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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By jadziedzic
Where exactly in relation to tub apron ledge is a curved shower rod mounted?

(This seemed a pretty generic question so I opted to start a new thread so someone in the future might be able to find it easily.)

My dear wife is suggesting I install a curved shower curtain rod...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By jadziedzic
I suspect you're too far along for this...

I suspect you're too far along for this suggestion to be anything you'd want to hear, but being in the same DIY shoes, I would add a 2x4 to the outer edge of that wall, shimming between it and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By jadziedzic
Sometimes it's best to bit the bullet and address...

Sometimes it's best to bit the bullet and address the underlying issue; I had two 2x6 exterior wall studs in my tub area that were bowed outward by nearly three-quarters of an inch. It was "fun"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By jadziedzic
Thank you - installing an exhaust fan and using...

Thank you - installing an exhaust fan and using it are on the top of my list!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By jadziedzic
Thanks for the comments regarding framing. ...

Thanks for the comments regarding framing.

One more (I hope!) question:

What's the recommended type of drywall to use in the rest of the bathroom? I believe there's "greenboard" in there now...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By jadziedzic
I have a couple of additional framing-related...

I have a couple of additional framing-related questions as I prepare to rip this bathroom down to the studs. To recap, the tub alcove will be tiled to the ceiling, and Wedi/Kerdi (W/K) board will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By jadziedzic
Recommendations for niche heights in tub-shower?

I'm planning the layout of tiled walls around a tub-shower, and was wondering what the pros normally use for the locations of niches in the wall. The niche will be located on the "long" wall. I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By jadziedzic
Thanks, appreciate the guidance! (My last...

Thanks, appreciate the guidance!

(My last project still looks great!)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,151
Posted By jadziedzic
Framing for alcove tub (tile above) - how much extra width?

I'm tearing out an old fiberglass tub-shower unit, which will be replaced with an alcove tub with tile above and to the floor along the front apron of the tub. The wet wall is framed approx. 34"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,949
Posted By jadziedzic
Thanks, CX, I agree that it's not an optimal...

Thanks, CX, I agree that it's not an optimal flange design. I'm going to keep searching for similar tubs that continue the tile flange along the front, as dear wife prefers the appearance of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,949
Posted By jadziedzic
Water proofing front lip of alcove tub w/o integral apron

I'm ready for my next bathroom project - replacing a fiberglass alcove shower/bath unit with a tub having a tiled surround, and a tiled front apron. I'm considering the Kohler K-1121 Underscore...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,127
Posted By jadziedzic
Oh, regarding my earlier comment about bi-fold...

Oh, regarding my earlier comment about bi-fold doors, they are not allowed under the local building code; if someone fell in the shower they might land in such a way that they prevented the door from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,127
Posted By jadziedzic
Thanks for the kind words! Adam - I had a...

Thanks for the kind words!

Adam - I had a local stone fabricator bullnose the outside edges of the 12x12 tiles; cost was reasonable (about $1/inch I think), and it was cheaper than buying the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,278
Posted By jadziedzic
Not true - duplex breakers that are listed for...

Not true - duplex breakers that are listed for use with a specific panel are quite acceptable as long as the total number of circuits fed by the panel after installation of the breaker is within the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By jadziedzic
If your existing toilet drain pipe is 3 inches in...

If your existing toilet drain pipe is 3 inches in diameter, the area of the opening is 7 square inches (pi * r * r => 3.14 * 1.5 * 1.5). If the insert reduces that opening by a half-inch (which is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,252
Posted By jadziedzic
I had to drill four 5/16-inch holes in the marble...

I had to drill four 5/16-inch holes in the marble mosaic tile under my toilet flange to secure it to the floor, and a couple of 1/4-inch holes for the hand shower rail in my marble wall tile. I used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,690
Posted By jadziedzic
Donna, I'm an avid do-it-yourselfer who had never...

Donna, I'm an avid do-it-yourselfer who had never used SLC, and my first try went off without a hitch. I think you'll find that it is MUCH easier for the novice to get a flat and level surface with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,952
Posted By jadziedzic
In my shower I used emperador dark marble for the...

In my shower I used emperador dark marble for the curb and seat tops. I was able to source 3cm (~1-1/4 inch) material locally. The marble overhangs the face of the curb by about 1/2 inch, and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,053
Posted By jadziedzic
I suspect many of the folks on the forum would...

I suspect many of the folks on the forum would suggest discarding the foam tray and building the shower floor from deck mud. That will allow you to level the floor precisely, and also avoid the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,127
Posted By jadziedzic
Mike, to answer your question, in John Bridge's...

Mike, to answer your question, in John Bridge's Kerdi Shower e-book he says that he's had good results using Versa Bond - a "lightly modified" thin set in his words - to adhere the Kerdi when it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,127
Posted By jadziedzic
Thoughts on bi-fold shower doors?

I'm considering a bi-fold shower door: a 12-inch wide fixed panel on the left, and a 2-panel (approx 18-inch wide per panel) bi-fold hinged on the right. The "Hydro Slide" style from Wilson Glass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,127
Posted By jadziedzic
The marble curb and seat are now in place - I...

The marble curb and seat are now in place - I need to finish caulking around the curb and seat, seal the tile and grout, and hook up the hand shower. I'm planning to install a bi-fold glass door and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,218
Posted By jadziedzic
Go to Home Depot and look in the resilient...

Go to Home Depot and look in the resilient flooring department for a 1/8 x 1/8 square notch trowel used to install parquet floor adhesive. The one you want is made by Roberts, model #10123-12, Home...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 30,127
Posted By jadziedzic
Paul - yes, that's a painted wall that abuts the...

Paul - yes, that's a painted wall that abuts the tile. Grout seemed like a logical choice to me - can you elaborate on why (painted) caulk would be better? Is that to help hide the space between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,630
Posted By jadziedzic
You might also consider using the straight edge...

You might also consider using the straight edge of the trowel to flatten the ridges that you'll leave when you comb the thin set with the notched edge of the trowel; that helps minimize the amount of...
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