The water damage was pretty localized around the toilet area. So I decided to remove all of the damage wood and purchase ½ inch plywood for its replacement. Then I purchased ¾ inch plywood to lye on top of the existing planks and new ½ inch plywood. This would give structural integrity for the new tub and toilet.
Now with the new subfloor installed and leveled. I had the plumber return to evaluate the work done. Mostly to insure the floor was ok for the tub and toilet. We were also able to finalize some last minute details, like reworking the pipes to be up to code.
- Leave the panel as is. But if there is damage, the panel will be extremely difficult to repair. Also removal of the panels will be difficult with the vanity in place. Partly because vanity will have small holes on the base to allow the water lines and exhaust through.
- Remove all of the existing walls and replace with drywall. This would make it easier to repair. Just requiring mudding of the portion that is damage.
Everyone that I spoke to on the matter suggested 2... So I started to remove the light fixtures and of course I was lazy. So I decided to remove the light fixture with out shutting off the main power... Boy did I get a shock… Well in-doing so, I quickly tried to move my hand and end up hitting it against the metal light fixture. As you can see, I was an idiot. So lesson learned here, ALWAYS SHUT THE MAIN POWER OFF WHEN WORKING WITH ELECTRICITY!!!!