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Unread 05-12-2022, 12:11 AM   #16
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Yes. I ended up firring the wall out.
I have a tile layout question. The shower is a 2 wall 32x60" with a roughly 24" tall pony wall to accommodate a corner bench. The pony wall doesn't HAVE to be this height but the thought is that the lower the better for aesthetics. The back side of the pony wall and the back wall of the bathroom will be tiled with a 3"x12 subway pattern. This will be a wainscoting up to roughly 41 inches on the walls around the tub.
My question is how to tie these 2 different types of tile together at the intersection above the pony wall, and outside of the area of the shower enclosure. The enclosure/ will run down across the middle to outside 2/3rds of the top of the pony wall leaving maybe an inch of shower wall tile outside of the glass enclosure.
The plan is to use something like schluter rondec for the exposed edges of the shower wall tile, across the curb, etc. Also planning on using a different color rondec across the top of the wainscoting but I am not sure of that will work yet.

I can picture how this would all work if the pony wall was the same height as the wainscoting but we want to avoid that.
Another question. Is there a minimum difference in height between the corner bench and the top of the pony wall? And related to the pony wall. I am framing it with sticks. Would it be beneficial or no good to cap the pony wall with 2" kerdi versus 1/2" kerdi. My thought is that the shower door dude says that they use 1.5"screws and I think they would easily peirce the 1/2 kerdi.
I will include a hand drawn schematic of the shower and tub. Is there a better schluter edge profile to use. I put an arrow and question mark at the area on question.
As for this bathroom, I think the tile is ugly and doesn't go together. So nothing I lay out and look at looks good to me.
Let me know what you think.
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Unread 05-12-2022, 10:43 PM   #17
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Progress report.
Things are coming along. Although I built the pony wall an inch too short in length and didn't have kerdi washers. I wasn't able to inbed the curb because of the pony wall issue and the lack of kerdi washers to fully attach the 1/2 board on the pony wall. So i had some thinset left over and decided to use it to coat the concrete instead of throwing it out. I will install the curb, float the pan, and probably cover the pan with sheet membrane so that I can water test on Monday.
Anyways..

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Got to love showing up at a job and the customer wants to change something. Can you spot what's different between these 2 pictures?

Since I have everyone's attention. How packed does one need to pack deck mud/ dry pack?


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Eliminated the bench and pony wall...
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Dan,
You have a keen eye. .
The water test was a success.
Day 1 and 24 hours later

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Unread 05-19-2022, 07:30 AM   #21
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Got to love showing up at a job and the customer wants to change something.
looks like less work to me which always better then for example"I saw this on Pinterest last night while I was enjoying a glass(bottle or 2) of wine. I would really like a niche below my shower head, can we do that?"
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Yeah, less work for sure. But she still wants a floating bench on the other side and she wants a bigger niche

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Been sick with the vid or related illness for a few weeks. My helper went in and tiled the pan of this shower yesterday and grouted today. I don't think that this tile job will fly. I saw a picture of it before it was grouted and I could see the separations between sheets but it didn't look too bad. It's sheet tile from floors and decor and none of them truly line up on any edge plus there is no markings or anything to suggest direction.
So do I tear it all out and start over tomorrow or do I pull out and replace random tiles and try to make those lines disappear?
This is on kerdi membrane and I am super hesitant to remove tile in fear of damaging the membrane.
Thoughts?

Here's the picture I saw yesterday. I guess the angle of the picture hides the space between sheets. Damit. The more I look at it the worse it looks.
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If you tear it out, you'll almost certainly ruin the Kerdi by pulling off the fleece. Then, it's really hard to try to get a proper seal with the walls once you replace it.
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Jim,
Yeah. My biggest fear. Although I did cover the fleece work ardex 8+9, so maybe that will help.
The friggin white grout really brought out the gaps.

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