FEBRUARY 2010                                                 Click on (most) images for a larger view.


Time to start the plumbing!

We start by framing in the shower in the upstairs bathroom...
In the main framing plans we had already calculated the length and width of the shower so we had the west and north wall studs on edge ready to attach the shower framing to.  We put cardboard up on the walls to get the dimensional feeling of the enclosed walls so could then decide what the most comfortable height of the enclosed space would be.  Then we started framing it ...
 
The shower will be an enclosed space... with the shower at one end and a seat and towel hooks at the other so you can keep warm while you are drying off before getting out of the shower.  We had originally wanted to have a heat lamp for a sauna-like feel but not possible with concerns for keeping in line in the electrical code.  Instead this will be an enclosed warm, comfortable space with the option of a steamroom-like experience if one doesn't use the ventilation while showering.  Afterwards the steam can be exhausted in minutes with the fan installation right in the shower.
 
After reviewing our plumbing plan, recalculating our materials list, and reviewing our quotes, we picked up our materials.  Here we are checking over the invoice to make sure we got everything that what we ordered.  By sorting through it ahead of time we lay it out so it is easy to access what we need for each section we do.

We start with the venting (as it seems the easiest because it is not as critical as the waste plumbing in ensuring good slope and sealed joints)...
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