A new bath.

Posted by on Jun 9, 2008 in Building a Home | 6 Comments
A new bath.

Things are always changing around here. I heard once that life is lived in tiny changes. This was a big change. IMG_4363

We’ve got a new cast iron claw foot bath. Well it isn’t new, but it has been completely sanded back and then re-enameled.


This means we got to pick the colour and the condition is perfect!

It also inspired me to do the plumbing properly. The bathtub now bypasses the grease trap and goes straight into the grey water distribution system. Our old bath used to blow the lid off the box.

The other major change is the inclusion of an S bend so that swamp gas from anerobic processes in the system don’t waft up into the bathroom.

Another renovation was the replacing of our old hand rail. IMG_5068

The new version inspires a bit more confidence. IMG_5092 (1)

To prevent any unfortunate slips in the shower sending us over the side we also firmly secured a tree to hold on to.



  1. Ann
    June 10, 2008

    The new bath looks so beautiful and very inviting. It is such a nice shape, much better the newly produced baths, so nice and deep. Although it is big, it makes the area look more spacious, make with the dark colour underneath,, that was a very good idea. I can’t wait to try it out.

  2. [email protected]
    June 19, 2008

    Very Cool

  3. Philip
    June 30, 2008

    What an amazing landscape you live in!

  4. P.Price
    July 18, 2008

    Now that is a BATH! And what a VIEW! I’ve always wanted an outdoor shower, but a bath would be so much more divine. Nice work!

  5. Pomona Belvedere
    August 25, 2008

    You are inspiring me to get my own outdoor bath–the very best kind. And old clawfoots are the very best kind of bath, they don’t leave you sitting in water that goes only partway up your body like the new kind. Love the re-enamel job! All in all, an inspiring post.

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