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sempervirens

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
I'm planning on tiling a shower and bathroom - walls and floor. Can anyone help advise? Do I really need to put thin set below the hardi backer board? Should I use 1/2" hardi backer on the walls? (I already intend to use the 1/2" hardi backer on the floor, but thought I might get away with the 1/4" in the walls?). Is there a more water proof type of thin set cement that should be used in the shower? The space is a bit tight for a shower stall, so we decided to just tile the whole floor and most of the bathroom walls. I intent to build a 2" high lip on the floor around the shower perimeter to conatain the water and there will be a shower curtain. But I want the whole floor to be able to withstand some water.

Any help appreciated,thanks.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 31, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Sempervirens,i would put a coat of thin set[i like the kind you mix up] under the floor seams and where the sidewalls butt to the floor.1/4 inch is all right over straight wallboard.If the walls are not good use 1/2 inch.Keep your seams tight,use an even coat under your tile.Use the best grout you can afford.Either way ,you will be grouting down the road,but that is maintenence. Best of Luck,Terence


also,try not to fasten near seams,that helps
Scott Thelen

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Mar 31, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Get a PVC type liner for the floor make sure it goes up at least 8" on the sides. Make sure not to put any holes in it. Put in your drain then fill it with bedding mortar making sure to angle from the sides to the drain. then add tile.

hope that helps Ive had a few bloody marys

Happy Easter
Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Mar 31, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
almost done
almost done
Credit: Onewhowalksonrocks

Deck, door and fence almost done!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 31, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Semper, if you want the most bombproof setup buy a one piece tile base.
There are good ones made of some kind of heavy duty 'plastic' that looks
and feels like corian and Kohler makes really nice ones of cast iron.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
They make Corian shower bases, too. It's more polyester than plastic, so it'll last longer....There's also the Wedi tilebacker systems. Good stuff, that.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:09pm PT

emper, if you want the most bombproof setup buy a one piece tile base.
There are good ones made of some kind of heavy duty 'plastic' that looks
and feels like corian

There's an outfit in the Anaheim area that custom makes those to size as well as wall slabs.

The trade name for the product is "cultured marble"

sempervirens

climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
The one-piece tile base probably won't work for me 'cause the drain hole is not in the center. I suppose I could move the hole and the shower drain pipe but there is a bunch of plumbing under there that'd be in the way. I'm assuming the one piece tile base has the drain hole centered.

I'm not familiar with the pvc stuff. Is it in a plyable sheet? Like a sheet of plastic? And does it go under the hardi backer? Or over?

I do need to angle the thin set and tile toward the drain a little too as suggested.

Thanks for all the help people.
richross

Trad climber
Mar 31, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
The stonework on the addition at the Lundy estate.

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/04/nyregion/large-estate-to-help-link-parks-chain-near-catskills.html

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross

Credit: richross
sempervirens

climber
Apr 2, 2013 - 11:15am PT
That stone work is super cool. Where is the Lundy estate? I've never heard of it. Aesthetically speaking, the roof lines look kinda jumbled and don't really go together, IMO. Seems like a building where additions were put on as after thoughts. It's funny to me that so much effort (and $) was put into such a castle and it looks like it doesn't fit together. Also, I'm surprised they painted the large post and beams grey; I'd have preferred a wood stain preservative. The craftsmanship is excellent though.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
hey there say, wow, wonderful things getting built here...

booDawg and ekat, i hope to at least put good soil in my garden this year...
not sure when i can plant now, it is still in the 20's mid, and 30's some...

wow, i may just plant and fall will set in :O

hope not, ;)




also, neat building stuff rielly and all...


here is WHAT I JUST BUILT:

cost about 4 bucks, i think it did, from thrift store finds, :



made me an easel :&#41;  out of plant hanger, package tape, and plasti...
made me an easel :) out of plant hanger, package tape, and plastic baskets for the paints and spice bottles for the brushes...
Credit: neebee
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Those flared-eave gambrel roofs look a little out of harmony to me as a matter personal taste, but that's your std Dutch colonial revival roof. Looks a little more out of place being adjacent to that std gabled roof on the second building in back.

Pretty much the defining characteristic making it a "dutch" colonial rather than some other colonial is the gambrel roofs, and the revival era ones tended toward the flared eaves.

Love this thread. One day I'll actually put up some pics.
slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
i have done quite a bit of work with clay/adobe/mud-- most stuff has a high silt content (not good) it's suprisingly hard to get it right.

Cordwood/ strawn]bale house,, 5 years now, no problems.. it's all about the design 30" overhangs,, drains, etc
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Cherry Insta-Closet!

Credit: Reilly

The retards were too cheap to change the existing crown so I had to
cope mine into the existing! Grrrrr....Waaay stoopid.
Credit: Reilly
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 5, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
The past few weeks have been quite interesting. Establishing yourself as a sub to call for whatever has its ups and downs.

I've painted the exterior of a house, woven corners on cedar shake siding, framed, hung drywall, hung a gutter system, installed windows, trimmed windows and doors, and raked a lawn.

I work with two great GC's though, and have friends on each crew. Spring has sprung, life does not suck. At all.

Sorry for the tell and no show. I'm too damn busy to stop for lunch, much less take pictures.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
I just picked up an elliptical granite top that I ordered to go on a mahogany and makore coffee table base that I made for my son's graduation from UMass Amherst. Last week we were forwarded a link listing him as one of the Top Ten Graduating Seniors in his Sports Management Department, which is one of the top two programs in the country. Proud!

http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/sportmgt/Undergraduate/Top_Ten_Seniors_2013/

Coffee table in mahogany, makore veneer, and granite.
Coffee table in mahogany, makore veneer, and granite.
Credit: Edge

This is Max last summer on a deep sea fishing trip.
Maxwell
Maxwell
Credit: Edge

But this pic more correctly captures his personality:
International Man of Mystery
International Man of Mystery
Credit: Edge

I guess you can say I had a part of building him too, 22 years in the making. He interviews later this week with the Boston Celtics, fingers are crossed!
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Gorgeous table Edge. Had never heard of makore before.
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Had never heard of makore before.

It's often referred to as African cherry, but since it is unrelated I avoid that name. It pairs well with mahogany but is harvested in Africa, and often shows the tight fiddleback curl that you can see on the aprons. The legs and cockbeading are South American mahogany, and the central shelf is ribbon stripe SA mahogany.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Apr 11, 2013 - 04:53pm PT
A Sturmpanzer IV mid-production "Brummbar" with complete interior:

Credit: Bruce Morris

Credit: Bruce Morris

The engine is a Panzer IV J from CMK. Shouldn't be much different than the one in a Pz IV in a "Brummbar". The full gun compartment interior is by Griffon Models. And the driving compartment and drive train are resin by R&J Enterprises that did create some problematic dimension changes in the chassis interior.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 01:05am PT
Edge, beautiful, as always. I am assuming, also as usual (but I'm not proud),
that the aprons are veneer on a bandsawn form?
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