We’ve been adding a shower to our bathroom. When I last posted about it, we’d finished ripping out the water-damaged drywall, disconnected the old plumbing and moved the tub. Since then, we’ve put in a new wall for the shower, roughed in the plumbing, installed tile backerboard, and put up tile.
Next up, grouting and sealing the tile, and figuring out how to make the plumbing stop dripping. When we took on this project, K agreed to be in charge of the plumbing and I took charge of most of the rest of it. She definitely got the short end of the stick. While all the plumbing is in, there are about 8 places in the crawl space that still drip, varying from one drip a second to a very slow beading that you never notice actually drip. This part of the piping is flexible copper tubing with compression connections, which apparently are prone to leaking if anything gets jostled (try avoiding that when it’s strung up like a web in the enterance to the crawl space) and if the tubing was anything but perfectly cut. We’re pretty frustrated with it, and are hatching a Plan B (or are we on C or D by now? not sure anymore).