Sunday, June 10, 2018

Shop Project Phase II

This afternoon, we began Phase II of the shop project.  Shortly after lunch, a club member who is also a professional carpenter came by and framed up a 6 ft by 8 ft bathroom. There is a lot left to do, both waters (potable and sewer), electricity, toilet installation, and trim, but the bones are up and I can start hanging the guts.

Two hours, forty minutes from a bare corner to this skeleton of a room.  Not bad at all.  It really helps to have a professional tradesman in the club.


Anonymous said...

PawPaw, I do hope you had the drain in place before the slab was poured--didn't you? Otherwise, you may have to jackhammer out at least a hole, & probably a channel.
Water & sewage lines are maybe the most important thing(s) to have planned out before pouring begins. Don't ask me how I know.
--Tennessee Budd

Pawpaw said...

Tennessee Bud - Oh, ye of little faith. PawPaw has planned for this to smite the wicked Planning Commission. Had I included a flange and plumbing in the plans, I would have incurred onerous permit fees, but lo, there is this invention called a rear-discharge toilet, which require no hole in the floor. (Google is your friend)

It exists entirely for retrofits, for remodels, and to cast a pox upon inspectors and their regulatory schemes. For, hereabouts, under the law, new construction requires permits, but a remodel job is not the governmnt's convern.

Rivrdog said...

There is also the Marine toilet with Macerator, which discharges at deck level through a 1" pipe. If you discharge to a Type 3 Marine Sanitation device, the output isn't even sewage, it's Primary Treated water. Toilet about $500, MSD3 about $4K.

Old NFO said...

Hehehe... Good on ya!

John said...

Give a little thought to a, um, senior height toilet.
It does make getting on and off the seat easier.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Zulu, PawPaw!
I helped a friend build his house in the early '80s, evrything past the pad & blocklaying. At that time plumbing wasn't inspected in my county, so permits weren't an issue other than electricity. Nowadays, they charge an arm & a leg (plus any other desired appendages) just to come look at your setup.
I've been out of construction for a couple of decades, so I hadn't heard of those. I'm going to look into them, just for the knowledge. I'm just that way. Thanks for the addition to my (almost) endless curiosity, and very well done with your planning!
--Tennessee Budd