Re: Robyn Thompson - Posted by Sean
Posted by Sean on October 22, 2003 at 10:56:16:
I have never personally emailed you at all, I post here under a different EMAIL simply to keep spam out of my mailbox. Not to hide my indentity.
I did not suggest you could be taking a shower in the bathroom the same day its done, but it can be done in a day or 2 easy from the studs. Particularly when you are talking the typical 60-80k house that is only a tub, small vanity and toilet.
Demolition is NO time at all, plopping a 1 or 2 piece fiberglass tub and surround in place is nothing in terms of time. laying vinyl is nothing as well, and putting in a new toilet, and connecting the supply line is nothing and putting in a new vanity and hooking it up to existing drain and supply lines and screwing into wall, etc is nothing. Attaching new light fixtures to existing lines sure as hell isn’t more than a few minutes and same thing with dropping a medicine cabinet or attaching a mirror to a wall
The only thing that remotely takes time is the sheetrock and thats just because you have to tape and putty and sand a few times. Screwing up 4X8 pieces of sheetrock up on studs in a small room definately isn’t something that should be taking a pro a lot of time to get done. Other than that, where is the time you are suggesting is in a typical starter home bathroom?
I openly admit the typical contractor probably won’t have it done in 24 hours, but its definately something that could be done in 1-2 days tops. There just ain’t that much to it. If you want to put in nice tile, or rerun lines or electrical sure, but if you just gut to the studs, and then put it back together pretty much the same layout as before, where is the time? Even with only 2 people in the room at once, please tell me how you think this is something that can’t be done in 16-32 man hours?