After a couple of weeks of
"Will call you Tuesday to let you know when we have time, if there are no emergency jobs." and
"Next Thursday we will know when we can make it." and
"We need to do our emergency jobs first" and
"Your slotted in on Friday next week"
This was the service I received from Modern Drainage here in North Vancouver. My clients needless to say where less than
Updated 11-21-2012 at 07:22 AM by johnfrwhipple
My buddy Tom called me today to wish me a happy Father's Day and ask for some advice. I was heading to work for a short spell and after hearing about his shower leak I told him I would be by in an hour. I helped Tom build his shower and wanted to see first hand the problem. When I got there the ceiling below the master shower was opened up and upon inspection we could see that the water leaked trough the hole where the hot water ran up through the floor in the stud wall cavity. The leak was
Updated 06-17-2012 at 05:43 PM by johnfrwhipple
I picked up my new Laticrete 5"x5" tile insert drain yesterday from my local supplier - here in Vancouver. The drain is neatly packed into on box that includes the bonding flange and tile insert section. Like a Kerdi drain from Schluter the drain is available in either ABS or PVC and I ordered the ABS since most Vancouver installations use this black plastic piping.
I was asked to clean up a two bedroom condo up in Whistler not far from my North Vancouver home this week and thought I would share this process with anyone keen enough to tackle the cleaning job of a Schluter Sytems Kerdi drain. The strainer portion of the Kerdi drain comes off easily with just a philips screwdriver unless the tile setter grouted the screws over like the one I worked on.
To access the screws first I used the tip of a sharp drill bit to loosen up the dried grout.
Updated 06-13-2012 at 05:53 PM by johnfrwhipple
In trying to find the best "Latex Primer" for my "Kerdi over drywall" installation guide I have come up with a few road blocks. I checked with Schluter and managed to get not a product specifically as a recommendation - but I was told that Mapei and Custom Building Products make latex primers that I could use with Kerdi installations over drywall compound.
I called Mapei and they do not recommend drywall in showers and said they have no product they recommend
Updated 12-31-2011 at 01:08 AM by johnfrwhipple