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Postby Joe » Thu May 26, 2011 6:54 pm

sheetrock, electrical, plumbing done! shower base and tile next!

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Postby Joe » Fri May 27, 2011 5:43 pm

gotta wait until tuesday as my wife is in boston with the camera :?

by then shower pan will be complete and tile will start

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Postby Joe » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:40 pm

progress. tile pics coming :)

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Postby Stephen » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:43 pm

Joe,

Nice to see some progress and I like that you have exposed the main beam. What waterproofing system are you going to use for the shower?
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Postby Joe » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:51 pm

so, the tile is complete, but we noticed the shower head is too low. not adjusted to compensate for the taller shower base. what to do??

rip apart plumbing wall to raise shower head 2-3 inches higher...

get an attachment with a hose on it...

or one of those adjustable connectors to raise to head level...

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Postby egads » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:14 pm

Yes, get a an adjustable bar with a hand held shower. In fact, you can get a finish L to attach the hose to. Get a metal hose. Do not mount the adjustable bar too high. No higher than you will ever need it. When you have it down low, it can direct water into a sore lower back. Search terms:

Shower bar, hand held shower.

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Postby egads » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:16 am

I would make lemonade out of this. A hand held shower head is the only way to go. It is so handy for cleaning ones nether regions. I cannot live without one. To the point were I have considered taking one and a wrench with me traveling. (they are standard equipment in a luxury hotel) My set up is made by Grohe.

Off topic, but related: one should always include a hand held and hose when installing a spa tub. It's not there to wash your hair, it's there to clean & rinse the tub.

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Postby dani » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:25 am

I'm with Egads on this. our master has a low shower head and the previous owners installed a hand held with a bar that the head is on, to adjust it up and down. we love it, and since we tend to give our dog a bath in the shower with the hand held, I don't know that I would ever change it.

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Postby Joe » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:31 pm

informed the contractor and he actually came up with a better idea (really!)

go through the wall in the den to access the plumbing wall. thankfully, I have birch panelling over the drywall there, so access will be easy and damage will be minimal. maybe only have to replace two tiles and not compromise the tile board and shower surround.

the tile job is not spectacular, but OK. mosaic on the cheap:

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Postby egads » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:18 pm

I used a floor scrapper that had a replaceable razor like blade. It was still a hell of a job. I only had to do the kitchen. But there were two layers. It took longer and was harder work than removing the regular tile in the entire rest of the house.

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Postby Joe » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:59 pm

primer hitting the new drywall tomorrow, paint to follow. going with the original light blue for the walls, black vct, white ceiling. the original vanity will be light green and we're keeping the original formica counter and blue briggs sink and toilet. the formica is the crosshatch pattern in blue/grey. lighting: original double cone copper sconce and added a small globe pendent above the toilet.

photographing this room is impossible

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Postby Joe » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:06 pm

opted to go with the S pipe to raise the shower head instead of tearing things apart. a bit of a compromise :|

moving forward and applied primer to the drywall. Shower enclosure doors installed. went with Arizona frameless. brushed nickel. it's OK. the door handle/towel rack have a classic '50s design to them.

prepping the slab to lay VCT this week. paint tomorrow or tuesday.

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Postby Joe » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:26 pm

mine's a cannon sd100.

Krud Kutter worked.

here's my newly resurfaced sink. great color match, turned out well!

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Postby Van » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:09 am

Love the formica!!!!

And awesome sink.

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Postby Joe » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:54 pm

floor in :)

currently restoring original medicine cabinet and tp holder. going to the home product recycle center to look for a vintage towel bar. If I can't find one, the Futura brand at Home Depot are good quality and '50s appropriate design-wise.

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Postby Joe » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:48 pm

scored this at the local home products recycling center. matches the original single cone sconces through out the home
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new faucet by Gerber. the only '50s faucet I have found on the market.
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wife wanted more light. this economic option lights up the whole room when needed
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