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Forum: The Mud Box 02-22-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Houston Remodeler
It makes it easier to control the brightness for...

It makes it easier to control the brightness for such a long stretch of light. Esp if it will be used as a nightlight for old men to pee at night. A 3 or 4 or 5 foot LED light will be pretty bright...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Houston Remodeler
If you tile the walls first, then the floor,...

If you tile the walls first, then the floor, chances are the floor tile thickness will overcome the variation in levelness.

The smaller the wall tiles the more the unlevelness will show. As long...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-21-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The sensor replaces the switch. Use an occupancy...

The sensor replaces the switch. Use an occupancy sensor.

The current electrical code requires a neutral at all junction boxes to allow the use of sensors (as an energy saving) Therefore you need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Houston Remodeler
We prefer to install the curb after the mud bed...

We prefer to install the curb after the mud bed is installed. We install a temporary curb to the height of the mud deck. This allows the curb to be used as a screed. Once the mud is set the curb can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Houston Remodeler
To get the corners to match tile thickness,...

To get the corners to match tile thickness, you'll need to wrap the corners and miter both tiles. This makes extra work but gives a nice clean look.

Grouting is a first class PITA.

Have you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ignore them. The required expansion gap and...

Ignore them. The required expansion gap and baseboards will cover 95% of it anyway..
Forum: The Mud Box 02-16-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Houston Remodeler
LED tape lights. Transformer for LEDs is...

LED tape lights.

Transformer for LEDs is called a driver.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Houston Remodeler
And it skins over rapidly And it gets soft...

And it skins over rapidly

And it gets soft with age and dampness

If anything, PL premium is preferred.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Houston Remodeler
When we use liquid membranes, the first layer is...

When we use liquid membranes, the first layer is massaged into the drypack using circular motions of a chip brush to really drive the liquid into the pores. A thin layer to make contact. The second...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Suzy, Welcome to the forum. Can you...

Suzy,

Welcome to the forum.

Can you take one step backwards and snap a picture of the whole area?

1- no, you should not see any penetrations through the RG.
2- There should be no gap...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Posted on FB & Tile Geeks

Posted on FB & Tile Geeks
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Houston Remodeler
This is why we make sample boards. Sometimes many...

This is why we make sample boards. Sometimes many boards with different options.

Then do what Mrs Dan says. :ct:

Perhaps some of the newer glass bead grouts?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Unless the warranty covers the demolition, tile,...

Unless the warranty covers the demolition, tile, labor, damages to other areas.... I don't bother with manufacturer warranties either.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-07-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Houston Remodeler
He can have his father declared incapable of...

He can have his father declared incapable of handling his affairs. Easier said than done, esp if mom protests. Take over the banking to make sure the house doesn't go into foreclosure. With that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You can leave them alone. Also there is no...

You can leave them alone.

Also there is no need for the green MR board. Plain white drywall will work just fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Mike, Welcome to the forum. You...

Mike,

Welcome to the forum.

You already know the answer; take the boards down and put a few vertical slits in the sheet plastic before restoring the boards.
Forum: The Mud Box 02-07-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Houston Remodeler
As the article says, we all had a great time...

As the article says, we all had a great time participating.

My advice: if you can join in on the next project - DO IT !
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Houston Remodeler
The actual thickness of the tiles. Try the curved...

The actual thickness of the tiles. Try the curved ones with two dry tiles. If you can make the clip tight without bottoming out the clip you are good. If not, use the flat clips
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You should buy both the curved and the flat clips...

You should buy both the curved and the flat clips and find out which works with your tile depending how thick the tiles are. You'll know right away if the curved clips are too large for your tiles or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Houston Remodeler
LASH is an excellent system. The older curved...

LASH is an excellent system. The older curved clips are for tiles of uneven thickness, and the traditional thicknessed tiles (~3/8). The newer flat bottomed clips are for thinner tiles.

You can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,804
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Wall ... floor... its all the same. :shrug: ...

Wall ... floor... its all the same. :shrug:

Just rotate the picture 90. :lol2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,541
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Millions of SF of porcelain have been laid with...

Millions of SF of porcelain have been laid with non modified.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Houston Remodeler
They sell the same shelves...

They sell the same shelves (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Daltile-Bathroom-Accessories-Almond-8-3-4-in-x-8-3-4-in-Ceramic-Corner-Shelf-Accessory-Wall-Tile-0135BA7801P/100678973) at Daltile and other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Stubby, Welcome to the forum. From what...

Stubby,

Welcome to the forum.

From what we can see of the previous install, I highly doubt there is any way to make this waterproof. Unless there is sheet membrane behind the ceement board,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,804
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Caulking the terlit to the floor is required by...

Caulking the terlit to the floor is required by code in Texas. We are old school and like to leave a 2 inch gap at the rear of the terlit to allow any water to escape and show a leak. If it never...
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