Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bathroom Remodel: Day 3

Today is Setback Day.

We started the day out well with new wiring, outlets, and switches for our lighting.  The vent went in without any problems.  And then we came across some problems.

Our floor may be not as water-damaged as we thought, but the boards have warped with age, thereby creating unevenness and significant frustration for our contractor who is trying to level the floor. It turns out that one side is 1/2 inch lower than the middle, and one side is 3/4 inch lower than the middle (that's the side with the most water-damaged boards).  This will require drastic measures to fix.
Our biggest issue of the day, however, came when the shower pan came out of the box.  It had a nice big crack in one corner, and is unusable.  Because our shower space is an unusual size, this shower pan had to be special ordered.  That means we have to wait for another one to come in.  They will try to expedite it, but it will come in next week at the earliest.
The shower pan has to go in before pretty much everything else, so in the meantime, our contractor is going to work on a new linen closet for this corner, leveling the floor, and fixing the wall on the other side of the bathroom.

The bedroom wall is bulging due to, most likely, the degradation of the plaster "fingers" holding the plaster to the slats and the consequent separation of the plaster from the inner wall.  We are surmising that the plaster was dislodged during previous bathroom renovations.  The bulge was present when we moved in, and it only took two days for Sam to poke his finger into it to see exactly what it was.  We've had the bulge and the subsequent hole ever since.  Might as well fix it while we have the chance!

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