Over a year ago, "beatmastrJ" started to post photos in the DIY section of the Something Awful forums. Here was the bathroom as it was and a sketch of the plan.
Upgrades included new lighting and electrical plus a medicine cabinet. There is a lack of GFCI here but it isn't the worst thing.
The way the wall studs were cut bothers me too but here's how it looks with the drywall all mudded.
It's time to destroy the bathtub.
A window was also removed and the exterior was re-stucco'd.
It's time to rip out the subfloor for a new tub!
Someone noticed something.
No big deal. Violate a little bit of code to get a bit further.
And yes. He cut right into the engineered beams.
Someone goes into detail about why he did a bad thing.
It's DIY! Get messy! Make mistakes!
He was called out a few times so he replied with a solution to his follies.
Clearly nobody thought that he knew what he was doing.
He relented and said he'd get a professional involved...

I'll pause this thread for a bit as I need to get going here.
Actually let me drop some posts he made before I get to part 2 later.
Train posting but here are some other posts he made in the interim.

Where do you get an engineer to stamp a project like this for $500?
Finally I come in to ask a question that nobody else noticed.

(I had an interest in being an electrician once so I notice these things)
Not advocating Internet detective work but someone found his LinkedIn...
He later responded to me telling me that all junctions are accessible and the vanity outlets are going to be GFCI. This is good.

What is not good is his early project where he used junction boxes and sealed them up. Hence why I asked!
Apparently this thread's follies are not his first rodeo!
He attempts to steer the thread in the direction he wants...
I thought that code didn't matter?

By the way this thread is 60+ pages. The hilarious thing has yet to come.
I am not going to post everything as it does get cyclical.
It took six pages but finally, someone (me) posts this infamous photo.
Someone figured out why he cut into the sub-floor/joists: he wants to make a mold-ridden rock garden around the tub recessed into the floor.
This speaks for itself.
Can't have a thread on SA without a cat hanging out in the dilapidated bathroom.
At some point he removed the drywall so he could fix some "plumbing issues" and to get it inspected. Here's the damage thus far.
Finally we get a response on how much it'll cost to fix his blunder. $5,500.
It's an extensive list of repair work needing to be done. How this is being done for $5,500 is beyond me but I am not a contractor.
Definitely an above-board engineer.
Unsure if he is being serious.
Now for the final part. The part I had been dying to post about.
Yup. He's a sexist pig and is designing this bathroom with some magical woman in mind. He is also not married so "load-bearing spouse" does not apply.
Doubling down.
More doubling down.
He replies to me assuming that I was at the time not married (this was shortly after I had come out to my wife and we were in the process of separating).
My wife has since then bought a nice place and I doubt will cut her floor joists in an attempt to make her bathroom better.
A woman opines and he responds.
I think he's single for a reason, everyone.
Nothing he said was sexist. His broad-ranging opinion about bathrooms is not a sexist remark at all.
Okay. Thread is over.
Just kidding. He has to get the last word in.
We're still dogpiling him for being a sexist pig.
He still hasn't learnt.
He was promptly probated for this response to me and never replied to the thread again. It went on forever after this but yeah.
Thanks for reading my thread on how a really bad job at cutting floor joists turned into a thread about how women apparently orgasm about bathrooms.
I guess I can CC @mcmansionhell on this thread.
I need to make a correction here. His username is bEatmstrJ and this was his retort to becoming Twitter famous:
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