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  • #455605
    AndyG
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    Well said Chad . Beginning with the end in mind, and constant course correction, or at least checking things as you go, is key . I just left a job, and we have the tub in 1/2 inch out of level . Won’t fly. Thinking my plumber has a dollar store level . I’ ll let something go, like and existing exterior wall that is out of plumb 1/4 “, but not something controllable, like a tub . Not fighting any thing I don’t have to. Hope you guys are well, things are really ,really going well here .

    #455608
    Doobie
    Moderator

    things are really ,really going well here .

    Glad to hear life is treating you well. Sometimes when we don’t hear from a member for a while, ya wonder what might be going on. Being busy is good!

    #455767
    AndyG
    Pro

    Absolutely. Let’s get a thread started on remodels with tile showers, then move into tub surrounds. Beginning with the end in mind, and staying on that course is critical.

    #455768
    AndyG
    Pro

    Let’s start a thread on remodels with tile showers and tub surrounds.

    #455805
    AndyG
    Pro

    My posts are as showing posted, then not . hmmm

    #455819
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    Absolutely. Let’s get a thread started on remodels with tile showers, then move into tub surrounds. Beginning with the end in mind, and staying on that course is critical.

    Good idea.

    I just left a job, and we have the tub in 1/2 inch out of level .

    I am pretty picky about my tubs being level – I set my own tubs so that gives me a lot more control. I like my tubs dead level – makes everything afterwards much easier.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #455857
    AndyG
    Pro

    Good move . Tubs themselves have enough deviation …I bet you ‘ve seen that too.

    #455859
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    I always leave the bottom row of tile off and run a straight wood strip to start my tile off of. I leave the space so the first row will need trimmed to fit when I come back to it. That way if anything is out of wack I can fit the tile without messing up the rest of the tile.
    I hope that makes sense?

    #455861
    AndyG
    Pro

    Yes. Very good. I’m pretty careful about starting with a whole tile as well. If it’s a 12 inch tile, I go for a 7-11 inch tile, depending on overall layout.

    #455898
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    I always leave the bottom row of tile off and run a straight wood strip to start my tile off of. I leave the space so the first row will need trimmed to fit when I come back to it. That way if anything is out of wack I can fit the tile without messing up the rest of the tile.
    I hope that makes sense?

    I like to do the same – set a ledger to start my tile on the second row and leave a little less than a full tile (depending on lay out) for my first row. On showers/tubs with long tile set vertically I start at the bottom.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #455993
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Let’s start a thread on remodels with tile showers and tub surrounds.

    That’s a great idea. I’m soon to get back to a gutted bathrom reno in my house that has been backburnered for far too long. Just in the planning ahead stages of what I may want to use and do.

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