Day 2 Update:
Demo: 80% Complete. All tile demo'd, tub removed, galv water supply and cast iron drains demo'd. Additional demo to include: right wall demo down to studs up to vanity light, clean up around floor edges and corners, removal of laminate floor layers down to subfloor, removal of old electrical, and left wall demo for where there will be a new medicine cabinet (placement TBD)
Bathroom Plumbing Rough-in: 10% complete. I ran the new pex through the floor and installed test plugs so I could turn the house water back on, just finished replumbing all water supply lines with pex.
Insulation: 100% complete. This took ~30 min, so i couldn't resist getting it out of the way to mark it off the list.
Plans / goals for day 3: 50+% on carpentry work. Carpentry Scope:
patch floor holes where tub and toilet drained.
remove stud in non-load bearing wall and box in shower built in shelf
remove stud in non-load bearing wall for tub drain / shower plumbing and cut new hole in floor
complete left wall demo and box in new medicine cabinet.
cut hole in floor for new toilet drainQuestion for the experts:
I would prefer to leave the old cast iron vent stack in the wall (barely visible above on the right wall photo) as cast iron demo is time consuming and it would require additional wall demo. My plan would be to cap the old sink drain in the wall and cap the old vent pipe stack in the attic (under the roof line) and leave the basement side open (nothing should come out with both of the inlets capped). It is currently supported from the base with a plumbers strap as shown below. Any thoughts on if this is acceptable and/or should I add additional strapping below or in the wall to prevent it from shifting down the road?