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Unread 03-27-2007, 09:55 PM   #121
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Jeff,

Mine are water; I have a boiler. This is my first house without forced air, and I love it. I'm trying to preserve the mid-century modern look of my house. I'm not sure wood baseboard covers would do that. The ones you see in my pictures are the originals that I stripped and repainted. I've been looking for reasonably priced original equipment replacements, but have found nothing but expensive stuff. I'll probably end up stripping and repainting all of what I have.

By the way, the one in your picture is very attractive - it just doesn't match my decor.
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Unread 03-27-2007, 10:44 PM   #122
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That shower is lookin' good, Dan.

I don't know diddly about them doors.
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Unread 03-28-2007, 12:10 AM   #123
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Cool, I have water baseboard heating also. The boiler is kinda fun to work on. I understand the pain involved in trying to find reasonably priced covers..fancy or not. If I run into anything I'll let ya know.
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Unread 10-02-2007, 06:24 AM   #124
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Removing Latisil

I need advice on removing Latisil. I plan to physically remove as much as I can out of a corner, using a utility knife and a paint scraping tool . After that, is there a chemical that I can use that won't harm the adjacent SpectraLOCK grout?

For those curious as to why I am doing this, it's simple. The wife doesn't like it. She insists that I remove the Latisil and grout this particular corner. Industry standards be damned.
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Unread 10-02-2007, 06:36 AM   #125
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Dam, Dan you did such a nice job on your shower, I think you should come up here and do the one I have with the glass cubes.
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Unread 10-02-2007, 06:51 AM   #126
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Dan,

IF SWMBO wants grout in the corner simply because the textured "look", then here is something that you can try that is completely off-the-record. Cut out the Latisil (which you have to do anyway, and I don't know a chemical that will do it because I've never had to remove any) and clean up the corner.

Caulk a fresh bead of Latisil, tool with mineral spirits, and immediately toss Spectralock powder on the tacky surface of the caulk. Dip your finger in mineral spirits and tool it again to press in the powder to the surface of the caulk. Take a very light brush with soft bristles and whisk the excess off the surface of the caulk and allow to cure. Once it has firmed up you can wisk away the rest of the excess.

If she doesn't like the look then you are back to where you started anyway, which is having to grout the corner to maintain domestic tranquility.

I don't know anything about this technique because it's not like I ever had a customer that demanded the same thing that your wife is demanding.
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Thanks! I would be thrilled to work with you, Mike. But you have to remember that you only see what I want you to see of my shower.

I have lippage, uneven grout lines, and a whole host of other issues. I'm sure I could do a better job if I had it to do over. It doesn't leak, and it looks pretty good with my glasses off though.
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That's all that matters.
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Unread 10-02-2007, 06:57 AM   #129
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Thanks for the idea, Rob. Alas, I am a much better grouter* than I am a caulker. I don't know if I could pull off that technique to the satisfaction of my wife.








* I'm not really that great of a grouter.
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Unread 10-02-2007, 06:58 AM   #130
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Careful there, Dan. I suspect somebody hereabouts has the Tile Ranger on speed-dial.
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Unread 10-02-2007, 07:01 AM   #131
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Bring him on, CX. He could duke it out with my wife. I won't even say who I hope wins.
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Dan,

Finally found/made time to read your entire thread.

You did a great job. The finish selections are excellent.

I bet your next shower will be Kerdi with a mud pan.
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I bet your next shower will be Kerdi with a mud pan.
That's a pretty safe bet. Thanks, Chuck.
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Maeterlinck?! That's a name I haven't seen since grad school. Who knew I'd meet up with him again on John Bridge... Did you happen to find the quote or are you a Maeterlinck appreciator in general? Thanks for the memories
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I bet your next shower will be Kerdi with a mud pan.

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