Sequence for Bathrrom Teardown and rebuild

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Sequence for Bathrrom Teardown and rebuild

Hi everyone,

I'm going to start tearing down and rebuilding a bathroom, and I have an idea for what the best sequence for doing everything would be, but I wanted to run it by everyone one here. Everything is coming out except for the ceiling and the subfloors.

1. Tear out everything
a. Remove drywall
b. Remove sink and toilet
c. Remove tub
d. Remove linoleum.
2. Put in new drywall, accounting for dimensions of new shower.
3. Texture and paint
4. Plumb in new shower fixtures
5. New shower (I need to research this. I want to use tile for the walls, but a kit for the floor and the glass door.
6. New sink
7. Linoleum.
8. Baseboards and other wall trim
8. New toilet
9. Other finish work - light fixtures, mirror, shelves, etc.

Any feedback or thought would be appreciated.
 
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Old 06-17-17, 01:13 PM
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I think your order is off. Sequence should be:

1: Tear out everything
  • a. Remove sink, toilet, light fixtures,
  • b. Remove drywall
  • c. Remove plumbing fixtures, tub
  • d. Remove linoleum.
2: Rework any plumbing required for new plumbing fixtures
3: Rework any Electrical required (new lights, outlets, bath fan)
4: Install what is required for new shower/tub walls and base (backer board, ditra)
5: Inspections for any electrical and/or plumbing
6: Install new drywall
7: Finish walls (tape), sand, texture, prime, paint.
8: Tile, grout
9: flooring
10: Baseboards and other Millwork
11: Install new plumbing fixtures
12: Install new electrical
13: Other finish work
 
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Old 06-18-17, 05:03 AM
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I think your order is off. Sequence should be:

1: Tear out everything
  • a. Remove sink, toilet, light fixtures,
  • b. Remove drywall
  • c. Remove plumbing fixtures, tub
  • d. Remove linoleum.
Tolyan is correct, except if you need the plumbing facilities while you work. That will make the job a bit harder and awkward.
 
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Make sure you have a plan to contain the debris, especially the dust! it can travel and be tracked throughout the house easier than you'd think
 
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Also Shark bites make for easy connect and disconnect of water pipes as needed, if you must have water available as you work.
 
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Thanks everyone. I'll follow that sequence mostly - I may take some of the walls before the fixtures. We do have another functioning bathroom, so we don't need to worry about that.

I'm on the fence about whether to tile the shower, or to just purchase a pre-fab shower and install that.
 
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If you go pre-fab make sure of your doorways and other openings are large enough to fit the new shower wall(s).
 
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