Posts Tagged ‘plumbing’

Toilet Troubles…

Posted: January 9, 2011 in Bathroom
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Toilet bowl is finally in.
Yaaaay…..

Toilet bowl’s straight lines complement the horizontal tile lines.
Double Yaaaay…

Bathroom doorway nicely frames the rectangular reservoir tank of said toilet bowl.
Triple Yaaaay…

Shower head is up and man does it look nice and shiny.
Quadruple Yaaaay…

The cheering ends here though. This photo might look innocent enough, but the plumbers have actually had some issues aligning the shower mixer and the shower hose outlet properly, and when we found that out, we had them hack out the tiles to realign everything.

The shower hose outlet was too much to the right before. Now, after rectification, I’m kind of worried because it looks too much to the left. I’ll reserve judgement till the mixer handle and the outlet cover are reinstalled…

These, I’m quite bummed about. I was really hoping we could get them correctly positioned the first time round, but as I expected, the electrician was slightly off.

We specified that the two downlights be placed as close as possible, so in his defense it was probably not the easiest thing to pull off; with the lights right next to each other, any misalignment would be immediately obvious.

Here’s a close up. I added in the red box in MS Paint to show roughly how misaligned it is. If it’s any consolation, this looks like something a little plaster and paint could make good, but still, one more to add to the fault list.

Lighting and more misalignment continues in the next post…sigh…

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Bathroom Part Deux

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Bathroom
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Dropped by for a quick visit after dinner. There are no lights now, so even though the bathroom wall tiles are all done, we’ll only be posting after we get some better daylight shots during the weekend.

Piping for the rain shower is done.

They’ve smoothened the bathroom floor in preparation for the tiles. If you squint, you can just about make out the drop on the right hand side. A lot cleaner than a kerb, and one less thing for me to trip on. The shower area has also been widened by a couple of inches.

Pipes, Plumbing And Other Bathroom Stuff

Posted: December 27, 2010 in Bathroom
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Some of the plumbing work in progress here. You can see the pipes buried in the wall.

The storage water heater mounted on the ceiling. We shortlisted Rheem and Joven. Joven has been getting a lot of recommendations on Renotalk and was our original choice, but our contractor has had some previous installation issues with the brand.

She mentioned Ariston and Rheem as possible alternatives. Ironically, we’re using Ariston now, and there are visible rusty water stains at the entry and exit points of the heater. With the heater being mounted above the ceiling, that’s something I want to avoid having to deal with.

That leaves us with Rheem, one of the older brands for water heaters. Tried searching online for Rheem; no raves, but more importantly, no complaints. This is a 40L tank if I remember correctly.

The welding equipment used by the plumbers.