Sunday, March 14, 2010

Drains And Wavy Floors

My dad and I tackled the job of installing the shower drain. First I tried drilling a hole in the floor. I was going to go through the floor, then angle the drain pipe out through the mobile home skirting. Wouldn't you know it, I drilled the hole in the floor and ran right in to a floor joist. That wasn't going to work so the next option was to raise the whole shower pan up and make the drain go out a hole in the wall. We ended up raising the pan 9 inches and attaching the drain. It looks funny but it works.

After that we started building a wall for the shower. We got the little door added but ran out of time before I could cut my panelling for the wall.

Here's a picture of the living room with the new vinyl. The flash makes it look a bit wavy, it isn't that noticeable in real life. At least it is better than painted particle board.

I still have a lot of clutter to clear out but it is looking good so far and I have a lot more room.

Next weekend I hope we can finish the bathroom wall, add drains for the 2 sinks and put the window in. If we just get the window in I'll be happy. I'm happy already. Things are really coming together now.


Simple in France said...

Fun--thanks for sharing on your projects. I don't think the raised shower looks weird at all. In fact, you could probably store toiletries under there . . . or cleaning supplies.

6kids4me said...

Wow, you really are making good progress. I love seeing the day to day results. You must be really motivated now!!!

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

The pups look like they approve!

Daizy said...

Simple in France, ha, that's what I said to my mom when I had my head under there trying to connect the drain...gee look at all the storage space!

Daizy said...

6kids4me, I'm glad you like it. I am making such great progress with my parents help. I'll have to figure out a way to keep them here...heehee.

Daizy said...

Over the Cubicle, the dogs seem to like it. They stretch out on it. They don't even seem to miss the pee stained carpet that I threw out. Ewww.