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Old 03-06-2004, 08:38 PM   #76
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John:

When I do get to that valve trim, you are gonna find out how dumb I am. You'll be sorry ....
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Old 03-06-2004, 09:29 PM   #77
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A LITTLE NICHE

Next time, no niches this small. That was a pain to place tile into!
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Dave,

Your grout float isn't going to fit in there either. Whip out the old index finger.
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Old 03-07-2004, 05:17 AM   #79
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So, after all these weeks and hard work, I have to give my niche the finger, eh?
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Old 03-07-2004, 08:17 AM   #80
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Morn'n Dave

After coffee this morning got to take a close look at your progress. I'm in critiqueing mode now.

Looks like you coped the bullnose tiles at each of the corners. Fine detail! I thought I was one of the few people who bothered spending the time to do that.

It might have been painstaking, but when your finished (after giving it the finger ), you can get up in the morning, and go in the shower with a smile on your face!
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Old 03-08-2004, 03:43 PM   #81
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SHOWER SILL SLOPE ????

Thanks for the kind words, John. I mitered the corners. They could be cut better, but I am happy with it!

I have my marble sill and it looks great. I would like to install it tonight. Is a 1/2 bubble slope over the 6 inch width of the sill too much, not enough, or just enough for drainage back into the shower?

Thanks, as usual!
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Old 03-08-2004, 07:16 PM   #82
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Hey Dave

I don't know the distance of a 1/2 bubble on your level, but anything past level tipped in to the shower will be good. I'm usually tilting the stone curbs no more than 1/8".
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DA FLOOR, DA FLOOR!

Here is a photo of the tile floor in the bathroom after I ground it a bit with a diamond angle grinder sanding disk. I am going to tile over it using modified thinset. Wish me luck. It's solid as a rock.
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DA CURB, DA CURB

This photo shows the marble sill on my recently completed curb. If you can't read the sign in the photo it says: DON'T EVEN THINK OF STANDING HERE!
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Old 03-11-2004, 10:47 AM   #85
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Looking good Dave!

How much dust did the angle grinder make?
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Dave:

You are a bad, bad boy asking questions about the dust. I just showered it off, went to the therapist to talk about it, and thought that I had put it in my past, never to be thought of again. Then you go ahead and bring the dust up again. My eye is starting to twitch ... I think I am losing it!

Yeah, it was pretty dusty. Indeed.
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Old 03-11-2004, 11:11 AM   #87
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Sorry about that Dave.


Oh, you missed a spot. Get back in there.
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Didn't even hit the toilet!
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Old 03-12-2004, 02:27 PM   #89
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Today's Progress

I started the bathroom floor tile today. Mrs. DWZemens and I decided to use a staggered "brick" type pattern. The tiles are 12" square. I noticed that the new tile at a coffee shop I frequent was installed so that 1/3 of the previous row was staggered, not 1/2 like you normally see in a brick pattern. We liked that pattern so much we decided to use it in this small bathroom.
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Hey Dave,

The bathroom is looking great, you're providing me with some much needed motivation. I do have one question on the floor pattern though. I may not understand it, but should the third course from the shower be 1/3 tile more to the left than it is now? Not sure if that makes sense or not, but I figured I'd ask.

Keep up the great work.

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