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Old 04-14-2016, 09:55 PM   #46
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So did you totally skip to the end just to razz me? You clearly missed the part where I said my contractor ripped me off and the tile pro that was going to help was sick.

Glad you're a master at building showers because your social skills suck.
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:39 PM   #47
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When you don't know what you are doing the only other advice I have is hire a pro. Showers are not something most DIYers should tackle on their own with only internet schooling.

It takes years to master building a shower.
So did you totally skip to the end just to razz me? You clearly missed the part where I said my contractor ripped me off and the tile pro that was going to help was sick.

Glad you're a master at building showers because your social skills suck.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:55 PM   #48
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So did you totally skip to the end just to razz me? You clearly missed the part where I said my contractor ripped me off and the tile pro that was going to help was sick.

Glad you're a master at building showers because your social skills suck.
I am just direct and to the point. I don't sugar coat or create safe zones for sensitive peoples. I told you my expert advice and you dumped on it and then listed your life issues.

You have never once stated you were "ripped off". In your first post you said that you think he didn't waterpoof enough, that's it. So you may want to slow your roll. It's obvious that my advice wasn't well received, but I never attacked you personally.

If you had said that your contractor ripped you off, I would have asked some questions, because it's my firm belief that often home owners don't do their part in vetting contractors and then play victim when things don't go as they thought it would. Did you have a contract? Did you select one of the, or the lowest bidder? Did you call their last three projects to find out how they went? Did you take the time to go to one of their former projects and look at their work? Did they have liability insurance, workers comp, properly licensed, bonded? Did you require a surety bond? Am I saying its all your fault? Absolutely not, but I do think that there is enough blame to go around when things like this happen.

I did read the part where your tile pro was sick, and that for some unexplained reason you HAD to have it done by Monday, but forums are read for years after the initial thread has died. When someone reads this thread I want them to also understand the proper way to resolve this issue. It's not that hard and doesn't require the expense or steps of screeding the walls.

My second advice was to hire a pro to finish it. You obviously saw the merit in that advice as that was the route that you originally took. It's not that hard to find another contractor. My advice comes from years of experience remodeling bathrooms. There are so many little details that you will take longer and be under more stress doing it yourself than just taking the time to find someone to finish. It's just my opinion. I am sorry it's not what you wanted to hear and don't like me not sugar coating it, but it wasn't meant with malice. I saw some of your other responses and it's clear you have a bit of a chip on your shoulder and didn't really want advice, but help with what you had already decided to do.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:36 PM   #49
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I am very impressed with what you've accomplished! Many wouldn't even attempt it.

You thanked people at least 17 times which is unusual in this chatroom!

Thanks for sharing it.

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