January 2014 Blog Posts (5)

If you don't succeed try, try again

Well this weekend did not go as we had hoped.  I removed the door that use to bridge the two upstairs bathrooms.  I also removed the access panel to the shower plumbing in the maids room bathroom that will become our master bathroom.  We saw pretty much what we expected.  The access to the plumbing is pretty straight forward.  What was disappointing is the layout in the small bathroom, which was the original bathroom of the house, did not work the way we thought.  We wanted to put in a walk…


Added by Nick Wylie on January 27, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Bathroom inspection Pictures

Pictures of what I found during the discovery phase of our bathroom renovation

Photo 1 Tar paper underlayment

Photo 2 water damage…


Added by Nick Wylie on January 21, 2014 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Day one

I only had about 4 hours to work on the bathroom so removing the carpet, tack strips, a gazzilion staples, and getting the old stuff out to the curb for pick up.  

As expected found trap paper under the carpet, spent some time poking the floor looking for soft spots and found a few areas of water damage and or poor framing under the toilet, or at least that is my worry, until I get a chance to remove the toilet and inspect more carefully.  One other concern is the height of the base…


Added by Nick Wylie on January 21, 2014 at 8:59pm — No Comments


I bought a 1924 bungalow a year ago and recently discovered in my attic I have knob and tube patched into romex, and from what I can tell its copper K&T. The crawl space for outlets etc. has been totally changed over, but apparently they did a half *** job in the attic for the ceiling fixtures. It looks like the K&T terminates into electrical boxes all over and from there goes on to other electrical needs in the attic, bath fans etc. Of course the attic is full of whatever the…


Added by Michael Costello on January 21, 2014 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

Bathroom reno background story

The previous owner converted a small bedroom (maids room) in to a bath but left out a toilet, even though there is plenty of room.  The original  bathroom in the house was rearranged and the claw foot tub was removed leaving us with two half baths side by side.  Our plan is to add a toilet, second sink to the maids room and remove a fiberglass insert shower/tub and replace it with nice tub.  In the original bathroom we will be adding a walk-in tile shower where the old claw foot tub was and…


Added by Nick Wylie on January 20, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

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