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Old 04-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #16
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Slow down a little fireball!

Get it all torn out and let's see what you have to work with. No reason to speculate at this point. This won't be a major project. It doesn't matter now what was done before, you are getting ready to change all of that.

If that is real ceramic tile on the floor just leave it for now, you may have to remove it.

Once it has all been removed then back up and give us another photo - no close-ups right now.

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Old 04-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #17
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Ok. I did not take both sides of the drywall down yet. That's Monday's task. The first picture is of the wall that has the shower faucet (although it's not in the pic someone sprayed great stuff foam around the handle). The second is the wall to the right of the faucet and the last is the wall on the right when u enter the shower.
I will also take apart the curb. At this point I don't have any tools other than basic items. Hoping to beg and borrow anything more complicated than a mitre saw, compressor and very used framing nailer/finish nailer.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #18
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I guess you know you are playing with a lot of mold during that demolition. I hope you are dressing accordingly.

Long sleeves.
Face mask.
Gloves.


I would dowse that area with some bleach-water if it were me.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:55 PM   #19
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Thanks Bud! With my allergies to dust/mold/mildew I'm pretty prepared to deal with it. I have a respirator that I got for when I tried painting with a sprayer.
Kind of hard to read and I can't find my graph paper. The top is the bathroom and I'm trying to figure out if there is any place to move the closet next to it. A girl has to have a place for her clothes!
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:01 AM   #20
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Ok. The shower pan is concrete as is the curb. I purchased 5 ft liner and I already took the drain out. I am not sure of the next steps though. We have decided we just don't have the funds to do all we want so we will just fix the shower. It's liner, concrete, durock, tile? My biggest concern is the drain. I Have never messed with plumbing.

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Old 05-03-2011, 11:54 AM   #21
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Here is the short 14" side. We took out the stud attached to the floor. You can see the shower floor is just concrete with the tile attached to it. The curb is solid concrete as well.
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Ugh ugh ugh. Well I'm a bit upset. This is a friends house that I'm helping on and apparently she has been talking to someone and she has taken a few steps I was unaware of.
First the bottom stud and the lower 1/4 of another stud were taken out and replaced. Then then were screwed together. Is it just me or is this wrong?
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Yup. That's a bad plan. That joint will weaken in short order. That should have been replaces with a solid piece. Failing that, a solid piece should be sistered along side it.
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They aren't listening to me and I'm the one who reads up on everything before I do anything. Sigh. I will keep everyone posted if she let's me know what else she has done. I quit.
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{Post #22 second photo}
That's going to cause a helluva hump in the wallboard. I would get rid of that silly splicing device and simply sister-in another 2X.
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Bud- I totally get that. It's why I quit. I'm totally a read and plan person. I read as much as I can first then plan my costs (I like budgets for this stuff). She is a fly by your seat kinda person. I feel if your are going to do it, do it right or it will cost you twice. Sigh. I'm waiting for the call about the bulge when the durock goes up. She wouldn't even listen as I tried to explain why it's wrong. I figure someone told her that u can do it that way and she figures they must know and I'm only book smart.

When she send pics (and I know she will) I will put them on here so every can see the bulge that is going to happen.

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Old 05-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #27
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That whole assembly cost three times more than a simple sister-stud would have and took twice as long.

I'll be waiting for the pictures.
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Apparently she cemented the durock down on the 14" wall on the left and for half the 37" wall on the left. She thought it would help keep water out.
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I'm wondering if she will redguard it as well. Or just put the tiles up?
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No pan liner? Looks like a leak waiting to happen in very short order. See this http://www.ontariotile.com/preslope.html

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