UPDATE 4: Plumbing & Electrical
It’s time to rough-in the plumbing and electrical for the new Kitchen layout, and for the new Powder Room in this St. Paul remodel.
Getting Plumbing To The New Powder Room
To bring plumbing to the new Powder Room we tied into plumbing at the back wall of the lower level bathroom. There was an existing beam in the basement that created a perfect path to bring plumbing from the Lower Level Bath wall to the new Powder Room above. The existing beam was furred out, and a soffit created to house plumbing route.
Sometimes Safety Requires Some Extra Work
Sometimes when we look inside the walls and ceilings of a project we find hidden challenges. During the plumbing rough in we found corroded water feeds to the second-floor bath that will need to be replaced. Because the existing floor joist had been notched out previously by another party, we are adding additional bracing to the joists for safety. This will add structural support below the heavy 2nd floor cast iron tub.
Ceiling Challenges & Solutions
The Kitchen remodel design included recessed can lighting. Unfortunately, the depth of ceiling joists wouldn’t allow for recessed fixtures, so we will substitute Satco surface mount lights to solve this challenge. Additionally, because of a flat roof above the proposed Powder Room, the ceiling had to be dropped down slightly lower than Kitchen ceiling to make room for a bath vent and fan.