Trust me when you"ve taken few baths out over here you realise where all the site rubble plus" cola blanca" has gone side is also generally brick built and tiled or marble ,have to be an earthquake to move the bath did window fiitting for few years so my gunning is good ,but seen it used to cover bad fits and poorly applied looks awful.lol.. yeh.. rise not sink.. its early mate... I use the tape when applying silicone, very neat... just using grout to seal round bath/shower, is ok if its solid ( they do this in Spain, no silicone there... any slight movement though and the grouts gone..
Should.have just filled it with water...:RpS_cool:....I did fit the bath for my mate - did'nt fill in and visit him over 3 years - and it's fine... I put in timber supports underneath and across for legs to rest onto so it not rock and very solid.
Yes it is! I worked for a sealant company on sites for a while they all do it. Have you ever worked on site doing sealants? Or do you just repeat what others on here say? :huh:Listen mate in not a bathroom fitter if I'm putting silicone round the bath after I've tiled it, well the way the bath is fixed is nothing to do with me! Comprondo?Fill the bath ain't pro ? It needs fixed properly as fixings that comes with bath are too flimsy
Yes the bath rises up that's the whole idea!If I'm there to tile & silicone a job I haven't got time to mess around fixing a bath so it won't move :huh:That's not my job I'm not a plumber, by the time I get there it's already been fitted anyway, so like I said the bath gets filled like all the other pro tilers do For you to say it's a DIY thing well that just makes you look like you ain't got a clue lol.Working on pensioners houses is a bit different to proper site work lads :RpS_laugh:Bit of a DIY thing this filling the bath, what about when you let the water out ?? doesnt the bath rise up ?? best to get the bath fitted properly, then it wont move...
Chill. Easy. Don't diss Ryan.Yes it is! I worked for a sealant company on sites for a while they all do it. Have you ever worked on site doing sealants? Or do you just repeat what others on here say? :huh:Listen mate in not a bathroom fitter if I'm putting silicone round the bath after I've tiled it, well the way the bath is fixed is nothing to do with me! Comprondo?
I half filled my bath when i sealed it almost 4 years ago, left water in for 24hrs then let it out and never had a problem. Not sure if its a pro/diy/bodgeI don't know whitch one is correct however I understand both points, to elaborate on the filling the bath thing this is why I think it's done,
-Ok you fill the bath so it drops slightly
-silicone as normal
-let water out so the bath rises slightly compressing the silicone
-when the bath is filled again the silicone will only stretch to where it was when it was put in and not beyond thus not splitting the silicone.
Well it has been 7 years since I left school so yeah done plenty of jobs thanks. Don't knock site tiling I've seen much much worse on private work. I think this tiling section stuff has gone to your head mate, no need to pick on people like me because I'm young & you think you know it all lol. I've just found out your a scaffolder, so your a scaffolder on a plasterers forum in charge of the tiling section lmao you couldn't make this shitt up, so funny :RpS_lol:you seem to have done a few jobs for a 23 yr old... its great to have someone on here with so much experience and knowledge. keep helping us out on here its much appreciated.. site work tiling ?? yeh, thats the highest standard available hey..lol..
Well this is why you fill the bath full as this later allows for the water & the weight of a person. Because nobody fills the bath full then gets in because the water would just pour over the sides, so let's say the bath is half full of water then a person gets in it's roughly the same weight as a full bath of water if not less. It's all about physics my friend.Why I insist on making the bath solid as opposed to worrying about filling it with water is... what about when the water is in for a bath, then the average 14 st person gets in aswell ?? better to fix the bath properly...