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  • Bathroom remodel, Norwegian Style

    This video series is about remodeling an apartment in a 130 year old building in Oslo, Norway.

    This video in the series covers closing in the bathroom.

    What I found interesting is the materials and methods used compared to what is done here in the US.

    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2004
    "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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  • #2
    We seem to be behind the curve regarding construction.
    Even watching Holmes on Holmes you see how different even Canada building codes differ to ours.

    Cactus Man

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    • #3
      I used to live in the UK and still own a property there which is out on rent. There are definitely differences in materials and methods - also the brands for things like mortar are all different. The electrical system and components look a lot more robust and better engineered than what we find in the US. The breaker panel is well designed and no one uses wirenuts.

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      • #4
        That's one of the drawbacks to being first, the other guy learns from and builds on your shortcomings.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2004
        "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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        http://www.cordlessworkshop.net
        https://youtube.com/@bobd.
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        • #5
          I've seem a lot of plumbing over there. I'm not impressed.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
            I've seem a lot of plumbing over there. I'm not impressed.
            In general with their materials and methods or just with Alex's work on this remodel?
            "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2004
            "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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            http://www.cordlessworkshop.net
            https://youtube.com/@bobd.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
              I've seem a lot of plumbing over there. I'm not impressed.
              I'm curious too - where in Norway and what aspects of plumbing specifically?

              In many countries there in old building and homes the plumbing due to age leaves a lot to be desired. It would be a lot of work to upgrade. But newer homes and building should be in line with what we have in the US.

              I have a good friend who lives in Oslo - been meaning to visit but not got around to it.

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              • #8
                Can't speak for Norway. In other countries (Spain, France, Italy even UK,) they don't believe in venting through the roof. If I used bottle traps as much as they do, I'd sure want proper vents.

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                • #9
                  Repairs are always costly. If you require additional funds for repairs, you can take out a small short-term loan. You will finish the repairs and pay off the loan within six months. When we were planning the renovation, we allocated money for all necessary expenses. If there were unplanned costs, we took money from the reserve amount. We tried not to save money and buy high-quality materials and interior elements.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AndersonStanton View Post
                    Repairs are always costly. If you require additional funds for repairs, you can take out a small short-term loan. You will finish the repairs and pay off the loan within six months. When we were planning the renovation, we allocated money for all necessary expenses. If there were unplanned costs, we took money from the reserve amount. We tried not to save money and buy high-quality materials and interior elements.
                    I wanted to install quality interior doors of modern design. On the advice of our friends, we placed an order
                    and got those natural wood doors.​
                    Last edited by Bob D.; 10-03-2022, 11:53 AM. Reason: removed advertisement link

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                    • #11
                      Waterproofing the bathroom floor and walls is a resounding, yes, a necessary step! This insulative, protective layer will prevent leaks, inhibit mold growth, and be viewed as a benefit for resale value. plumber West Chester Ohio
                      mole problem in yard​

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