So, in part one we removed the vanity, linoleum, and plywood floor. Week two we are going over the water damage and removing the tub. If you remember the black paper on the floor in part 1 that was removed easily. Click here to check out the Jeffery Court page
The next big thing was the tub. First you must understand that the tub was put in the house before drywall. So there is a lip built in the tub for drywall to sit on. We cut the tub out with a jigsaw. We cut it in half and around the edge first. That way we do the least amount of damage to the drywall.
Then you end up with an open space to create what you want.
As you can see, we found water damage. It went through both layers of plywood. This must be replaced. The floor is tongue and grove so this will be interesting to replace. We are only cutting out the rot and replacing that. Then we will add more crossbeams underneath to sure it up.
And we also cut in the hole for the new drain in the shower. So, we moved the plumbing over underneath from the tub to the middle for the shower.
que the forbidding music!!! Warning my husband is accident-prone. So, at this point, he knocked over a 2×4 and it broke off the hot water valve from the wall. I had 2 chargers plugged in charging the batteries for my RYOBI tools. My husband jumped up and ran for the basement to turn off the main water valve for the house. I started moving tools and putting down towels. As my feet were starting to get hot from the water, I notice the charges. My brain clicked. I’m standing in water with tools that are plugged in!! so I yanked the cords out of the wall! Moving as much as I can so the tools will still work. UGH! Not a good night. My husband had to run to home depot and get another valve. He replaced it and had to wait for the glue to dry before turning the water back on. I had a fan on the floor to help dry it up.
At least all the demo is done. Now its time to prepare for the new. Putting in the concrete board and building the step threshold for the shower. We hope to have that done this weekend.
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