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Old 05-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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I have a customer who wants me to add a "curb" to an existing roll in shower. Roll in is dead ass flat water is running out and rotting out trim and drywall.
2x4's stacked with hardibacker, pvc "liner" and tile it?

oh yeah, wants it done for $50.00 (last guy quoted him, but never came back and completed job, Imagine that!)

Obviously $50.00 isnt going to cover it...

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Old 05-06-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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nothing at 50.00 or 500.00

How would you build and waterproof curb?

Hardibacker cant go over curb as you cant nail into curb except on outside of shower edge of curb.

You could use a kerdi curb but still needs to be tied into shower floor membrane.

I would tell then you cant slap lipstick on a pig and call it a prize show horse.

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Sounds like idiot HO likes the $50 bid he got. Bad news. Stay away from such idiots!!!! believe me. Sometimes the best jobs are the ones you don't take.
He already went with the lowest bid to get his shower? right?. Don't try doing any patch work at that abortion. You'll get yourself in trouble.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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1)Find right size bricks for the width of the curb
2)Grind out the existing tile to the width of the curb
3)Liquid waterproof where you cut out
4)Thinset bricks together. Stack if you need to to get proper height for the curb.
5)Scratch coat bricks with thinset
6)Liquid waterproof the curb
7)Tile curb
8)Caulk
9)Charge accordingly
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I just laid two courses of brick the other day for a curb. Didn't thinset them, used mortar. Will thinset tile on them later.
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I have a customer who wants me to add a "curb" to an existing roll in shower. Roll in is dead ass flat water is running out and rotting out trim and drywall....
What kind of Roll In Shower is there now? Is it a tiled roll in or a fiberglass pan?

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I just laid two courses of brick the other day for a curb. Didn't thinset them, used mortar. Will thinset tile on them later.
What did you set those bricks on? We use bricks all the time for curbs but I set them with modified thin set and I wrap the curb with stucco mesh.

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That 50 bucks already gone with the gas and time you have spent for him, move on..
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I don't even waste my time trying to convince someone who expects me to work for minimum wage.
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I don't even waste my time trying to convince someone who expects me to work for minimum wage.
I'm with Precision and Astor on this... its a no win situation!
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1)Find right size bricks for the width of the curb
2)Grind out the existing tile to the width of the curb
3)Liquid waterproof where you cut out
4)Thinset bricks together. Stack if you need to to get proper height for the curb.
5)Scratch coat bricks with thinset
6)Liquid waterproof the curb
7)Tile curb
8)Caulk
9)Charge accordingly


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1)Find right size bricks for the width of the curb
2)Grind out the existing tile to the width of the curb
3)Liquid waterproof where you cut out
4)Thinset bricks together. Stack if you need to to get proper height for the curb.
5)Scratch coat bricks with thinset
6)Liquid waterproof the curb
7)Tile curb
8)Caulk
9)Charge accordingly
It makes sense to me..... if they don't want the whole shower redone.
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I don't even waste my time trying to convince someone who expects me to work for minimum wage.
yeah I have no tolerance for calls, people or jobs like this.
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Its on concrete slab with tile

E=JohnFRWhipple;1199254]What kind of Roll In Shower is there now? Is it a tiled roll in or a fiberglass pan?

JW[/QUOTE]
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Seriously, this thread is going on too long
This job is impossible to do for 50 bux : its probably a good $300 + deal... if they agree, take evans advice, do your best and document everything!
If not, find a good job and start a nice picture thread
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #17
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there's no way its a $50.00 job.
I just wanted some suggestions on how to properly add a curb to an existing roll in shower...
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I laid the brick on concrete with normal masonry mortar. I went and looked at them the next day and they were sturdy. I will lay tile on the sides and top. I will put a pre-slope on the inside.

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