April Showers ... Finally ... in August
To everyone (or anyone) who was wondering about my Taj Mahal Shower project...it is now operational!
The old tub/shower was yanked out on April 20 and, on August 5, I finally was able to relax and enjoy a leisurely 15 minute HOT shower with all 6 heads working. What a treat.
The laser measurements have been made and the frameless glass doors are being cut and assembled but I was eager to try my bathroom makeover centerpiece and rigged a temporary shower curtain and turned on all the knobs.
The two Rennai tankless heaters work like a charm. Steady flow and a precise temperature for however long I want to shower. Actually, the whole house was re-plumbed from 1/2 to 3/4 inch so the dishwasher and the clothes washer also could be going while I shower.
After my terrible experience with the-contractor-from-hell, I found a great and talented plumber who completed that crucial hidden pipes portion of the project and an excellent tile ARTIST created the very, very visible final touches. The plumber then came back and installed all the "trim", the shiny handles and shower heads.
I had seen "rainheads" in ads and had considered changing from my single hand-held shower but I waited. I was aware also of "body sprays" but had never experienced any. Now I have the best of all these Water Worlds.
Once I decided to remove the existing tub, tear out a wall and create space for a 5' x 4' shower, I was commited to finally having a fancy modern bathroom. I did show some retraint however - a steam bath version could have been included as well as a wall-mounted tanning booth. But that would have been too much and I'm just a simple guy. Simple and very clean.