Uncle Joel cuts tile sometimes…

Inexpertly, but you do what you can.

Having achieved hot running water in Ian’s Cave, it’s time for the next step in the all-important Let’s Have a Shower in the Gulch project.


As that wall is anything but flat, the choice of tiles was kind of unfortunate. But they have the greatest qualification possible for the job, being free, and grout will cover if not entirely hide a multitude of sins. And getting some time on the tile saw was fun after several years. We’re hoping that was the most complex part.

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6 Responses to Uncle Joel cuts tile sometimes…

  1. Bear says:

    “grout will cover if not entirely hide a multitude of sins”

    That’s surprising. I always assumed it was pretty unforgiving. But that’s one area where I can’t pretend any expertise; other than a few small repairs, I’ve never had call to do tilework.

  2. Paul B says:

    Showers are nice. Home you get something that will work.

  3. bravokilo says:

    The roll of paper towels reminds me of a story about an Alaska hermit way up North who went missing. Someone finally noticed, and as they went through his cabin, they noticed that the only(?) non-local item was a roll of paper towels. A variation on the ‘Hitchhikers’ theme. Not enough for a pattern yet.

  4. Spud says:

    The Mrs. wants me to rip out our tub and replace it with a walk in shower instead. Keep telling her that it would take awhile , with my lame ass. Not to mention , fairly pricey…

  5. Norman says:

    Ever since I reached the age of household slave labor I have always wanted a drive-in shower: Large enough it didn’t need curtains or glass walls (less to clean), and shower walls with absolutely NO grout lines (less to scrub with a @&$% toothbrush and bleach, and, yes, I know about grout sealer but it lasts only about 3-4 months and you gotta re-scrub before re-applying). So free or not, the larger the tiles the more gooder.

  6. Joel says:

    In a house that’s always warm I love a huge shower. When you have to work for warm, a small enclosed shower stall has its charms.

To the stake with the heretic!