was finished with mine too.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:22 AM   #500
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Thanks for the feedback, Pete! The colors are off in the photos but you get the general sense of the color scheme.

Had a minor hickup during the final water test, noted a drip coming from the control valve when the shower was on. After a the initial "oh crap", I found that the new tub spout pipe was dripping at the connection to the valve. Couple quick turns of the wrench and done! Sure glad I have ready access to the valve assembly!

Kids both used the shower last night and liked the niche and the shampoo tray. Me too, the old shower always had bottles falling into the tub.

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Funny, I'm jealous of the walk in shower in your bath! It will be cool when your glass is done and the last major milestone (millstone?) is complete.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #501
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Nice work PC.
Looks great.

You can have a few weeks off to give the credit card a break and then you have to get back to work!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #502
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Soooo nice and clean. I bet the kids are just as thrilled to have their bathroom back as are you and Mrs. PC are for them to have their bathroom back.

Whatzat little doomaflingy next to the light switch - a humidity sensor? If yes, do you find it works well?
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #503
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Nice, clean look, PC.

I especially like the creative ceiling treatment.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #504
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Thanks! I appreciate all of your help during the project!

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Whatzat little doomaflingy next to the light switch - a humidity sensor? If yes, do you find it works well?
That's a motor rated motion sensor switch that controls the exhaust fan. I have it set to run for 20 minutes after you leave the room. I did have it set to go on when it detect motion but it came on for all non shower activities too.

Works great IF you can get your kids to press the button to turn it on when they start the shower .

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I especially like the creative ceiling treatment.
Dont I know it!. Not a big fan of furring strips myself. Really wanted to replace the bad ceiling but instead deployed a drywall/furrin' strip sandwich to avoiding a avalanche of 20" of blow in insulation.

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I did "significantly degrade" the moisture barrier in the original ceiling to avoid trapping moisture in the sandwich!

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You can have a few weeks off to give the credit card a break and then you have to get back to work!
Uhhh, at least a few weeks! Learned a few lessons on this project and will be getting the cabinet choices nailed down first on the Master Bath. The multiple "move the plumbing" hokey-pokey events were a pain.

Currently trying to persuade Mrs. PC to allow me to convert our 30x60 tub into a Kerdi shower. Already planning to pull all the plumbing in that section to allow for full sistering of the joists so moving the drains and the toilet fixture won't be a issue. Toilet need to be replumbed anyway - the original plumber was confused on the 1/4" per ft slope for the drain; mine slopes up 1/2" over 3' before going into the main drain.

Question to CX - is 30" x 60" space including curb doable for a shower area? The 30" seems tight to me.

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:02 PM   #505
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Question to CX - is 30" x 60" space including curb doable for a shower area? The 30" seems tight to me.
I'm not CX, nor do I play him on TV, but below is from the 2012 revision of the International Plumbing Code. Whether your town has adopted these standards without exception is another thing, but it seems to indicate 30" INSIDE width (and possibly as little as 25") would be allowed. How comfortable that may be is another thing....


417.4 Shower compartments.
Shower compartments shall be not less than 900 square inches (0.58 m2) in interior cross-sectional area. Shower compartments shall be not less than 30 inches (762 mm) in least dimension as measured from the finished interior dimension of the compartment, exclusive of fixture valves, showerheads, soap dishes, and safety grab bars or rails. Except as required in Section 404, the minimum required area and dimension shall be measured from the finished interior dimension at a height equal to the top of the threshold and at a point tangent to its centerline and shall be continued to a height not less than 70 inches (1778 mm) above the shower drain outlet.

Exception: Shower compartments having not less than 25 inches (635 mm) in minimum dimension measured from the finished interior dimension of the compartment, provided that the shower compartment has not less than of 1,300 square inches (.838 m2) of cross-sectional area.


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Pete - good info. Could easily meet the 25" and get close to the 30" wide requirement with the current if the glass was moved to the outside of the curb or if the curb extended 1" into the 15" toilet allowance

I'll look around in the forum to see if I can find a thread for a tub to shower conversion.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #507
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No luck finding a Pete1972 or WendyHMN quality thread on 30x60 tub to shower conversions but I'll keep looking. Founds lots of threads on the subject but the vast majority just die after one or two pages. One poor guy got his conversion nearly done just to have the majority of the house burn down.
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I'll look around in the forum to see if I can find a thread for a tub to shower conversion.
Should be several of 'em I'm guessing since Schluter makes a pre-formed Kerdi shower base in 32"x60" specifically made to convert tub spaces into showers.

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No luck finding a Pete1972 or WendyHMN quality thread on 30x60 tub to shower conversions but I'll keep looking.
I think Heidi's shower was a tub conversion. I recall her considering the 32x60 Kerdi tray initially and asking about needing to trim the 32" sides down and extending the 60" side by an inch or two, so hers may be really close to what you're looking at (except her curb is outside the 32" measurement). You could always do a minimal curb of one 2x4 turned on edge to maximize your interior space.

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PC, while I can testify that your smaller size shower (30") will work, I'd never seen that "Exception" to the code Pete posted. Well, maybe I'd seen it, but it certainly never registered. I can also testify that the 25" will work if you use a shower curtain for the opening, but I wouldn't recommend you build a shower that small.

What prevents your making the shower footprint larger than the previous tub size?

My opinion; worth price charged.
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You could always do a minimal curb of one 2x4 turned on edge to maximize your interior space.
Brilliant minds...., just read that in another thread!
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