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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 05:06 AM
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Posted By gslenk
Yup that's exactly it. I suppose when I...

Yup that's exactly it. I suppose when I originally did it, there were some irregularities in depth in the joint, so the caulk shrunk to those dips when it dried.

My plan was to level it out by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2020, 06:39 PM
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Posted By gslenk
Small update... Hacked up a philips hue...

Small update...

Hacked up a philips hue outdoor strip. Not as cheap as some other kits (~$100 including the bridge for "refurbished" stuff that I was gonna hack up anyway), but I think it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
So I went full cowboy... about 4 hours after...

So I went full cowboy... about 4 hours after mixing the black, I did the bottom/niches, lightly cleaned, then top, then full wipe down. Joints came out just fine. This one in particular, I had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
So what about time separation for the same color?...

So what about time separation for the same color? I think I can get all the black done in one shot. But my skills (aka speed) just aren't there for the rest.

I want to guess that "right away"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2020, 07:03 AM
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Posted By gslenk
And a close up of the big wall detail, used some...

And a close up of the big wall detail, used some scrap from the niche shelves to give the accent an outline of sorts.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
OK its grout time! I'm doing 2 grout colors...

OK its grout time!

I'm doing 2 grout colors in spectralock, black (in the black marble areas) and a light gray (in the faux white marble areas, aka everywhere else).

1) Dark first or light...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
They are flat as flat can be. Pretty much the...

They are flat as flat can be. Pretty much the same tile I previously did a 1/2 brick pattern with (see side note below...).

I'm slightly torn between these two layouts. Assuming you had all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2020, 02:46 PM
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Posted By gslenk
I probably won't use it, but the leftover...

I probably won't use it, but the leftover spectralock looked and installed like now on a test board, while I used actual new stuff on the real floor. Temptation, temptation...

I think I've got...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
I've got some leftover spectralock A/B from the...

I've got some leftover spectralock A/B from the previous shower, date of manufacture is 4/2019, opened on 8/2019. After mixing it, I rolled the bags up and taped them shut, put them back in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2020, 06:40 PM
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Posted By gslenk
Almost ready to tile! Before I get into my...

Almost ready to tile!

Before I get into my layout obstacles... Just two general things:
1) In a brick pattern, the center lines should line up with the center of the tub drain, fixtures/valve...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
So I made a test mockup and filled it with water....

So I made a test mockup and filled it with water. About 4 hours later, this is how it looks. Water is absorbed into the Wedi cement surface about 1" up.

Lifting the "flap" I made, there are no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
Kevin, only thing about sistering the studs, due...

Kevin, only thing about sistering the studs, due to niches, valves, blocking, plumbing etc... might be a bit of a challenge where it is most important, in the tub area.

I agree, it would be so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 11:36 PM
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Posted By gslenk
I got a bit of a wild idea to minimize the...

I got a bit of a wild idea to minimize the overlap into the tub. It also solves the furring problem, and only slight shimming would be necessary to keep walls in plane/etc.

Install wedi flush to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
Thanks PC for the vote of "it looks normal". Now...

Thanks PC for the vote of "it looks normal". Now there's one less thing to worry about, on the ever-growing list...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
Davy, that's on the to do list. I paused my wall...

Davy, that's on the to do list. I paused my wall reconstruction when I realized the tub was a bit too small, less work to redo if it came down to that.

Shawn, I think I'm gonna use plywood for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
PC, no, I did not plan on setting it in mortar. ...

PC, no, I did not plan on setting it in mortar. From what I have read, there is 100% not necessary for a cast iron tub. Current plan is to use construction adhesive and screws to lock the shims to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
I plan to use Wedi board, which is 1/2" thick. ...

I plan to use Wedi board, which is 1/2" thick.

Using some scraps... One board is in the gap (eating up 1/2") and here's roughly how I plan to meet the ramp. Looks like I'll have to fur/shim it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
Actually, I think I just got lucky! It appears to...

Actually, I think I just got lucky! It appears to be dead level on the long wall, and ~1/16" over 2 ft towards the apron.

Had to rig up quite the contraption to pull this off...

So arguably,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
I can't seem to confirm whether this is normal or...

I can't seem to confirm whether this is normal or a defect. I think I "remember" a few that I cannot recall being bumpy, but I wasn't checking surface finishes that closely at first, until one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
Well that settles it. No furring out. I think...

Well that settles it. No furring out. I think I've got a final layout, more or less. Brown is studs, red is the area where the door should go.

PC, nice build thread. After having niches under...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By gslenk
I may have worded that poorly :) 18" off the wall...

I may have worded that poorly :) 18" off the wall puts the toilet in the tub, 18" total (left and right) would be really cramped.

It's 18" from the front of the apron to the center-line of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
That suggestion is tempting... There is 18"...

That suggestion is tempting...

There is 18" to the center of the toilet flange. I'd like to keep as much of that as possible.

Not entirely sure the trade off is worth it in this case. I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
I'm a bit hesitant to modify the vent. Can't...

I'm a bit hesitant to modify the vent. Can't seem to come up with anything too worthwhile as a tradeoff, besides a standard size niche (~12"x18") at a more or less standard height.

Here are some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
PC, I've gone through that thread multiple times...

PC, I've gone through that thread multiple times now :)

Also, I found out why I used 2" on the vent... Had a gut feeling it had to be for a good reason. Hard to imagine "equivalent length" also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,103
Posted By gslenk
Forensics on my own research/methods is fun...

Forensics on my own research/methods is fun right? I guess it was "too much codebook too soon". 1.5" from the fixture fitting and up would have made that plumbing project a little easier. At least...
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