Bathroom Project: Day 6

The floor has been our nemesis and Hubby has had no choice but to take up what he had done and start again.
Our delivery was due between 6.30 and 7.30 this evening so we had some time to run around and get some additional materials and alternatives.
We discovered that the levelling compound was suitable for depths of 3mm to 50mm so we couldn’t use it as we only wanted to raise parts of the concrete floor by 1mm. It’s not a lot is it, but this is definitely a case where size matters and as we had so much give in the boards despite Hubby’s wedge fix, we could have been inviting trouble by putting stress on the shower tray which could then possibly crack.
Hubby has put a layer of mortar where it counts and will support the boards with additional blocks like a ladder underneath.  Hopefully he can re-use the boards he’d already put in place as he managed to get them up without damage. We did buy some more today just in case, but hopefully they can go back for a refund, as well as the levelling compound.

Our delivery actually came around 3pm so the driver was way ahead of schedule and it was a good job we hadn’t been out all day. This was the tiling tape to go between the base of the shower tray and bottom row of tiles. Hubby has the plumbing to do first, but as to whether this will begin tomorrow is uncertain.
He has a hospital appointment on Thursday so nothing can be done on that day and our friend is having Maya for us. Friday he may not feel up to doing anything, but the weekend is clear as is all of next week, though the car goes in for MOT and service on Monday so we won’t be going anywhere anyway.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Bathroom Project: Day 6

  1. Sadje says:

    Things aren’t as easy or simple as we think they are.

  2. murisopsis says:

    That is the problem with the DIY – the unexpected! At least your husband is clever and innovative! I’m sure he’ll figure out what to do to solve every problem!!

  3. Following your progress with interest, as this is something we need to do too…

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, sounds like a lot of effort, but you’ll reap the rewards 😊

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    You and hubby could do with a break until the weekend.

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