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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by D.T., 21st Jan, 2016.

  1. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Just saw this on a property management community i'm a part of.

    It's a freshly renovated bathroom, with
    1) Toilet not attached to wall
    2) Glossy wall tiles used on the floor of the vanity section
    3) Step up to vanity section tripping hazard
    4) Drain pipe tripping hazard

    Anyone care to point out anything else that could get an owner or PM sued? :p

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  2. Stu

    Stu Well-Known Member

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    Its all good mate - we don't need a plumber- or a tiler.
    Bet the waterproofing is top notch as well!
     
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  3. Johnny Cashflow

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    Must have been a 70's house with tiny wet areas.

    Everything looks ok except for that pipe

    Should have planned where the vanity was going before hand!
     
  4. wylie

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    You want us to find even more issues? :D
    Isn't what you've already got there enough for a good lawsuit? :eek:
    I cannot stop looking at that drain pipe running out of the raised floor where the vanity sits and into the overflow grate. :eek:
     
  5. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    That looks like a hallway linen cupboard behind the shower. Why would someone not rip that out to allow more room in the bathroom?
     
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  6. No Probs

    No Probs Well-Known Member

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    That drain is about half the size it's meant to be too, bet the water in the basin takes awhile to drain away.
     
  7. Kinnon Bell

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    There's a kitchen to the left of the toilet out of picture?
     
  8. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Not sure, why?
     
  9. Kinnon Bell

    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    There needs to be a smart @rse font.
     
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  10. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Oh I thought there was something technical to follow :)
     
  11. Tim & Chrissy

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    Instead of cutting a channel into the concrete prior to waterproofing and tiling they've realised after the fact there was no drainage for the vanity.

    I actually think that can be fixed. They can cut a channel under the shower pan, run 25mm drainage pipe from vanity to shower drain.

    EDIT: Unless that pipe is the drainage for the vanity AND shower. It wouldn't surprise me, that's the worst bathroom I've ever seen.
     
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    But that costs money :p
     
  13. Tim & Chrissy

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    You're right. Whatever was I thinking :rolleyes:
     
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  14. vtt

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    How do you actually get out of the shower? When the door is swung open (does it swing open?) it looks like there's not much clearance to the toilet and there's a pipe on the floor right in front of you. Then once you're out of the shower standing right in front of the toilet how do you shut the shower door?
     
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  15. York

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    Here's one more....

    5) Wall grout used on floor tiles.
     
  16. Laker

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    40mm is the smallest size pipe allowed for a vanity.
     
  17. Tim & Chrissy

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    I was going to say 40mm but I thought 25mm is easier, and the person who did the bathroom sure likes easy!

    Someone mentioned to me previously about cutting a chanel in floor and using a half pipe (don't know what the correct term is). Have you heard of that?
     
  18. EN710

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    Does the toilet need to be attached to the wall? o_O
     
  19. WestOz

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    Surprised he didn't squeeze a bathtub in.

    Space is tight, some options;
    Without jeopardising structural cut out and recess a vanity into the wall around the corner from the light switch (assume its brick linen), push shower back into corner, have it open with level floor.

    Not ideal as I wouldn't really want to brush my teeth over it (but as a tenant if the rent was right and I was tight I'd use the kitchen sink)

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    "Maybe" he could have fitted one of these in (but not cheap)
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  20. bob shovel

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    It has a Mixer! Nice
     
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