10.25.2007

re:purpose

i just ordered this package to convert our clawfoot tub to a shower...


these things are much more expensive than we expected! i'm amazed at how little the big things cost and how much the little things cost. but we have to get one bathroom functioning before we move in, and that bathroom has to be the guest bathroom because there's no way we're getting our master bathroom & shower tiled before the end of next month. we just need to have the clawfoot tub reglazed now.

more news to report from the hvac sub. apparently the city just started enforcing no ductwork below flood elevation, and our first floor structure is just above flood, so there probably isn't room to put the ductwork in the crawl space - where it was before (crawl space serves first floor and attic serves second floor). so now it looks like we're going to have to put it between the first and second floors to serve the first floor - and will have to box out a tray ceiling in the dining room and a couple other box-outs to carry the ductwork. that also means we'll have to try to fill in the wood floor where the former registers were located. super!

anyway, the electrical wiring is complete, and they'll come back to finish up after we get sheetrock up. plumbing rough-in started today, and hvac starts next week.

3 comments:

MAGAZZINI TEATRALI DARDAGNAM said...

Saluti dall'Italia!
Ciao

Vanessa said...

Isn't it amazing how much money this stuff costs? I was sent in to sticker shock when my husband bought a new faucet for the half bath b/c he wanted it to match the towel rack and toilet paper holder (don't ask), and the cheapo version was $80! Ah, the joys of home improvement...

ciaobellon said...

That sucks about the ductwork. I have heard that the new building inspector is an enforcer. I wouldn't worry too much about patching your floors -- a good flooring sub will be able to weave in new boards & refinish so that the difference isn't really noticeable.