Saturday, July 26, 2008

This Olde House - Fixtures Installed

Busy busy day. My cousin, Bobby, came over and we installed the sink/vanity and toilet and shower fixtures. When I say "we," that actually means Bobby did the bulk of the hard work and I ran around doing all the odd little things that needed to be done.

The shower was the biggest problem. I had installed the tile too close to the handle. Bobby had to viscously apply a diamond-edged grinder to it and cut in inch thick circle through my handiwork. And then the screws were too short. But they were apparently cosmetic because everything went into place and functions just fine.

I had the wrong bolts for the toilet. Bobby needed "t-bolts." I bought "tank bolts." I was incorrect that the "t" in "t bolts" stands for "tank." Other than that, the toilet went down without any notable issues. And the vanity was a no-brainer. Oh, it didn't come with knobs, though. So I'll have to buy those and install them later.

First time in like six months, I have running water, a functional toilet, and a hot shower in the small bathroom. Now all I have to do is about 20 little things, and I can move on to the next project.

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