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Old 07-31-2005, 08:19 PM   #1
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Whew - Kerdi Leak Test Successful

Filled shower to about two inches above floor sides. hAd installed baloon. Initial bubbles and an "oh S..." from me, but then things settled. Marked the water level and as JB sys, got myself some wine and turned out the bathroom light. Let sit for 12 hrs. Wate level a mm or so ower, but no bubbles, and best of all, ceiling in breakfast room below still high and dry.

Have tile about 2/3 way done. Nothing fancy but we are going to build a new home and tis BR needed fixin.

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Old 07-31-2005, 08:21 PM   #2
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Shower handle cut outs - Dremel?

Have been practicing with nippers, may e just takes time. What about using a Dremel tool?
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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Hi Tim, the dremel will work with the right bit, however it will take alittle time.I use a grinder and slice it a few times then use a utility knife to clean it up. You go through a few blades that way.
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:57 PM   #4
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Hey Tim:

Wet saw or nippers thats the way uh hu uh hu.

I've never seen dremmels or roto zips be very effective on tile.

best of luck!
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:02 PM   #5
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Yeah right Arn, I must have got musky fever . I thought he was talking about cbu. What Arn said. If you need to cut a hole in the middle you neeed a diamond hole saw bit or try grinding it from the back side and use nips. BTW Tim I merged your two threads together. Thats always a good thing, no leaks.
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:13 PM   #6
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I read that and figured Mike has a really tough utility knife. I use the diamond hole saw too. 1 3/8 is real popular.
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There was a period of time where I used a hand held trim router and a tile cutting bit from rotozip to make fancy cuts in soft wall tiles. It's ok, but pretty dusty and kinda slow.

About the only time I use it now is if a tile is in the way of those big long screws to the shower-valve trim-plate. I can trim a tile while its on the wall to make way for the screws.

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Would a diamond blade for a RotoZip work on porcelain tiles, for cuts like electrical outlet cutouts? I saw the blades in HD, they looked like the same kind of blade that are used in wet saws.
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