Saturday, January 11, 2014
Down the Drain
Yup, down the drain. That's where I hope to have the waste water from the new sink running by the first of the week. This is a story 60 years in the making. I've told you before, my house and I are the same age and we are both falling apart. We've done a lot of work this year and with a new heating and COOLING system, new flooring and a new deck we are in better shape than we have been for a long time. However, a long while back we had the drain from the bathroom sink begin leaking inside the wall, behind the ceramic tile that covers the 1 inch of plaster. Disconnecting the drain and putting a bucket under the sink was a quick fix but unsightly and somewhat inconvenient. I hate plumbing and I really hate removing ceramic tile. It's hammer and chisel work that leaves a real real mess when you are done.For the last few weeks, I have been slowly trying to fix the mess. It has grown into a full remodel with a new sink, drains that are rerouted to avoid the old rusted galvanized runs inside the wall, and replacing the tub with a walk in shower. At this point, I am about half done but the worst of it is over and I no longer have any ceramic tile. By the time the shower is done, I should never have to go into those walls again. Here is a pictorial update.