This weekend looks better for bathroom remodeling. Since I had Friday off for Veterans Day and the kids still had school, I had a lot of time to get stuff done. I was able to connect the drains for the tub and sink. The toilet will wait till I am closer to tiling as I don’t want to break the flange. On the second try no water leaked. There is one fitting that is not glued, just tightened. It wasn’t tight enough. Second time was a charm. Making the drain lines larger was definitely the right move. Water rushed out of the tub so fast I don’t believe we will have any standing water issues.
|Tub drain - Check|
|Much larger sink drain.|
|The nut part leaked. Once it was tight, all was good.|
I wired up the light and plug in the bathroom. I had all kinds of problems and came close to electrocuting myself twice. It turns out what I thought were hot wires wasn’t. In fact the line I thought was live was dead-ended in an electrical outlet in the next room. It was just dumb luck that I hadn’t grabbed the live wire on accident. I saw a cut in the wire so I decided to replace it. As I chased it back I found the ends taped together in the plug box in the next room. I have been connecting these wires as if they were live for a while. This means the plug in the spare room had hot wires just sitting in there.
|Before - Old wire on far right.|
This gave me a chance to remove some old wiring. I found another line just sitting there going to who knows where. It runs into the attic so I cannot chase it. I cut and taped the wires so they cannot touch each other. (Mike Holmes would not be happy) So I spent much longer than necessary hooking up a fan and a light. In the end it worked out. Today I am hoping to get furring strips up so I can put cement board on the walls. The strips keep the walls level. Then I can attack the supply side of the shower plumbing.
Who’s idea was this again?