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Unread 02-23-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Another Hack Job

Working on a repair, I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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Did you say repair or redo?

Looks like it would be a complete tear out.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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And a few more.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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Don't tell me you've never screwed a liner down? How else can you keep it from moving when the water swells the floor?

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Unread 02-23-2009, 08:54 PM   #5
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Replacing the base, a foot or so of glass up the walls, and the marble on the outside of the shower.

Informed the HO that the seat would become saturated and mold, and crack and split.

I know I'll catch some flack from you guys, that's okay, I've dished it out for the same thing. I just thought you all might "enjoy" the pics.

HO signed a release.

What can I say, I need the work. T & M.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 08:57 PM   #6
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What a damn waste of materials. Did this guy use the lath just where the liner wrapped up the walls, or did he plaster the whole thing? Does your state provide any recourse for the client to go after this fraud?
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Not only was the liner screwed up....er....down, but it was run up the walls at least a good 1/4"..........on the outside of the cbu.

Best I can tell, those screws left sticking up were used as a mud gauge.

I guess the slope was so bad, the HO tried to make the "tile guys" fix it by mudding over the 1x1 glass already installed on the floor. The "mud" looked like pure portland, and it appeared to have been poured in multiple layers.

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Did this guy use the lath just where the liner wrapped up the walls, or did he plaster the whole thing?
No lath, thank God.

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I'm not sure, but I can't imagine a judge exists that wouldn't award the guy something.

HO claims he didn't pay the bums, and kept their wet saw. A Ridgid.
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Ouch! But it doesn't look like it had been grouted, did these "tile guys" (more than one?) get thrown off the job before completion? Too bad, they never got the pleasure of watching their living room ceiling collapse. And where did the HO find these clowns? Recommended by a store that sold them all that pricey glass?

Hooray for you to get a t&M repair. Too bad you didn't get it from the start.


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Not sure where he found the "tile guys".

Yes, they got thrown off the job.

One wall had been grouted, badly. I know, hard to believe.

I almost forgot....... the Pièce de résistance:
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i like the drain location.

People can spend on the materials but they wont on the install until its a hack job and has to be redone and costs more then the higher bid from the beginning.


when you fix it will you screw the new pan liner into the old one?
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Naaaa, I got a gallon of X 15.

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Drain- ok, I'll ask. After they chopped out the plywood that is suposed to be supporting the floor.......they what? Put down poly and poured SLC? Looks pretty smooth on the bottom, any wile in there, maybe?

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Drain- ok, I'll ask. After they chopped out the plywood that is suposed to be supporting the floor.......they what? Put down poly and poured SLC? Looks pretty smooth on the bottom, any wile in there, maybe?
Naaa, they went all out, double layer of 1/2" Wonderboard.

How do you like the upside down trap, and pvc/abs connection?

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I have never seen threaded traps, other than those used for sinks. I ain't no plumber though.

Since they obviously installed that drain, why did they choose to put it next to the wall like that?
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double layer of wonderboard? that's like a deflection of L/1080? right!!??

Would that shower even drain with the trap that high? i don't know too much about drains and such only water lines. Abs is extinct where i live.

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aesthetics duh!!


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good, hopefully you just took a hack off the market.
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