Getting the walls back up

03.15.2008 | 7:31 pm | Bathroom Renovation

Before we can put the final cement for the shower floor down, I had to get all the cement board cut, screw them to the studs, and tape the seams. I used mesh tape and crack filler as the “mud” to seal the seams.

Using a special blade for my circular saw, I cut the boards to size. The cement board throws off huge amounts of dust, so I cut them in the garage and pointed a box fan so that it would blow all the dust out the door.

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The board is heavy, so it took 2 sets of hands to put some of them up. But, we persevered.

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A few weeks ago, our vanities were delivered from Home Depot.

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We did make a slight strategic error when purchasing the faucets. Notice anything out of order?

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Oh well, it is not a true home improvement project unless you return to the home improvement store at least a dozen times.

I had to move the existing outlet to the left so that it would not end up inside the new shower stall. I discovered that the intercome system that is mounted on the other side of the same wall was interfering with my plans to move the outlet. We will end up removing a lot of drywall to run the wires for the new lights that we need to install over the new vanities.

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The next step will most likely be getting the cement poured for the shower floor. Once that is done, we could actually do some tile work while I am getting the electrical work squared away.