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Old 04-15-2011, 06:29 AM   #31
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I was wondering - are you going to install tile on the floor?
If so, underlayment (plywood, cementboard, etc.) over the subfloor?
Try to install any of the electric, in the bath, with GFCI protection.
Looking good!

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Keep in mind that "permabase" is moisture resistant not waterproof.
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-Yes, tile on the floor. I went with Ditra underlayment, well worth the expense from what I hear. The plug that has been added to the bathroom is GFCI and the dedicated circuit to the floor has a GFCI breaker.

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-Yes, I heard that as well. I made sure to install the permabase a 1/4 inch above the bathtub as to not allow any seepage.



-Well, finished the drywall today, wired up and installed the heated floor. Having to glue down each loop is a pain in the butt. Put the first coat of mortar down with Ditra on top. Letting that all Dry before we move onto the mudding and tiling. Loving the progress!
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:12 PM   #34
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Looks very good!
When you're done with it - we have to re-do a "nice" bathroom in a
120 year old house - want to take another "vacation" and come down
here and help!?!
Ha, ha, ha!

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Old 04-17-2011, 11:28 AM   #35
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Little update...

We did some tiling last night, looking good! Using that angle grinder seen below to cut the toilet flange hole worked like a charm! This tile is tough! Cutting the faucet and taps plus pot lights into that tile is going to be hell. I had an impossible time passing a masonry drill bit through there already. Got some research to do on that...
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Quick update, grouted the floor today and cut 2 holes in 2 pieces of porcelain. Man oh man, we're talking 1 hour per hole with a diamond tipped hole saw on a drill press. About a bottle and a half of water in a spray bottle gets used. I still have to cut out the shower head and pot lights, dreading that immensely.
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Well good luck to your project plans for your bathroom. I will guess that it will look so good after you are done with it cause of your one week off.







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"CB" ("Wife Pleaser" - I can see why!)
We use a "Roto-Zip" with a diamond bit (lots of water!) - it's "pricey" -
around here the cost is $35 to $40.
We've used it on floor tile - marble, slate, porcelain/glass, etc. - with
very good success.
Practice on some scrap pieces, before you attempt "real" cuts - clamp
the pieces down.
(Caution! - don't try this at home! - he, he, he!)
Make sure, when you go to set the toilet - use a wax ring that's thick
enough - you might want to stack 2 thin wax rings - (or a "No. 10" -
sometimes: it's "hit or miss").
When you go to caulk between the tub-surround walls and the tub -
fill the tub with warm water - let it sit for awhile - then caulk.

Looks Good!
Cordially yours: from the "wonderful world" of "Remodeling H*ll"!
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What is the distance from the wall to the center of the toilet flange? Looks a little short.
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{Mop in Hand} has a point.
Your tile looks like 12" by 12" - make sure the "Center" of the toilet-flange
is, at least, 12 inches away from the "Finished" wall surface (behind the
toilet).

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Making good progress. This should be moved to the project showcase board.
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-I will check out other options for hole cutting on my next trip to the hardware store. I think I cheaped out on my hole saws after watching a few youtube videos of other hole saws in action. Thanks for the advice on the wax rings, I did indeed have to stack two rings together. And again, excellent advice on the filling of the tub, I checked that out and it seems like the thing to do.

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-The distance is 11 1/4. Why? Because of the joist that was in the way and 'cocky' measurements. We measured the toilet, then the wall and figured we could squeeze it in without cutting the joist. A little close for comfort but it doesn't touch the wall. Close one.

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-Thanks! Being a new member I wasn't sure where to place this thread. I'd be fine with moving it if you think it'd be better suited for the project showcase board.
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Bah! Forgot to hit upload, sorry...
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looking ok so far keep us informed
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For cutting smaller holes for the shower bits, a trick is to use an angle grinder and cut from the backside of the tile.

Transfer your measurements onto the back of your tile. Then you starting "sinking" your grinder into each line, the trick here is to do it bit by bit, because the blade is a circle (obviously), the cut will actually be a lot longer than needed, but you stop once you break through the front of the tile for the required size.

Let me see if I can find a picture to explain. Ah sweet, found one. If done right you shouldn't need the other tools in the picture, just a grinder.



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