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Old 09-07-2017, 08:20 AM   #16
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Geno, I don't mean to add insult to injury, but what they attempted is so poorly thought out it would cause me to question everything about the installation, shower and otherwise.

The good news, if there is any, is that they were completely out on a limb and won't be able to point to any industry standard to support their waterproofing efforts.

I wouldn't wish this crap on anybody, but I suspect you're not going to exit the situation in a warm and fuzzy way.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:44 AM   #17
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I wonder how many times has this contractor gotten away with this? This design lacks any common sense.

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Old 09-07-2017, 12:37 PM   #18
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Thank you to all for your input. The other shower was leaking too and it looks like the same construction technique.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:49 PM   #19
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Agree about worry on the walls. I knocked off some of the tile and don't see it painted with the red guard or anything. Climbed into attic and don't see the cement board painted on the backside either
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:52 PM   #20
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Geno. Don't let anyone tell you that silicon caulk could remotely fix that issue.
I really want to meet this guy and talk tile and drainage with him.
This is quite amazing to me.



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Old 09-12-2017, 09:44 AM   #21
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I'm sorry Geno is having these issues. I also thank the good Lord above I came here to you guys BEFORE I started building my shower.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:14 AM   #22
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I hope there's some nail plates over those water lines. They're awful shallow.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:51 PM   #23
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Thank You Kman

Can't yet tell if there's plates over water pipes yet. But on the other side of that wall is Jethro's "cement pond" of a shower bench and the pipe location has been a topic for the demo guys. Looks like this thing is solid cement. Wonder what it weighs ? Anybody got ideas how to wreck this blummin thing out ?
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:59 PM   #24
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If they're construction techniques on that bench are similar to the rest of their work, a couple swift kicks should care of it. Sorry for the trouble you're having.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:58 PM   #25
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Electric chipping hammer. Looks like they did something right.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:50 AM   #26
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Ripping out 2 Showers

Ripping out both showers this week ($$$$$). Found that mud was poured level to the top of bottom red board (level to top of liner going horizontal over the red board). Then thin-set and tile were placed ABOVE the horizontal plane of "the curb". And ...... Not surprising to find that the Liner was placed directly on wood floor (no "preslope")
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:56 PM   #27
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i wouldnt be using wood to form the curb either, lots of better ways to do this, timber moves to much
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Geno. Any word from the contractor besides them saying that it needs more caulking? How long has it been since the showers were completed?

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Sorry for your unfortunate situation. I know this is a difficult and painful ordeal. On a lighter note maybe you can get the guy arrested for performing an abortion without a lisence. I think that is punishable with jail time in most states. I am sure your new showers will be beautiful and long lasting.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:25 PM   #30
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the "pre-slope". Aka "pre-slop"

Tear out and reconstruction almost done ($$$$). When we got down to the "pre-slope" all we had was vinyl on wood. This forum is great. Wish I had found it 5 months ago as I would have been able to ask the right questions as to determine the competence (or as in my case the lack there of)of the contractor who was in charge of my shower remodels. Lesson learned the hard way.
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