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Unread 10-02-2019, 07:38 AM   #46
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Progress!!

I subbed out the tile work. This is my parents home and I don't have time with my job and family.

The bench slab and curb slabs arrive Thursday. Did a pure white quartz.
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Unread 10-02-2019, 07:59 AM   #47
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Progress is a good thing, but I'd be driving a bunch more screws into that Durock foam board, Mike.
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Unread 10-02-2019, 11:00 AM   #48
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Space fasteners maximum
8 in. (203 mm) o.c. for walls,
with perimeter fasteners at least
3/8 in. (9.5 mm) and less than
5/8 in. (15.9 mm) from ends and
edges. Drive nails and screws
so tops of heads are flush with
panel surface to ensure firm
panel contact with framing

per USG. Will verify tonight spacing. Looks like 12-14 in. by the pics. Thanks for the tip.
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Just looked like an insufficient number from the photos, Mike, but kinda hard to see from here.

But I do know how much weight is hanging on mine, and it's all supported only by the thin material on the front and back of the foam.
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Looking great! Seeing the last set of pictures reminds me of where my project was a year ago. Whew, glad to be done.
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Looking good, it’s coming together nicely.
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is that tile cutter cutting straight enough lines.... that sure would speed things up over a trip to the saw and back.
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Looks nice, Mike, that tile looks a lot like the floor tile I used in my bath.
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The tile cutter snaps very well. So I have no problem with it. Personally, I prefer to wet saw everything, but I am not a tradesman, and am never in a hurry.
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quick question on ADA grab bars.

I need to install one by the toilet. Is it OK to drill and secure these AFTER tile is all set? I was thinking better before it is set and to tile around them?? If someone really torques on the bar, wont that put tons of isolated pressure on the tile and crack it if installed ON TOP of the tile??
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Valid question. My gut would be to install the grab bar after tile, on top of the tile. Would make a second gen owner happier once they remove the bar and only have a few unsightly screw holes, and not a 2" diameter hole. I also don't think the tile will crack if the bar is of good quality and mounted firmly. I assume you put backing in the wall for exactly this reason?

I'd also be worried that with the thickness of tile and mortar, if the bar is set first and tiled around, would take the backspacing of the bar out of compliance. The space between the bar and the wall must be 1.5" per ADA.
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Nice! 12x24" sure go fast!
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So now I could use some tips on the tub. The tub is a Kohler stargaze and I have the installation pages attached. I have the floor marked with the opening on the tub. I am a bit unsure if you are supposed to cut out the ENTIRE opening or just what you need for the drain pipe? If you don't cut it all, you would not be able to service the drain down the road. Also, if you use construction adhesive (what the instructions require), you would probably have to rip out tile to service the tub if it was ever damaged.

How would you guys approach this installation?

Edit, it is also pretty obvious you can't set this tub in a bed of mortar. The support blocks are flush with the bottom of the tub.

Also, the tub really is two piece. The outer housing and the bowl drops in it. They don't even tell you to put any silicone in the seam when you drop in the bowl. You just drop it on there. The wood support blocks are fiberglassed onto the bowl.
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