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    I teach guitar:You call that a job? Howard Emerson's Avatar
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    Default Our new bathroom, w/new P-Trap pic....

    Hi all,
    Aside from the vanity doors I have to cut, veneer, finish and mount, I'm about done with this.

    All the woodwork, aside from the oak solid-core door, is cherry. The counter top is 5/4 with 3 coats of Spar Varnish.

    The last shot showing the countertop/sink also shows the little baseboard section prior to installing a short bleeder and installing the cherry cover sporting some computer desktop grill inserts for a clean look.

    Thanks to all who helped with their sage advice here and there!

    Best,
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    Looks very nice. Nice to see some good looking high end stuff with all that tile and woodwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Looks very nice. Nice to see some good looking high end stuff with all that tile and woodwork.
    Thank you Terry!

    Ya know we could have gone a whole lot 'higher' end, but KISS works: Keep It Simple, Stupid:-)

    We both like white fixtures provided there's enough of a contrast with the background, and of course white is always the cheapest way to go. The Kohler San Raphael toilet, the Americh acrylic shower base and the American Standard Hexalyn sink are really incredibly close in their whiteness.

    By the way, one of the tips I'd read here, early on, was setting the base in Structolite, but having the glop between 2 sheets of poly in case things didn't work out right. That was a great idea!

    I've always used the Structo, but never the plastic!

    The base feels like a warm terazzo base on a cement floor!

    Another little item I addressed was making that tall towel cabinet removeable in case the shower control supplies ever need tending to. It just slides out, if need be.

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, Terry!

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    Howard

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    Very nice. I think the little toasty radiator right next to the toilet is a very comforatable touch.

    Personally, I would not choose wood for a vanity top, but you know what you like and know what you are doing.

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    It is really beautiful. Very nice work. I like the light in the linen closet.

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    That towel rack looks awesome, especially with the can light. Nice work.

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    Default New P-Trap.........

    ......took a little digging into the 3/4" ply for clearance, but it worked out just fine.

    Thanks for taking me to task on this. I knew it was less than good.............and while we're at it, yes, I realize the supply shutoffs are usually higher than the wall drain outlet, but the cabinet guy wasn't talking to the plumber that day and he'd been thinking about a shelf along the back wall for something or other.

    At least the lights don't turn on when I flush the toilet.
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    Looks great, nice workmanship. Congrats and enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jar546 View Post
    Looks great, nice workmanship. Congrats and enjoy.
    Thanks Jar!

    Although I did pull 3 new supplies (2-12's, 1-14) from the panel to the BR, an electrician put them in the box and did all the drops from the attic, etc.

    I don't mind getting wet, but I do mind getting surprised :-O

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    Nice workmanship and design choices Howard!

    I am curious about your shower. I see that you have a sliding hand shower, as well as a standard shower head, but I don't see a diverter anywhere. Is the diverter hiding somewhere, or does your valve have that option built in and I can't see it, or did you plumb it so that both would be on at the same time?

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    I am curious about your shower. I see that you have a sliding hand shower, as well as a standard shower head, but I don't see a diverter anywhere. Is the diverter hiding somewhere, or does your valve have that option built in and I can't see it, or did you plumb it so that both would be on at the same time?
    The Valve is a HansGrohe, and it can have both shower heads on at the same time, or individually.
    http://www.hansgrohe-usa.com/JP/hruh0122.pdf
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