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Old 06-26-2008, 12:47 AM   #16
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that looks really nice. I am in the process of starting my own bathroom remodel, first one ever on my own. I will keep checking your progress so I may be inspired........I am currently working on waterproofing my basement with Drylok and I am so pumped on how it's turning out.

good luck on finishing your project it looks really nice.

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I'm grouting this weekend. Gotta say I'm really dreading that part!
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Looks great!
Glad you took and posted the pictures of what a mess you had to start with.
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Looks great!
Glad you took and posted the pictures of what a mess you had to start with.
Thanks. I had to replace the floor sheathing, and was working on the open floor joists...Which made a nice place to throw all that rotted punky wood and sheetrock instead of carrying it outside at the time. Now I have a mess to cart up my basement stairs!
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:40 AM   #20
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Hey, that happened to me once. Working on a 30 year old split level, I was do demo on the hall bath. Luckily, the tile (1"x1" mosaic) was laid in a mud bed that was around 3" thick. My laborer decided to use a 25 lb sledge so he broke through into the basement. At least it was only the furnace room . Nothing like trying to clean small chucks of cement and metal lath from around a furnace. It was the single biggest mess I've ever had to deal with.

I'm sure you had fun too!
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:42 PM   #21
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Suffered a minor plumbing setback tonight. Moose, my Labrador, got ahold of the 2" P-trap for the shower and cracked the bung and plug on the bottom within seconds. I came home from Lowes and set the trap on the floor when I emptied the sack, so he though it was for him. I saw him pick it up but figured he'd never be able to hurt it.

He seems to like PVC better than rawhide. $8 down the drain, but Moose is happy. Lesson learned.
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Very nice job thus far. I love the tile types and colors.

Thanks for posting the pics.
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you are a DIY'er? wow, that looks pro quality! look'n good, can't wait to see final product.

be sure to post some tips for and lessons learned for benefit of others.

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Suffered a minor plumbing setback tonight. Moose, my Labrador, got ahold of the 2" P-trap for the shower and cracked the bung and plug on the bottom within seconds. I came home from Lowes and set the trap on the floor when I emptied the sack, so he though it was for him. I saw him pick it up but figured he'd never be able to hurt it.

He seems to like PVC better than rawhide. $8 down the drain, but Moose is happy. Lesson learned.
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True. He's better help than most of my buddies though.
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True. He's better help than most of my buddies though.
My chocolate lab is a typical supervisor. She walks underfoot, checks everything out and then walks away shaking her head.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:49 PM   #27
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Great job, im loving the slate...excited to see more results
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Thanks. I grouted the shower and the backsplash, so I'll try to post more pics tonight.
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Ok, so the shower is all grouted. The grout is "natural" color, which looks awful light to me. But, the sealer that I'm using will darken it considerably, or so they tell me. You're looking at over 25 pounds of grout folks...In the stupid shower alone. The small tiles on the floor and the seat were easy to grout because of their uniform height, but everything else was done one inch at a time with a margin float. Not fun.
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And here's the backspash. I still need to caulk the bottom joint to the countertop.

Next step is grouting the floor tiles.

The most frustrating thing about grouting this natural slate is cleaning the excess grout off the slate. This stuff is nothing like ceramic tile, and the haze has to be washed off, not buffed off. Even though I pre-sealed before grouting, it still works its way into all the little crevices and pores. I did a small area at a time, and repeatedly sponged each area off with clean water after grouting. I've washed the entire thing probably 7 times now, and am just getting the haze off.
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