Hi - Back to catch you up on the rest of day 2
Here is where we left off - tub and walls out and sub-floor in. And Hero working like a crazy to get the tub and shower up and running before we go to bed.
We had a heck of a time finding a tub that would fit into this tiny spot that did not cost a million dollars. Hero found this one from Menards:
We wanted to go with something that had very little chance of water leakage. And something that was very easy to clean and maintain. And inexpensive. And we could put it in ourselves.
And of course we wanted it white.
And this fit the bill perfectly.
Hero put took that tub in and out about 24 times to make sure where it would sit and that the drain would line up. He also measured at least 13 times to cut the hole for the faucet.
Cutting holes in brand new tubs is not an easy thing to do.
But he drilled the hole and put that sucker in one last time.
Oh, and the water lines are in, too. And the drain pipes. And the insulation.
Next up, the walls.
Let me just take a second here to tell you how stinkin' excited we both are about this new set up. No grout to clean. It's white. No wonky soap dish that may or may not be harboring nasty bacteria. It's not blue. It's fresh and clean.
We are so excited. Super excited.
Doesn't it look this thing is not going to fit in this space? Yeah, it looked that way to us, too.
At this point is was about 10:30pm.
We didn't make it, darn it all.
Hero took himself to the gym to take a shower and then we dropped into bed after about a million hours working that day.
(Day 3 - part 1)
The next morning Hero popped this thing in and out about 24 times, also, to make sure how it would fit onto the tub and measured where the handles would line up 13 times.
More holes to drill in brand new things.
And before we knew it, it was done.
The wall part just clicks right on once you have sweated through prepping it. Pop in a few screws, turn on the water and we were in (sort of) business.
Liam was able to take a shower before he went to work that afternoon.