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Unread 07-20-2021, 08:45 AM   #31
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Tim, you don't want to butt them together, you need a joint.

Because they meet at an outside corner, and because they should be sloped towards the drain, you'll need to cut them at a 45*. For a visual, take a couple of 2X4's (or any flat stock) and place them on a flat surface to create a 90* outside corner, then tilt them both up at their outside edge. You'll see what happens.
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Unread 07-20-2021, 01:46 PM   #32
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Thanks Dan.
If I wanted to keep things square instead of 45 degrees, could I just add some colored 100% silicone between the joints?
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Unread 07-25-2021, 05:22 AM   #33
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What trowel size for 4x10 inch subway tile walls?

I'm installing 4"x10" subway tile on shower walls. Should I use 1/4x1/4 trowel or 3/8x1/4 inch trowel?
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Unread 07-25-2021, 07:23 AM   #34
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The requirement is to have a minimum of 3/32nds of an inch of mortar covering an average of 95 percent of the back of each tile. You want to use the trowel and technique that best provides that with a minimum of mortar squeeze-out into the grout joints.

Start with the trowel you have and pull off a few tiles after setting. Adjust your trowel size, technique, or both until you can achieve the goal. The coverage on the back of the tiles is mandatory, the squeeze-out is optional.

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Great! Again, many thanks!
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Buff or round out threshold corner

If I wanted to round out this quartz corner with an angle grinder, what type of blade would I use?
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"Sometimes I use a double row of bullnose, one at the corner and another extending around the corner."
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Do you mind posting a photo or two of this "double row of bullnose, one at corner, and another extending around the corner"?
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You can grind off that corner a little with an abrasive wheel, Ity, but if you want to keep, or restore, the finish you'll need a series of diamond pads to accomplish that. Actually, just to get close to that. Getting the polished finish is gonna be a challenge for us amateurs.

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Unread 08-02-2021, 05:04 PM   #39
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Agreed. I think I'll leave it, at least until my leg (or my wife's)catches the corner a dozen times or so.
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Attaching quartz backsplash to wood shiplap

On to the next segment of the remodel.
We want to install a 48" long quartz backsplash that matches the quartz top of our new vanity. I will run a bead of caulk under it and to the vanity top, but not sure how I should secure it to the wood shiplap. I may need to move the vanity away from the wall at some point (like for plumbing reasons), so I would like to be able to find a way to easily remove the backsplash from the wall without too much damage.
Any suggestions?? (e.g. 3M mounting strips)
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It's hard to recommend techniques that are in my mind temporary installations. I wouldn't want to recommend anything and it be too temporary.

Your 3M sounds like a good solution if you KNOW you are going to move it later, but if you are thinking about a possible plumbing issue down the road I'd go ahead an install it as permanent as possible because that day may never come.

For what it's worth I regularly see those splashes caulked on and caulked to the wall with a serpentine caulk line on the back when I remove them for remodeling. In MOST cases I can pry them off without breaking them but they are well stuck with just that method.
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Here's a pic of a jamb that has the bullnose tiles wrapping around the corner.
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Thanks for posting the photo Davy!
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