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Old 12-17-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Hello guys new to the forum but no way near new to this occupation. I've been in construction my whole life now I own a business in Indiana. Hope I can help answer questions and I'll be asking some too.

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Best luck on the Business,Welcome to the Forum
You may get some local referrals if you are more specific in your location.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Hi Pro Handyman, would like to ask a question. I am a mildly experienced do-it-yourselfer and I am used to coming up with unconventional solutions to common household problems. I am stumped with this one; I have an idea but I don't know if it will work. Two years ago, my husband and I completely refurbished a single-wide trailer (due to financial circumstances from the economy, but that's a long story). It included an unplanned complete re-do of the entire bathroom. It turned out great except for the shower. We chose a middle-of-the-road shower kit made of high grade plastic. While the wall panels and shower pan themselves have held up nicely, we have one major problem. The manufacturer recommended ONLY silicone to seal the joints but there are several issues with that. Being a mobile home means that there is some 'give' and the silicone doesn't stick whatsoever to the plastic anyway so any wiping or cleaning causes the beads to come right off. Just the water hitting it causes it to come loose and subsequently it tends to grow mold around and behind the loose silicone (ick). My question is, do you think I could use some kind of semi-solid flexible grout to fill the joints that would remain sealed, stick to the plastic without eating it, and be cleanable and 'sanitizable'? Any ideas you have would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Couple questions is the flat panels shower surround or a kit? And what kind of silicone are you using?
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It was a kit - two ends and the back wall. In all honesty, I can't remember what kind of silicone it was originally but it was stuff regularly available at Lowe's, we got white to match the shower rather than clear, and we've tried two different kinds. It certainly doesn't stick to the plastic. Is there a brand you recommend? I'm tackling this myself (or I'll hire someone) because once we moved in, I couldn't get my husband to do another thing.
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What I would suggest is a silicone adhesive you can buy it in white. They sell it at Lowe's just have to make sure it says silicone adhesive and is flexible. Around here its about $6 a tube. I would not suggest a grout cause it will crack and fall off.
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Welcome Pro--Looks like the customers are lining up for you!!!

Nice area ,Bloomington---Hoosier national park----Right? It's been years but I believe that's where my camping trip started.
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Welcome Pro--Looks like the customers are lining up for you!!!

Nice area ,Bloomington---Hoosier national park----Right? It's been years but I believe that's where my camping trip started.
Oh yeah It's nice here plenty of camping, and fishing.
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It was a kit - two ends and the back wall. In all honesty, I can't remember what kind of silicone it was originally but it was stuff regularly available at Lowe's, we got white to match the shower rather than clear, and we've tried two different kinds. It certainly doesn't stick to the plastic. Is there a brand you recommend? I'm tackling this myself (or I'll hire someone) because once we moved in, I couldn't get my husband to do another thing.
Did you get a chance to try my suggestion? And did it work for you?
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Hey! Looks like you'll be a nice addition to for the forum! (:

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