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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
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 Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Sikaflex will also work as an adhesive

Sikaflex will also work as an adhesive
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
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 Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
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 Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
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 Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
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 Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 152
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 Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 117
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: 6
Views: 170
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: 182
Views: 6,048
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: 10,357
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Looks great !:wohoo:

Looks great !:wohoo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
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: 6
Views: 170
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: 75
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...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- We normally install a ledger a few rows up,...

1- We normally install a ledger a few rows up, tile the walls, remove the ledger, tile the bottoms of the walls, then tile the floor. Some pro's tile the floor first. Whatever floats your boat.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Waiting on the pictures :yawn:

Waiting on the pictures :yawn:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Luckily yes.

Luckily yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Houston Remodeler
You'd fare better with a flashing compound as the...

You'd fare better with a flashing compound as the maximum total depth of thinset is 1/4" including what holds the tiles down.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Houston Remodeler
3/16" ?? That's all ?? The last tub we tiled...

3/16" ?? That's all ??

The last tub we tiled was out of level by 1 3/16" the tub was so crooked. :eek: We trimmed the bottoms of the entire first row.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Houston Remodeler
folding benches require blocking and serious...

folding benches require blocking and serious bolts to be able to take the weight
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Houston Remodeler
as long as its white, yes

as long as its white, yes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,813
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ah. But you get the idea which is good

Ah. But you get the idea which is good
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,813
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Ali, 1- Do whatever Mrs Ali wants. :ct: ...

Ali,

1- Do whatever Mrs Ali wants. :ct:

2- In the absence of #1, plan, plan, measure, plan, measure, and measure some more. Don't forget you can pad one side or the other of your niche to shift...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Houston Remodeler
Alpha and the Montolit CPV

Alpha and the Montolit CPV
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Houston Remodeler
1- 1/2 would be the way to go for large tiles. ...

1- 1/2 would be the way to go for large tiles.
2- Not really. You would have to know your troweling technique, thinset used, and general attitude for the day.
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