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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:01 pm

Drywall in and mud bed down. My partner didn't pick up enough mud, so we were only able to lay half the floor, hence the two colors. We only used a mud bed for the shower/toilet area, the rest we laid Durock down as our tile base.
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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by Aaron » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:03 pm

What's this black thing indicated by the arrow?

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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:30 pm

That is the wall hung toilet drain.
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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by Aaron » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:23 am

Wall-hung toilet! Wow, that's pretty custom.

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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by emtnut » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:34 am

Looks like quite a bit of framing went into this. Looks good !

I see you didn't like the pocket doors much, but looks like they turned out really well.

Looking forward to seeing the finished work. I guess the whole shower was tiled ?
(From the pics, looks like a good job sloping the floor to the drain as well.)

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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:36 am

Wall hung toilet was the partner's idea for ease of cleaning (disabled son with no aiming ability), unfortunately, this particular toilet was not a good choice because the flush controls (the square on the wall above the plumbing are not watertight, in fact, they are anything but watertight, which has me concerned. Initially, the toilet was on the wall opposite the shower wet wall, but clearance issues dictated it be turned 90* and put perpendicular to the shower, moving the controls closer to the overspray of the shower, plus, the kid likes to spray things with the shower wand, so we'll see how that fairs. I think a more commercial style toilet with the flush controls on the toilet itself would have been a better choice, and a heck of a lot cheaper too!

Framing was interesting, to say the least. Nothing was square of plumb, not that it ever is, but this was way off! I did the best I could with what I had to work with and my framing is actually plumb. The pocket frame was a PITA to assemble and get reasonably square, and the only way that happened is because I sheeted one side with plywood. The end results were really nice though. Both the cultured surround guys and the shower partition guys were impressed with how plumb my work was.

Will try to get more pix edited today. Sorry for the long wait.
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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by Aaron » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:16 pm

Yeah I love commercial toilets, I'm actually surprised why those aren't more common in homes too. They're pretty loud with flushes but they do the job well!

I think they require 3/4" supply lines which is probably why. Still, though...

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Re: Bathroom Remodel

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:57 pm

Commercial toilets look too "industrial" for most people's tastes, and I can't argue that, however, when you have very very specific needs, you've got to have a toilet that can meet them. In this case, a wall hung is the correct choice, but it also needs to be waterproof on the wall, which this particular toilet is not. I don't know if there is a residential model that is waterproof, I just know that a commercial toilet would have been perfect for our application.
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