Weeks ago we volunteered to help Chris (oldest son) and Lorna (dil) with their last big house project. Their primaray bathroom was just sad:
Honestly, I couldn't love it and it made me want to volunteer…
The bathroom, when it was in use, looked better than it does in these phots.
Here's what you shoud know: behind ever speck of tile, there is concrete. Stupidest thing ever in a pier and beam house. We knew that it would require a worm saw (who ever came up with that name!?) to cut the concrete. Worm saws make a huge amount of dust. This is an interior bathroom. What to do?
Steve and Chris thought about using fans to blow the dust out of the front door. I had the idea of masking off a tunnel with drop clothes. I showed up at 7:15 AM today to put up 'the tube."
There is plasitc on the far side of what you see here as well. And smaller walls in the hallway to the left. It worked like a charm. Look in the photo below and you will see the dust in the air that has been blown out of the house.
The guys wore masks to protect their lungs. Yay!
This is what the tube, or tunnel, looked llike at the end of the day. I was happy to see that the house (outside of the tube) was not that dusty. Steve and Chris used a shop vac to get up most of this dust and then carefully took down the plastic walls.
Here's Steve, in the concrete/tile-less bathroom.
Tomorrow they are taking out the iron tub. The they will build up the floor and go from there. There are many days of work ahead, but this was probably the hardest day. Each and every one of us wants to get this done and then call home improvement projects over. For at least a year. If not longer.