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I also have the tool for this job...heavy duty hammer drill with chisel action is a must tool to have, don't leave home without it.

So Bob have you got the new floor that Mrs Bob has told you to get yet??
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She has to pick out a new floor.

What she picked out and was firm about getting got thrown out when she found out that the counter top she wanted was no longer available. So she has to start her search over again!
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Toilet is removed, minimal mess, nothing is broken. It is now resting comfortably in the bathtub.

Should be able to pull off the last 2 pieces of baseboard and chip up the remainder of tile that is around the toilet flange.

Then we wait . . . and wait . . . wife has to decide on new counter top and tile. I'm happy to have it take time for her to decide. All I know is that if it looks bad then I am not to blame. But if it looks good I can make claims on it because I will be the one who installs it.
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So the bathroom is totally torn apart and my wife is at a loss as to how to put it back together. So she talks to a friend, it is recommended she go to see the kitchen designer at one of the local lumber yards. We go together.

My wife had previously purchased a couple dark bronze finished light fixtures. Remember I said SHE purchaseed DARK antiqued bronze finished fixtures.

So we are talking to one of the designers, she tells him she picked out BRUSHED GOLD faucets to go with the BRUSHED GOLD light fixtures.

I show her a photo of the light fixtures.

A fist fight almost ensues and somehow it is all my fault that the faucet she picked out is a totally different color than the light fixtures she bought. OK so maybe there is a bit of exageration, but seriously how is this my fault?
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A fist fight almost ensues and somehow it is all my fault that the faucet she picked out is a totally different color than the light fixtures she bought. OK so maybe there is a bit of exageration, but seriously how is this my fault?
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Just remember these two words. "Yes dear". They will get most men out of any jam with their woman.

When it comes to arguing with women there are two things every man should remember.

1. You're wrong.
2. She's right.

Living by those two things creates a much happier marriage.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:12 AM
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Just remember these two words. "Yes dear". They will get most men out of any jam with their woman.

When it comes to arguing with women there are two things every man should remember.

1. You're wrong.
2. She's right.

Living by those two things creates a much happier marriage.
Well in my house any fight with a female has a saying that goes like this:
When you 'win' you 'lose' and,
When you 'tie' you 'lose' and,
When you 'lose' you 'lose.'
So I'm not sure, but we may be going back to see the bathroom designer again today? Figure I'm just like the bull with a ring through its nose being led to the slaughter. Yes dear. That looks 'fine' too. Yes dear.
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Without progress pics, I'm beginning to wonder if the women have made this project so untenable that the multi-tasking "workman" has quit in utter frustration.
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Without progress pics, I'm beginning to wonder if the women have made this project so untenable that the multi-tasking "workman" has quit in utter frustration.
Just had a meeting with the bathroom 'designer' and I wonder why she is called a designer. Told her the house was a "prairie style" design from 1912 and she nodded her head as if she knew, then she just started show stuff that would not be appropriate to the house. So I pulled up my cellphone and started showing her photos. She again nodded her head as if she understood. Clearly by her so-called design choices she had no clue what I want despite showing her one photo and telling her this was my "ideal" bathroom!

Back home and now finishing lunch and heading off in the car to go to look at tile at other stores because I am getting really tired of this and it needs to be finished but should not look like a modern bathroom, it should look like a prairie (or craftsman) style bathroom from 1912
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Walked into Lowes, did not expect to find anything.

Found wall and floor tile we both liked. Even found a granite top that is affordable AND looks good.

Progress!
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See Bob. Ya have to man up and show her a picture of an outhouse and tell her that's what she'll be using if she doesn't decide soon what tiles, taps, and counters she wants. That'll speed up the process.
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Won't work in this house, too many other bathrooms to choose from. This remodel job is for our daughter's bathroom.

On the bright side we now have a faucet picked out. Melen narrowed it down to 2 different models. I checked the prices and one of them was priced at $970.00 so the choice was obviously NOT that one!

So we now have floor tile chosen. Have wall tile chosen. Have light fixtures already here. And have picked out the faucet.

We need to firm up the counter top choice, but we found one that is acceptable, hoping to make a decision soon. Also hope to get the floor and wall tile on order right after the holiday weekend.
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Just had a meeting with the bathroom 'designer' and I wonder why she is called a designer. Told her the house was a "prairie style" design from 1912 and she nodded her head as if she knew, then she just started show stuff that would not be appropriate to the house. So I pulled up my cellphone and started showing her photos. She again nodded her head as if she understood. Clearly by her so-called design choices she had no clue what I want despite showing her one photo and telling her this was my "ideal" bathroom!
(sigh) It hurts to pay for such a "service".
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Walked into Lowes, did not expect to find anything.

Found wall and floor tile we both liked. Even found a granite top that is affordable AND looks good.

Progress!
(sigh) Now you can backcharge your "design professional" for your valuable time spent at Lowes doing her job.
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(sigh) It hurts to pay for such a "service".
We are lucky in that respect, we met for the first meeting, didn't buy or commit to anything, so what I lost was 2 hours of my time, but no money.

She did, however, seem somewhat offended when she asked what I thought of one of her choice combinations and I said I thought it was "horrific." She replied that "horrific" is a strong term. I said: Well you asked what I thought and I told you I thought it was horrific and I still think it is horrific.

In retrospect that may have been a turning point in her actually understanding that I would not accept her modern choices for our recreation of a vintage bathroom. Not that it did any good.
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For those expensive faucets. Go ebay. I've got 5 bathrooms to do with 6 sinks. Every faucet purchased retails well over 500 each. Didn't pay more than 200 each. Sinks are a bargain on ebay as well. Bought 3 kohler above counter sinks at 90 bucks each. Bought 2 xylem segmented glass vessels at 750 each that normally go in the 1200 range.
I've been picking up piece by piece Kohler water tiles and the rest of the components at way below retail.
Still worthing on the kitchen but amassing supplies for the bathrooms.
EBay is my friend.
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No luck on Ebay.

Actually for the specific Delta faucet, in the specific finish we need, the prices on Ebay are actually higher than they are on Amazon.

But when I looked for the Watermark brand, which is a made in America high line designer brand, I found only parts and some oddities. But nothing even close to the design we need.

The problem with our design is we are trying to make the bathroom look less like a traditional bathroom and more like a Frank Lloyd Wright/Walter Burley Griffin inspired Prairie Style bathroom. That means we have to focus on some very specific pieces, and removes some flexibility in the look.
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Now you have a reason to buy the lathe and Bridgeport you've always wanted. ......
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