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    After dozens of questions to this group, I finally got this project to the point where I can post some pictures. Still not fully completed, but getting there.
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    That's looking very nice.

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    Thanks Terry, and thanks for the advice along the way.

    Is it necessary to fill tub with water before caulking gap between tub and bottom row of tile if tub is set in a mortar/cement bed?

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    Awesome work. I like how you line up the niches perfectly with your grout joints.


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    Soon I will caulk with silicone around the tub between the tub and bottom row of tile. My wife asked me if I was going to fill tub with water before I caulked. I don't think it's necessary because tub is set in a bed of mortar/concrete, but figured I'd ask beforehand just to be sure. What do you say?
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    You'd think that being so close to the end of the project I'd run out of questions, but here's another..............I'll be tiling the vanity top, can I use 3/4" Birch interior plywood for the top under the tile? If so, should I put a coat of paint on it first? Or maybe HydroBan?
    I have a roll of Ditra, is it necessary for a countertop?

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    Birch is pretty stable, but, it is unlikely that it has waterproof/resistant glue...I'd pass on it and use some ply that does...OR, consider using a chunk of KerdiBoard...just use KerdiFix to attach it to the top of the vanity and tile away. Really easy with a top mount sink, a little tougher with an undermount.
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    Awesome work. I'm no pro, but it certainly looks good. Do you have pics of the finished counter ?

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    FWIW, on KerdiBoard, it is the foam that is the waterproof component...the orange surfaces are for compatibility to mortar. In fact, you can poke a hole through that, and as long as it does not penetrate all the way through to the other side, not ever worry about sealing it. Those orange surfaces can wick moisture, but that's irrelevant. As long as the edges are properly sealed with Kerdifix, and the through holes either covered with Kerdiband, golden. You're missing a lot of flexibility and speed by ignoring it as a product. You can do more with it in an hour than you could in several days of building a structure like a drop in tub deck or a counter.

    Nice looking remodel, however you ended up deciding.
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