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tilelayer 02-02-2009 11:42 PM

i saw what Kileua was doing, he was using the wood as a straight edge or something to carve his trowel too, perfectly legal too me, i was gonna comment on that curb looks nice! :tup2:

gueuzeman 02-03-2009 12:34 AM

I've never floated a curb, and have never seen one done. We build them out of wood here. Like the wood as a gauge, and the nice, even pitch on the top.

I would have thought you did the top first and then the sides, but hey, whadda i know?

Thanks, L.T.


cx 02-03-2009 12:46 AM

That curb is likely built outa wood, too, Gueuze. Then the liner over the top. Then the lath and mud. The wood framing is just the armature. Very common construction in my part of the world, too.

The wood screed board is a common tactic here, too.

Saldibs 02-03-2009 07:54 AM

How about a little video of work in progress.

muskymike 02-03-2009 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by Bryan
Curb looks very good though, I have a hard time with them. Can't ever seem to get them to look as good as the picture you have.

Bryan, if you can get Spec Mix by you, try that for your curb. Sticks good and is easy to shape. I haven't mudded a curb for a long time now that I always use Kerdi.

Trask 02-03-2009 02:13 PM

Very nice pics...Jack the TLS on steriods is an understatment:bow:

Rob I I'm doing something similar in my own house with steel.;)

duneslider 02-03-2009 02:24 PM

You can show us pics of that stuff too Trask, most of us enjoy all pictures construction.

Rob Z 02-03-2009 08:10 PM


Very nice pics...Jack the TLS on steriods is an understatment

Rob I I'm doing something similar in my own house with steel.

Trask, I would like to see the pictures. :tup2:

irish tileguy in michigan 02-03-2009 08:59 PM

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Heres one we finished not so long ago

Kilauea 02-03-2009 09:54 PM

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...more progress........

John K 02-04-2009 07:03 AM

Pan liner with red guard on top. Bad mojo...;)

gueuzeman 02-04-2009 07:13 AM

L.T.- ummmm, cement board tape? Or aremy eyes bad?


Kilauea 02-04-2009 09:03 PM

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cement board tape? Or aremy eyes bad?
No,Gueuze,your eyes are still good.Hopefully I wont get struck down from lightning:eek:.I did however squeeze some clear silicone in the wall transitions and lower joints/none in the highers and partition face.I do tape and bed w/thinset in some circumstances but ,I dunno,not all(I know....I should).

Since your eye sight is good,tell me if you can see those leave in Raimondi spacers in those 6x6 joints(and the secret message onna box!).;)

..more progress........

Brad Denny 02-04-2009 09:19 PM

I like the routed drain cut, LT. :tup2:

Dan Kramer 02-04-2009 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by John K
Pan liner with red guard on top. Bad mojo...

Why? Moisture sandwich?

The Kid 02-04-2009 09:36 PM

nice polish @ the drain LT, thats a good look.:tup2:

gueuzeman 02-04-2009 09:47 PM

LOL, L.T. I hope you're finding them useful.

You're having way too much fun with that profile wheel.

There must be some movement in that floor. It snapped the curb right in half!! Oh it's a grout joint...never mind.


gueuzeman 02-04-2009 09:53 PM

Question- how do you clean up a moisture sandwich?

Answer- with a sponge sandwich.


Sorry, I'll go away now.


Hamilton 02-06-2009 01:40 PM

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Just got home from L.A., have some pics to share. Here are some close ups
of the TLS on steroids and progress pics. It started raining cats and dogs
yesterday. We knew it was coming and made some make shift covers. Worked
ok until it really started coming down. From what I understand this system
was designed by Forest Lawns and may be under patent, not sure. They have
used other systems in the past that are similar.... but have evolved into this.
All systems have allowed them to use stone for the cover panels and are
removable but apparently this system has proven to be the most accurate
and fastest. Coming from the installation end I am pretty impressed. There
were some issues, but nothing that couldn't be dealt with by the adjustments
alloted. The guys who installed the steel framing did a nice job. ;)

Hamilton 02-06-2009 01:43 PM

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One last pic of the room we are working on showing some color and a couple
examples of a similar columbarium in the area. With all due respect to those
buried there, this is to show you what direction we are heading. Our room
gets similar alcoves, statues and ogee rails.

Trask 02-06-2009 02:18 PM

Jack that looks like a nice change of pace from floatin walls...Is there anything in the joints or do they remain open? Is the whole thing mech. fasteners or is there any stones bonded?

