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Old 07-19-2002, 05:17 PM   #1
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Bench looks good and it is strong to the wall. In my opinion.

Now...
How does the "Dry Pack" mortar look to the pros out there. Just enough moisture to get it to hold together in my hand. The front side being a little more moist.

The front edge is pretty fragile. Will that harden? Or should I take a don't touch attitude for a while?

Signed: 1st time dry packer

pics at: http://www.rtstechnicalservices.com/...oom/index.html
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Old 07-19-2002, 05:21 PM   #2
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Bud is the "better bench" guy. I think I would have used fat mud on the front, but the dry pack looks good from here. See how it acts tomorrow. If it's hard and not crumbly, it should be fine.
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Old 07-19-2002, 05:47 PM   #3
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I used the sand mix on mine and it was fine.

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Old 07-19-2002, 06:16 PM   #4
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Thumbs up nice pictures

Hey gadjtguy,

Thanks for posting those nice pictures.

I'm in the planning stage of redoing my stall shower,
and I like the better bench concept.

Boy, that bench in the pictures sure looks big.
What size better bench is it, and
what are the dimensions of your shower pan?

We are considering a "neo-angle" glass shower enclosure,
but my wife is concerned about the amount of space that
would be lost due to the square (outside) corner being truncated
into the neo - triangle.

The better bench also takes away some space on the (inside) corner
-- but only at 1 vertical level -- not all the way from the
shower pan to the top of the glass like the neo-angle does.
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Old 07-19-2002, 06:45 PM   #5
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Truncated? Neo-triangle? I can't WAIT to see this response (^:
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Old 07-19-2002, 07:01 PM   #6
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Unhappy Uh Oh ...

truncated ... like chopped-off.
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Old 07-19-2002, 09:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments on the pictures. I might just keep updating that site (for family's sake).

Sparky:
The better Bench in the picture is the BB-30 (30" across the front. 21.5" on both sides) They make a BB-24 (17" sides) & a BT-17 (12" sides).

I liked that size not only for my big-a$$ (kidding) but the shower base is 34" wide x 5' length (replaced a tub). So why not put a big sucka in. I'm told the females will appreciate it...

We'll see how it goes. First time using a Dry Pack Mortar. I'm kind of nervous to see if it all works out okay. Keep those positive thoughts coming.

Good luck with you project.
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Old 07-20-2002, 06:37 AM   #8
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New Pics

I just put up some 'morning after' pics. Does the color change indicate anything to you John? Did I do okay? More important, will it stay put if pressed on? Or should I just settle down and put the tile on there to hold it together better.

RR

ps-love this board

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Old 07-20-2002, 06:04 PM   #9
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Sue, I'll post a 'truncated' response here.

Looks good to me. Color is deceiving. As long as it's hard and not flakey on the front, you are in good shape. Don't know why Bud hasn't been around this post. I think he gets kickbacks from "Better Bench."
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Old 07-20-2002, 06:35 PM   #10
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Pretty slick! I think I want to try one of these things now that I see it in action.

Nice work so far, Gadjtguy.
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Old 07-21-2002, 07:00 AM   #11
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I watchin' all of ya.

Screw somthin' up and I'll be on ya like a duck on a june bug. So far so good!
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Old 07-21-2002, 07:55 AM   #12
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Old 07-21-2002, 09:18 AM   #13
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Old 07-21-2002, 11:50 AM   #14
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Now that you mention duck, I think we will be going to our favorite Chinese restaurant tonight.
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Old 07-24-2002, 11:04 AM   #15
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Do you have to do anything special to the bottom of that better bench to finish it off?

Do you tile the bottom as well as the top and sides?

If not do you have to waterproof it in any way?
Just thinking of rust stains dripping off of exposed metal and staining the grout.

Now for the most important question, when I order one of these benches and mention Buds name will they charge me MORE or LESS?

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