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    Default Be careful when you say "OK"

    The good wife asked if I could change the faucet on the guest bathroom sink as she felt the old one was looking a bit old.
    I absent mindedly said, "OK"

    She: But I want one that has the faucet handles further apart.
    Me: But then I have to replace the whole vanity top!
    She: Oh, good. While you're at it, change the vanity also. And, of course, you'll have to change the faucet in the shower to match.
    Me: But then I'd have to tear out the fiberglass shower walls to get to the plumbing!
    She: That's fine. I want tile on the walls anyway.
    Me: I'd also have to remove the whole glass shower enclosure!
    She: No problem. I've always wanted a curved glass shower enclosure.
    Me: But to do that, I'd have to tear out the neo-angle shower base that's there now!
    She: Oh, a curved shower base would look lovely!
    Me: That means I'd have to tear up the ceramic tile floor and replace that also!

    I finally put my foot down. "Enough!", I said. " We do not need to renovate that bathroom. There's nothing wrong with it the way it is!"



    Demolition starts tomorrow.....
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    ouch

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    Oh boy can I relate.

    "I just want to move the toilet 6" further away from the wall." Tile floor, floor joist exactly where she wants it.
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    Default Re: Be careful when you say "OK"

    You don't suppose you could draft Paul P. as your apprentice ? ---- something was mentioned about finishing a bathroom .......?

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    Demolition starts tomorrow.....
    well told rich!
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    Hehe... and to add the finishing touch, I get an ad at the end of this thread, a perplexed young fellar, trying to figger which end of the pipe wrench to use on the drain... kinda looks like Pless...
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    I got a rat on mine, might find a few of them too when you pull up the floor……..


    I might ad I said no to a similar situation, a compromise was reached, no tiling, no new taps, but the shower was manky I reckoned anyhow so that worked out OK.

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    I started building this house as a vacation home back in the mid 1990's. This bathroom was the first one I finished. Money was tight and the materials used were not exactly top quality.
    Times are better now, so it's getting a total do-over using the good stuff.
    She's been hinting at it for a while and the tax refund check just came, so.....

    There will be no Pless-moment with this bathroom. Once started, I chug right along, only stopping for important things like skiing. Plus it has to be done before ice-out and the beginning of fishing/boating season.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    I don't want to mention any names...

    But it just suddenly occurred to me...

    Some of us are kinda slow learners <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    The good wife asked if I could change the faucet on the guest bathroom sink as she felt the old one was looking a bit old.
    I absent mindedly said, "OK"

    She: But I want one that has the faucet handles further apart.
    Me: But then I have to replace the whole vanity top!
    She: Oh, good. While you're at it, change the vanity also. And, of course, you'll have to change the faucet in the shower to match.
    Me: But then I'd have to tear out the fiberglass shower walls to get to the plumbing!
    She: That's fine. I want tile on the walls anyway.
    Me: I'd also have to remove the whole glass shower enclosure!
    She: No problem. I've always wanted a curved glass shower enclosure.
    Me: But to do that, I'd have to tear out the neo-angle shower base that's there now!
    She: Oh, a curved shower base would look lovely!
    Me: That means I'd have to tear up the ceramic tile floor and replace that also!

    I finally put my foot down. "Enough!", I said. " We do not need to renovate that bathroom. There's nothing wrong with it the way it is!"



    Demolition starts tomorrow.....
    There is a technical term for that.
    Scope creep.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Work clothes on. Tools in place.
    I'm going in! Demolition begins.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Work clothes on. Tools in place.
    I'm going in! Demolition begins.
    Good luck!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Work clothes on. Tools in place.
    I'm going in! Demolition begins.
    If you don't emerge by Memorial Day we're sending in a search party. We'll bring nachos.

    Jeff C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    The good wife asked if I could change the faucet on the guest bathroom sink as she felt the old one was looking a bit old.
    I absent mindedly said, "OK"

    She: But I want one that has the faucet handles further apart.
    Me: But then I have to replace the whole vanity top!
    She: Oh, good. While you're at it, change the vanity also. And, of course, you'll have to change the faucet in the shower to match.
    Me: But then I'd have to tear out the fiberglass shower walls to get to the plumbing!
    She: That's fine. I want tile on the walls anyway.
    Me: I'd also have to remove the whole glass shower enclosure!
    She: No problem. I've always wanted a curved glass shower enclosure.
    Me: But to do that, I'd have to tear out the neo-angle shower base that's there now!
    She: Oh, a curved shower base would look lovely!
    Me: That means I'd have to tear up the ceramic tile floor and replace that also!

    I finally put my foot down. "Enough!", I said. " We do not need to renovate that bathroom. There's nothing wrong with it the way it is!"

    Demolition starts tomorrow.....
    Since you are changing the faucet on the guest bathroom sink, I suggest you take the opportunity to relocate the faucet in the shower to the side (from current position under the shower head) so that you can turn on and set the water temperature without getting wet.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Default Re: Be careful when you say "OK"

    My last bathroom remodeling started with "Can you clean the mirror?"

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    Shower has been gutted down to the framing. Of course, the drain for the new shower base won't line up with the old, so that will have to be relocated also. Vanity and sink have been ripped out. A bit more clean-up and then we're going for a snowshoe hike in the woods. Sunny and 46F. Can't pass that up!
    New materials will be arriving next week.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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