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Unread 04-22-2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Did I make a mistake?!?

Hello everyone~

I just finished tiling my shower today (fiberglass pan in the bottom), and thought I had done everything correctly, until I read a post tonight in regard to the transition between the cbu and the lip of the pan. The post tonight stated that one should fur out the studs enough so that the cbu will overlap the lip. I asked the same sort of question a while back and was told to overlap the roofing felt, then just bring the cbu down onto the top of the lip so this is what I've done, am I in for trouble later? One other question: on some past tiling projects, I've experienced grout drying to a lighter color, and I've heard this could be that it's drying too fast, any ideas on how to prevent this? Thanks

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Unread 04-22-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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You should be fine. Caulk the tile to shower base joint.

You could mist the grout occasionally for a couple of days.
Could it be you are adding to much water to the grout powder when mixing or using to much water in the cleanup?

Might want to start with a shade darker grout to start with in the first place.
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Unread 04-22-2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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I agree with Scott. Furring out the cbu is generally not necessary and you are fine. Some have a preference to fur the cbu out completely over the flange, but generally isn't necessary on thick flanges to shower pans. Oftentimes furring out the cbu causes a stair step in the wall (not that it would be bad, but I think it doesn't look good).
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Unread 04-23-2006, 05:02 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I can breathe again...
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Unread 05-05-2006, 06:17 AM   #5
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Cool, that answered my same question. I was wondering what to furr the walls out with, but if its not a problem, I'm not going to worry about it.
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