John's got a blow torch in the tub! Today we finally were able to get running water out of the tub. Here's the close-up of John working and...
Here's the full picture. Kids, don't try this at home. Only experts drink while operating a blow torch. And no, this entry doesn't end in fire.
It works! And it doesn't leak! It's going to be one sweet tub when we're done. I can already dream of the bubble baths.
We were able to hang the majority of the tile backer. I love the Kohler tub, but something cheap and generic would have been easier to install and put backer around. It's like they expect high-end plumbing and fixtures to be installed by professionals. Good thing we watch a lot of HGTV. Being engineers helps as well.
John completely installed the exhaust fan and man, is that thing quiet. It's hard to see, but I temporarily rehung the window so there isn't a hole. I put it in just in the nick of time. Less than 5 minutes after it was in, a thunder storm opened up and it poured. Once the window is repainted and had it's new fixtures, it will look brand new. Or 'custom' as John would say. All in all, it was a very productive day, even with us sleeping in until 10 am.