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Unread 05-24-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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Bad Work: The Hall Of Shame

Anyone got pics of really bad tile jobs? I'm starting to see a bunch of jobs that fall into the catagory of what where you thinking . Then it occured to me that I should start taking pics for my own personal Hall of Shame I don't really have many yet but I'll bet you guys do.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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I'll snap some pictures of my own jobs, if thats what you mean.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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This job actually came out dam good, but cost me an extra 1/2 day to work around over 70 broken tiles. I took pics just in case.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 03:33 PM   #4
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Was called to complete a mud floor when installer had no idea of how to continue, whan I got there, found greenboard over the lead pan tiled to the bottom with mastic, you guessed it, pan flat on the floor, no pre-slope, picture taken during the first step of demo, re-did it all 10" up walls with CPE liner and new CBU on the walls, I only guaranteed that part, the rest stayed.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 05:23 PM   #5
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That's what im talking bout .. Who still uses lead pans? It looks newer is why I ask, I've pulled some out of old homes but never anything newer.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 06:31 PM   #6
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Pans, who needs pans? Ask the guys in Florida. Should have lots of pichers from what they've had to deal with.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 06:43 PM   #7
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I passed on a shower job last year because the plumber on the project installed a lead pan flat on the subfloor, and drywall guys hung one course of Permabase (3' high) and the rest was greenboard, no vapor barrier behind anywhere. I tried to talk the homeowner into a Kerdi shower, but she passed. The hack she hired had to return 3 times to fix his errors. ( I was there handling other parts of the remodel project) Why would anyone install a lead pan anymore?? It's not a code requirement here...
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Unread 05-24-2006, 07:50 PM   #8
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At least in Florida its mostly slab on grade. I tore out a new shower that had no pan on a wood floor. The tile guy just stuck the tile to the plywood subfloor. His Plumber used an elbow for the drain, no P trap.

It leaked into the basement the first time they used it.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 08:04 PM   #9
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I'm laughing because I've lost so many bids in the last six months to this kind of thing. Last week one of the guys that beat me (by half) came into the store to ask some questions about "how " to make a handicap shower waterproof. LONG story short, he had 1/4" wonderboard on the walls and was "planning" on double layering it cause that's what the guy at HD told him would make it waterproof. The Pan was Ice&water sheild not even laminated to the drain. When I informed the homeowner that I was "alarmed at some of the questions he asked me she said"well it looks good so far" What'ya do.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 08:17 PM   #10
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Ask if you can come back next year to take pictures of the failure.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 08:20 PM   #11
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Great idea Flatfloor!

Yeah, tell her you're aiming to photograph the "Craptactular Shower of the Year Award" and you think her shower will do nicely in next year's competition.
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Unread 05-24-2006, 09:47 PM   #13
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Easy plumbing

Here is a quick submission of a shower in need of HELP
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Unread 05-24-2006, 09:58 PM   #14
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Here are a couple more. Notice the pail of mastic and look at the size of trowel the poor fellow was told to use and the second picture is the floor after the tile were pulled up. Look how much they had slid around, size of the joints etc.
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Unread 05-25-2006, 04:38 AM   #15
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Hey what a great shower, I especially like the built in towel holder. I wonder if they could have made a corner shelf out of that copper. Once it ages abit it will really go with that tile.
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