Plumbing rough-in begins

The future of Emerald Hill arrives to the sound of jackhammers.

Barry, Art and their team at Custom Plumbing pulled up with a generator, parked it in the driveway, unrolled pneumatic hoses, connected the jackhammers, plugged in ear protection, and started cracking open the slab for the new plumbing runs.

It is LOUD.

It is concussive.

The new framing rattles, tested, strong.

It is mind boggling to think this all started with “we wanted to put in a new kitchen.”

The first cut in what will be bathroom 2 -- Jadin's bath. Orange spray paint marks the extent of the cuts to be made to the slab for waste pipes and water supplies where the vanities will be installed.
The first cut in what will be bathroom 2 — Jadin’s bath. Orange spray paint marks the extent of the cuts to be made to the slab for waste pipes and water supplies where the vanities will be installed.

Outside, away from some of the noise, Barry, Art, Ron and Steve unrolled the blueprints and the book of fixtures from Ferguson to confirm which toilet goes where, which bath gets which shower or tub.

Here’s the schedule:

Bath 2 downstairs

  • Toto toilet with bidet seat; bidet will require water supply and power, and mounting of the remote that comes with it.
  • Kohler Choreograph shower only kit, 4 piece, 60×32, left hand drain.
  • Steve has to talk with Barry about where to put the vertical storage unit inside the shower.

Master upstairs

  • Toto toilet with bidet seat in master bath; bidet will require water supply and power, and mounting of the remote that comes with it.
  • Custom shower with linear drain in master shower. Two shower heads. See Ferguson book.
  • Steve has to talk with Barry about which shower head goes where, where hand controls will be located.

Mudroom downstairs

  • Mirabelle Bradenton one piece toilet
  • Sterling 42 inch Accord shower only pan and wall surround kit, center drain.
  • Please note that Ferguson book for some reason also includes specs for the 48-inch version. IGNORE the 48 inch unit. We are using the 42!

Bath 3 upstairs

  • Mirabelle Bradenton one piece toilet
  • Sterling tub and shower wall surround kit, 60×36, right hand drain.
  • This is the only bathtub in the house.
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