Bathroom - Vanity Replacement

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  1. Phantom

    Phantom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The vanity in one of my IP's had been dripping water for a while it seems as the cabinetry had absorbed a lot of water and started to soften..so it was time for a new one. The property is about 25 years old and I don't think any of the bathrooms have been reno'ed.
    So off to Bunnings I went and picked up a vanity that would fit.

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    Now time to get my hands dirty and remove the old vanity. I knew there was a bit of
    work here as it was siliconed and tiled and screwed in. So I needed to cut silicone and trim some tiles down. image-0-02-07-8dd6a0a5e436a88e542c62e86f1280cdd70d3606233d8575a20d144d691267bd-V.jpg

    Hot and cold pipes were cut (after water main turned off :D) and then drainage pipe cut also. It was glued in so had no choice.

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    Basically all out in this photo above. .except for a final panel screwed into wall.

    Got rid of that and then installed 2 tap style outlets for both hot and cold pipes so it can be connected to the mixer hoses later on.

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    New vanity is in place. Mixer tap installed with hot and cold hoses connected. New S bend also installed. I was lucky as it was just clearing the shelf. All holes were cut with a hole saw making the job easier and neat. Forgot to take pics of me doing that.

    This vanity was about 40mm lower than the previous one..so had to find a solution to plug the gap on the wall between the tiles and the vanity.

    So I bought one sheet of mosaic stye tiles. Each row was about 20mm so I used 2 rows making it 40mm and fit it neatly between the existing tile and vanity.

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    Just needs grout and to silicone the back wall and tidy up the tiles that I had to trim.

    Total cost was about $500 including the piping and all additional material.

    Time taken was about 4 hours. From demo to fully functioning vanity. As mentioned above only need to grout and some silicone work.

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  2. Sackie

    Sackie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Nicely done mate. Wish I was even 20% as handy as you are. Well done!
     
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  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    Nice, makes it look much better - $10 pw extra perhaps.

    Good to see the photos with no signs of 'plumbers crack' either.
     
  4. Phantom

    Phantom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks Leo. Anyone can do it mate, just needs practice. :)
     
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    Phantom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks Terry. The rest of the batbroom is a bit dated and there are 3 bathrooms in the house with none of them being renoed so no rent increases at the current time. I think there were some plumber crack photos but I didn't post them. :p
     
  6. Ko Ko Naing

    Ko Ko Naing Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    I am thinking of doing the same to one of my properties. Did you need a licensed plumber to connect the hot and cold water pipes to the mixer, and the drainage pipe?
     
  7. Phantom

    Phantom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    My understanding is that you do need a licensed plumber with this kind of thing. I'm pretty handy and have done various stuff over the years, but I wouldn't do something like this without a license. A close friend of mine is a plumber and usually does all my plumbing work in Sydney. So although I did the basic install of cabinetry and demo of old one, he did the all the plumbing work.
     
  8. Dylan33

    Dylan33 Well-Known Member

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    I did one the same a few years back. Bought from Bunnings but wasn't happy with the type of sink. It was one of the oblong sinks made of plastic or glass fibre. Gets dirty very quickly and hard to clean. Ceramic all the way in future!
     
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    Looks great! I like the mixer tap so much more than the old plastic taps.
     
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    I agree. I think the one I removed was a hard plastic type. Stained easily and hard to clean. This one is ceramic so hopefully much easier to maintain.
     
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    Phantom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I love the mixers too. So easy to find the right hot/cold combination. :p
     
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