$45 x 2 to solve the Toto toilet question

The team from Custom Plumbing is back to continue “top out” — installing all the fixtures.

Along the way, Barry and team also identify punch list items to correct or wrestle.

The last week of December, Steven put on hold the install of the Toto toilets in bath 2 and the master bath to solve installation issues. While traveling, Steven received additional guidance from Jonelle at Ferguson and approved the installations. Today, the fix arrived at Emerald Hill.

Above, Barry shows Steven the $45 plumbing adapter that Toto makes to extend the water line below the tank, through the hole in the porcelain at the back of the tank, to make it easier to connect the water line to the bidet seat. It features a proprietary design that only Toto manufactures. It has to be specially ordered. That takes time. Today, Barry delivered two — one for each Toto. There will be a bill for this …

Why is there a hole in the kitchen ceiling drywall? Why is the drywall splitting apart at the seams? The pipes leaked in the master shower when the plumbers installed the shower heads. Ron assures Steven that the drywall is now dried out -- and the drywall team will be back to repair this with flexible fiberglass mesh, not paper tape, just in case.
Why is there a hole in the kitchen ceiling drywall? Why is the drywall splitting apart at the seams? The pipes leaked in the master shower when the plumbers installed the shower heads. Ron assures Steven that the drywall is now dried out — and the drywall team will be back to repair this with flexible fiberglass mesh, not paper tape, just in case.
The normal install for the kitchen faucet is to place the hot/cold handle at the right side of the faucet. If we do that here, it will hit the gray quartz backsplash when pushed back to full-on hot. One solution is to pivot the handle x degrees. Another fix is to pivot the handle 90 degrees to the front of the sink, as photographed here. A third approach would be to remove the backsplash, slice open the drywall, then inset the backsplash into the cavity in the drywall -- tons of work. Steven has permission from Jacquela to make the decision. Steven decides to pivot the handle to this position -- front and center over the sink bowl.
The normal install for the kitchen faucet is to place the hot/cold handle at the right side of the faucet. If we do that here, it will hit the gray quartz backsplash when pushed back to full-on hot. One solution is to pivot the handle x degrees. Another fix is to pivot the handle 90 degrees to the front of the sink, as photographed here. A third approach would be to remove the backsplash, slice open the drywall, then inset the backsplash into the cavity in the drywall — tons of work. Steven has permission from Jacquela to make the decision. Steven decides to pivot the handle to this position — front and center over the sink bowl.
In the master bath, the plumbers are installing the faucets and drain lines.
In the master bath, the plumbers are installing the faucets and drain lines.
Mike studies how to install the Toto toilet and bidet in the master bath -- and the magic, proprietary $45 Toto pipe.
Mike studies how to install the Toto toilet and bidet in the master bath — and the magic, proprietary $45 Toto pipe.
Barry confirms that Ron needs to install backing behind the fiberglass shower panel if the plumbers are to mount the showerhead bar properly. Ron tells Steven that Mark at Ranserve has decided that Ranserve shall never again install a fiberglass shower/bath kit. Ron's going to have to open up the wall behind the panel, working from the stairwell wall to get to the back of the shower.
Barry confirms that Ron needs to install backing behind the fiberglass shower panel if the plumbers are to mount the showerhead bar properly. Ron tells Steven that Mark at Ranserve has decided that Ranserve shall never again install a fiberglass shower/bath kit. Ron’s going to have to open up the wall behind the panel, working from the stairwell wall to get to the back of the shower.

Barry also delivered the two Navian tankless water heaters and confirmed that the electrical plug in the laundry room must be moved if that tankless unit is to be installed — the plug is located directly behind where the tank needs to mount to the wall, making it impossible to plug in the tank. The outlet has to shift several inches up and over to the right.

In the mudroom, the plumbers will switch out the white PVC drain lines for chrome, dressing up the exposed pipe under the sink.

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