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Re: Tile job

Postby penxv » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:44 pm

As it turns out, tiling a bathroom will be my first kosher gig. Just looked at it today... should be a degree of difficulty or two less than the fountain , I think.

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Postby Canuckster » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:18 am

Bathrooms are easy, no sweat
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Postby penxv » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:51 am

The fountain has a curved top, curved corners, more complex inside edges... I'm going to just tile planes in this bathroom. It's much less complex.

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Postby penxv » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:06 pm

Backer board was already hung. Taped and muddled the seams with thinset.
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Hopefully it dries enough that I can do the waterproofing today. I'm painting the walls and ceiling, too. So at least there are things to do while I wait for stuff to dry.

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Postby penxv » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:03 am

Got the ceiling done. Ready for tiles and paint.

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Postby penxv » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:41 am

Going to have to case the windows before I really start tiling. If I was more of an asshole, this is where some of the money would be.

I am going to case the windows. I won't ask for much.

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Postby penxv » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:45 pm

That's done.

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Ready to do the tile, now.

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Postby Canuckster » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:57 pm

What, no mitres?
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Postby penxv » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:36 am

I was thinking about it but the drywall is a quarter inch thicker than the hardie board and I thought this way was easier. (the mitre cuts wouldn't fit naturally together because the surface is uneven, but I could have probably made it work with a larger gauge nailer)

I was putting the boards in place with an 18 gauge nailer and then pounding the right sized finishing nails in by hand. I didn't want to buy a 100-150 dollar tool to do a hundred dollar job (I need to get a 15 or 16 gauge nailer).

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Postby penxv » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:14 am

Plus, these people are just happy to see progress. They had a union guy on the job like a year ago but he cut a finger off somewhere... bless his heart.


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