The plumber came, and brought a work estimate that would easily pay for the braces of his first-born. Turns out that our current shower/tub set up is illegal under current building code. I just hope the bathroom police don’t come knocking at our door any time soon- I’m not going have the money to bail M out of building-code prison after we’re done with this project…
Our many offenses include:
Our tub has a faucet coming out of the tub, not the wall- Strike One.
There is no overflow valve in the tub- Strike Two.
The tile on the wall was just adhered to the plaster, and not to water resistant drywall- maybe not illegal, but definitely not good- Strike Three.
So, while easy logistically to fix, it’s work and supply expensive.
We’re getting a second opinion to see if the price is in line for the work- and until then, adjusting to standing in ankle-deep water when we shower.