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Unread 01-07-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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Shower Progress Pics

Hello, Thoght maybe someone would find these interesting. Will post more as it crawls along.
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Unread 01-07-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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Looks good so far Al, are you making the curb wider?
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Unread 01-07-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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why didnt you use PT wood and not regular??? did u preslope that puppie
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Unread 01-07-2006, 11:17 PM   #4
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Nice work so far, Sparky. It looks like you have the slope in and are ready for the liner now, so Opie can rest easy.

CX and I are curious to know about the diagonal bracing let into the studs behind the shower wall. That looks like something seen on an exterior wall, but it appears to be drywall on the other side of those studs.
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Unread 01-07-2006, 11:54 PM   #5
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why didnt you use PT wood and not regular???
On accounta he's paid attention and has read the reasons we advise people not to use PT wood in those areas, Dan.
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CX and I are curious to know about the diagonal bracing let into the studs behind the shower wall. That looks like something seen on an exterior wall, but it appears to be drywall on the other side of those studs.
Well, actually, CX wasn't payin' no attention.

But them are some serious let-ins. I don't think that's sheetrock, Z, I think it's some of that "exterior" gypsum board. Lot of it used behind stucco in some parts of the country. But it's not uncommon to install let-ins in interior walls for bracing, either. I gotta say I ain't never used more than one board for such a brace, though, and nearly always a 1x4.

So, Al, 'splain us why you reckon you have them big ol' braces there.
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Unread 01-08-2006, 12:08 AM   #6
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HHMMMM I thought I was seeing the black print on the back of that sheetrock like you always see on the back, plus that little blob of whit epookie looks like where the mud pushed through during the tape coat.

Now we must wait for Sparky to tell us the answers so we can derail his thread.
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Yep, yep, good to derail Sparky's thread.

Could be sheetrock, Z. Not sayin' it ain't. Curious why they needed all that bracing, though.
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Maybe it's stair stringers.
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Unread 01-08-2006, 07:53 AM   #9
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Those diagonal 1X4's are actually on the surface of the 2X4's and the rest of that wall is furred out to match it. Sheetrock behind this. Braces were done because this is the center interior wall and the vertical v-joint paneling on the walls provides little lateral stability.

As for the curb I was thinking:

2X vertical 1.5"
!" mud X 2 2.0"
3/8" tile +1/8" TS 1.0"

Total 4.5"

Does anyone think this is O.K. or should it be wider?
Now is the time to add on if need be.

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Unread 01-08-2006, 09:21 AM   #10
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Looking great Al. I did my shower with a vertical 2x and I like the look very much. There's a link to some pichers in my signature.
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CX, Rob--- I gots me one of them there diagonal braces behind my tub (on an interior wall) as well... Mine was let into the studs unlike Sparky Al's... Only came across another like this once on a kitchen remodel project though...
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Unread 01-08-2006, 10:04 AM   #12
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We've done curbs the same way, and it works out nicely. We put plenty of toe-screws into the subfloor along both edges of the vertical 2x to hold it solidly in place.

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I haven't seen it around here, but now that you mention it we wil probably see it sometime soon.
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Unread 01-08-2006, 10:18 AM   #13
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Dave, Looked at all your pics and it looks like your sequence was:

1. Curb
2. Wall tile
3. Mub bed
4. Floor tile

Brings to mind some questions:

Any reason for doing the wall tile before the mud bed?

Did you put in a control joint between the wall/floor?

How did you keep the niche from leaking?

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But them are some serious let-ins. I don't think that's sheetrock, Z, I think it's some of that "exterior" gypsum board
I believe those 1x4's were used for shear strength I see them in all homes built in the 50's in Ca.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 11:27 PM   #15
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Think we had that figgered out, Shaun, and that was more'n five years ago, eh?
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