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Old 12-16-2017, 10:25 AM   #226
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:57 PM   #227
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How long does latasil need to cure before it is safe to use the shower? Also presuming that 12 hours for spectralock epoxy is sufficient time to cure before using shower if Iíve understood manufacturer instructions correctly?

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Old 12-29-2017, 09:59 AM   #228
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I found the info online about 24 hour cure time but Iím a bit confused on temp conditions. They say 70 degrees at 50% humidity. This is probably a dumb question, but the shower is obviously inside my house (shocker), and itís about 70 with our heat on, though itís 30 outside and 76% humidity... does that affect cure time or as long as temp and humidity inside is around the recommendations, still 24 hours?

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Old 12-29-2017, 11:20 AM   #229
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I usually tell customers 72 hrs minimum on everything unless the material states otherwise.
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:35 PM   #230
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Makes sense. Almost finished but ran out of silicone on the last seam I needed to do. The tube I ordered doesnít get it till Tuesday.

I know I should probably just wait and finish it, but if I started to use the shower for a couple days, itís not really gonna do any damage right? Water can get around tile at the edge where there is no silicone, but since everything is waterproofed will that really matter over the course of 4-5 showers?


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Old 12-31-2017, 03:49 PM   #231
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In a properly built shower it doesn't matter whether you have any grout or caulking in the tile surface at all, Dave. Well, not until time to clean it, of course.

The big concern with what you wanna do is getting soap or other cleaning products in that gap before you install your sealant. Other than that, I see no problem, but without a photo of where the missing caulking is located it's difficult to tell.

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Old 12-31-2017, 03:54 PM   #232
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Makes sense. May as well just wait. Itís been several months, couple more days wonít do anything but continue to compromise my wifeís sanity.... .

Thanks for all the help guys, this forum has been invaluable as it is always a crapshoot on the internet of knowing what and who to trust in terms of information. Appreciate all the pros and experienced folks taking time out of their day to help the rookie DIYer.

Itís not perfect but itís near complete, which is its best quality. Ha.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:03 PM   #233
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Nice looking shower.
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:18 PM   #234
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Not sure if I should start a new thread for this, just had 1 question about doing a backsplash in my kitchen. Thereís some sort of sheet of laminate or something on the backsplash right now and Iím wondering if I need to rip it off or can tile directly on top of it for the backsplash?
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Outstanding job Dave!!!!
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Not sure if I should start a new thread for this, just had 1 question about doing a backsplash in my kitchen. Thereís some sort of sheet of laminate or something on the backsplash right now and Iím wondering if I need to rip it off or can tile directly on top of it for the backsplash?

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It sucks sometimes to have an eye for the details but I think you have your shower head arm reversed. The longer end typically goes into wall with shorter attached to head. Moves the head away from wall so one doesn't bean themselves when rinsing hair
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:57 AM   #238
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Carbide,

Thanks for the heads up. No problems hitting my dome so far, I may change it at some point but not in a rush at this point. Ha.

Though I am a bit paranoid now as it looks like Iím getting some mold along my silicone line?

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I used latasil which had been performing pretty well. Weíve been using the shower for about six months. Does this mean I seriously messed something up?


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Dave, I don't think you messed up anything. I'd get some tile cleaner and scrub it down. Kerdi and silicone doesn't make it maintenance free. You might need more ventilation in the bathroom. Some folks like to dry the shower with a towel after each use, that helps too.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:21 AM   #240
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Davy,

Thanks for the feedback, that helps. So occasional mold growth on the silicone is normal?
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Also wondering if I should seal around this with some clear silicone? I didnít seal it because thereís Kerdi behind it with a pipe seal, so I figured it wasnít totally necessary as it would make it more difficult to take the escutcheon plate off if I ever needed to fix a leaking valve stem or something?

If it does need to be sealed, should I just do it where the escutcheon plate meets the wall, or also where the sleeve meets the escutcheon plate? If that makes sense?

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