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Unread 09-09-2019, 03:46 PM   #1
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Looking for ideas. I replaced a tub with a shower. I chose some larger tile and I placed a niche so it would line up on grout lines. I never thought about the window. If I use a travertine window sill would it make the slivers look less obvious? The “slivers” will measure about 7/8” also I leveled the tiles with a laser turns out the window is almost 1/4” higher on the right than the left. I am thinking I could possibly shim a travertine sill slightly to lessen the impact of that?
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Unread 09-09-2019, 05:12 PM   #2
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I'm not a pro and I don't have a good answer to your question but that looks like aquadefense and a big window. If you're taking your time doing this, you might want to cover the window. AquaD is UV sensitive and will start cracking after about a week if exposed to direct sunlight.
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Unread 09-09-2019, 05:18 PM   #3
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I had no idea. Thanks for the heads up. It is low e glass but I will still cover it.
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Unread 09-09-2019, 05:31 PM   #4
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Is the aqua painted on drywall?
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Unread 09-09-2019, 06:11 PM   #5
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No the walls and all around the window is 1/2 hardie backer
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Unread 09-09-2019, 07:24 PM   #6
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You could get a fabricator to make you a 2cm (about 3/4) piece with a 2cm dropped edge for the sill. That would hide nearly all of it. The only problem is 3/4 may be too thick for the window sill. The edge of the sill would be 1 1/2.
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Just tell people you did your level best but the window installer sucked
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Is the window itself out of level or just the opening? Or both?
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Unread 09-10-2019, 07:50 AM   #9
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the window is out slightly less but still out of level
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I'd do what Davy suggests. Ideally, you'd have as big of a piece as possible there to hide the problem, but that ship has sailed.

I had a similar problem at a buddy's house last year. Thank goodness I was only doing the mud and waterproofing for him, and he did the tile.
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It's not very often I see a level window sill.
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Davy, your photo gallery is fantastic. I like the fabricate the window sill idea. 3/4 may work
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Or a square window sill either.

I did all the shades set within the returns in all my windows. The variation drove me nuts. I wanted all the shades within a 1/16in of the sides. Forget it. I think I was able to get that on ONE window in a house of like 30.
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Unread 09-11-2019, 02:07 PM   #14
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Here is a great pic... tiny level sitting on the sill
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Looks like the fasteners are pretty sparse. Their instructions specify 8" spacing here (pg 4): https://www.jameshardiepros.com/geta...ish-HB1710.pdf
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