Old toilet drain The floor here has seen some water. - The floor here has seen some water.
Office wall. This 45° elbow is the one that's leaking from the upstairs sink. - It's clear from this shot:
[*] There did used to be a bathroom of some sort upstairs
[*] The inside of this wall got rather wet at some point in the past -- Update: This is due to the leak in the upstairs sink drain.
[*] Wall construction is smallish sheets of drywall with thick-ish plaster over top
[*] Some plumber got his torch a little close to the wall
Debris This is about half the stuff that came out of the bathroom - This is about half the stuff that came out of the bathroom
Facilities Not much privacy, but plenty of ventilation - Not much privacy, but plenty of ventilation
Plaster Wall construction was early skimcoat plaster; some use of metal lath (not shown) - Wall construction is an early skimcoat plaster, using "rock lath": 16" strips of drywall; some use of metal lath (not shown); followed by a full plaster layer and topcoat.
October 21, 1973 Bathroom was last redone in 1973. Gas prices were high then too. Coincidence? Also, this explains the colors!
Hallway Opening for new closet door is in - This is now officially the Hall of Doors.
Framing under shower Reframing floor joists to make room for the shower drain
Matching shower shelf This piece of marble has an embedded fossilized tree branch
Vanity top Vanity top is done! Red marble will match floor tiles nicely.
Vanity top construction Fiberglass backing and embedded steel bars reinforce the stone; clips attach the undermount sink
Insulation The outside wall is insulated
Drains & copper pan Here you can see the toilet and shower drains, and the copper pan for the shower. Also on the right the drain and vent pipes to bring upstairs back to code. - Sorry this is slightly blurry.
Basement plumbing There's now no iron drainpipe in the entire house, except the short run to the kitchen sink. - Sorry this is slightly blurry.
Shower roughed in Copper pan and supply pipes are in place
Shower mudded in Shower base is poured; concrete backer board is in place.