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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Kman
You'd have to fur those out as well, or at least...

You'd have to fur those out as well, or at least taperdown to nothing soon after exiting the shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,903
Posted By Kman
Typically those valve holes are cut at about...

Typically those valve holes are cut at about 5".
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Kman
I think they recommend you wait 7-10 days before...

I think they recommend you wait 7-10 days before you use sulfamic acid, otherwise it'll ruin the grout.

But I couldn't tell you for sure what it'll do to the metal. Best to check with the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Kman
How long ago did you grout?

How long ago did you grout?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Kman
If you use a membrane at the corners (something...

If you use a membrane at the corners (something like Kerdi band) under the tile, that can help absorb some movement. There's no guarantees, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By Kman
I don't know, Trey. If the workmanship this far...

I don't know, Trey. If the workmanship this far is any indication of how the backer was put down, you wouldn't want to tile over it again.

I guess if you can see the nails or screws and know that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Kman
How big would the cut tile be? Aesthetics is...

How big would the cut tile be?

Aesthetics is always difficult to describe, but easier to see. If you can post a picture, that would help.

Typically, the cut piece would be in the corner,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By Kman
If it's more than 1/4", it would be best to do it...

If it's more than 1/4", it would be best to do it in more than one layer. Do one layer, let it dry overnight, then do the second one. When built up more than 1/4", it trends to dry very slowly and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Kman
Thinset mortar.

Thinset mortar.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-18-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Kman
I think you have a plan. Not sure what else you...

I think you have a plan. Not sure what else you could do. :shrug:
Forum: The Mud Box 05-17-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Kman
Just heard about this last night. ...

Just heard about this last night.



Here's the story on it (http://www.4029tv.com/article/theres-actually-a-right-answer-to-the-laurel-vs-yanny-question/20728745):
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
That's one of the pitfalls of remodeling. ...

That's one of the pitfalls of remodeling. Nothing goes according to schedule. The only way to speed up the process is to offer incentives for finishing on or before the promised date, and penalties...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Kman
You should be able to find a small bag of thinset...

You should be able to find a small bag of thinset mortar for a few bucks at one of the big box stores. It's best to apply too much and have to clean the excess than not use enough. Use masking tape...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Kman
I think he meant the substrate was reinforced...

I think he meant the substrate was reinforced with wire, Jim. :)

Another option for starting at the door:. Set the first two or three rows, then let it sit overnight and continue.

One more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Joe. :) I wouldn't...

Welcome to the forum, Joe. :)

I wouldn't rely on a bead of silicone to be your waterproofing at that joint. I can tell you from experience that it can separate and allow water to get through.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By Kman
You can lay out Ditra however it works best for...

You can lay out Ditra however it works best for you. As long as the pieces are at least two inches in either direction.

You'll want at least 1/4" between Ditra and any vertical surface, such as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Kman
Ditra Heat is a system, although you can buy...

Ditra Heat is a system, although you can buy parts of it individually. I don't know if Warm Wire can be used over their mat, but you can check with their tech support.

There's also a thread in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Kman
If you're using a liner, you should end up with a...

If you're using a liner, you should end up with a total of about 2 3/4" of mud, above the liner and below the liner, combined.

But I'll agree that a PVC liner isn't the best option for a curbless...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Kman
I noticed that she didn't specify, but figured it...

I noticed that she didn't specify, but figured it was concrete when she said it was originally going to be brick.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Kman
How do you propose to tie the horizontal surfaces...

How do you propose to tie the horizontal surfaces into the block wall? Is there any reason they couldn't also be made of concrete block?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By Kman
Butch, there's not much you can do with it except...

Butch, there's not much you can do with it except scarify it. An angle grinder with a diamond cup wheel is what you want.

I won't lie to you, it's a lot of work, and very dusty. If you can get a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By Kman
That skim coat of mortar over the slab...

That skim coat of mortar over the slab immediately before combing it out is a very important step. It sort of "welds" the mortar to the slab.

Also skim the back of every tile with mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Kman
As long as you let it dry completely, it...

As long as you let it dry completely, it shouldn't be a problem. The only time I've seen it bleed is when it's been submerged in a shower pan flood test.

Of course, if it wasn't completely dry,...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-07-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Kman
I'm not sure if you can search an actual phrase. ...

I'm not sure if you can search an actual phrase. I thought it hit on individual words, which means "tile" would get you a lot of responses.

Again, someone might correct me on that, or know a...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-07-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Kman
I've not used Tapatalk, so I can't answer...

I've not used Tapatalk, so I can't answer specific questions about it. What I can tell you is that if you use words that are very common to this site, like "tile" or "concrete", you're going to get...
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