HB with S's drain

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  1. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD

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    Um - it's a sky light. I'm thinking it's glass. But hey I'm no rocket scientist. I can see threw it. Does that help?
     
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  2. eurob

    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    I see a dark picture forming . LOL

    I know you will do the best with what you have . Just stay away from the limits -- safe side -- of the built .
     
  3. eurob

    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    Mine has an acrylic dome .
     
  4. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD

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    Limits.... I don't like those... Aim for the stars baby. Or in this case - steam with the stars baby!!!
     
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    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD

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    How can I tell? Just tap it? There is no markings I can see anywhere on the thing.

    Tell me what's better. Glass or Acrylic.... It's the good one! lol
     
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  6. eurob

    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    Normally , the dome shape is acrylic and if you tap on it you will know .

    The distance in between the layers is smaller then a regular glass one .

    Glass would be best . Acrylic tends to expand and contract much more .... in normal applications it wouldn't be a problem , but where you have it installed , it will have a work out for sure -- gaskets --.

    Tricky installation for sure .
     
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  7. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD

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    I'll try and get on the roof and figure this out. Not tonight.

    I'm bagged. Heading out to watch some soccer and have a cocktail. Back at it tomorrow to make up the time I lost today.....
     
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    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    What game are you going to watch ?

    I did watch some Champions league this week .... those germans -Bayern - crashed the italiens - Roma -- 7 -1 .
     
  9. ShowerDude

    ShowerDude Showers

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    John,

    in regards to skylight, when i work on a project like this, I may have a clause in my contract releasing me from any and all short/longterm liability in regards to the skylight, leaks that result from it, and especially the chances of it breaking due to it being non tempered and installed in a steamroom environ at the peak of the steams rising path.

    call me crazy but i no longer accept verbal agreements for these situations.

    after you educate them on the possible failure, you can only do your best in these uncharted waters.....to try and realize their poor design ideal.

    again there is no guidebook for pioneers.
     
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    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD

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    Local match. North Van vs Port Coquitlam.

    Great game.

    Ended 1-0 N.Van
     
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    point being , you john are tasked with things daily in the real world on a jobsite, different challenges you must conquer.

    surely you are doing a great job as usual with the skylight detail, this homeowner after what they have had to deal with now has you hyperfocused on these minute details.110%

    in regards to the ignore feature:


    "every chef the world over, relies daily on the produce at hand. the recipe book has no say. our friend jim deals only in preserved and canned goods."

    -xoxo redshoe
     
  12. ShowerDude

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    ok now i see..... in and out corners for youre slip joint... of course!

    challenging job......lookin good...
     
  13. eurob

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    I think there are some '' pioneering '' -- credit to RSCB -- work to do which could make it work . :)

    Have a good one , John !
     
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    Read John's signature line, and see how this stacks up. "When it's perfect, it's good enough."
     
  15. eurob

    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    Could you show us where or what the TCNA recommends for the skylight in a steam shower ?

    Where in the ANSI standards -- tile and stone installation -- the skylights are mentioned ?

    We do what we do 'cause we need to feed our family among other things . We devote part of our free time to also improve the industry , our knowledge and exchange opinions . It is not always perfect , but we push the limits to make it happen . :)
     
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    I know , the comment was not for you , John . It was for the insistent on standards buddy of ours.

    I know you will try to do your best with the application at hand . :)
     
  17. ShowerDude

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    tempered glass is 1 big key here..... good for you and the homeowner.

    maybe someone was thinking ahead afterall....
     
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    I'm glad you did John . I think it is important to check it out .

    It was a pleasure to talk to you , John . :)
     
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  19. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD

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    OMG - Shit Show.

    So I picked up the plywood protection down over the Kerdi shower floor with Kerdi Line Drain. Cleaned up the edges and found so much crappy work.

    Three holes in Kerdi.

    Kerdi Line Drain installed level the long way but out 1/8" across the short side.

    Improper slope.

    Flat Spots.

    Modified thin-set used to install Kerdi

    Kerdi Line drain has lip around it - almost like the mortar bed shrank and left it higher....


    What a gong show. Now I need to repair it - or rip it out.....
     
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  20. eurob

    eurob master tile and stone installer

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    Hey John , you sound like HOH ....lol
     
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