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Posted: 11/15/21 05:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PastorCharlie wrote:

FRP makes a good wall covering if properly installed.



You had to put that "if properly installed" in there, didn't you?

I guess the next question would be, what is a proper installation?


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HERE ARE SOME GOOD INSTALL GUIDES

I do not cut corners when installing the FRP. I use a good coverage of adhesive and press it on firmly and use plywood pads with bracing to hold the FRP to wall until dry. I like a solid feel when pressing the FRP wall and not puffy voids.

I have had good success with mine. I used a plywood backing. What you have on your walls will work fine.

I have had good success with my installs. I use A/C plywood backing. What you have on your walls will work fine. I use a very small bead of clear tub chalking in the corner channels of the trim pieces before slipping them over the edges of the FRP. Makes for a perfect corner seal. I use painter's tape along both sides of all seams when calking wall to tub basin, etc. Remove tape carefully before chalk dries and smooth chalk with wet finger. I dislike a messy chalking job.

I have done jobs where I ran the FRP horizonal on the bottom half of wall and finish the top half with another material to compliment it. Different strokes for different folks.

* This post was edited 11/15/21 01:28pm by PastorCharlie *

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Shower construction Here is a cute couple who are renovating a class A
just like yours. This link goes into some detail on the shower
construction.

* This post was edited 11/15/21 08:11pm by 2bzy2c *


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Posted: 11/15/21 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PastorCharlie wrote:

HERE ARE SOME GOOD INSTALL GUIDES

I do not cut corners when installing the FRP. I use a good coverage of adhesive and press it on firmly and use plywood pads with bracing to hold the FRP to wall until dry. I like a solid feel when pressing the FRP wall and not puffy voids.

I have had good success with mine. I used a plywood backing. What you have on your walls will work fine.

I have had good success with my installs. I use A/C plywood backing. What you have on your walls will work fine. I use a very small bead of clear tub chalking in the corner channels of the trim pieces before slipping them over the edges of the FRP. Makes for a perfect corner seal. I use painter's tape along both sides of all seams when calking wall to tub basin, etc. Remove tape carefully before chalk dries and smooth chalk with wet finger. I dislike a messy chalking job.

I have done jobs where I ran the FRP horizonal on the bottom half of wall and finish the top half with another material to compliment it. Different strokes for different folks.




Thanks for the info. Plenty to read.

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Posted: 11/15/21 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here we go. All cleaned up and waiting on the next step.



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Posted: 11/15/21 08:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While reading about FRP install, I decided I could do a little extra work in the kitchen.

I cut some 3/4" plywood into 1.5" wide strips. Assembling them with the Kreg system is made easier by using this particular clamp. It does a really nice job of holding things together while putting the first screw in.



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Posted: 11/15/21 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What ya gonna do, what ya gonna do, if you work yourself into a corner while trying to screw an assembly together?

Well, here's what I did. Since I did not have enough room to get the drill in here, I used a ratchet with a short square drive that fits the screw head, and just wound it in by hand. Took a little longer, but worked like a champ!



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Posted: 11/15/21 08:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After all that "screwing around", lol, I created this.



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It then goes here, and is screwed fast.



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Posted: 11/15/21 08:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also have a piece of black walnut ready to glue into place.



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Posted: 11/17/21 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, bummer. Some of what I wanted to post tonight, I forgot to take a picture of. Duh!

I'll get 'em up tomorrow.

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