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Author Topic: finally my shower has tile!!  (Read 3222 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2008, 01:17:37 PM »

Shower floor tile was done with thinset using latex admixture instead of water.  Wall tile was installed using standard wall tile premixed adhesive.  Jack
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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2008, 01:58:43 PM »

Jack,
Very pretty!  Nice job on the shower and the woodwork too!

I just used the premixed stuff in the tub.  They said its stickier and more flexible than the regular thinset.  I can attest, most of the tiles did not move a bit after I tapped them in.  Road test this weekend. Should be ok
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2008, 04:47:06 PM »

Hey Jim
when did you install the tile. I recently redid the shower in my house and used the same stuff you did I think. I had to go back in one spot and break out one to fix a oops and found that the adhesive in the center of the tile was still soft. that was a week after it was put on so I would assume it can take several weeks for it to cure out good in the areas that are not exposed to air. it looks so nice that I would hate it if it moved around because it hadnt all cured. just something to think about.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2008, 06:04:56 PM »

I installed one wall  last Friday, the other on Sunday.

Dall tile, from home depot
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 08:16:08 AM »

Let us know how the tile holds up after your trip.  We are going to be putting tile up in our bathroom in a month or so.  It looks great.
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2008, 02:49:19 PM »

Jim,

Looks Great!

You gave me the kick in the arse to get my tile board up this weekend.

Work on your bathroom next and put up some pics, I want to finish that next... Grin

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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2008, 03:09:13 PM »

Cliff here's the bathroom sink. Of course its in the bedroom, but thats the way the plumbing and floor plan and windows worked out.  It actually is just fine in practice.

Cliff, What are you doing inside looking at your computer when you could be working on your shower?  Shocked)



You can see the visqueen that used to be there.  Yippee its gone!!!  The shower is just on the other side of the wall behind the sink.

Found a mail order place in Boston that sells those sinks for $200, way less than anyone else around here or even on the web.

Now on to the floor, but there are a few other things higher on the list.  heat. light switches. more wood shelves, drawers, cabinets and trim.

Gumpy - thats a great idea on the NO shower door, I have postponed ordering the door and glass to see how it is with the shower curtain.  I'll need to get that flexible shower curtain rod / holder for longer term, I'm just using a make shift rod I made from a clothes pole.
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2008, 03:20:52 PM »

Tile weathered the trip just fine.  The firest hurdle was a nasty twist in my driveway just to get it to where i can back down a road to the more main rd.  Also did fine on the dirt roads, and then the desert sand.  Using the shower was GREAT.  No more visqueen on my tail when getting the soap!!

I'm still thinking about Gumpy's idea to just leave the shower curtain and not get a glass door.  I will use a shower curtain for the next several months or more to get a feel for it, but so far, it s pretty good.  Makes the bathroom bigger, and the shower does dry out faster.  The glass would really keep hte air from circulating and the water from evaporating. 

I haven't yet done a leveling system, and most times that's ok, but oftimes the bus is just a wee bit off, and that keeps a little bit of water in ths shower pan from draining.  A shower curtain vs glass doors is better in this case.
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2008, 04:28:26 PM »

for what its worth, the mastic / thinset came premixed in a bucket and is called Omnigrip.  It weighs about 2/3 of what thinset does, and I can testify that its really sticky.
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« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2008, 05:16:33 PM »

I'm still thinking about Gumpy's idea to just leave the shower curtain and not get a glass door.  I will use a shower curtain for the next several months or more to get a feel for it, but so far, it s pretty good.  Makes the bathroom bigger, and the shower does dry out faster.  The glass would really keep hte air from circulating and the water from evaporating. 

I haven't yet done a leveling system, and most times that's ok, but oftimes the bus is just a wee bit off, and that keeps a little bit of water in ths shower pan from draining.  A shower curtain vs glass doors is better in this case.

Here's a tip on the water ponding, too. Go down to your local Walmart or Home Depot and find a window squeegee. They make one that's just the rubber squeegee with a D-handle on the other side. Works great for pulling the droplets off the tile wall and pushing the ponding down the drain when the bus is a bit off level.

For the flex shower curtain track, check Boatersworld.com. That's where I found mine. It was $24 in 2005.
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2008, 08:32:57 PM »

Gumpy,
Several years ago I was looking for exactly this item for another application, but I never did find it.  I just ordered one to try out, Thanks for the lead.

$19.99 plus shipping, total $26
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2008, 07:39:00 PM »

I've got a glass shower door.  Works great until you take a shower.  I gotta lay a towel on the floor because the damn door drips water..a lot of water on the floor when it's opened following a shower.  It opens outward (obviously) and drips off the length of the door.
Not a major issue, but a wet floor isn't cool.
Curtains have their advantages. 
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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2008, 10:32:59 AM »

The glass shower door on my home shower has as drip edge on the botttom that's slanted toward the hinge so when the door is opened, the water still drips down into the shower.  JR, Is that practical for your door?
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2008, 11:05:20 AM »

The glass shower door on my home shower has as drip edge on the botttom that's slanted toward the hinge so when the door is opened, the water still drips down into the shower.  JR, Is that practical for your door?

The shower door in DML is the same. No problem with water dripping outside the shower.

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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2008, 07:02:16 AM »

The glass shower door on my home shower has as drip edge on the botttom that's slanted toward the hinge so when the door is opened, the water still drips down into the shower.  JR, Is that practical for your door?

The shower door in DML is the same. No problem with water dripping outside the shower.

Richard

Good point...I'll go down and look at it.  I don't know what's on the bottom of the door...just know that it drips when it's opened. 
I used a standard RV type fiberglass shower with the el-cheapo RV glass door.   The enclosure works fine...no leaks or such as long as the shower door is kept closed.   Sometimes the shower door gets bumped open when T and me are sharing the little shower in an effort to conserve water...that'll wet the floor!    Roll EyesGrin
If there's no return drip rail, I'll check Lowes to maybe ID what ya'll are talking about. 
When I convert the D, it'll have one of those nice round sliding shower doors... Wink
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