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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #26
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Re: N/A Bathroom Remodeling Advice Needed N/A

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Slide the toilet towards the sink, turn the tub sideways from the way it is now, and put it in it's own room,
Check with an experienced renovator over the cost of moving the toilet drain pipe. This is the second floor, and moving the pipe can get expensive! With that as a caveat, Ed's suggestion is a good one.

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Old April 13th, 2012, 11:12 AM   #27
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Screw resale. If I've got a half-mil tied up in a house, it's going to be the way I want it not the way somebody else wants it.
If I'm planning on staying in the house for >10 years, I agree with you. If I'm not (and my track record seems to be more "not"), then resale is a consideration.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #28
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Re: N/A Bathroom Remodeling Advice Needed N/A

Is the tub cast iron? Then you could put magnets in the shower curtain.

I wanted to add, I have a jetted bathtub, and I don't think I've used it in at least two years. Don't waste your money on a jetted tub. I have to dust it because no one uses it. But on the positive side, it is big enough for two.

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Old April 13th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #29
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First, the shower curtain. The reason it always sucks in: Cold air wants to always move towards warm air. Air inside the curtain is warmer so the curtain pushes in.
Not so fast!! There seems to be no consensus on the cause.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shower-curtain_effect
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Old April 13th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #30
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Not so fast!! There seems to be no consensus on the cause.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shower-curtain_effect
Wow. There are actually multiple theories about this. I always just assumed it was Bernoulli and never gave it any further thought.

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Old April 13th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #31
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Ditch the 78" vanity, and put in a 42" one, or even a pedestal sink.
Says the man who has never installed or cleaned the drain on a pedestal sink. How do I know? You suggested that someone (someone I assume you don't hate to very depths of your sole) install one.

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Wow. There are actually multiple theories about this. I always just assumed it was Bernoulli and never gave it any further thought.

I learn something new every day, it seems. Usually trivial things, but still.

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Bernoulli gets blamed for a lot of things. The process of entraining air into an accelerated flow stream is often uses as an illustration of Bernoulli's equation. But, that type of flow violates all of the assumptions that his equations are based on. And, thus, instead of demonstrating Bernoulli's equation, what one is demonstrating is that one did not read the fine print.

Oh, and I just installed a ball and claw tub in the original bathroom in the house (1.5 have been added since the house was built).
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I like Ed's idea except for the possible logistics of moving the toilet as regards the drain pipe.
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Says the man who has never installed or cleaned the drain on a pedestal sink. How do I know? You suggested that someone (someone I assume you don't hate to very depths of your sole) install one.
Correct, I haven't done one. But if they want the Victorian look, a pedestal sink helps. Personally, I would go with a 42" vanity and try and still keep the look. It provides a bit more storage if you get one with some drawers in it.
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Ditch the 78" vanity, and put in a 42" one, or even a pedestal sink.
Speaking only of my own tastes, I couldn't live with an isolated sink - I need someplace near the sink/mirror to put my electric razor, contact lens stuff, deodorant, and other toiletry junk. It tends to sit on the counter day in and day out. Only a few things manage to get stowed in the vanity drawer. Even a guest using a guest bath will need someplace to spread their stuff in their morning bathroom ritual.

Also - who cleans the bathroom? In my house that is my job, and since we're planning a remodel of the master bath sometime this year, I'm taking into consideration ease of cleaning during selection of tile (which needs replacing), kinds of sinks and how they mate to any counter, shower stall, and such.
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, I'm taking into consideration ease of cleaning during selection of tile (which needs replacing), kinds of sinks and how they mate to any counter, shower stall, and such.
i hear ya. Solid surface countertop, undermount sink. Top mount sinks get that little ring of crud around the joint after a while that gives me the heebies. If you go with a marble floor, get the joints as close as possible and use sandless grout. And sealer.
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