Hamilton 02-06-2009 03:20 PM

All removable panels are mechanical/ungrouted. All the end caps are bonded to the
concrete walls. We are faced with about 1-1/12" of build out, so we have
taken 1/2" Hardi and thinset layers to the concrete walls. The old installer
simply used thinset, probably mixed on the stiff side. We opened one un-occupied panel in an older room to take a look at how it had been done in
the past. Voted against building thinset out that much. So, in the pic of the
finished room, the green granite trim around the door way and in the corners
is basically dot set/grouted. Our Marble alcoves will be fastened mechanically
to the concrete walls with adjustable 1/2" lag bolts. Drilled in and epoxied etc.

tilelayer 02-06-2009 04:18 PM

Are they all Italian Mechanics?

ddclay 02-07-2009 11:43 AM

my showroom remodel
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Took a bit of planning prior to purchasing the new location........leveled the existing building which had a prime location on the highway. Amazing what a bulldozer can do! Did trusses, radiant floor heat and lots of Ditra inside and out!

cx 02-07-2009 12:21 PM

Pretty bold step in this economic environment, Dona. Good on you, and good luck. :)

gueuzeman 02-07-2009 09:36 PM


Well done, sorry to see that pink and white concentric square pattern go, hehe.


tilelayer 02-08-2009 06:12 PM

Hey Dona,

Did you do all that over the weekend? 3 day job right? Week tops.

Kilauea 02-08-2009 07:33 PM

Dona,your showroom looks nice.Jack,looks like you go it down pack.Im sure the loved ones of those passed away will appreciate perfection!:tup2:

TRAVIS (I.T.M.) 02-08-2009 08:26 PM

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Shower pan/curb, the way I do it.

Obviously there are a lot of ways to do a pan, this a just a way I've had success.

Walls were red guarded after and the durock is off the pan about 3/4.

Can't find the finished pictures (8x8 tumbled onyx on a 45 with a picture framed mosaic on the back wall)

Kilauea 02-08-2009 09:11 PM

That looks like its gonna be one cherry shower,Travis:tup2:.Im kinda confused about the picture order:dunce:.I have a couple a quest. if you got time.

1.what kinda panliner is that(is it like a complete system?)
2.if can,can u describe folds over/into/before curb
3.are "patch" pieces necessary or do you glue
4.if yes on glue,hows the smell(:tongue:?)


BP Tile 02-08-2009 09:50 PM

TRAVIS, A ? for ya. Why you have the boards from the back wall and the side wall corner meet together. Should you sagger the joint instead all 4 corner meet.
I wouldn't do that of your way of hanging the board.

Do you do the same on the floor too? Just remember I am just asking....

Kilauea 02-08-2009 10:07 PM


Should you sagger the joint instead all 4 corner meet.
I wouldn't do that of your way of hanging the board.
Correct me if Im wrong (somebody), but shouldnt hanging board without "staggering" in transitions such as these be structurally sound?

muskymike 02-08-2009 10:08 PM

Yes LT, right. Doesn't matter onna walls. Unless you have a shower bigger than 5FT then you would stagger the joints on the back wall.

Kilauea 02-08-2009 10:42 PM

Thanx Mike.;)

gueuzeman 02-09-2009 02:30 AM

Travis- picture order, please. I think you or someone else had mentioned a Schluter troba-mat subfloor before. Is that inside a noble panliner?

How do you attach the curbs?



TRAVIS (I.T.M.) 02-09-2009 06:26 AM


order is bottom left (1), bottom right (2), top left (3), top right (4)

Noble caulk was used, Noble CIS liner, Troba (for drainage), wire for reinforcement.

For a standard pan, I don't usually need to caulk corners/bends but these angles presented a couple more problems.

I know CIS isn't specified for pan liners, but as I said on other posts, a couple guys from Noble said it was just as waterproof as TS. I like the CIS because I can find it in 6ft rolls which allows me to eliminate seams in my pan.

John K 02-09-2009 06:58 AM

I just wouldn't have the patience to go through all that. Just sayin...;)

John Bridge 02-09-2009 07:02 AM

Nice shop, Dona. I've never had the nerve, good times or bad. :)

ddclay 02-09-2009 11:50 AM

Thank you John, needless to say it took a bit of work getting to this point.:D We did a Schluter seminar on Bekotec during the construction thanks to Larry Horton.

John Bridge 02-09-2009 04:50 PM

"We did a Schluter seminar on Bekotec during the construction thanks to Larry Horton. "

Larry is one of the guys who Schluterized me at the Tile School back in '02. Spent a lot of time leaning on a shovel. Great guy. I see him from time to time. :)


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