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Unread 02-13-2013, 03:15 PM   #31
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If it were my project I'd really try to find a drop-in style tub that would work in the area available rather than trying to frame around the front of a apron-front tub.

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Unread 02-13-2013, 06:00 PM   #32
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Hi Rob,

I agree with Pete. I think trying to tile the front of a standard tub will look cheesy.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #33
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Agreed, if I can't find a tub with the removable skirt and lips on sides and rear I won't do it. The thing is I've seen pictures of it done and wonder how the long term effect was.

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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:13 AM   #34
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Redgard or Hydro Ban?

Which liquid membrane do you prefer and why?

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Laticrete, the makers of Hydroban have an excellent warranty, great people working for them, and the most excellent customer support.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #36
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Any negatives to using Redgard? Where I live, Hydro Ban is twice as much.

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Nothing at all wrong with RedGard if it's applied per the manufacturer's instructions.
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CX, is there any specific step that I need to pay close attention to? I've read and seen the video.

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Rob,

I don't mean to sound glib, but follow all of the steps. When using liquid membranes the thickness of the application and curing time is critical.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 02:41 AM   #40
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Cutting 1/2" Hardibacker

How do most of you cut your 1/2" Hardibacker? I hear from some people that scoring and cutting the 1/4" is fine but the 1/2" is hard. I think I need a carbide blade for that. Saw? I heard that saws create a lot of dust and aren't good for the saws themselves.

So, how do you guys do it?

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I haven't used Hardie board in a while, but this little tool helps to score and snap it. It does help to make a few passes with it before trying to snap it. I've also used a Sawzall with a cheap blade I don't mind ruining; less dust than a circular saw.

I did use the new Wonderboard Lite on my bath project and was able to score the 1/2" board with a utility knife and snap it just like drywall.
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Removing vinyl floor adhesive

I'm removing the vinyl floor and want to know what you guys use to remove the adhesive and paper backing? I have no problem removing the vinyl but I got some paper and adhesive scatterd around now. I've read that some use heat guns and other use an adhesive remover solution. Any suggestions?

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Wood floor or concrete or ??? Can you post some photos?
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Here is how bad a tile front looks . This whirljet tub has got to go.
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