I am back! Well, I was until i damaged by back – badly. I blew out the disc between L4 and L5. That means I will have back surgery the 23rd. I won’t be able to work in the shop until either Feb 23rd or March 15th or so. It all depends on how fast my body heals and rebuilds the damaged muscles in my back. Maybe it was the bathroom project described below.
I will place notices up when I am able to work in the shop again.
I had to take some time off to remodel the master bath. That turned into a several month project. Removing the whirlpool tub, shower, soffit and wall was easy. A Milwaukee Saws-All made short work of it. The plumbing and electrical for the lighting took almost a month to complete. Anyway, the tub,shower, tiling, plumbing and electrical are done. There is more to do but this is just phase 1. I have to get back to taking care of my customers.
I have reorganized the shop, built up my inventory of all the various bits and pieces that are needed. Some of the parts I make are the special drawbars, special drawbar nuts, pulley nuts, pulleys, dust shields, preload spacers, thrust washers, and more.
I also have an inventory of rebuilt cartridges for sale including solid spindle cartridges. For more information about Delta solid spindle cartridges, please click here.
I have a new phone number. Hopefully it will be an improvement. The number is (817) 755-0202 You can text to that number too.
Other improvements are text messages regarding your order status.
The shop and e-store will open November 1st and orders can be placed then. If you have any questions, please call me between 8am and 5pm CT.
All the best to and yours….
PS. Here are some pictures of the shower part of the project.
First the roughed in shower plumbing.
Here is the mostly completed shower.
Everyone asks “What are all the knobs for?” The large center one adjusts the water temp only. The smaller ones around it control the rain shower head, the standard shower head, the hand shower and the 4 body sprays. My wife loves it as she can take a shower and not get her hair wet. The fixtures are all Moen. Do not buy Moen from a big box store. The fixtures sold there are a cheap version of the seemingly same thing you get from a plumbing supply house. The model numbers are different. Moen is very high quality and is superbly engineered. The temperature control is thermostatically controlled. For as long as you have hot water, the shower temp stays at whatever you set it to. This is the Moen Icon style is chrome. I can’t believe what brushed nickel costs.