My bathroom plumbing job is done, cant say its finished for the other 5 apartments.
It would appear that the apartment next to mine, common wall, got the entire wall cut out to access water pipes for sink, toilet and shower, theirs and mine. So my wall was hardly disturbed at all. From the cutting saw sound, I have determined that the old water pipes removed were iron and not copper
I got one of these, converted from 3 handle to one for the shower and a new shower head. They put the new shower pipe up higher out of the wall than the original
I bought myself a new shower caddy, one of those corner pole, tub to ceiling ones and a new toilet seat and rug set. Bathroom is still very dusty, now I have to wipe everything down before I start to put everything back together. At least they saved my wall compared to my neighbors.
Glad that's over for you, and with less disruption than the worst-case scenario you had described. I didn't want to face replacing our own central air because of that kind of mess, but I knew it was failing. And which we own because this is a condo, not a rental.
It finally conked out just 2 days before a planned November Key West trip, but really a blessing. You can't live in most South Florida condos that have little natural cross-ventilation without AC. But I had been dreading the work disruption, and delaying the inevitable, plus Christmas was coming and I was watching our budget. This was a perfect opportunity to get it done while we were gone.
I was able to get the AC guy to do the work on short notice, simply gave him the key, we trust him. And fortunately he was also able to quickly hire a big industrial crane to hoist the outside AC unit up onto the roof above the 3rd floor of this unit.
When we returned almost 2 weeks later we had the new AC working, with no signs anything had ever happened in our condo. And BTW, since the cost constituted most of my Christmas budget, I got a big red holiday bow to stick on the indoor unit. Christmas morning I flung the utility closet door open and said to him "Merry Christmas"! By way of explaining why there wouldn't be too much under the tree. LOL!