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K.M.G 02-13-2010 08:42 PM

Have Any members installed pockets in a shower/tub area(HELP)
 
Hi

I'm getting ready to cut into my Dens-shield and frame out some pockets for the shampoo and soap areas.

I have a few questions

I was hoping a few members have done these before:)

Some Rough cardboard mock ups,One for having a Bath and the other for the shower area
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12...o/P2090812.jpg
Individual pictures 7"x7"
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12...o/P2090813.jpg
10"x10
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12...P2090814-1.jpg


The pocket for the Bathtub area,how high should it be from the lip of the tub so water doesn't wick up and destroy it over time.

Should I not even worry and just place it where we want???

After everything is cut out and the new pieces of Dens-shield are installed do I install Corner Bead to box it out???

If I do need corner bead,I take the tiles right to the edge on both inside and out of the pocket right.

I would then put a bead of Caulk where they butt up all the way around too.

I hoping some members have done these pockets from scratch before,I don't plan to install those $10 soap holders I want it classy:)

Thankyou

Bob Mariani 02-13-2010 08:57 PM

you can buy recessed boxes to do everything you are trying to do. Much easier way to go. But that being put aside. you need to make the floor of the recess sloped to help drain water into the shower area. Then everything inside the recess needs to be completely waterproofed. I use EDPM menbrane for this. no need to use cornerbead Use bullnose tiles to give a clean edge all around the recess.

leave anything you install over the lip up of the lip at least 1/4" to prevent wicking

diykc 02-13-2010 10:40 PM

http://www.noblecompany.com/Portals/...20-%200709.pdf

I bought one of these for my tile shower job. Haven't installed it yet but it looks to make things much easier.

K.M.G 02-18-2010 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Mariani (Post 399446)
you can buy recessed boxes to do everything you are trying to do. Much easier way to go. But that being put aside. you need to make the floor of the recess sloped to help drain water into the shower area. Then everything inside the recess needs to be completely waterproofed. I use EDPM menbrane for this. no need to use cornerbead Use bullnose tiles to give a clean edge all around the recess.

leave anything you install over the lip up of the lip at least 1/4" to prevent wicking


Thanks for the reply

What Degree of slope is usually used,so the water can run off but not have the Shampoo go for a walk too:laughing:

We didn't plan on Bullnose tile,I don't even think we can find something to match.

What if we can't find a bullnose tile,should the corner bead be use with some caulking.

The second pocket for baths,does it matter how high up the tub

I didn't understand your last sentence to well,can you explain please about the wicking

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12...ambootile2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12...Bambootile.jpg

8x13

K.M.G 02-18-2010 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diykc (Post 399477)
http://www.noblecompany.com/Portals/...20-%200709.pdf

I bought one of these for my tile shower job. Haven't installed it yet but it looks to make things much easier.

I look at those,I was shocked at the price:eek:

Can't image how much more to buy and ship to Canada

If I miss these up I guess I will find out:laughing:

Do you have pictures to the Quality of them,its hard to tell by the ones on the website.

Thanks for the website

K.M.G 02-21-2010 07:38 PM

Can anymore members please give some advice on this project before I start:)

Thanks

noahweb 02-21-2010 07:42 PM

You can either frame this out, sheetrock it, and waterproof it and tile it

Or you can by easy to use, slip in products that you can tile over the top of. They screw into the face of the sheetrock

Place it wherever you want it

indiainternet4 07-28-2012 06:55 AM

happy to join this forum..
 
i feel gald to join this forum and hope to gain good knowledge by members.
thank you

indiainternet4 07-28-2012 06:56 AM

hi
 
you can installed by heating it and them after removing the upper part and then fix it.

ratherbefishing 07-28-2012 10:25 AM

I just built two in my new shower. This was the best tutorial I found (4 pages):
http://floorelf.com/how-to-build-a-n...or-your-shower

Blondesense 07-28-2012 10:20 PM

If you use the search function here (I use the one on the dark bar at the top of the page) type in "shower niche" and it should pick up some old threads on this subject.

I assume you've positioned them between the studs (I can't see your screw heads in your pics).

How large are your tiles? I would give some thought to where the niches are going to hit in the tile pattern.


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