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Unread 01-03-2021, 09:43 PM   #31
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Got two layers of RedGard applied to the niche with alkali-resistant waterproofing fabric. Also finished marking out my vertical guidelines.
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Unread 01-03-2021, 09:54 PM   #32
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Questions:

1) How would you fellas tackle the non-tiled areas? Would y'all tape-n-mud the fresh drywall, then prime and paint, and finally install wall tile; or is it okay fer me to go right ahead with tiling the walls?

2) What are some pro's and con's to finishing the non-tiled walls and ceiling first, before tiling?

3) What happened to the stock b-board image attachment formatting? Used to be every image was shown in a single column, but now it's two images per row... Y'all change somethin'? EDIT: Disregard this question, I guess I just never noticed the difference between viewing the forum on my phone, versus my desktop...
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Dealer's choice, Phil, but I always prime and paint at least the first coat of color before tiling. You'll need to mask off all that RedGard, though.
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cx, thanks! Also, are there any considerations which need to be made before priming directly over exposed durock?

If I wanted a flat and smooth painted wall over the durock I'm not tiling over, what'd be the best way to prep for that?
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Unread 01-03-2021, 10:38 PM   #35
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I would simply skim coat my exposed Durock with drywall mud, sand if necesary, and treat it the same as the rest of my gypsum drywall.
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Unread 01-08-2021, 08:38 PM   #36
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Started putting up ledger boards.

I'm doing a modified vertical running bond pattern, so very few horizontal grout lines will match up. I wanted to do it this way, 'cuz:
  • My large format field tile laid vertically lengthwise should give the illusion of a taller bathroom. I live with my brother, and he's real tall, so this should help make things not feel so "cramped"
  • I mocked up a straight grid pattern with these tiles, and it looked... Well, it looked like garbage.
  • A traditional vertical running bond pattern didn't look too purty at the corners

Time will tell as to how good it looks, but lemme say this: it was a pain in the ass doing ledger boards this way.

More to come!
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Mmmm. Not sure why it woulda been so difficult with that laser you used, Phil.

One thing I think woulda made it a lot easier come time to set the tiles would have been to make the ledgers an inch or so shorter so you didn't hafta be concerned with their lateral placement. All you need is something to support most of the tile from the bottom and you certainly don't need anything to interfere with the mortar combing and tile setting.

Another suggestion I would have made is to put those fasteners lower on the ledger to make patching them easier and better.

Look forward to seeing some tile on those walls.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Ohhh lord, cx I sure wish I woulda seen your last post earlier, 'cuz I went and ran right into a tight squeeze - tile between two ledger boards. Oop!

Anywhoo, I'm gettin' the tile on the wall:

edit: them fasteners are as low as they'll get, just a hair over where they oughta be!
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I'm about a quarter inch off (horizontally) with my niche. So, I decided to add another piece of hardibacker to the right wall of the niche, so at least it'll be balanced. I hope my solution is alright. If it isn't, somebody please say so!
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Photos show how I cut my mosaic for the back wall of the niche, then installation of the bottom piece.
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Phil, what is the brand name of the yellow wedges we see in your photos, please?
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cx, those are wedges from QEP's lash leveling system
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Thanks. Looked smaller that that to mine eye and I thought they might be useful. Actually thought they might be a TileSpikes knock-off in a different color.
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Welcome any time, cx.

Today I put some setting compound (easy sand 45) around the new drywall 'roundabouts where the mirror goes. As you can see, I got quite a bit to gradually plane-up. I'll be taping them butt joints with more setting compound next, then I'll work on gradually fading my proud bits into the back plane.

Then I chipped away at tiling the back shower wall, and finished the niche.
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How long those ledgers been in place, Phil, and how old was the RedGard before you installed them?

My concern is that the ledgers, if they were fastened pretty tightly to the wall, might now be pretty firmly glued to the RedGard and pull it off the wallboard when you remove them.

I've never done a RedGard shower, but I've used the product for many years for other applications and I know it acts much like any other elastomeric paint.
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