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Old 12-05-2019, 11:09 AM   #811
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We always set fiberglass tubs/showers in structo lite. Add very little water, you want it like bread dough.








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I use sand mix concrete, the structo lite can become soft and mushy with moisture, just like I dont use plaster for around a toilet base, it just soaks in piss and smells....
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:28 PM   #812
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I use sand mix concrete, the structo lite can become soft and mushy with moisture, just like I dont use plaster for around a toilet base, it just soaks in piss and smells....


I would never use plaster around a toilet. If I were to use anything other than caulk from a tube it's hydraulic cement which is waterproof due to the sodium silicate.

I use it in this one nursing home where some rooms have terribly humped tile floors. The floors slope away from the very tall cast iron flanges. For old toilets this is fine as the area around the toilet horn is higher. New toilets just sit on top of the flange with almost none of the skirt touching the floor.



Sturcto lite won't see water unless something underneath leaks in which case you need to pull the tub/pan anyway.








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Old 12-05-2019, 07:37 PM   #813
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I would never use plaster around a toilet. If I were to use anything other than caulk from a tube it's hydraulic cement which is waterproof due to the sodium silicate.

I use it in this one nursing home where some rooms have terribly humped tile floors. The floors slope away from the very tall cast iron flanges. For old toilets this is fine as the area around the toilet horn is higher. New toilets just sit on top of the flange with almost none of the skirt touching the floor.



Sturcto lite won't see water unless something underneath leaks in which case you need to pull the tub/pan anyway.








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on non slab installations your probably right, but anything on a slab will just soak up the normal ground moisture and soften...
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on non slab installations your probably right, but anything on a slab will just soak up the normal ground moisture and soften...

Yeah, we have like no slabs around here. If someone doesn't have a basement they have a crawlspace which is either a really short basement or the place was built on poured columns. Either way the floor below a fiberglass shower pan or tub would drain. Some guys actually drill one or two weeps holes if it's above something that will drain or be wet anyway.





And no, the weep holes don't increase the chance of rodents, they have tons of other paths and will be there anyway.
















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Another hand spinner story.


Anyway the other day I had to cold caulk this tub drain to CI. It started off with the tub being clogged and water overflowing in the furnace room. The guy called the company shown on TV, this is the 3rd time a customer told me that particular company used a 15$ hand spinner!!! It didn't clear it much so a couple days later they pistol rodded it and they pushed him for a camera inspection. The tub was 2 feet away from the main drain that was working fine!

They wouldn't repair the joint because they said they had to replace the entire line up to the street for 15 thousand dollars. He wasn't dumb enough so he called another dimwit who said something similar they had to rip out the entire basement. So he called me and I fixed the issue in under an hour. I told the guy they duped people like that because they have to pay for that TV ad.


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We always set fiberglass tubs/showers in structo lite. Add very little water, you want it like bread dough.








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I use sand mix concrete, the structo lite can become soft and mushy with moisture, just like I dont use plaster for around a toilet base, it just soaks in piss and smells....
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Another hand spinner story.


Anyway the other day I had to cold caulk this tub drain to CI. It started off with the tub being clogged and water overflowing in the furnace room. The guy called the company shown on TV, this is the 3rd time a customer told me that particular company used a 15$ hand spinner!!! It didn't clear it much so a couple days later they pistol rodded it and they pushed him for a camera inspection. The tub was 2 feet away from the main drain that was working fine!

They wouldn't repair the joint because they said they had to replace the entire line up to the street for 15 thousand dollars. He wasn't dumb enough so he called another dimwit who said something similar they had to rip out the entire basement. So he called me and I fixed the issue in under an hour. I told the guy they duped people like that because they have to pay for that TV ad. <img src="https://www.plumbingzone.com/images/forums/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /><img src="https://www.plumbingzone.com/images/forums/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />
Sounds like Toronto’s big boys..
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Sounds like Toronto’s big boys..
I worked with the guy when he was a one man shop (I was a first year or second and one afternoon I went to grab a soda from my lunch box and it was gone so I asked him, did you take it? He said yeah I was thirsty so I told him if he ever went in it again I'd break his fingers. That was the last time I was lent to him from another company.

Now he screws a lot of people over. He and his employees.
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Another hand spinner story.


Anyway the other day I had to cold caulk this tub drain to CI. It started off with the tub being clogged and water overflowing in the furnace room. The guy called the company shown on TV, this is the 3rd time a customer told me that particular company used a 15$ hand spinner!!! It didn't clear it much so a couple days later they pistol rodded it and they pushed him for a camera inspection. The tub was 2 feet away from the main drain that was working fine!

They wouldn't repair the joint because they said they had to replace the entire line up to the street for 15 thousand dollars. He wasn't dumb enough so he called another dimwit who said something similar they had to rip out the entire basement. So he called me and I fixed the issue in under an hour. I told the guy they duped people like that because they have to pay for that TV ad.
And oh I just received a 5/5 star review from that guy!
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Peck Peck Peck, I'm a snob...

Woman : I'll take an appointment on the 23 of December because I'm on vacation.(monday)

I didn't like the attitude and tone of her voice so I said nope I'm not available.

Then she said you are then going to be here at 4 pm friday after work.

I said mam I'm not going to postpone everyone for a very specific time but it might be later and it's going to be the evening rate. I could sense she had the attitude looking down at us like ants.

In that case I'll take saturday, it's the day rate.

No, same deal as evening $$$!

I'll talk to my husband.

To myself I'm thinking it's a good idea and don't ever call back!
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