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Unread 03-07-2020, 12:05 PM   #16
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It is kind of odd that it would run all that way back from the weep hole and drip a couple of inches from the wall. I would think it would continue and run down the wall.

Unless that spot was cleaned.

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Unread 03-07-2020, 01:57 PM   #17
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I just got out the level and you guys are correct about the top mud bed being sloped towards the drain, but the frame itself is pretty level with a very slight lean towards the back corner.

Welp, I was hoping it was just a matter of needing to change my cleaning products and routine, but it appears to be a deeper issue. Should I worry about the frame itself not being sloped towards the drain if I go with a topical solution such as Redgard?

I've also have a tiler coming out for some other projects in the next month or so, so will run it by him as well.
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Unread 03-07-2020, 02:18 PM   #18
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No, don't worry about the frame's orientation, Keston, Just waterproof the properly sloped top and move on. The seat will likely last longer than you will.

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It would be nice if they build the corner benches (well, all of them) with a bit of slope to them. All of the corners are welded to a 90-degree angle, so to get slope, you have to finesse things.
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Unread 03-08-2020, 12:57 AM   #20
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If you’re considering the partial (but likely effective) remedy of removing the seat tiles, waterproofing the exposed mud with a surface waterproofing, and re-tiling...

You may want to consider simply installing a single piece of solid-surface material over the existing tile on the top and another for the front of the bench. There are multiple thinset mortars that can be used to set the solid-surface material directly to the tile. And then silicone all the joints. I think it would be equal in effectiveness.

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