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Old 01-13-2010, 07:24 PM   #166
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HOLY CRAP don't be putin' no water in that thing!!!!
0 leaks will hopefully get all tiled this weekend
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:04 PM   #167
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Just kidding!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:12 PM   #168
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i was nervous. I seen that post at 6 PM at work... haha did not get home until 7:30 i was sweating bullets the whole time
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #169
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SORRY!

Sometimes I have a weird sense of humor. I'm sure you'll be fine. So how long did you let the water sit in the receptor?
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:23 PM   #170
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SORRY!

Sometimes I have a weird sense of humor. I'm sure you'll be fine. So how long did you let the water sit in the receptor?
all good, i will take a hit or two for the knowledge gained. 24 hours. hoping to be done in a few weeks. I AM TIRED OF walking upstairs in the cold.

I bought some color matching caulk/silicone. I plan to grout the walls but caulk shelf, seat, the edges going from seat to floor, curb and along the base of the floor. Sound good?
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:35 PM   #171
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You can do whatever you are comfortable with but if you have purchased 100% silicone I wouldn't use it if it were me. Siliconized caulk is OK, acrylic caulk is OK, but that stinking 100% silicone will ruin an otherwise good tile installation. Pure silicone (100%) is very difficult to work with and can ruin the tiles surface. Once it gets smeared on tile it is usually there to stay and is hard to eradicate. Proponents use alcohol to dress the silicone but that isn't easy and can make a helluva mess in the hands of someone not too experienced using caulk. A tiled shower such as this one is a showcase of one's ability and talents and using 100% silicone will put a guys pride and bragging-rights straight in the dumpers. If you are experienced with 100% silicone and comfortable with using it then go for it. If not, think about it for a while.

Sorry don't want to throw you a curve.

You can buy grout matching siliconized caulk also. Siliconized caulks can be dressed with a damp/wet sponge perfectly, 100% silicone cannot. Siliconized caulks can be cleaned up (when fresh) with water, 100% silicone cannot.
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ahhhhhh no wonder a few weeks ago when I tore out the grout and replaced with caulk. Where coutetops meet backsplash. I just checked it was 100% silicone and was a PITA. 2.5 tubes just to caulk 20' because I had to keep taking out and restarting.

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it was a special order from HD. THey knew my application. Hopefully it's right. 1 tube was almost $11
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ahhhhhh no wonder a few weeks ago when I tore out the grout and replaced with caulk. Where coutetops meet backsplash. I just checked it was 100% silicone and was a PITA. 2.5 tubes just to caulk 20' because I had to keep taking out and restarting.
Well then you know of what I speak.
Seriously as you have found out - a person can do more harm than good using 100% silicone when it comes to a tile installation.

Siliconized caulk that matches any grout color and comes sanded or unsanded costs about 7-8 bucks per tube at HD, Lowe's, Menard's.

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it's by TILE PERFECT non sanded. Siliconized. THATS GOOD!!!!!!!

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OK that's better!
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OK that's better!

quess I should have got sanded since my grout is sanded
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OH WELL, not the end of the world. The color may look a little different because of the lack of texture from the sand but it should fly.

Keep in mind that the sand is a filler and reduces the potential for the caulk to shrink. Keep your gaps that are to be caulked small to reduce shrinkage.
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OH WELL, not the end of the world. The color may look a little different because of the lack of texture from the sand but it should fly.

Keep in mind that the sand is a filler and reduces the potential for the caulk to shrink. Keep your gaps that are to be caulked small to reduce shrinkage.
SOunds good to me
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well did not tile this weekend drank to much last night )))))

how would you approach this? Make that tiny cut so the wall tiles sit on top? Or fill gap with caulk? Of course when wall tile installed gap will be smaller? How would it look if cut was 1 block in? Maybe a few blocks in? almost like a 1/4 border....????







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