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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Yeah, sad thing is they used a prefab schluter...

Yeah, sad thing is they used a prefab schluter pan to build the floor so it should have been easy to keep level around the perimeter. When I had them tear out the long wall to straighten it with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Tile install happened again, after specifying I...

Tile install happened again, after specifying I was worried that spot setting wouldn't get the required 95% coverage they used a spot setting technique... Again. Also after repairing the rear wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Thanks for the heads up. Took care of that myself...

Thanks for the heads up. Took care of that myself today just before the new substrate went up.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
How do you prefer to deal with build up at the...

How do you prefer to deal with build up at the bottom edge? It looks as if there may be an extra 1/4". I assume you'll always have some buildup near the floor/corners due to the additional material....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
If this wasn't being done under warranty I'd...

If this wasn't being done under warranty I'd certainly do it myself; in fact you guys helped me through a schluter shower in my previous home.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Those are great solutions, however the problem is...

Those are great solutions, however the problem is that my last post was the wall after the studs were sistered. I know contractors don't like being watched like a hawk but I an tired of calling them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By kenped86
Shawn, I've got an ongoing thread of a similar...

Shawn, I've got an ongoing thread of a similar situation with my tract home builder and the mess of a shower (http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=123768). I've had to communicate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
GCs carpenter dropped by on short notice while I...

GCs carpenter dropped by on short notice while I was at work and "straightened" the wall. Individual studs appear plumb but laterally is a different story.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Had the back wall straightened. Apparently one...

Had the back wall straightened. Apparently one stud was incredibly bowed and sucked the whole wall in with it. Side walls are straight but there is about 1/2" of buildup at the bend at the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
bottom line: What is the typical role and...

bottom line: What is the typical role and responsibility at each stage of the GC and of the tile installer?

As a homeowner I have a question for all the contractors on this forum. This is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
"Weve done 300 showers like this" later followed...

"Weve done 300 showers like this" later followed by "I understand you're upset but I know this is how it's done because I do repairs every day"

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
I felt the waves and dips in the wall after the...

I felt the waves and dips in the wall after the backer and Kerdi were up and thought to myself... "hmm, I wonder how this will turn out." I didn't think it was that far off but I wanted to make sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Yes, that's the view looking down in front of the...

Yes, that's the view looking down in front of the niche.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Yes, no typo. Apparently the rough framing was...

Yes, no typo. Apparently the rough framing was done very rough and the tile installers don't consider fur strips part of their job. Currently the tile installer is removing the substrate so a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Not much had happened since this project extended...

Not much had happened since this project extended into a week trip I had planned. Today was tile install day and when I came in to check on progress I found the installer using globs of thinset to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Passed leak test, holding solid for 2 days. ...

Passed leak test, holding solid for 2 days.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
I wish I could make this up. The contractor...

I wish I could make this up. The contractor started the leak test around noon, which apparently was a 2 hour process with the shower running for 40 minutes. I came home to find a ball valve added to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
I talked to Schluter about the thinset on the...

I talked to Schluter about the thinset on the Kerdi and they seem to believe that its not substantial enough to lead to excess seapage and leaking. They recommended recovering the seams with kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
They're not getting paid by me, I guess DR Horton...

They're not getting paid by me, I guess DR Horton or Sherwin Williams should look at their internal values to see how much rebuilding multiple times is worth.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
I guess work received is worth price paid. These...

I guess work received is worth price paid. These are the subcontractors the builder uses and are doing the work under warranty

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
The curb has no preslope and the niche is...

The curb has no preslope and the niche is actually sloped towards the wall. The floor is well sloped since it is the prefab tray set on fairly level concrete. Since the job was paused with thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
1) yes, it's the same company but apparently the...

1) yes, it's the same company but apparently the original installer is no longer with them

2) not yet, I had them stop at 6pm on the first prep day and they hadn't done any corners or floor yet
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
This was how the old drain looked before it was...

This was how the old drain looked before it was replaced with the schluter pan and drain. That large square opening was filled with thinset....

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
My big concern is that the slid the new backer...

My big concern is that the slid the new backer under the decrepit rusting corner bead and thinset and kerdied right over the rust
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,594
Posted By kenped86
Thanks, the cutout was an 8x8 opening for the...

Thanks, the cutout was an 8x8 opening for the drain. The drain was installed. Kerdi tray was cut around the outside of the drain and the space below was filled with thinset.
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