Home Plumbing Brownstone Boys Reno: Adding a New Bathroom Where No Plumbing Has Gone Before

Brownstone Boys Reno: Adding a New Bathroom Where No Plumbing Has Gone Before

Brownstone Boys Reno: Adding a New Bathroom Where No Plumbing Has Gone Before

We’re adding a new toilet where there was no longer simplest previously now not one, but there may be additionally no plumbing in that vicinity of the constructing. There are some exciting demanding situations to clear up to make this feasible. Doing it in a extra than one hundred yr vintage building handiest adds to to the challenge.

We have the traditional small bed room that is over the entry vestibule and foyer of quite lots all Brooklyn row homes. The dimensions of the room are 10 via 5 ft. So it‘s handiest large enough to be an office or nursery. It can’t absolutely characteristic as a valid bed room. The interior wall is a structural wall so it’s tough to enlarge it to the room round the corner without loads of paintings. For us the plain desire is to make it into a rest room.
The first and largest assignment is just getting the plumbing to the area. The most effective way to do it’s far to run a water and sewage stack up three floors from the basement. Fortunately our main sewer line runs alongside this aspect of the constructing so we just had to move instantly up. The handiest unlucky part is that we’ll want to build a small container in the nook of the foyer and it needs to go directly thru our loved unique plaster moldings. BUT…we do have an excellent plaster restorer who will wrap the container with the equal moldings to make it appear like it belongs there. At least as lots as viable.


The subsequent venture getting the plumbing into the floor of the room. It wishes to go over numerous joists. In the kitchen we’re constructing a soffit in order to accommodate the plumbing for our grasp bath. We’re giving our shelves a integrated look so we have been already constructing a soffit. We honestly don’t need a soffit in our lobby proper over the entry further destroying the moldings so we need any other solution. Our architect recommended notching the tops of the joists just enough to run the plumbing. He gave us strict instructions on how much they could be notched in order that we don’t compromise their integrity. We assume it’s a great option to streamline the plumbing layout and not upload any unattractive functions to the place.
Just jogging water and sewage to the room isn’t sufficient! Every drain wishes to be vented as properly. The different vent to the roof is simply too a ways away to get to and could require more massive ugly soffits to run throughout the stairwell ceiling. So we are cutting a hole within the roof and venting straight up. A in addition challenge is that our roof, as in many vintage homes, nonetheless has an asbestos layer below the new layers which have been placed over it. So now we need to have an asbestos remediator come to reduce the hole, despite the fact that we also want them to cut some other hole for a skylight, and remove the roof from the mudroom we’re going to demo. So we’ll use the identical agency.

Finally, we’ve got the mission of designing a modern rest room to fit right into a a hundred thirty year old residence. We don‘t need it to appearance contemporary and out of location. The design could have a vintage sense. We’re going to have traditional hex florets at the ground, a solid iron claw foot tub, a antique solid iron utility sink, and the conventional subway tile. We are even toying round with getting a antique door with opaque bird twine glass…but nevertheless seeking to determine if this is an excessive amount of. What do you observed?