Saturday, October 25, 2014

Laticrete Hydro Ban Steam Shower with Kerdi Line Drain

With any job you undertake there are bond to be things you do not like about it.  For me, on this most current project it was the shower's drain and primary waterproofing system.  I'm working on a difficult master bathroom steam shower build that has a pre-installed Kerdi Line drain.  This is not one of my preferred drains but it's in and I need to work with it.

Some Kerdi is installed on the floor and the curb is a joke.  I need to fix up the work all ready done and finish the job.  The builder asked me to use Kerdi - I said no.  I choose instead to vapour proof this project with Laticrete's Hydro Ban Sheet Membrane mainly because of its longer warranty and much better perm rating.

Here are a few process photos.  To make the job harder there is a Skylight and Window in this steam shower.  Here are a few pictures.  When I showed up the steam shower had drywall installed on one small wall and the ceiling.  The drywall was skimmed out with drywall compound and sprayed with primer by the painter.  Builder told me to just Kerdi it.  I said no and ripped it out.

This is a funny dynamic on this job.  The owner of the home hired me direct.  Bypassed the builder and the onsite tile guy.  She asked me to keep all details between her and I so I need to be nice to the builder but really I'm working for the owner of the house.  The builder is a great guy, super nice.  He does however have zero experience building steam showers and neither does his tile guy.

I have fixed so much all ready and I'm just getting warmed up.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scarlett Johansson in the Shower: She looks a little Psycho

What a great photo shoot by Jean-Paul Goude with Scarlett Johansson playing the role of a Physco.  I have not seen the movie but I'm sure the remake will be as scary as the original Alfred Hitchcock original masterpiece.
Scarlett made FHM's top 100 sexiest women list for 2014 and topped out at number ten.  No doubt with help from the film's release and her intense shower scene.

Looks like she was having fun hamming it up for the camera.

The New Psycho Remake

The Classic original

The original shower scene took seven days to film. I wonder if that was because the crew enjoyed filming this scene so much. The new film took a single day news reports say.