Remodel Stories: One Step Forward-Two Steps Back

We continue to make slow progress on the bathroom remodel project.  Just when we think we have things figured out, structural issues seem to get in the way and it’s back to the drawing board.

The latest hold up is the shower pan. We had decided that a 48x32 shower would be workable and managed to find a shower pan that we were both satisfied with.  Now it was time for the plumber to come back, move a few unnecessary pipes, do the rough in for the drain and install the shower pan.  Progress at last!

Moving the pipes was no problem but when he looked at where the new drain location needed to be to align with the pan it was right in the middle of a floor joist! That wasn’t going to work, so back went the shower pan, and we were almost back to where we started.

After more research we determined that our only option would be to order a custom shower pan with an off center drain location.  This would allow us to keep the 48x32 shower size without any more design changes.

The Custom Shower Pan during a bathroom remodel

It took a couple of weeks for the custom shower pan to arrive, which actually has been ok with us.  It has been so cold we couldn’t set up the tile saw in the garage anyway.  But now that the weather has started to warm up and the pan has arrived we can start making real progress.

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