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Old 08-30-2017, 12:01 PM   #16
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I completed two bath remodels using a foam backer board. Advantages are it stops water at surface, ultra easy to cut with a knife with no toxic dust emitted, and panels are sealed with a urethane sealant, and is screwed to studs with screws and an insulation washer. No additional waterproofing needed nor any hanging plastic behind board. Cost per 3X5 sheet of Propanel was $24.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:52 PM   #17
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i now have Durock , and pretty much everything else to get started this weekend.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:20 AM   #18
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got a question.

folding shower seat. just how much blocking should there be to add one without legs ? any other considerations ?

https://www.google.com/search?q=fold...w=1152&bih=630
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:28 AM   #19
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i like this one, and the price is fine. but i would be concerned that someone plopping their fat butt on it could cause the durock to crush = busted tiles and a shower repair.

http://www.signaturehardware.com/wal...ower-seat.html
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:51 PM   #20
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Jess, I would read the reviews on that link you provided. Many unhappy people that say it's cheaply built and doesn't last more than 2 or 3 years.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:12 PM   #21
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For that price you could go to a stone fabricator or stone counter top place and get a piece of marble or granite or even corian and install it like a shampoo shelf where it is locked in by tile (no fasteners) and get any color you want and it would support 2 full figured people.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:38 AM   #22
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i didn't read the reviews. but still, how would something like that be mounted reliably ?

i can't use a permanent mounted seat, not enough room.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:02 AM   #23
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Read them.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:46 AM   #24
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i just looked at some of the reviews, ouch.
my money says those people have a water softener, as i do.
makes me wonder = are any of them any good ....
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:46 AM   #25
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here is the original, to me, bathroom. and some progress.
the new base is not set, i just put it in place to see how it fit.
right now i have much of the supply installed and i am straightening the walls by sistering 2x4's, and adding blocking.

oh, yes, that 1/2 tub is in use, its all we have.
at one point i will have 2 working showers in the same room

so, Davy, if you may, could you change this thread name to "2 shower Jess".
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:39 AM   #26
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supply is finished and leak tested. more drywall down. base about ready to go in. durock and maybe some tiles today.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:33 AM   #27
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durock and maybe some tiles today.
You're not planning on any waterproofing? Or do you intend to put tile somewhere other than the shower walls?
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Yep, what Kevin said. Don't get in too much of a hurry and skip an important step. It'll cost you later.

I would add blocks between the studs low at the shower base. And, I can't see the right end behind the door but you might need to add a stud if you plan to hinge a shower door there. What about a recessed niche? We put them in nearly every shower these days, sometimes 2 or 3. And if you are planning to add a seat, you might need to buy it first so you can add the necessary blocking.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:07 PM   #29
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got some done today.

i did add some blocking for the seat. and more studs, yes, a door is going to hang from that side.
the pan is in..

i was going to redgard. but, to save a few bucks, i put felt that i had behind the durock. i folded it over the pan lip and sealed it down. durock about 3/8'ish above the lip.

and a few tiles. my tiling skills are rusty. but all you see is straight, level and flat.

i wanted to do more, but had to call it a day.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:23 PM   #30
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2 questions

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/b8/cf/75/b...ower-tiles.jpg
1, see link, that is the look i am after. so, in my haste, i cut 1 tile to 6" to get the pattern started. i think i could have done it better, but now "it is what it is".
the problem = if i end the top with a 6" piece, it would be high enough. but i am thinkin i would like it a lil higher. say, end with a 10" piece. but idk if that would look ok ?

2, this is the big one. the back wall, i am going to go all the way across with tile
(it will also be behind where the crapper is going to be moved).
i will end up with about a 1/2-3/4" gap. any ideas ?
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