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Old 11-17-2018, 04:21 PM   #136
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Here's the electrician's response for those interested:

"The light in the shower is rated for outdoor use, meaning it is designed for exposure to rain or snow.
This particular model also has rubber rings and seals for an extra level of protection from moisture.

Said light fixtures are not required to have GFCI protection by the National Electrical Code or the State of Wisconsin amendments.
Bath fans located inside the footprint of the tub or shower on the other hand are required to be GFCI protected unless stated otherwise by the manufacturer.

The code also states that switches and receptacles may not be installed inside the footprint of the tub or shower--
footprint is defined as the edge of the unit with a line or plane extending vertically to the ceiling.

Bear in mind that all of the electrical installations were completed with a permit and inspected by the City of Greenfield electrical inspector."

So, I'm good to go!
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:28 AM   #138
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Decided to use Laticrete's Permacolor Select grout for the ceiling, walls, and glass tile.

From what I gather, it really doesn't matter where you start grouting as long as you keep the mixes uniform and color consistent.

That being said, I'm leaning towards finishing the glass tile accent strips first, then ceiling, then the corners, and then the walls (top-to-bottom).

Do any of you guys do the glass tile accenting first? Just wondering. The reason I ask is the glass tile grout color will be white and the ceiling/walls grout color will be pewter. Just makes sense to me to get the glass tile grouting out of the way before completing the ceiling / walls.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:41 AM   #139
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Hi Chris, I always do the ceiling first then work my way down to the floor. I always cover the whole floor before starting.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:55 PM   #140
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Hi Chris, I always do the ceiling first then work my way down to the floor. I always cover the whole floor before starting.
Thanks Mike!
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:40 AM   #141
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Tip of the hat to Paul1 for his informative Grouting basics with pictures guide!
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:38 AM   #142
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Found a method to get rid of all epoxy sheen no matter when you grouted.

Add a 50-50 mixture of water and vinegar (1/8 cup of each) to a container. Add a squirt or two of Soft Scrub and mix it up. Use a green scrub sponge to apply vigorously in circular and/or non-circular motions. Rinse twice with hot water.

No sheen!
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:16 AM   #143
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Looking good Chris!!
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:25 AM   #144
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looks good! hope you are glad you ripped it all out to start over! I think it was worth it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:18 PM   #145
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Really nice looking shower! I just cleaned my shower floor this morning. Ten minutes with a soft brush, some hot water and some dish soap. Looks like new. You will love your epoxy floor grout as the years goes by.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:53 PM   #146
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Looking good Chris!!
Thanks Chuck! Can't celebrate full throttle just yet. Still gotta do some grouting, attach the hardware, ponder over glass doors, etc. But the light is getting brighter in the tunnel!

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looks good! hope you are glad you ripped it all out to start over! I think it was worth it.
Thanks Mike! Way worth starting over! I can't thank you along with everyone else on this forum enough! Without your words of wisdom and encouragement, I reckon I'd be contemplating an epic shower disaster right about now.

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Really nice looking shower! I just cleaned my shower floor this morning. Ten minutes with a soft brush, some hot water and some dish soap. Looks like new. You will love your epoxy floor grout as the years goes by.
Thanks Wolfgang! I agree with you that the Ms. and I will love the floor as time goes on. BTW, my idea of cleaning the shower floor is using the pressure washer on it. Your method is probably a better solution!
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Old 12-11-2018, 08:15 AM   #147
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As I understand it, if you add cement grout to existing cement grout, you first need to dig a "trench" in the grout line before you re-grout. This is so the new grout has a good foot-hold in the grout lines.

With epoxy grout, I've found that you can add more epoxy grout to existing shallow joint lines and the epoxy grout will stick just fine. In other words, no digging required.

Can any one comment on adding Permacolor Select grout to existing Permaclor Select grout joints? There are a couple of places I noticed that could use a touch-up. Just wondering if Permacolor Select grout will stick like epoxy grout in shallow joint areas without minor/major excavation of existing grout.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:05 AM   #148
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Hey Chris - No. Permacolor Select is a cement-based grout so you'd want to clean out 1/2 - 2/3 of the grout joint depth before you re-grout.
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Chris, even if it were epoxy grout and you were able to add to it (using subjunctive mode here), you'd still have a hard time keeping it in there when wiping smooth the filled-in areas. Been there. I think it looks ok. It's sometimes hard to impossible to obtain those grout joints filled to the top. I did this with epoxy on my bathroom floor and the result was that even though it looks fuller it is not completely even anymore when going over it with my fingers. Not a big deal either. Just saying that sometimes you have to let it go. In your case, not worth it in my opinion to dig out the grout and try anew.
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If it’s a few spots and it’s always going to catch your eye or be on your mind, I’d go for it.

Easier to do it now before shower’s been used, then down the road, where you’d want to clean everything first, and new grout would probably appear lighter than surrounding grout that’s been in use.
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