Post-Holiday Plumbing

Since The Viking has been having trouble making time to visit to The Glade to finish hooking up the plumbing to the master bathroom sinks which are integrated into a marble countertop on the vanity cabinets, I finally hired a plumber to come and do the work.

Waiting to hang mirrors.
Waiting to hang mirrors.

Shut-off valves had already been installed to the roughed-in plumbing.

The sinks are plumbed from the bottom before installation.
The sinks are plumbed from the bottom before installation.

Then the Moen faucet valves, which were purchased separately from the Icon valve trims, were installed while the sinks were upside down in the bedroom.

The vanity top is extremely heavy.
The vanity top is extremely heavy.

Since the top is all one piece it was very heavy to heave up onto the vanity cabinet. Charlie and The Viking did a fine job of setting it in place.

The supply plumbing looks straightforward.
The supply plumbing looks straightforward.

The next task was to attach the drain lines which (even to me) seemed to be a simple task of cutting appropriate PVC and gluing it together which the plumber did.

The plumbing looks complicated.
The plumbing looks complicated.

The final hook-ups were accomplished under the sink top by snugging the screw rings onto the valves.

The faucets are set in place.
The faucets are set in place.

Finally the Moen Icon trims were attached to the valves and the high-arch spigots set in place.

The Moen "Icon" faucets are simple and , I hope, elegant.
The Moen “Icon” faucets are simple and , I hope, elegant.

The task list for the master bathroom continues:

  • install a tile backsplash behind the sinks;
  • hang mirrors on the wall behind the sinks;

    Vintage mirrors are a little quirky.
    Vintage mirrors are a little quirky.
  • paint the window and baseboard trim and touch-up the wall paint;

    The round window trim has been installed.
    The round window trim has been painted.
  • install the round window trim;
  • hanging lighting fixtures over the vanity;

    Master bathroom vanity pendants.
    Master bathroom vanity pendants.
  • hanging towel bars in the master bathroom;

    We installed a towel bar on the side of the vanity for Charlie's towel.
    We installed a towel bar on the side of the vanity for Charlie’s towel.

Now that the sinks are working in the master bathroom we no longer need to use the pink bathroom  for tooth-brushing and hand-washing so it can be cleaned from top to bottom.

Got plans?

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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 “Post-Holiday Plumbing”

    1. I’m so accustomed to brushing my teeth and the other bathroom I went in there and got ready and said to myself “What are you doing? You have a new bathroom sink. ” Jo

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