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  1. Mar 10, 2019 #161

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    Got all the full size floor tile laid today and a start on the cut tiles.
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    Those signs look awesome!
    Thanks for the info in the hydrobarrier. I'm thinking of using something like that in my bathroom projects. Both the shower & tub kits (for different bathrooms) are direct-to-stud so I want to make sure moisture won't rot the wood if there are ever any leaks. I'll probably still have to do a plastic sheet moisture barrier over the insulation for the exterior walls. I wonder if sheet vinyl can be put over that stuff, or is it mostly for going under tile?

    Bathroom is looking great! Very clean cuts on those angles. This has inspired me to try to get moving on my own bathroom. Which reminds me, I need to get a face shield for using the grinder.
     
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    Thanks Zannej. I bought this tile saw for the project. It's not really big enough for large tile, but it works, and the price was right. It'll probably collect dust on the shelf once this job is done. I cut with the fence when it fits, but it will cut free hand pretty straight too. Just have to dress the cut edge a little after the cut.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C21VL9J/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
     
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    Got home from Church this afternoon & decided to cut a tile or 2 rather than sit around watching TV. One tile led to another and before I knew it, I had all but the 4 tile around the toilet and 2 tile behind the door, cut. I'll glue them down during the week. Got a busy sign week, so we'll see how long that takes. Master Bath Remodel 3 10 19 3.jpg Master Bath Remodel 3 10 19 2.jpg
     
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    Similar to Redgard?
     
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    Looks great! I'm sure it must be satisfying to see how much progress you've made. Looks like you're very near completion.
     
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    Thanks Zannej, yes the completion date can't come soon enough. I'm looking forward to things getting back to normal soon.


    Yes, very similar to Redgard. I don't have any experience with Redgard, but reviews said Hydro Barrier had less odor. So since we're using the adjoining bedroom during construction I opted for The Hydro Barrier. It is nearly odorless.
    Still all stuffed up from the thinset however, leaving dust everywhere. I mix the thinset out in the shop, wear a dust mask, we don't have forced air heat, but we still have a layer of dust everyhere in the house. Hopefully another week and we can start a thorough cleanup. They're talking possible 60's near the end of the week, so that's my goal, so we can get rid of the dust. My nose will appreciate it.
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2019 #168

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    Hopefully the dust won't be hard to clean up, and I'm sure it will be great when you have use of the bathroom again.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2019 #169

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    Master Bath Remodel 3 13 19 1.jpg I hope so too Zannej. All I had time for today was the mosaic tile on the floor. With the door being at a 45° angle to the slope, this seemed like the easiest way to transition to the shower slope, without chopping up the tile. I really wanted to avoid cutting up the tile, especially with the white grout. The whole bathroom floor has a slight slope to the shower. There's a 1/4" drop to the drain in the shower with an extra 1/4" drop in the mosaic stripe.
     
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    That looks neat! I was wondering why there was a gap there, I didn't realize you were going to use a different type of tile. What kind of drain will you be using for the shower?
     
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    It's a linear drain at the far end. Eventually there will be a tile-in cover so it will drain through the grout line.

    I have a typo. The floor of the shower is a 1/4" (per foot) slope not 1/4" overall.
     
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    You can see the linear drain a little better in this shot. Hope to finish it up tomorrow. Then I'll start on the vanity and cabinet. Refinish, add doors, different crown moulding & new hardware. Master Bathroom 3 15 19 1.jpg
     
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    Excellent! Looks awesome so far. I'm trying to remember the name of the linear drains I saw before-- they had some really cool ones, but they were pricey.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2019 at 9:12 PM #174

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    Got the tile done, finally. Still have the seems to caulk. Master Bathroom 3 18 19 1.jpg Master Bathroom 3 18 19 2.jpg Master Bathroom 3 18 19 3.jpg
     
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    Beautiful!
    Is there going to be glass wall/door for the edge of the shower to protect the electrical switches from getting wet or is it just an open shower?
     
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    Updates to the vanity & storage cabinet. Refinish, install new doors, never got around to building doors the first time around, new hardware and change out the spindle moulding around the top for something a little more modern.

    Is there going to be glass wall/door for the edge of the shower to protect the electrical switches from getting wet or is it just an open shower?

    Yes, it's a frameless glass door for a corner shower, less one panel. It'll follow the mosaic tile.
    We've had it for a couple years. bought the parts, but the project got moved down the list a couple times.
     
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    I actually like the current spindle & molding the way it is, but it's not my bathroom. LOL.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:17 AM #179

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    Yea, the spindles were o.k., but it's been 20 years, so time for a change. Got the carcasses cleaned up & stained. There was a little water damage to the finish around the sinks, re-staining cleaned it up pretty good. Tomorrow I'll give it a coat of spar urethane. Supposed to hold up to rain and exterior weather, so it should hold up on the vanity. If it holds up another 20+ years it will most likely outlast me. Master Bathroom 3 19 19 1.jpg
     
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    Looks great! I like the little cubby next to the sink on the upper side cabinet. Are you going to keep that light fixture or change it out? It seems to produce a good amount of light but that's a lot of bulbs. LOL.
     

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