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Unread 02-07-2021, 02:41 PM   #16
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Hello again everyone,

Had to take a break from the renovation. Now I am back at it. Spoke to my Quartz supplier and he said that he can cut me a new piece of quartz with the right angles!
I made a template out of wood. Just wanting your opinions before I go ahead with the quartz cut.
I allowed a 1/8" to 1/16" gap at the wall junctions and a 1/8" at the 45 cuts.
The rise (angle inwards is a 1/4").
Am I OK to go ahead with the project? Are my spaces between the junctions and wall space sufficient and is my slope inwards ok ( should it be more or less)?
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Unread 02-12-2021, 09:01 AM   #18
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Were it me, Eddy, I might tighten up those clearances some. Maybe shoot for 1/16" everywhere, but it's not critical. Slope looks fine. Template is a great idea. I would sometimes send drawings to supplier, but templates are the gold standard.

I'm a big proponent of more than 1/4" per ft. almost anywhere except plumbing. It kinda coaxes water towards the drain while surface tension attempts to hold it in place.

At some point, you get to decide where glass will land on curb. Middle probably looks the best. Close to inside edge leaves less exposure for clinging water, but looks weird. Close to outside edge gives more elbow room inside shower, but exposes more curb. It's why I'm a big fan of narrow curbs. Seems to me the only reason for wide curbs is an odd evolution of building material size. 2x4, brick, etc. But then I hair split everything, FWIW.
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I'll echo Pete's comments on the joint sizes, I'd shoot for 1/16th.

I've got some solid surface material, a pony wall cap and two corner benches, and both have 1/4"/ft slope. Water still sits on them both due to surface tension. I feel like they'd need twice the slope to drain off the water, and even then I'm not convinced they would shed all of it.
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