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Old 01-23-2017   #1041
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Sure, its pretty straightforward but still a lot of work. Just watch some videos online and check out the proper way to seal it all up before you apply the tile.

I decided to stick with fiberglass on each of mine for easy cleaning. I just did a tile surround on both to jazz things up.
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Old 01-23-2017   #1042
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I'm considering taking on a tile shower project at home. It's currently a fiberglass setup. So would need to be gutted, then built out correctly.

My question is, what is "correctly", and do you believe it's achievable by someone who has never done it before?
The biggest difficulty is getting all the things leveled out and reconstructed right given that what is often behind a fiberglass setup, isn't tailored to a tile surface. I had new subflooring, and some trusses put in, so I went way farther than most need to. However, once the sub floor was done, tile was a piece of cake. I chose to use a preform base, but even the styled that allow for a tile base with the shaped insert aren't too bad but have to be a little more cautious on due to moisture draining. I just sealed a base and gave an easier starting point for the wall tile. Also, don't expect to have a functioning bathroom for like 6-8 weeks of solid work haha.

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Sure, its pretty straightforward but still a lot of work. Just watch some videos online and check out the proper way to seal it all up before you apply the tile.

I decided to stick with fiberglass on each of mine for easy cleaning. I just did a tile surround on both to jazz things up.
Surrounds are ultimately so much smarter haha but I'm a picky bitch about it.
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Old 01-23-2017   #1043
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wow that's nice!
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Old 01-23-2017   #1044
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I have built Lots of showers at work, it can be done pretty easy but it's best to get a pre made shower pan with appropriate slope if u are not comftorable with mason products. If you want a custom layout or size you would need to have a sand shower pan installed with either a rubber liner or topical waterproofing. Good products make it easier and if you have any questions I would be glad to point you in the right direction speedfreak.
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Old 01-26-2017   #1045
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^I'll have to remember that!
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Old 01-26-2017   #1046
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Nothing major as of yet, but we need to optimize what we have so we bought a ton of storage boxes to get everything organized before we start tearing down walls and building anything.
Underestimated the cost and size of these suckers, but they are measured to use up all of the shelf space in the current storage room that will hopefully/eventually be a closet.
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Old 01-26-2017   #1047
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Thanks for the shower info guys, much appreciated. I'll pop back in with more questions if/when I jump in.
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Old 01-27-2017   #1048
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Sure, I replaced a fiberglass shower and did all slate tiles like they have at Lifetime Fitness in their hallways. It's really not that bad, although I'd never do slate again. Any finished tile that has consistent dimensions would be much easier. I basically ripped off the sheetrock, replaced it with cement board, poured the floor pan and installed the drain, then tiled the walls up to the ceiling. It came out really nice, I miss that shower, I need to do it again in this house.
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Old 01-27-2017   #1049
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The cheap slate tiles are very different in thickness and size, which sucks. I did slate floor and wall tile that ended up being much more uniform, turned out great. Love the slate look. Ill post some pics when I finish grouting the last little bit of shower surround.
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Old 02-02-2017   #1050
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Because this happened last week:






I decided to redo the entire thing, and ended up with this:




Long story short, the sink was full of water and for whatever reason the epoxy holding it up to the underside of the counter let go. The new sink now has some wood bracing to give it extra strength so it shouldn't be an issue again. Not pictured is the badass of all garbage disposals than can supposedly chew through bone while remaining quiet and vibration-free! The sink is a heavy-gauge SS304 with insulation and sound dampening on the underside of it for a nice solid sound and feel vs. the thin and tinny of the old one.
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Looks good!
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Old 09-07-2017   #1052
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I moved back to the cities over the summer and am working on the new house. I bought a lot in Lino Lakes and can't wait to get back into my own place (living with the new wife with my parents while my dad builds us our new house).

thoughts? I like the garage







We are hopefully breaking ground in 3 weeks or so and trying to get it sealed up before snow falls. I think I fixed the scaling some.
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Old 09-07-2017   #1053
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Nice looking house, excited to see it beyond the paper drawings
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Old 09-07-2017   #1054
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Looks nice! welcome back to the cities!

What height ceiling in the garage?
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Welcome back! I am currently building in South Maplewood! Your plans look nicer than mine haha. I'll post them when I get a chance, very well styled sir!
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Nice build! Welcome back!
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Old 09-08-2017   #1057
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Wow, floor plan looks awesome!
Congrats!
Where in Lino Lakes? I'm there a lot.
Also I'm guessing you got into the Centennial school district which is bomb.
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Thanks, me too

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Looks nice! welcome back to the cities!

What height ceiling in the garage?
Thanks and not positive on the garage. I think the main floor is 9 feet. With part of the house over the garage I don't think the garage will get super high ceilings.

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Wow, floor plan looks awesome!
Congrats!
Where in Lino Lakes? I'm there a lot.
Also I'm guessing you got into the Centennial school district which is bomb.
Thanks! It's in between Hodgson and Lexington off County J. It's almost circle pines but it's lino lakes there. And yes we did get into Centennial but for now Bella (who is 8) goes to school in Forest Lake at the spanish immersion school there.

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Welcome back! I am currently building in South Maplewood! Your plans look nicer than mine haha. I'll post them when I get a chance, very well styled sir!
Thanks man, I am excited too. Yea, post em up!

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Old 09-08-2017   #1059
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Wow just looked at the floor plan again and its exactly what I want and the location too.
We need to have a drink soon since you are coming back to civilization!
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Old 09-20-2017   #1060
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House plans look great! Garage layout is very similar to my old house. You'll like the extra room!
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