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Old 04-01-2012, 10:05 AM  
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Looks awesome! Have any idea what kind of thinset the setter used? I have such problems with kerabond slagging on vertical tile like that.....once you get more tan 2 rows of that.....the pressure on the bottom row ends up pushing out the tile..... Maybe with the small accents that I do....it's just too much thinset that I'm using (usually need to to make flush with larger tile)
The setter was using Mapei's Ultra-Flex 2
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:06 AM  
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I like how you can see the city skyline in the glass door reflection. Beach ave is usually not a down town street name. Must be a nice city.
This is in Vancouver's West End. The Condo is the full floor or at least the right side of the building. The reflection is from the North windows overlooking the North Shore Mountains and the city and the South elevation looks out at the water and beach.
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The setter was using Mapei's Ultra-Flex 2
I really like that stuff...I find that for 25 a bag that stuff is by far best to work with if you setting tiles onto ceiling.
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The setter was using Mapei's Ultra-Flex 2
I love that stuff..use it all the time!
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This is in Vancouver's West End. The Condo is the full floor or at least the right side of the building. The reflection is from the North windows overlooking the North Shore Mountains and the city and the South elevation looks out at the water and beach.
Vancouver sounds nice.
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Vancouver sounds nice.
The city rocks. Come up for a vacation - I'll show you around.

Spring Skiing is epic and we are going up again this weekend. Grouse Mountain is 8 minutes from my home.

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Looks awesome! Have any idea what kind of thinset the setter used? I have such problems with kerabond slagging on vertical tile like that.....once you get more tan 2 rows of that.....the pressure on the bottom row ends up pushing out the tile..... Maybe with the small accents that I do....it's just too much thinset that I'm using (usually need to to make flush with larger tile)
For smaller or glass tiles you should try Adesilex P10. That is my new thinset love. It's designed for glass or stone which is what I've used it for but it's saweeeeet!. Mix with Keraply for a rock solid install!
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The city rocks. Come up for a vacation - I'll show you around.

Spring Skiing is epic and we are going up again this weekend. Grouse Mountain is 8 minutes from my home.

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Wow, looks beautiful. Definitely a place to add to the list.
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Noble Seal TS.

Two showers today.

Who needs a day off - there really overrated.

Noble set Sunday.

Filled it this morning.

Inspection called for tomorrow afternoon.

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john, how did you get the mosaic tile to reflect the city skyline? very effective! - glass door closure and peek-a-boo windows re elegant.nice work all. freddy
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Nothing too special. Shower/tub combo with 13x13 tile with a 1/16" spacing. Couldn't talk her into a decorative border or anything special, but you take what you can get.
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...Couldn't talk her into a decorative border or anything special....
Looks great none the same. Nice work on the install - I like the mitered frame around the niche.

Smart looking tile. Who makes it?

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Thanks John!

That's a Ragno tile, can't remember the exact color/line off the top of my head, but I'll post it tomorrow. I really like it. It's a very strong porcelain tile that is very well made. This job broke a string of cheap ceramic jobs from Daltile that varied in size by a ton. This Ragno is within 1/64" every time, and makes for very easy tiling.
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Brian - this is what a flood test looks like. If you need a plug so you can start doing this just ask. I'll send you one.

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keep the plug and plug your mouth if it will fit

I do flood tests, I just dont constantly toot my own horn repetitively to hear myself talk about it.
your constantly blabbering on various forums of what you have learned in the past 4 years. it's really annoying.

you have only been doing shower for 3-4 years so I say do what you feel comfortable with.
just like you dont set tile because your cant.
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JW..your running out of forums for your soap box rants. Think you have been hit over the head with that wrench a few too many times.

You have been dissed by Schluter for some reason and your mad ...we all get it.
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JW...go to Coverings in Orlando in a week. Im sure you could corner a Schluter rep and force feed your rant to them.

...oh...wait...Coverings is for tile guys not wanna be's
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Ah boys don't be mad.

I'm promoting proper shower construction, that's all

Been building showers for some twenty plus years

Specializing in barrier free and linear drainage for three plus.

Never ever seen a flood test from Brian - not once. I bet he hasn't flooded out his work this decade. Brian has posted this information before I think.

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I bet he hasn't flooded out his work this decade.
Ask him how many have failed.
When i did showers i never flood tested them either.Been 10 years since my last.No problems,no issues.(most were for family and if there was a problem,i would have heard about it at Thanksgiving dinner)

It's like having to go back and check your math....you weren't too sure you did it right the first time.
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Never ever seen a flood test from Brian - not once. I bet he hasn't flooded out his work this decade. Brian has posted this information before I think.

JW
So because he doesn't broadcast each flood test he hasn't done any in the last decade? You have been hit in the head either too.many or not enough times.

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