A Carpenter’s Journal

April 28, 2012

Bathroom Done Over

Filed under: Job Progress — Fran Maloney @ 9:43 am

I just recently finished this bathroom.  I had to tear up the old shower base.  You might be able to see how damp the mortar is.  I always try to taper the base with shingles so that water drains into the small holes in the side of the drain.  I screw a single piece of 5/8″ underlayment over this and then have the plumber install a vinyl pan.  If there are no holes in the drain I drill some and surround them with either pebbles or tile spacers to allow the water in the mortar to drain out as well as the surface water.  I tiled the floor, the walls and the shower, and installed a 12 foot vanity.  The chandelier seen over the tub would be a code violation but it is not wired.   The owner had her heart set on having it there.

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