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Old 03-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #391
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Thanks Wendy! I definitely don't feel that I need the caulk to make it pretty, I actually like the clean look of the chrome against the tile:

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Here are some photos of the Kerdi-Fix around the Kerdi penetrations, and the silicone at the tile. I think I should be fine without caulking .

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Oooh, I figured out why my camera was making everything putrid. I was in some weird "scene" mode, now I am back to normal, and the whites are back to white. Sounds like a bleach commercial.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:10 PM   #392
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Oh but Leon, you'll miss out on taping around all those fixtures. Wouldn't want to do that, would you?

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Old 03-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #393
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My Home Depot is out of blue tape, Ceci... They said they had to ship their entire stock to Chicago, where some lady cleaned them out . You wouldn't know anything about that by chance?
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #394
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Well %#@*&@^ it, ugh. This is why I try to do everything myself...

Had the glass installed yesterday:

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Not thrilled with the door to panel alignment, but hopefully that can be fixed via adjustments:


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This is a bigger problem, who can tell what's wrong with this "caulked" seam? There are about 3 other places like that...

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Question: My readings on this forum suggest that silicone does not stick to cured silicone - so should I insist on them pulling off the entire seam and recaulking, instead of touch-up, which I am sure will be their going-in position?

Finally, the crowning touch - you can see that the door is hinged from a fixed glass panel, not a wall. I initially asked them to have the fixed panel go to the ceiling to reduce flexing, but they insisted that it would not be necessary. I questioned them on this repeatedly, and they held firm, so I trusted the professionals. Result? The "fixed" panel flexes like crazy when I open the door. So, we're off into the wonderful land of "who pays what share of the rework costs", oh how I hate those, no one comes out happy.

So that's my happy update for the day .
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #395
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Well shit. I told you to do it yourself. How are the panels held in the channels in curb?

I also think it would look interesting to have the one panel go to the ceiling.

It is looking stellar, though.

Is your backyard flooded?
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #396
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Exactly, and I told you that typically I do do things myself .. shoulda done this one too, ugh.

The panels are currently just wedged in place in the curb slots, I was going to inject silicone later (now I am really glad that I held off on having them do it, what a mess that would have been).

I agree, I think the fixed panel going to the ceiling will look nice, especially with the extra clear starphire glass I went with... So I think that's what I'll do, it'll certainly make it much stiffer, I just am kickin gmyself for allowing them to talk me out of it.

How did you like their caulking job??? . Do I have to make them remove all the caulk?

LMAO about the flooded backyard, good eye Sam... But that happens to be the Pacific ocean... Not bad having an ocean view from the throne, right?
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #397
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No idea about the caulk, but I'm pretty sure there shouldn't be gaps enough to stick stuff through, you know, with water's properties and all.

I'm all for that panel reaching the top. It would add some asymmetric interest IMO.

I'm glad you're not flooded. I live in New Orleans; I'm gun shy.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:57 PM   #398
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Leon, I would insist they pull and recaulk and not just go over it, but first find out if they will. If they say yes, I would pull it out myself since really doubt they will clean out the residue as well as you and from my understanding all residue needs to be removed. No, won't be fun, but think you are use to that, no?

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #399
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Agreed, if they don't want to pull off the caulk, I'll do it myself...

I'm curious to see how the chat tomorrow goes... No one is happy to get that call, you know - "Ah, we have a bit of a problem here, remember when I asked for the floor to ceiling glass panel and you said 'no need', well guess what...."
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I would not touch the glass until you are satisfied with it. If you scratch or break it, it's yours.

I dont not have any of my glass doors installed on a floating panel. They are either mounted off the wall or they are on floor to ceiling panels.

Just curious....... How much was that glass install?

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #401
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Hammy, you bet, I don't plan to touch anything. I am dealing with a very reputable shop, so I expect that they will make it right, it's just such a hassle at this point.

I tried like crazy to avoid hinging the door from a glass panel, but could not think of any way to hang it from a wall with my layout (first post). Believe me, I tried. And I did push for the floor to ceiling panel, but they talked me out of it. Of course I have to admit that while they talked me out of it, I did agree to it in the end .

The total job was about $1800, using 3/8" starphire glass.
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I went back and looked at your first post / layout.

Where did you install a vent/fan?

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Old 03-06-2012, 11:18 PM   #403
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Haven't installed it yet, but I did buy the 190 cfm Whisper Ceiling fan. I haven't given too much thought yet to the location, but I am leaning towards somewhere near the window or the closet. Why do you ask?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:16 AM   #404
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If anyone else could weigh in on whether the glass caulk job can be repaired with more caulk, or if all the caulk has to come out, that would be great.. I am going to be calling them this morning, so would ike to know how hard to push on this issue. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #405
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I guess I found my answer:

From GE Website:

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Can I apply new silicone on old silicone?
For the best adhesion, we recommend removing the old silicone. New silicone will bond to old silicone, but the bond is not as strong as if it is adhered to a clean surface. If you choose to apply over old silicone, the warranty is void.
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