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    Glad they fixed it for you :) I don't think that...

    Glad they fixed it for you :) I don't think that repairs of that nature ever match up perfectly so that is where the repair guy's standards are at. Its good that a little wet sanding blended it in...
  2. ... at this point, I think your best test will be...

    ... at this point, I think your best test will be to plug the drain and fill it as high as you can, flood testing it for a FULL 24 hours and see what happens
  3. Redoing a shower pan and leaving the rest can...

    Redoing a shower pan and leaving the rest can cause problems. Its always best to tear the whole thing down and start over. It could be anything though... Grout failure, bad seal around your faucet...
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    Ouch! I'm not sure how they are on tub...

    Ouch! I'm not sure how they are on tub warranties, check your paperwork. You may want to grab another cast iron for a redo...
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    Things may be a little different here in Pa. ...

    Things may be a little different here in Pa. I've seen a bunch of those on claw foots, trailer tub/showers and basement showers with drylocked block walls. I never looked any further into them for...
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    In addition to all the good sites recomended,...

    In addition to all the good sites recomended, Swanstone has a lot of Universal Design options as well!
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    Greg, That looks like a pretty good design...

    Greg,
    That looks like a pretty good design there. I think that if you go with a linear drain on an angle like that, you'd probably need a custom sized drain to extend closer to the corners. John...
  8. Can you post a link...?

    Can you post a link...?
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    Great points!! That's basically what I was...

    Great points!! That's basically what I was trying to say but I should have worded things a little better.
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    I don't know what brand it is but that's a faucet...

    I don't know what brand it is but that's a faucet for a Claw Foot tub. You should be able to stop in a local plumbing supplier with pictures and they will order you a faucet kit.
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    ... a sterling kit will last 20 to 30 years as...

    ... a sterling kit will last 20 to 30 years as is, however, tile showers need to be built with the proper products and typically more expensive products across the board to meet that criteria.
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    I didn't really mean it like that but ok...;) ...

    I didn't really mean it like that but ok...;) Like I said before, I've installed Sterling Kits and the Swanstone Veriteks and they are both good products. I tend to veer towards the Swan side...
  13. I'm sorry to say that I have one of those and I...

    I'm sorry to say that I have one of those and I had every intention that it would suck or break but it doesn't... It's pretty good and I beat it up pretty bad.
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    I've installed I think 2 of the Sterling kits in...

    I've installed I think 2 of the Sterling kits in the past but mainly install the Swanstone Veritek when it comes to a "kit" install. Be sure to set your base in a bed of flexable mortar like...
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    That's why I recomended Insulation in the walls...

    That's why I recomended Insulation in the walls :) Others were offering some overly complicated solutions so I was just trying to keep it simple for you, that's all. Seems like dlarrivee has a...
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    Sounds like adding a whole bunch of steel in...

    Sounds like adding a whole bunch of steel in front of a stud wall makes sense but why would anyone go to the trouble for a $600 tub and wall kit... Throw some insulation in the wall and call it a day...
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    They aren't too bad, it just depends on the...

    They aren't too bad, it just depends on the customer. I think the Elio ones are pretty nice and not that expensive since I've heard of some other companies trying to charge $1,400.00 per bar. The...
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    I guess I was right, :confused: Sometimes buying...

    I guess I was right, :confused:
    Sometimes buying a whole roll of roofing paper doesn't make sense if your not going to use it any time soon so another option is some silicone inbetween stud and...
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    Sterling is a division of Kohler that makes the...

    Sterling is a division of Kohler that makes the Vikrell tub and shower clip together kits
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    Edit: Just buy the cheapest insulation you can...

    Edit: Just buy the cheapest insulation you can find since it's a Sterling kit...
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    Wow, Hey that's my facebook album there... ...

    Wow, Hey that's my facebook album there... thanks for sharing my work Jdub. My customer is very happy with them.
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    If it's a Sterling Kit you may want to go with...

    If it's a Sterling Kit you may want to go with the Owens Corning sound rated insulation.
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