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Troy
11-13-2004, 10:03 PM
We hired part of this job, so I don't want to seem like I am taking the credit for these pictures. Here are some before shots:

http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-11-13_2004-10-08_Bathroom_Demolition_017_w550.JPG

http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-11-13_2004-10-08_Bathroom_Demolition_024_w550.JPG

http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-11-13_2004-10-08_Bathroom_Demolition_027_w550.JPG


Tr;)y

Troy
11-13-2004, 10:06 PM
We did most of the demo ourselves. Removed a closet and reclaimed a few feet from the hall by moving the door back.:

http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-11-13_2004-10-08_Bathroom_Demolition_032_w550.JPG





Tr;)y

Troy
11-13-2004, 10:11 PM
The door is moved back and a closet is gone:
http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-11-13_2004-11-05_sheetrock09_w550.JPG
Back of the tub is now a half wall, and new tub and limestone is installed:
http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-11-13_2004-11-12_limestone_02_w550.JPG
http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-11-13_2004-11-12_limestone_04_w550.JPG
More to come as we progress. Next is the cabinet and counter top, as well as some painting!

Tr;)y

mnnightowl
11-19-2004, 10:12 AM
Troy, thanks for posting your pics... I'm currently attempting a very similar project (replacing 1963 pink tile/toilet/tub). I have a few questions for you if you have a moment.

(1) I noticed that you laid new floor tile over the old floor tile. My flooring is almost identical to your old tile and it appears to be adhered using cement. Did you contemplate removing the old floor tile or is that something which should not be attempted? I was leaning toward removing my old tile for a couple reasons: (1) I've already got a 1/2" or so rise from the hallway to the bathroom and I'm a little concerned going higher than that; (2) Being unfamiliar with how my toilet is fastened to the floor, I was unsure how/whether raising the floor level will interfere with attaching a new toilet to existing plumbing/bolts. Having taken a couple hammer hits to the cement however, your method of overlay looks like heaven to me.

(2) Did you need to resize your door given the new floor layer? Is it as simple as sawing off 1/2" off the bottom of the door?

(3) I believe/fear my old tub is very heavy and I don't have much awareness of what areas it is connected to the floor/wall. I've never attempted or witnessed tub removal... was yours hard to extract?

(4) My tub is currently surrounded by a 3 wall enclosure. Some of your pics look like you had a similar 3-wall enclosure but some pics look like you took out one of the walls? I don't think I have the ability to move existing walls... was your new whirlpool tub an identical size?

Thanks in advance for any help/guidance you can provide!

Jim

Troy
11-22-2004, 01:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by mnnightowl

Troy, thanks for posting your pics... I'm currently attempting a very similar project (replacing 1963 pink tile/toilet/tub). I have a few questions for you if you have a moment.

(1) I noticed that you laid new floor tile over the old floor tile. My flooring is almost identical to your old tile and it appears to be adhered using cement. Did you contemplate removing the old floor tile or is that something which should not be attempted? I was leaning toward removing my old tile for a couple reasons: (1) I've already got a 1/2" or so rise from the hallway to the bathroom and I'm a little concerned going higher than that; (2) Being unfamiliar with how my toilet is fastened to the floor, I was unsure how/whether raising the floor level will interfere with attaching a new toilet to existing plumbing/bolts. Having taken a couple hammer hits to the cement however, your method of overlay looks like heaven to me.

(2) Did you need to resize your door given the new floor layer? Is it as simple as sawing off 1/2" off the bottom of the door?

(3) I believe/fear my old tub is very heavy and I don't have much awareness of what areas it is connected to the floor/wall. I've never attempted or witnessed tub removal... was yours hard to extract?

(4) My tub is currently surrounded by a 3 wall enclosure. Some of your pics look like you had a similar 3-wall enclosure but some pics look like you took out one of the walls? I don't think I have the ability to move existing walls... was your new whirlpool tub an identical size?

Thanks in advance for any help/guidance you can provide!

Jim


In response to your questions:
1) We did remove the old floor tile. It isn't shown from the pictures, but we removed all the tile from the walls and the floor. We brought it down to the sub floor, especially since the plumbing was done from above. we then brought the new tile to approximately the same height, so the toilet will sit in the same place.

