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pooky 05-16-2011 12:30 PM

. . . working
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great stuff everyone . . .

here's some recent stuff --

note to glass installer -- do not install pivot for glass door on glass
tile!! . . . Installer busted two tiles and neglected to tell anyone . . .:shake:

Also drilled through my curb on the brown shower -- warranty voided -- nice work bud:shake:

So, I had to enforce a stupid tax -- hopefully they know now not to do that.

Funny thing is the homeowner bailed on our local glass guy for a mainland co.
Told me he saved 3000 bucks . . .

Glass installer mis-measured all mirrors and both enclosures on this one,
in addition to effing up both showers and providing a utility grade product.

2 million dollar home and you are gonna skimp on the glass bid?? :x:

dhagin 05-16-2011 12:49 PM

Niiiiiice Stephen. That big glass in the shower stresses me out just looking at it. :)


Glass installer mis-measured all mirrors and both enclosures on this one,
in addition to effing up both showers and providing a utility grade product.
wow. :shake:
really saved a lot there. :shake:

silvercitytile 05-16-2011 01:46 PM

Great lookin install there Pookie Man:tup2:
i woulda slaped that glass guy:mad:

tilelayer 05-16-2011 02:48 PM

How did you set those large glass tiles? How is that shower built?

Chad Deiter Company 05-16-2011 07:17 PM

I'm also curious what you set that glass with.

tileguynky 05-16-2011 08:03 PM

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Stephen,all of the work looks great. That first shower is sweet!!!

Guess I will try to follow that with my simple work in progress. Tiling a handicap accessible bathroom in a room addition. Bath floor is DitraXL to finish flush with the hardwood. Shower is Kerdi system. All seams in floor have been kerdi-band. Shower sub-floor was dropped 1.5" by builder during framing stage. Tile is an Italian manufacturer called Rondine, color is Mystic Black.

silvercitytile 05-16-2011 08:07 PM

looks great Greg cant wait to see finished pics. so how sound is that pocket door wall?
i'm sure with tile and all it will be very stiff

tilelayer 05-16-2011 08:07 PM

Looks good greg nice and clean, did you cut the kerdi with your fein tool? :whip:

ceramictec 05-16-2011 08:12 PM

nice work Stephen & Greg.

dhagin 05-16-2011 08:15 PM

Looks good Greg. :tup1:

Good eye Jeff. Maybe a layer of plywood under the drywall?

silvercitytile 05-16-2011 08:19 PM

im not seeing it in the pic but maybe Dana

tileguynky 05-16-2011 08:21 PM

Dana is right, layer of plywood inside the shower over the pocket door framing. It drops back in line with the other wall that is visible. Will get a pic of it tomorrow.

Levi the Tile Guy 05-16-2011 08:36 PM

Looks good. I'm fixin to relapse on Kerdi for the first time in 9 months. The home owners wanted to go with a curbless shower but their G.C. wouldn't cut into the floor and they didn't want to pay me to do it. I love curbless showers.

pooky 05-16-2011 08:48 PM

hodge podge
full hydroban monolithic shower and pan(divot) . . . probably 4 coats
w/ fabric

I used a color controlled glass-tile thinset, that is only recommended for glass-tiles smaller than 6 inches square because of the obvious curing issues. BUT it's non ghosting properties made me go with it --Mapei adisilex P10

I used a 3/8th inch notch and backbuttered each tile to 100 % coverage at about an eighth thick. Thinset is no thicker than 1/4 inch net anywhere -- struck every inch of every joint -- very difficult to do with a 12 by 24 subway glass tile and have no liggage, . . . blah blah blah.

I did a test beforehand, and had good results in terms of drying.
As it turns out, the thinset was bone dry when I replaced the glass installers screw up. Add to that, there was absolutely no gaposis in the dry thinny
for water to sit behind tile . . . score one for the good guys.

Here's the rub -- I left the joints open for about a month . . .:crazy:

I know we've had the large format glass tile conversation before. It's a frustrating conundrum when different manufacturers put seemingly contradictory requirements AND restrictions on the various elements of
large format glass installation --

Frankly, I'm glad to be done with that one --

silvercitytile 05-16-2011 09:04 PM

i'm sure your eating good tonite Pookie Man:nod:

yeah pics are welcome:D

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