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Wed May 26, 2021, 01:21 PM

Ran into my first renovation-related disaster

They say you can't renovate a whole house without finding problems.

In my case, the house I'm renovating is only 14 years old, so not too many problems have arisen.

However, I did find one. The idiots who built this place put two bathrooms in it. One of them had a single-piece tub with surround. They didn't want to recess the nailing flanges on the tub into the framing, so the two long walls were curved. That works okay when you're just painting the walls, but my intent is to run porcelain tile from floor to ceiling...and that stuff doesn't bend. So, I tore all the drywall and the cheap-ass tub out, cleaned up the room, and am going to install a better tub without surround, then half-inch Hardibacker and tile over that.

This does something else good for me: I can move the electrical boxes for the lights, switches and receptacles out so they're flush with where the tile is going, and not have to use box extenders.

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Wed May 26, 2021, 01:49 PM

1. When your done with your BR, I'm in the market to renovate mine.

Sounds like you know what you're doing.

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