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BATHROOM Harmony Reynolds, Samantha Chavez, Claudia Martinez, Wilson Macayana FIRST IDEA: Walls: -PVC foam sheet

$24 per 1/8 4ft by 8 ft sheet Door: -Barn door hardware with glass combo $2,899 Shower pan: -Polycomposite shower pan -Tile Redi Redi Base 42 in. x 60 in. Single-Threshold Left-Drain Shower Base in Black $629 Fan/Ventilation: -Ventilation Fan & Light $31.63 Extras: -Oatey PVC Shower Drain $9.25 -Essential Home Five Gauge PEVA Shower Curtain Liner Slate Blue. 70in x 72 in $7.99 -Franklin Brass 5 ft. Shower Rod $5.97

SECOND IDEA: Walls: -Acrylic wall panels: $97.96 per sheet 48in x 96in x 1/8in Transparent sheet Excellent weatherability and insulating properties for energy efficiency Door: -Wood frame around the entire sliding door with Clear Twinwall Polycarbonate Sheet showing at the center Shower pan: -KOHLER Groove 60 in. x 42 in. Acrylic Single-Threshold Shower Receptor in White $426.64 Fan/Ventilation: -Home Depot Fan $13.97 Extras: -Shower Rod -Shower Curtain

THIRD IDEA: Walls: -Fiber Reinforced Plastic wall panels, donated from Ridout Plastics Door: -In shower: Clear Twinwall Polycarbonate Sheet. toward tiny house: wood frame around Clear Twinwall Polycarbonate Sheet (donated from Ridout) Shower pan: -Metal Pan Fan/Ventilation: -No fan, window should ventilate the tiny room Extras: -Shower Head -Mixing Valve -Mold Resistant Shower Curtain -Toilet Paper Roll holder

Final Bathroom Image still in Progress...

Harmony Reynolds Brandon Cohen Enviro. Science p.⅓ 10 December, 2013 Design Process Reflection

At the start of this project, my group and I thought we were responsible for the toilet, the hot water heater, and the lights. After being told that we were just responsible for the shower, walls, floors, ventilation, and the shower curtain, we began to try and get donations and finalize materials. At first, we were set on using an already made shower pan on our floor, whether it be the acrylic or poly composite still had to be decided. Although this seemed like a good plan, donations were falling through, and the price of the shower pan had us think of a new and cheaper option. With a bit more research, we found a product called eco-cement, allowing us to construct our own shower pan for a much cheaper price. Even though making our own cement shower pan would mean more work and a heavier pant, the pro’s still outweighed the con’s. Next came the decision of which materials to use for the walls. With some research, we were left deciding between PVC foam sheets, reWall sheets, vinyl sheets, marble sheets, acrylic wall panels, or FRP wall panels. Immediately the marble sheets were taken out as an option due to its heavy weight, and research of reWall showed that it didn’t do well under wet conditions. Vinyl sheets ended up being an unrealistic option for a bathroom, and we were left to choose between PVC foam sheets, acrylic wall panels, or FRP wall panels. After hours of research and calls asking for donations, our group decided on FRP wall panels due to its durability, light weight, resistance to temperature, and the fact that we got the amount we needed donated. With the door, we started off thinking that we would just use a normal wooden door with the inside coated in a waterproof material. After figuring out the dimensions, we found out that it would be more space efficient to use a sliding door. When first researching ideas for a sliding door, we were presented with a glass sliding barn door design and steps on how to create it. This idea ended up being far too expensive, yet if we saw that if we were to follow the same general design yet change the types of materials it would fall more within our budget. Instead of continuing with this as a group, Samantha and Claudia decided to make the sliding door together as their independent project.

Wilson Macayana Period 1/3 Bathroom System

Design Process Reflection Over the course of a couple weeks, my group and I had to constantly change our ideas. During our first design phase, we had varying ways to install the parts for the bathroom, but it finally came down to one product. We wanted to incorporate environmentally friendly and high quality products. We all agreed that PVC panels because PVC is lighter and more durable than marble or granite walls. We wanted to incorporate a ventilation/fan into the bathroom to help with steam production from the shower. As for the shower pan, we wanted to use a poly composite pan we found on the internet, it was durable but expensive. For the door, we wanted to incorporate a barnyard sliding door that was even more expensive being in the $2000 range. As time went on, we started to change our designs. We were thinking on basing our design on something more traditional to a regular household bathroom. We changed our panels to Acrylic wall panels because they were transparent sheets that had excellent weatherability and good insulation. But they were about $70 more expensive than the PVC panels. Instead of a poly composite shower pan, we had to use a acrylic pan because it was cheaper. We also chose a different vent/fan because it was cheaper. In the end, the price was what really made a difference. After final revisions to our designs, we finally came to a conclusion of our final design ideas. Instead of the acrylic wall panel, we chose to use FRP panels because they are light, durable, and were donated to us. We had to start thinking more realistically and used things more in our price range but still energy efficient. We decided that we didn’t need a vent/fan because we already have incorporated a window that allows the steam to leave the bathroom. For our shower pan, we are using a thin metal pan that we’re make ourselves so it’ll be cheap as well as durable. In conclusion, our design is both environmentally friendly, cost efficient, and durable. Our group was able to narrow down our options and choose the most optimal products for our bathroom system. We are satisfied with our decision and we’re excited to implement it into the house.

