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Old 08-26-2018, 09:22 PM   #4591
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Ha, ha...Nextdoor. Typical post looking for help on Nextdoor:

I'm looking for a cheap, reliable, high quality, licensed, insured, bonded [insert trade here]. Must be able to start this week or next.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:28 AM   #4592
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I was doing some electrical work at this flip. The realtor knew that i did tile work and asked if i had checked out the bathrooms. I think she was bragging.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:18 AM   #4593
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how's that shower handle doing
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:31 AM   #4594
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This was my first shower. I still regret it. I learned the hard way the value of flat walls and a good leveling system.
Don't feel bad. You picked a pretty tough design for your first tiling project.

First, you had the window there. I couldn't tell you how many times I've had to deal with uneven studs because of shady window installations. And ironically 9 out of 10 times the situation would be exactly as what i see in your photo i.e. the framework below the window would be protruding out with respect to the rest of the wall. Even though many have tried (and I bet many will try this in the future) the "push and screw" backerboard mounting technique, CBU is not compressible. However it is very lightly flexible (durock more than hardie because of the mesh), so putting it over any bump will result in a curved shape of the wall surface. Dealing with this issue more than once has taught me that it is always better to hit the studs with a planer and get everything plumb and level beforehand.


Secondly, you used some big tiles. 12"x24" are hard enough to put up on plumb, square and level walls as it is. They can be very unforgiving, when it comes to slightest underlayment imperfections. On top of that there is the extra time space and effort required to first butter them and then put them up, especially in a small confined space like a 5x8 bathroom.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:20 PM   #4595
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how's that shower handle doing
Lol. I didn't even look that far. Couldn't get past the tile and the shower head. The handle is amazing

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:19 AM   #4596
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file this as a cut-of-the-day

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:37 PM   #4597
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:49 PM   #4598
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I understand that not everyone has a jamb saw but who doesn't own a multi-tool in this day and age. prue turd right there, Starr tile follower, maybe??? I even cut the metal jambs
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:09 PM   #4599
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just saw this on the internet , had to share...
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:00 PM   #4600
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Has to be European. I’ve never seen a toilet with a 0” setback. Probably an “S” trap on the sink by the floor drain pipe. As to the floor drain in front of the toilet; as Maxwell Smart used to say “missed it by that much”.
We’ve all seen worse.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:54 PM   #4601
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:13 PM   #4602
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A good tile setter friend of mine went to Omaha a couple days ago to do a residential tile job, got to his hotel, and encountered THIS at a Comfort Inn...LOL. The sign should say "Caution, Excessive Lippage" instead of wet floor.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:24 PM   #4603
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Brady, that pic just might win the prize for worst tile job. Ever.
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