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Old 09-05-2017, 06:42 AM   #31
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In the first picture with the felt paper, it appears that you may have your overlaps backwards on at least one spot on the back wall. You should start at the bottom and successive rows should overlap the one below.

1. What size are the tiles? Are you finishing the top with a bullnose or something else?

2. So at the corner at the far left, out of the picture, there would be a small gap there? That should have been addressed before you set the first tile. Unless you're willing to start over, there's not a whole you can do now. Maybe put a deco band vertically just outside the shower?
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:55 PM   #32
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it does appear that way, but it is over lapped properly = from bottom to top, just like shingles. that felt paper, as it is in that pic, would not leak if the shower was used normally.

12x24, the same as in the example pic.
the top. so far i am just planning to caulk it. but that could change.

yes, about 1"ish. the single tile on the back wall is not set, i used it as a spacer.

i thought about a deco band, but it would be so small as to look odd. and even if it didn't, at any size, idk that i would like it. i also thought about a bull nose trim and a few other things. but they all start getting expensive.

cost is an issue here. and so is complexity = the more complex it is, the more chance there is for me to screw it up. and, i am not looking to make this a "showcase" .

thank you for you advice
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:40 PM   #33
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i was reading another thread. but maybe i misunderstood.

in a tiled wall corner, should that be caulked ? and not grouted ..

i am progressing along. i am not doing the whole back wall, just the shower stall itself. and i am going to look for something to put at the top of the tiles.

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Old 09-13-2017, 05:48 PM   #34
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Silicone is best in corners and all changes of plane
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:20 PM   #35
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thanx

pics soon
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:35 AM   #36
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i drilled through the wall tiles for the screws that will hold the door/wall support moldings on. how do i waterproof these holes ?

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I fill the holes with kerdifix or 100% silicone, then run the screw in.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:58 AM   #38
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thats what i was thinking. thanx
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ok, its nearly done. one question. where the tile overlaps the pan, should i caulk down there ? i am thinking so, but not sure.

now you can see why this thread is "2 shower Jess". right there is 2 fully functioning showers. next week the old one is coming out and the crapper is going there.
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I would recommend a bead of silicone there. There is some disagreement amongst pros as to whether you should put anything there. Some say do nothing, some say to leave weep holes every foot or so to allow water to escape.

Whatever you decide to do there, it'll be a maintenance issue. Every few years you'll have to remove the silicone and replace it. For what it's worth, I silicone the ones I install.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:05 PM   #41
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yeah, i was thinkin that there were 2 camps on that. and i can see both arguments.

btw, it looks a lot better than it does in the pics.
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