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Unread 02-15-2004, 12:05 PM   #46
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Great looking work, Dave. I'm sure glad the boys got you straightened out an admitting guilt. Never do that. It's not workmanlike. Those types of miscalculation are not mistakes; they are simply in preparation for "inspired design features."

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Unread 02-17-2004, 06:54 PM   #47
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... and the hits just keep on coming!

Here is the Kerdi drain set in some fat mud.
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Unread 02-17-2004, 06:56 PM   #48
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Here is my finished drypack mud floor. I hope it works out OK. I had to set the drain off center due to a doubled joist in the basement below. As a result, of course, the slope to the drain is pretty steep at the short sidewall dimensions. The tiles are 2" porcelin with a rough, almost sandpaper like finish. I think it will work out OK. It better, because it's here to stay, I think.
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Unread 02-23-2004, 01:02 PM   #49
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TWO MORE PHOTOS

The next two posts are photos of my floor. I am still wiping the thinset haze off the porcelin tile, which is somewhat textured for good footing. It sure is a pain getting the thinset off, I can't wait for the grout!
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Photo numero dos.

Notice the square Kerdi drain? Doesn't it look purty? Can't you just tell by looking at it that it is not going to leak?
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It looks to me like you didn't have to cut any tiles except for the diagonals.
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Actually, I ended up with about a 1/2" tile at the back wall. I could not adjust it any other way, I am afraid. I worried it would look bad, but it turned out OK.
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Oh, now I see it. Yeah, no problem.
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Unread 02-26-2004, 03:29 PM   #54
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Well, the trim is not all done, and the curb is not tiled, and the grout is not in ... but, I have the necessary Stone Armor and Neutral Cleaner from Tile Your World. Ordered on Tuesday at 7:30am and arrived on Thursday at 3:30pm.

If the product is half as good as the advice, tips and humor on this forum, then it'll work great!
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I think you're bucking to have your bench used as a backdrop for a TYW Store product picher.
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You know, I hadn't thought of that. But I gotta admit it makes a darn nice picture, even without the grout!
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By the time you grout it, the rest of the products should have arrived.
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Hi Dave,

Nice looking work. I've been following your project lately as I'm going to start my own KERDI shower one of these days. If you don't mind my asking, what kind of tile are you using? Looks a lot my Daltile Gold Rush stuff.

Thanks and good luck the rest of the way.

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dwzemens,

Nice shower! I have one I am thinking about doing the same size. If you don't mind my asking, how much will it cost for the shower including the glass door you mentioned. Just trying to get an idea if its in the budjet or not. thanks

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Big D from Philly:

The floor tiles are DalTile Golden Nugget 2x2 porcelin from Home Depot. The wall tiles are 10x13 ceramic from The Tile Store in Sterling Heights, Michigan. I don't have the tile brand and model in front of me, but can get it if you really need it. Just send me a private message or another post and I will look it up for you.

Doug:

The frameless glass doors, ordered from Wilson Glass, will be about $850.00 including hardware, picked up at a local tempering plant and installed by yours truly.

I have about $650.00 of tile in the shower, but almost $300.00 was for that border, which Mrs DWZemens wanted. The Kerdi and drain costs me about $350.00, but its been great to use and I trust it completely. Thinset, misc plumbing parts, and several tools later, I probably have $1200.00 into it, not counting the plumbing fixtures. The Grohe fixtures are incredibly expensive. Enough said, so expensive they embarass me....your situation might be different, you might use common sense and get reasonably priced fixtures. I figure it'd be around $1600.00 total with more modestly price fixtures.

Let me know if you have other questions!
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