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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,077
Posted By Houston Remodeler
All drain lines require a wye and 45 or a long...

All drain lines require a wye and 45 or a long sweep tee.

Sani tees can only be used for vent lines round these parts.

Watch here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5fMZBRtQ24)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Right here. In the event of a small tub...

Right here.

In the event of a small tub flange, we like to use one of the waterproofing foam bards for the walls. That way we can use a caulking sealant between the board and the tub, achieving a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Unless you are willing to remove all the tiles >...

Unless you are willing to remove all the tiles > properly waterproof > reset all the tiles > grout .... using silicone instead of grout would be the best bandaid solution.

The grout is cracking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Houston Remodeler
What Jim said plus you get to insulate:wohoo:

What Jim said plus you get to insulate:wohoo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Brian, Welcome to the forum. Got pics?...

Brian,

Welcome to the forum.

Got pics? We like pics.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Stanlee, Welcome to the forum. We're...

Stanlee,

Welcome to the forum.

We're such tile nerds we have an entire thread of niche (http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=101807) pictures to give you far too many options on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Clean the floor as well as possible. Water will...

Clean the floor as well as possible. Water will melt the Omnigrip

Peel off as much of the RG as possible. Water may help loosen the grip

Dry floor thoroughly.

Use Laticrete 257 to tile over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Houston Remodeler
This is more of a technique problem than a...

This is more of a technique problem than a materials problem.

Throw in some 'they didn't know their own craft' to the mix

The general rule of thumb; For joints 1/8" and under use non sanded....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Houston Remodeler
As soon as possible. The longer you wait the...

As soon as possible. The longer you wait the harder it gets.

Or is supposed to get if it was mixed and installed properly. If you are lucky they did a crappy job making removal easier.

After...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Behind that brown layer, is that torn drywall...

Behind that brown layer, is that torn drywall paper I see ?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Jeff, Keep any and all acids away from the...

Jeff,

Keep any and all acids away from the marble as they will permanently etch the marble making it dull.

The only way to remove the grout is to scrape /grind it from between the tiles.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If thinset sticks to the drylock well, Schluter...

If thinset sticks to the drylock well, Schluter has a video where they install kerdi board with blobs of thinset over a block wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sikaflex will also work as an adhesive

Sikaflex will also work as an adhesive
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Houston Remodeler
When building both out of ceement? Most find...

When building both out of ceement?

Most find it easier to lay the shower floor first as to be able to work over the curb without smashing fresh mud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Houston Remodeler
That depends on the method and materials you...

That depends on the method and materials you elect to use.

Personally I prefer to do it all in one step by using Ardex Liquid BackerBoard.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By Houston Remodeler
An expansion strip that also handles the change...

An expansion strip that also handles the change in elevation would work. I think Schluter carries one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Houston Remodeler
As long as there is no vertical displacement -...

As long as there is no vertical displacement - aka one side higher than the other, AND this is an old crack, I'd throw a 3 foot wide section of Kerdi membrane (or similar) centered over the crack and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Rick, My first thought is to return these...

Rick,

My first thought is to return these tiles. I don't see an effective way to achieve the desired thinset coverage on the backs of the tiles.

If DD has her heart set on these tiles, I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Amber, Welcome to the forum. You can...

Amber,

Welcome to the forum.

You can use PL premium to attach Hydroban board or kerdi board to the block walls to get a waterproof surface, or paint them with Eco Prim Grip to get a surface...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The reason I asked about plumbing because that...

The reason I asked about plumbing because that would have meant cutting into an existing wall. That would have changed the advice. We can wait for the pictures.:postitbg:

Thank Dad for the drill. ...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-16-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 6,251
Posted By Houston Remodeler
It snowed 1/4" and the city has shut down for a...

It snowed 1/4" and the city has shut down for a day and a half. :sick:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,402
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Looks great !:wohoo:

Looks great !:wohoo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By Houston Remodeler
My idea; Tap, tap, tap with a hammer and...

My idea;

Tap, tap, tap with a hammer and small chisel to remove the grout and tiles around the drain, then remove the drain.

Take a picture of the drain before you remove it (from the side so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Lynn, Welcome to the forum. Got...

Lynn,

Welcome to the forum.

Got pictures? We like pictures.

Were you fixin' to replace the plumbing ?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- Not in anyway that will help the deflection....

1- Not in anyway that will help the deflection. The deflection is of the joists. The plywood helps the between joist deflection only

2- You can, but a 'full spread' is hard to achieve. More screws...
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