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Old 08-15-2009, 08:04 PM   #91
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I don't see what thinset has to do with any of those glass blocks.

Reason I ask... same stuff holding tiles on wall was in between......
Wall not to stable since i removed everything......

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Old 08-15-2009, 09:34 PM   #92
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same stuff holding tiles on wall was in between......
In between the glass blocks???

Don't see that being possible. Thinset wouldn't stay in that vertical position, it would quickly droop and come out I'm thinking.

What receptacles?
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Now you got me again. What receptacles?

if you at picture #2 there is 2- single gang boxes, and 12-2 going in them .... one is a bath gfi, and one is the GFI for jetted tub.

Just seems out of place, then again I am not a home inspector......
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In between the glass blocks???

Don't see that being possible. Thinset wouldn't stay in that vertical position, it would quickly droop and come out I'm thinking.

What receptacles?

Yes--between (3) 2x4s and the glass wall going to ceiling......
just want to put right stuff back..

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Don't see that being possible. Thinset wouldn't stay in that vertical position, it would quickly droop and come out I'm thinking.

Lol then what should I use?
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If I build on on the wall, water will constantly hit it because of the body sprayers. If I slope the bottom and use kerdi do you think that will be ok? Or should I do away with it?

Niche Location: see the bay with (2) 2x4s stacked.. good/bad location?





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If I build on on the wall, water will constantly hit it because of the body sprayers. If I slope the bottom and use kerdi do you think that will be ok? Or should I do away with it?
Niches are a nice thing to have in a shower. You can buy premade waterproof niches from many sources. I would suggest you look at the Noble Company niches. There are several sizes and designs. That is your best bet.

If you build your own custom niche I wouldn't screw around with KERDI in that case, you may come away suicidal. Frame the niche as you have, line it with cement board sides and back. Fill the junctures with thinset and mesh tape then after the thinset is dry Redgard the hell out of it. Pay particular attention to the back corners and be sure there are no pin-holes.
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Now this "glass block" thing.

If you are adding more glass blocks there is a special "glass block mortar" that should be used, nothing else.

You can also buy glass blocks in panel units already glazed.

You can also buy glass block installation kits that contain spacers to stack the blocks on then silicone for the mortar joints. That system is a big joke from what I have seen. Getting that much silicone to look good would be a real challenge.
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Niches are a nice thing to have in a shower. You can buy premade waterproof niches from many sources. I would suggest you look at the Noble Company niches. There are several sizes and designs. That is your best bet.

If you build your own custom niche I wouldn't screw around with KERDI in that case, you may come away suicidal. Frame the niche as you have, line it with cement board sides and back. Fill the junctures with thinset and mesh tape then after the thinset is dry Redgard the hell out of it. Pay particular attention to the back corners and be sure there are no pin-holes.

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Now this "glass block" thing.

If you are adding more glass blocks there is a special "glass block mortar" that should be used, nothing else.

You can also buy glass blocks in panel units already glazed.

You can also buy glass block installation kits that contain spacers to stack the blocks on then silicone for the mortar joints. That system is a big joke from what I have seen. Getting that much silicone to look good would be a real challenge.
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not adding or anything like that... basically have a triangle gap about 3" deep that was previously filled with mortar... or something. I had to break out to get tile and board out. I just want to fill back in... Since removal that whole wall is flemsy.....

I see quikrete glass block mortar....

Thanks again....
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OK Bud back to the old thread... since you advised kerdi was my best method.... I decided to do all kerdi... since the body sprayers - spray the opposite wall..

I know it's sloppy and a few over lapped that could have been prevented but .......hopefully i never have a leak on the side where all the heads are...... the water cut off's are where the big hole is.......could not cover all the way...

with what has been finished will it work? Do you see any problems so far?



Niche not waterproofed yet either




I have not finished on the left side of the seat....





sloppyyyyyyy next shower should be much better

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I can tell you there is a definite "learning curve" when using KERDI. A simple floor is one thing - what you are doing is a bit more sophisticated and would challenge a lot of pros. That includes me. It appears you are doing fine. I always hated to wallpaper! Keep in mind that all KERDI-laps must be a minimum of two inches - EVERYWHERE.

You must watch out for "bulk". Lapping KERDI can create bulk and this will haunt you come time to tile. When you lap the KERDI use a 6" putty knife to squeeze the thinset from under the KERDI at all the seams. Press those junctures as flat as you can get them.

I use KERDI Band because it is 1/2 the thickness of KERDI Mat and makes for lower profile seams.
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[/quote]I use KERDI Band because it is 1/2 the thickness of KERDI Mat and makes for lower profile seams.[/quote]
I DID NOT KNOW THAT

2" overlap yes i seen the dotted lines on kerdi
I bought 60' of 5" band.. several inner/outter corners which i have used in seat....

Using 6" putty knife now......BULK i have definetly created on the seat ....

squeezing the **** out of it.. hands hurt

thanks for the input again!

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It's a lot of work, but considering the number of leaking "conventional" tiled showers I see, IMO well worth the effort to do it this way.
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another q

What is the best grout sealer to use in shower? Are they all pretty much the same? Just apply yearly? Someone at lowe's recommended this spray on sealer!
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...108&lpage=none


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