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Old 04-12-2012, 03:07 AM   #31
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just wondering, how did you keep the SLC in that one spot without pouring out the edges?

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Old 04-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #32
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just wondering, how did you keep the SLC in that one spot without pouring out the edges?
I built up my floor so the perimeter was 3/8" higher. Effectively I made a swimming pool that was 3//8's deep.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:39 PM   #33
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It's my first time doing crown. I spent some time staring at the trim, my saw, and had a few grade 8 geometry flashbacks but in the end it turned out pretty good.

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Tomorrow is paint and install the tub day, wish me luck.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:23 PM   #34
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Made some progress this weekend but am a bit stalled. I have a buddy (plumber) who is going to come over and help me install the tub. That was supposed to happen yesterday but didn't, but I've got my fingers crossed that tomorrow is the day.

I don't want to lay the floor until the tub is in but I did dry fit the tile and make all my cuts so at least the floor tile will go smooth.

I go back to work tomorrow so I'm back to evenings and weekends but the pace has to keep going. My family is being quite patient without the main shower but that may change with every day that goes by.

The marble is light emperador and looks pretty sweet.
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Made some progress this weekend but am a bit stalled. I have a buddy (plumber) who is going to come over and help me install the tub. That was supposed to happen yesterday but didn't, but I've got my fingers crossed that tomorrow is the day.

I don't want to lay the floor until the tub is in but I did dry fit the tile and make all my cuts so at least the floor tile will go smooth.

I go back to work tomorrow so I'm back to evenings and weekends but the pace has to keep going. My family is being quite patient without the main shower but that may change with every day that goes by.

The marble is light emperador and looks pretty sweet.


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A sneak peak of the wall tile.

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:49 AM   #36
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I made a bit of progress. Tub is in, supply is roughed in, floor tile tomorrow.

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Old 04-19-2012, 01:16 AM   #37
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It was a bit awkward wrestling it into place but between my wife, daughter, and I we managed to get it in.
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A couple of observations---Adding a 2x4 to the part of the wall where the tub doors or shower rod woll be attached will make your life easier----

Typically air chambers (knockers) are added to the water lines for the tub mixer valve.

I have seen a lot of mixer valves installed without them--and not a problem---it is mighty hard to add them after the tile is installed,however.
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Looks fantastic so far!
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I spent the morning trying not to electrocute myself.

The good news is the new light over the shower works;

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And the floor is getting warm!


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I love your taste in materials, from the fixtures to the tile and paint and the crown. It's going to be a very elegant looking bathroom
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The Kerdi board is starting to go up.

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I love your taste in materials, from the fixtures to the tile and paint and the crown. It's going to be a very elegant looking bathroom
Thanks for this; I hope it winds up nice because good or bad, we're going to be living with it for the next decade or two.
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Nice work. What kind of lighting did you use over the shower?
Do you really need tape over wire-nut?
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Made some good progress today. I finished up wiring the light over the shower, wired in the heated flooring, and got the Kerdi-Board up in the shower.



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The Kerdi was nice to work with. It is light to move around and cuts easily with a knife. It's more solid and sturdy than i was expecting. It has a foam core and is covered with a felt type membrane; nice stuff.

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