DAY 23 – Shower Time
PREVIOUSLY – Maine Escape
Yesterday at the Maine Escape: I boxed in the stairs and built some more built-ins; R&D came, saw, and conquered the landscaping; Liz called for some reinforcements; and we took a video tour of the work done so far.
MORNING WELLNESS – Maine Escape
I can’t enjoy enough my morning and beauty of my surroundings. It’s a bit of a routine that I have an early breakfast and watch the sunrise with a coffee. It helps the chaotic schedule to center myself before starting the day.
SHOWER TIME – Maine Escape
Liz has taken Aiden out for the day to get a break and I am using this time between laborers to focus on laying out the 4 x 4 foot shower pan. Time being of the essence, I decided to go with a Kerdi complete shower system by Schluter <link>. This system has a high density, pre-sloped, styrofoam base that is quick to install and will save me 3 days over a more traditional poured concrete base.
Lining things Up
I can’t move the drain, so I focused on where the shower base was going to fit and that meant prepping the PVC drain pipe to receive Kerdi drain cap. This required me to make a careful cut below the concrete line. It was a one chance cut and I needed to make sure everything lined up perfectly.
Back to the Wall
Once the shower base was in and lined up, I could figure out where the walls were going to go and insulate and frame it in.
BUTTRESS CAP – Maine Escape
Between things, I capped the buttress by the basement door. This didn’t need gluing as I had a 3/4 inch overlap on each side. It worked out beautifully for one full v-groove pine board, which I cut out the channel and tounge for and added a simple 15° routed edge to.
NEXT TIME – Maine Escape
The next wave of professionals come back tomorrow with Lou Koslowski coming in to help prep the bathroom for sheetrock and install some doors. We’ll also have the Plumber and Electrician back to finish running the utilities in the walls along with a combo Vent / Heater for the shower. It’s been a long day and boy do my knees hurt :-/
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