Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tales of Morning Glories & Bath Tubs
Let me tell you that it is much easier to install a tub when you are building than to replace one. The tub is standard 5 feet long, but because it sits in between two walls, kinda like an alcove, it was almost impossible to get in. Oh, to get the old one out...my hubby fired up his jigsaw & cut it into pieces! Each time we tried to fit the new tub in place we found we had to remove more sheet rock, more tiles, pieces of wood that were in the wall, etc. We even removed the toilet & sink/cabinet before we started to give ourselves more room. It seems like forever since we started this. Oh, in case you are wondering, we have 2 more baths--one with a useable shower. Said shower is where I store my beads & other craft items, and I neglected to realize that much of the grout was missing or fell out near the bottom of the stall. Need I tell you that it started leaking into the basement closet? I spent an entire day re-grouting it, and now it is fine. So we are now back to the present day where we finally (FINALLY) got the tub in place & set it in the mortar mix to set. It's level & that baby's not going anywhere! Next job: Hooking up the drain.
The next "learning experience" will be the sheet rock which neither of us has done before either. The good thing is that it will be invisible behind the wall kit we will install later.
By now, you probably know more than you would like to about installing tubs, but I warn you there is more to come, LOL! Tomorrow will be a day off while we take my Dad to another appointment to see if glasses may help him. I am not overly optimistic.
I'll show you the cuff on Friday--just about finished!