Creeping Along

The master vanity has been pushed into place.

The double vanity has been sitting away from the wall since it was delivered.
The double vanity has been sitting away from the wall since it was delivered.

Permanently. It’s screwed to the wall.

The plumbing behind the master vanity.
The plumbing behind the master vanity.

The plumbing is configured with the waterlines coming up through the floor and the drain line protruding from the wall.

We wanted the vanity centered under the window and yet the plumbing was not centered.
We wanted the vanity centered under the window and yet the plumbing was not centered.

I’m always amazed that the measuring our friend does seems (to me) to be upside down and backwards but then everything fits.

The pipes were cut short with a cut-off saw.
The pipes were cut short with a cut-off saw.

He had cut the pipes level with a cut-off saw.

We thought we'd have to cut a big chunk our of the back of the vanity but 3 holes for each sink seemed to be sufficient with careful measuring.
We thought we’d have to cut a big chunk our of the back of the vanity but 3 holes for each sink seemed to be sufficient with careful measuring.

Our installer (The Viking) drilled 2 large holes in the back of the vanity and 4 smaller holes in the bottom.

The supply lines are flexible enough to fish through the holes in the bottom of the vanity.
The supply lines are flexible enough to fish through the holes in the bottom of the vanity.

With Charlie’s help the vanity was lifted onto the drain pipes.  I helped thread the supply lines through the holes in the bottom.

Push fit valves on the vanity supply lines.
Push fit valves on the vanity supply lines.

He also brought a new (to us) kind of supply line valve called a SharkBite straight quarter turn stop.  Apparently this push-fit connections costs about a dollar more, $9.72 each, than the traditional glued connection.

Charlie vacuumed up the sawdust and I put the drawers back in.
Charlie vacuumed up the sawdust and I put the drawers back in.

The  push-fit valve just pushes over the pipe and stops the water.  When we turned the water back on there were no leaks or drips. Yeeeee!

The vanity is no longer in the middle of the bathroom floor.
The vanity is no longer in the middle of the bathroom floor.

And the heat duct cannot be seen under the vanity so no masking necessary.

The sinks are still on our bedroom floor.
The sinks are still on our bedroom floor.

Next installment: the sinks.

Have you tried a new gadget that works great? Doesn’t work at all? Isn’t worth the money?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Creeping Along”

  1. Well, that is a major accomplishment to cross off the list – and the February list at that! Or do you have to wait until the sinks are installed?

    1. Sinks must also be installed but we’re so close, Barbara. I must say that the first tea party was so much fun it has given me new encouragement or maybe I have early spring fever. Jo

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