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Lightyear Sunken Bath Episode 5 – Plumbing

Having researched and rejected tankless water heaters for this project, we moved onto finding the plumbing so we can provide hot water for the jacuzzi, sinks and the guest bath. Yeah the guest bath was a bit of scope creep, but that is how remodeling works. Anyway we went in search of the water. We will re route the hot water side. This has the advantage of providing hot water to this side of the house, and once this is connected we will disconnect the feed on the other side, lowering the cost of providing hot water for the other half of this house. The money saved from not having 80 feet of buried pipe kept hot/warm will probably equal the cost of running the new water heater.

Here is Vern the plumber finding a path for running the pipes.

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This is the master bedroom closet which we needed to open to find our pathway.
Because of the layout, we made an interesting run.

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We had to come through the back of the corner sink base and come in a ways to make the turn to the storage/utility room. The line is marker. Notice there are no scorch marks or other crap? Vern is a Great Plumber!

Here is the plumbing running through our steel stud wall. Note the red clamps on the floor. These will prevent electrolosis from destroying the pipes and causing no end of problems later.

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Here is our finished run.

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Meanwhile, we had the concrete poured into the lightyear sunken tub.

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The form in the center top is for the drain and overflow. Friday should see this opening framed for the glass block panel and the insulation and drywall.

Looking closely at the lower left of the concrete brings up this:

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Yep One of the client’s dogs made her mark.

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