Samantha Chavez Brandon Cohen, Enviro Sci Period 1/2 Due: Tuesday, December 10,2013

Design Process Reflection Assignment At the beginning of the HTH Tiny House project it took the group time to move past the idea that the shower and toilet were in the same room because we were not familiar with this concept. However with the understanding that there is a limited amount of space we have to work with, we slowly accepted the idea. We decided that a shower curtain would best suit our need to create a barrier from the shower water coming into contact with the toilet area. One of the initial tasks we had was figuring out what the bathroom group was actually in charge of. We collaborated with the electric, fresh water, greywater, and blackwater systems because all of these systems had some part in the bathroom. We found by speaking to these groups that the bathroom group was in charge of the shower pan, walls, shower head, shower curtain, drain, and mixing valve. The two most expensive components of the bathroom that we were in charge of where the wall panels and the shower pan. We looked at different types of wall materials however there were a few things we had to take in account because of the shower’s environment. The shower is a pla ce where if water gets into crevices, the humidity will support mold growth. After considering weight, durability, weatherability and how easy the surface was easy to clean Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) was the best suited material for the bathroom. After about a month of trying to get FRP donated, Ridout Plastics came through and donated all of the wall material as well as material for the sliding door. One option for the shower pan was Green Cement that contained fly ash was an alternative to using a metal or acrylic pan however there were many issues that prevented the use of Green Cement in the mobile tiny house. After discussing with the group and the teachers we decided to use metal for the shower pan. I feel that a lot of time was wasted trying to figure out what the group was in charge of because we researched materials that we could not make the decision about because they belonged to a different group. If the group would have known what we were in charge of earlier then I feel more materials would have been donated because we would have had more time. I was lucky in that I focused on wall materials from the start and did not have to deal as much with the confusion as was the issue with my peers. I am over all content with the bathroom because the project will be completed on schedule and the group worked well with each other.

Claudia A. Martinez Brandon Cohen Enviro. Science p. ½ 10 December, 2013 Design Process Reflection Since the first few weeks of launching this project, the bathroom systems group had been on board with the idea of having the whole bathroom be a shower room with few discussions. The struggle throughout the first few weeks was dealing with miscommunication about what each system was responsible for. The Bathroom system discussed material and appliance roles with Grey water, Black water, Fresh water and the Electrical Systems groups. After several weeks of researching and soliciting donations the team decided to stick to a similar design which is that of the Tumbleweed shower room example. The abundant amount of material and appliance options came with a handful of phone calls, this lasted up until the second stage (which is about halfway into the project) and even then there were still calls and emails to handle. Making phone calls and being referred from phone to phone was exhausting and very time consuming. The group contacted several companies such as Honeywell, Cemex, Kohler, Green Cement USA and ePlastics with little luck. Despite all the hard work and endless hours of contact that went into trying to get donations only Ridout Plastics was a success which is in full praise to Samantha, they supplied us with the wall panels and sliding door material. Throughout the three broad stages of brainstorming and finalizing ideas, every step toward the final design narrowed down and became more specific, especially for the bathroom floor idea. We started off thinking we were going to buy a nice, environmentally friendly shower pan from Kohler but since it was pricey we moved on to our cement shower pan idea with the fly ash additive that would make it green cement. After contacting companies about ready to install pans and receiving news that advised us not to use cement as a pan for our Tiny House bathroom we moved on to our third and final idea which is to use a metal pan. Now that the shower pan idea is settled, and the wall panels and door materials are here, the group is ready to begin installing once the other groups working on the bathroom are done with their business. While the design stayed the same throughout most of the project, the materials have changed a great deal from the initial idea to the third stage. Part of deciding what materials and appliances to stick with had a lot to do with receiving no donations and having to buy the materials with a budget not stated. I think the reason why it has taken so long to finish the bathroom, is partly due to the amount of groups working on the bathroom area. I also think the Bathroom Systems group had to many members for such a small amount of tasks. The bathroom responsibilities were distributed amongst the Electrical, Grey water, Black water, Fresh water, and the Bathroom Systems groups and in a similar order we work our way to finishing the bathroom.