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Old 01-25-2018, 09:31 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of routing dados into my soapstone bench and curb slabs to accept my shower glass.

Anyone know of a reason why I shouldn't do this?

I figure that as long as I make the channels a bit wider for expansion differentials and silicone installation, and place clear plastic damper shims under the edge of the glass to prevent direct contact with the stone....
I should be fine.....
Right?

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I just thought of one reason.....

Silicone removal and re-application down the road might be a bit of a PITA.

Hmmmmmmm.......??

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I wouldn't have a problem installing into that system. Are you going to dado the wall tile as Well?

My concern with a no channel install is I don't trust the silicone to hold in the long term. I know it is done, but I won't do them.

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I just thought of one reason.....

Silicone removal and re-application down the road might be a bit of a PITA.

Hmmmmmmm.......??
That may be a downside for sure. However, if the silicone is only applied where it is exposed, it won't be trapped where you couldn't get to it.

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I wouldn't have a problem installing into that system. Are you going to dado the wall tile as Well?

My concern with a no channel install is I don't trust the silicone to hold in the long term. I know it is done, but I won't do them.

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The wall tile is easy.
I'll just leave a glass-sized joint.

I hate clips.
Because I hate relying on silicone.
I prefer channels.

This would be like a stone channel.......????

I really wish all my glass could defy gravity without any metal.....hence my desire to eliminate the metal channels on the curbs.
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Alright....

Since I have not once been called a complete idiot in this thread (as of yet),

I will consider that as my tacit approval to forge ahead.

I appreciate your participation,
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Use the Schluter set in channels, problem solved.

Silicone may discolor the stone.

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what if your stone was "curbed" so that from outside you cant see clips???

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