2) I did have to cut the door off the bottom about a half an inch. A circular saw made this easy.


3) We paid someone to remove the old tub. It wasn't easy. I believe they broke it into pieces for easy removal.

4) The whirlpool tub was a close fit, but not identical. We removed the back wall of the tub to replace it with a limestone shelf with a glass enclosure. We felt it would make the room seem larger to not have it cut in half by that wall. It also made putting the new tub in a snap. It wasn't hard to remove the wall, there was no electrical or plumbing in it, so a sledgehammer did the trick.


Any other questions? Post some pics of your project!



Tr;)y

mnnightowl
11-23-2004, 01:49 PM
Troy,

Thanks for your responses. I must have only been looking at the pic showing the section under your vanity when I assumed you'd left all old tilework. I ended up removing my old tile, but just down to the mortar base.

Additional question:

Did you run a dedicated electrical outlit under the tub for the motor/heat or did you tap into an existing line serving your bathroom?

I'm definitely taking pictures as I go and I'll post them here when the job is done.

Troy
11-23-2004, 04:33 PM
quote:Originally posted by mnnightowl

Troy,

Thanks for your responses. I must have only been looking at the pic showing the section under your vanity when I assumed you'd left all old tilework. I ended up removing my old tile, but just down to the mortar base.

Additional question:

Did you run a dedicated electrical outlit under the tub for the motor/heat or did you tap into an existing line serving your bathroom?

I'm definitely taking pictures as I go and I'll post them here when the job is done.



Yes there is a electrical outlet running underneath the tub with a gfci outlet. It isn't on a dedicated breaker, but it is the only thing that will be plugged into it. We tapped off an existing line.

I should have some more pictures to show soon. Now we learn our counter top will take three weeks to deliver, the glass will take a while too. We tried to keep a schedule, but you know how that goes ;)

Tr;)y

Troy
12-14-2004, 09:16 PM
We got our cabinet, counter and sink installed:

http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-12-14_2004-12-14_cabinet_counter_07_w550.JPG


http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-12-14_2004-12-14_cabinet_counter_05_w550.JPG

Tr;)y

mrcaptainbob
12-14-2004, 09:56 PM
Great job, Troy. But I feel like I'm one of those porn types.....I only look at your project when I'm sure my wife won't walk in on me! You see, I promised her a similar update on her bathroom. That was last year. I'm startin' to hear quite a bit about it the last couple weeks, too!

Troy
12-14-2004, 10:51 PM
That is funny! Didn't mean to get you in trouble. In your defense, my wife planned 95% of this project herself. She picked the materials, designs, etc. All I did was a little grunt work and helped meet the plumbers, etc. [:p]

Tr;)y

Troy
12-19-2004, 05:10 PM
A few more pictures of the finished bathroom. We really like the glass wall, it and the mirror makes the room seem much larger. There was a wall there before that cut the room in half. We have a couple of plumbing changes, but otherwise we are using it again!

http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-12-19_2004-12-19_glass_mirror_06_w550.JPG


http://www.homerepairforum.com/images/uploads/2004-12-19_2004-12-19_glass_mirror_03_w550.JPG



Tr;)y

Rourketman
01-12-2005, 08:14 AM
Awesume project!

The only thing that sticks out to me is the shower curtain rod. In the first picture it looked like it was headed for the window. Anyway, a simple suggestion is to look for a clip type hanger (brass, stainless, etc.)and hang it over the top of the glass wall and secure another to the oposite wall (think of how old coat closet rods are hung). This would take the pressure off the glass wall and allow you to use a more decrative rod for the curtain than the white compression rod you have. It should make a BIG difference!

Best of luck, -T

Troy
01-12-2005, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll run it by my boss (wife :) ) and see what she says. I think it is a great idea. The rod was just something we had sitting around. We thought about hanging it from the ceiling, but I like your idea better...

Tr;)y

handymandy
07-25-2005, 09:16 AM
Quick question about the glass- was it expensive, where did you get it, and did you install it yourself? Thanks!

Gimme a good how to book, and I'll try anything!