But I do like to win. :)
Back to the issue on hand, here is where we left off with the bathroom.
Gutted, no electricity and a rotted floor.
Dave, my dad, and I headed off to Home Depot to buy the sheet rock and hardi backer. This was a much more math involved task then I expected. Hardi backer and sheet rock do not come in matching widths and we had to devise a plan to cover up the uneven seams and where they would fall.
"After talking with lots of friends who work in construction, and reading DIY forums, we decided to use Pex to re-plumb the bathroom. Pex, as we learned, is a plastic pipe, similar to PVC, but far more flexible, and extremely easy to use. The material is very cheap, and the only special tool you need is a crimper. The technique is simple, too. You simply slip a crimp ring on the end of the pipe, make the desired connection, and then use the crimper tool to secure the fitting. Squeeze until it stops clicking... and thats it. A perfect connection, every time. After a single sweat connection for each copper line (an adapter converting to pex) it was a simple matter to re-run the shower, sink, and toilet water supply lines, even for us, with minimal plumbing experience."
We also installed the new ceiling fan and no, we don't want to talk about it. Turns out electrical is not my strong point.
Kids these days.
1. We don't want a tub in our master bath
2. We DO want one full bath in the house for resale purposes
3. A standard size tub wouldn't fit length wise by a couple inches
4. Putting the tub the long way would mean our toilet would no longer fit
5. The only option for size was this lil guy all the way from Kentucky
ahahaha! I crack myself up!
We were off to shower at other people's houses but first we had to get a picture of Jerod with his new "tall people" shower head.