recently got a call from a friend to come help him. He can be a meticulous handyman and remodeler; he can also cut the investing and just finish up according to whatever standards prevail. In the phone call he said, "floor heat and tile, all new plumbing."

The dilemma: how high to go, in terms of standards.

What I saw reminded me of a bad thread in the making. Similar to
http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13150 "screwed up the bathroom reno"
where venting was going to be provided only starting below the Wye in the stack.

The client had bought all materials. FiberCement boards and a tub of mastic.
http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11896 "How to remove this glue?"
http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?p=62477 "Ceramics and Durock"
http://www.terrylove.com/forums/show...ghlight=mastic no membrane (walls, floor) in a shower