Faith & Mike's Master Bathroom: The Plumbing Goes In

Faith & Mike's Master Bathroom: The Plumbing Goes In

Faith Durand
Jun 27, 2013

Name: Faith and Mike
Type of Project: Master Bathroom Creation
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Type of building: 1920s, multi-level, single family home

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After all the hard work of demolition, then the quick magic of framing, watching plumbing, electric, and air conditioning go in was another break for us and a welcome chance to watch total professionals do their jobs. I was especially enamored of the plumbing — it just looked so much better than what had come before! Here's how it looked from underneath...

That's the view from downstairs, under the bathroom. I thought all this new plumbing was the prettiest thing I had ever seen in my life.

See? Right angles? Copper tubes? Gorgeous. Too bad we had to cover it all up. (The guys looked at me a little funny when I lay flat on my back on the subfloor to get this shot. You're welcome.)

Back upstairs, the plumbing and valve for the shower went in, and a big hole in the floor for the toilet:

As you can see in the photo at the top of the post, the plumbing for the sink runs right next to new electrical wiring, which was sorely needed in our knob-and-tube-wired home. These went in pretty much simultaneously, and the air conditioning was also going in; the main chase upstairs was built in the bedroom behind the master bathroom.

The house had no air conditioning or ductwork at all, so this was a hefty chunk of our renovation costs. We opted to keep our radiators, however, instead of installing a forced-air heating system. This affected how we heated the bathroom (the subject of a later installation in this series).

I know we're just focusing on the upstairs master bathroom in this series, but I wanted to give you a peek of the plumbing downstairs, too; this is our new half bathroom and laundry room going in.

Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us next week for #8 of Faith and Mike's Diary.

(Images: Faith Durand)

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