Not perfect, but good enough. Other than a need to complete the inspections, my motivation on this project is low as the Fifth Third Equity Line rejection due to “Value or type of collateral not sufficient” is still resonating with me. I worked 6 straight evenings (6p – 2 or 3a) to get that tile work done and for what if my efforts bring no value. My entire savings is wrapped up in a house that a major Cincinnati bank sees no value in.
I thought the angled wall and ceiling was going to be a nightmare, but I went to Floor and Decor and they recommended their Mapei Ultraflex LFT. That thin set was awesome. It performed exactly as stated in the video. When Tom was helping me I didn’t have great spacers for him to work with, so I also bought their Professional “T” Spacers, which are meant to be left in, you grout right over them. Great find, will definitely use again if the tile shape allows for it.
I still need to install shower fixtures and tub, but I’ve got a two week respite as it will take that long to have the shower glass made and installed; week of October 14. Unfortunately my vision of a solid piece of glass from ledge to ceiling will not happen because a piece of glass that size will not go up the steps nor fit through a window. The top of the glass will be equal to the top of the door, but there will be a gap. That will be the first item, I envisioned that won’t come to pass. To give Ryan’s Glass as much working room as possible I’m not going to connect the tub until after the glass is installed, so more delay in getting the final plumbing and occupancy inspections.
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