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Old 04-07-2016, 11:15 PM   #31
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Should I silicone between the bottom of the hardie board and base before I install tile?
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Not needed---the flange will direct any water back out of the wall.
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I'm thinking more for moisture though. The whole point is to prevent water and moisture from getting behind the backer board right?


Also do you have any tips for patterning this style of tile? 32x18 18x18 8x18 and 8x8 peices. I found a pattern guide online, but I just want to know if anyone has some tips as I realized it was going to be a lot more difficult than I first thought.
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Silicone won't hurt--go for it.

That pattern sounds complicated---huge long tiles---you might want to check out leveling clips---Lash by QEP work well and don't cost a lot---
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Most instructions say to just rest it on the flange. I think that's stupid as it ignores all water flashing control logic.
I know this is an older post, but how does it ignore water flashing control logic? How much water do you expect to make it paste a layer of caulk, behind the tile, up the flange past another layer of caulk and behind the pan?

And if you are worried about it, just rabbit the bottom of the cement board so that it overlaps the flange a bit.

I am like Mike, I have installed dozens and dozens of tubs and shower pans and never lipped or furred out the durock.
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I'm thinking more for moisture though. The whole point is to prevent water and moisture from getting behind the backer board right?


Also do you have any tips for patterning this style of tile? 32x18 18x18 8x18 and 8x8 peices. I found a pattern guide online, but I just want to know if anyone has some tips as I realized it was going to be a lot more difficult than I first thought.
How would moisture get behind the backer through that gap.
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Thanks for everyone input, mainly of course oh' mike! These are the results of my first tile job. Everything including door, plumbing and base put in for under $1k
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Thanks for everyone input, mainly of course oh' mike! These are the results of my first tile job. Everything including door, plumbing and base put in for under $1k
You sound like an HGTV show...your time is worth money. Figure in your hours and multiply by what your time is worth and it cost you much more than $1k.
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You sound like an HGTV show...your time is worth money. Figure in your hours and multiply by what your time is worth and it cost you much more than $1k.
thanks for making that clear on the do it yourself chatroom. Someone might have assumed I didnt do it myself and drove themselves nuts trying to figure out how it was so cheap!
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Looking good!

You picked a complicated pattern---congratulations---Mike--
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Looking good!

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One last issue im trying to figure out if i should seal it or not. It seems as though it could go both ways. Im leaning towards not sealing it after doing some reading, but thought I should at least seal the niche and the corner shelves?

What do you think?
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Is it natural stone? If yes, seal it. There is no question.
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