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Old 07-11-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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I'm currently demo'ing an upstairs bedrrom. I found 2/3 of room still had original fur t & g flooring. This weekend I should have that up and will save it for another part of the house....maybe the foyer or in front of the fireplace.

The most recent remodel was the 1/2 bath on the first floor. It was originally "just going to be" floor, paint, sink, terlit and new fixtures. Like everything else, it was Pandoras Box.

Here's some shots during the demo and plumbing stages. The sheathing, subfloor and a couple studs were damaged from a roof leak years ago. So everything had to be removed. I moved the water pipes from the floor to the walls for the new terlit and pedestal sink.









This was actually my first plumbing job by mistake - LOL. WHILST I was saw-zalling the subfloor out, I knicked a waterpipe and made a sprinkler in the bathroom. I learned real quick how to solder (sweat) copper pipes.

I thought I had some finished pics on my PC, but I couldn't find them. I'll take some pics when I get home.

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Old 07-11-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Looks like a lot of work. I used to do stuff like tht when I was first married but I'm not up to it any longer.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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Yeah. That little room was a pain in the rear. I've always done this sort of thing myself. My family is cursed by contractors.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:24 PM   #4
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oh man! i want to make some plumbing jokes.

but i shouldn't...
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:26 PM   #5
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could be worse .. like removing all the load bearing walls from your
first floor ..
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:34 PM   #6
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could be worse .. like removing all the load bearing walls from your
first floor ..
I-beam's are the way to go. We had one installed in the kitchen back in the 80's to remove 2 posts that were supporting the second floor.

Lots of work and money, but definatley the best route in the long run. God luck with that.

Here's some pics of the finished 1/2 bath. Originally there was a cabinet vanity where the sink is. I like the old style fixtures. The matching sink and terlit are from Lowes. In fact, everything you see in there is from Lowes. LOL The DW and I did everything ourselves. Total cost including the structural repair was under $1500.









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Nice Jeekinz! You and your wife have a great sense of style!
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I-beam's are the way to go. We had one installed in the kitchen back in the 80's to remove 2 posts that were supporting the second floor.

Lots of work and money, but definatley the best route in the long run. God luck with that.

Here's some pics of the finished 1/2 bath. Originally there was a cabinet vanity where the sink is. I like the old style fixtures. The matching sink and terlit are from Lowes. In fact, everything you see in there is from Lowes. LOL The DW and I did everything ourselves. Total cost including the structural repair was under $1500.









This is gorgeous, Jeekinz. Ya'll work well as a team obviously. These pictures made me want to go potty!
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Old 07-12-2008, 08:12 PM   #9
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Jeenkinz .. not my house .. one i am working on ..
bathroom looks fantastic ..
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jeekinz, it looks too nice to, well, to you know what in there.
nice work!!!

(ok, it was a toss up between what i posted, and "jeekinz, i would be honored to poop in there... )
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