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Old 05-20-2014, 09:49 AM   #16
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Thanks for the reply! Those receptacles in that last pic is already existing. Old stuff.

I am replacing the old switches and gfci outlet with newer products. But I wont be running new wire. Thats what the builder put there.


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Old 05-20-2014, 08:58 PM   #17
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is the ceiling still in place?
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:11 PM   #18
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is the ceiling still in place?

Yep! I didnt see anything wrong with the ceiling drywall at all, other than the nasty yellow color.

I am a one man team here. I really didnt want to have to deal with the insulation and getting help to hang new drywall. I am happy I didnt have to go down that road.

I did purchase 2 shower rated recessed lights I am adding to the ceiling for the shower.

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Old 05-24-2014, 06:44 PM   #19
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Update! Got some more work done

Put up some drywall, installed the kerdi shower niche, laid the abs drain pipe (1/4" slope and leveled it), will back fill with gravel and dirt I removed from the trench and then fill with cement, cut the holes and ran romex for the recessed shower lights, also added a usb plug/outlet behind the toilet...lol

Its comin slowly but surely!






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Looking good so far---I hope Bud or Jazz look in and offer some advice on the Schluter System---Mike---
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Ok, slight dilema here. Rookie mistake.

Guess I should have looked and measured the bonding flange pipe. The pipe off the flange is exactly 1" long. My drain pipe is 3/4" too high. Didnt realize my drain pipe needed to be lower than the cement slab. It is lower but it needed to be 3/4" lower than it is. So I thought of some options I still have to fix the problem....

A) I can totally dig up the drainage pipes i installed. Remeasure everything and set it 3/4" lower.

B) I can buy some 3/4" styrofoam or whatever schluter calls for to raise the entire subfloor 3/4"....or

C) I can put the bonding flange on my belt sander and trim that 1" pipe down to 1/4" and viola...troubles over!!

What do you think?? I would love to take the easier route and just sand that pipe 3/4".

Thanks!!!

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I've never used that drain set---so I can't say 'go ahead' from here---how big of a job is lowering the drain?
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I've never used that drain set---so I can't say 'go ahead' from here---how big of a job is lowering the drain?

Thanks for tryin to help! I already cut the flange pipe. Worked perfect!! Sits flush and totally level. I took my time cutting it and slapped a sander to it. Came out great!! :D
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Oh yeah! I did a totally piss poor job cementing that hole and trough in. Guess i will never be a masonry guy. It was my very first attempt at cementing though.

Good thing you wont see it and I do have to put down thin set mortar to attach the shower tray.

Still incredibly angry at myself for totally jackin this cement up!!!

I'll go ahead and embarrass myself with a pic so you all can laugh at me...

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I've done worse----

Thanks for attempting to make me feel better.

After watching videos online. Im pretty sure I didnt add enough water to the cement mix. Plus, it started to set on me. It got ugly from there.

Now i'm pretty sure I am gonna lay a thin layer of self leveling compound. Just so I am completely level for the kerdi shower tray. Anyone have any recommendations for a leveling compound?? 36" x 36" area

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That combination receptacle / 2x USB port receptacle has to go. You need a GFCI protected receptacle in there.
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That combination receptacle / 2x USB port receptacle has to go. You need a GFCI protected receptacle in there.
Maybe it has a GFCI at the beginning of the run.
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Yeah the romex will run directly to this gfci near the light switch. So I'm covered there.

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Bought some fun/good stuff...



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