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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By rmckee84
You say you've seen the CBU reccomendations on...

You say you've seen the CBU reccomendations on install videos? I'm guessing none of these are put out by schluter, because I have never heard of this before.
Either ditch the foam for a mud pan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,240
Posted By rmckee84
I would say no to unsanded and a big no to fusion...

I would say no to unsanded and a big no to fusion in s shower. Unsanded for the most part isnt rated for joints bigger than 1/8" and fusion simply isnt a good choice for wet areas regardless of what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By rmckee84
I have full confidence in foam pans...with that...

I have full confidence in foam pans...with that said I would probably use mud for this one then cover with your choice of fabric membrane.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By rmckee84
Hard to tell in the pic, but if the drywall is...

Hard to tell in the pic, but if the drywall is proud of the brick maybe fasten CBU to the brick and mesh tape the CBU/drywall seam.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By rmckee84
Heat and thinset can be tricky, you can find temp...

Heat and thinset can be tricky, you can find temp limits for most materials. Bridging the 2 substrates is another issue in itself. I would skim the brick with something like laticrete 254 then set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By rmckee84
If its temporary I'd opt for a hydro ban board or...

If its temporary I'd opt for a hydro ban board or similar and make sure you get a good bead of their sealant where it joins the existing backer. Then another bead over the top of the joint. Then if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By rmckee84
Hard to tell what the layers are behind the...

Hard to tell what the layers are behind the shower walls, but is that a slab shower like Onyx? Or is it something else? Waterprooing should be extended to at least the outside of the curb. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By rmckee84
I didnt look at the pics because I would have to...

I didnt look at the pics because I would have to download an update. Can you give us details about the pool?
When was it built?
How was it built? Specifically what products?
Are you in contact...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By rmckee84
I'm not sure what Vincent is speaking of either,...

I'm not sure what Vincent is speaking of either, I believe you're good to go from what I see. Its almost as if he keeps missing where you said you tape as you go. I will add that seams like the one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By rmckee84
If the primer is dry go ahead and apply your...

If the primer is dry go ahead and apply your kerdi.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By rmckee84
Foam sill sealer

Foam sill sealer
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By rmckee84
1. The generic answer is, the one that gives you...

1. The generic answer is, the one that gives you proper coverage. 1/2"x1/2" is the most common. My personal favorites are 1/4"x1/2" u notch, or the superior notch.
Make sure and wipe the drywall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By rmckee84
What is the underlayment? If its CBU, is there...

What is the underlayment? If its CBU, is there thinset underneath? Were there any cracks in grout or tile before the demo?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By rmckee84
If the hole cut for the drain is too large it can...

If the hole cut for the drain is too large it can lead to movement due to not enough support in that area. Without pics of the install process or seeing what you're dealing with, the best we can do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,240
Posted By rmckee84
Tapcons?

Tapcons?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By rmckee84
1. No 2. Yes, substrate should be clean...

1. No

2. Yes, substrate should be clean before applying anything. It depends on the particular crack suppression you plan to use. Some are peel and stick, some use a proprietary adhesive, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,292
Posted By rmckee84
My only question would be why the schluter strip?...

My only question would be why the schluter strip? In fairness its hard to see which one you went with, but if the tiled area is going to be 5/8" higher than the hardwood wont the edge be covered...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By rmckee84
1/2"x1/2" or 1/4"x1/2" u notch would be my go to....

1/2"x1/2" or 1/4"x1/2" u notch would be my go to.

A non-sag thinset would be your best bet.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,328
Posted By rmckee84
Yes, they can make a difference. Those who say...

Yes, they can make a difference. Those who say it pulls the tile up are either inexperienced, unwilling to embrace new technology, or use them wrong. If you properly set a tile into a bed of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,240
Posted By rmckee84
1. Use alkali resistant tape and thinset on your...

1. Use alkali resistant tape and thinset on your seams and corners. After the thinset dries apply the redgard, no need for additional tape.

2. Alkali resistant tape, thinset.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By rmckee84
Latex or silicone caulk can seal the floor to...

Latex or silicone caulk can seal the floor to wall transition if there isnt a large gap.

Yes prime the mud

Check the bag and make sure your leveler doesn't require mesh.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By rmckee84
Well there should be a thinset, then a layer of...

Well there should be a thinset, then a layer of deck mud, and then a liner. So unless he got crazy and gouged all the wall through the top layer of the pan I think the liner is probably fine. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By rmckee84
While it is the carpenters responsibility to...

While it is the carpenters responsibility to secure the subfloor when installing it, it becomes the tile installers responsible to check and make sure everything is ready to accept a tile install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By rmckee84
I agree with Rich, but without more specifics...

I agree with Rich, but without more specifics it's hard to say for sure.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 829
Posted By rmckee84
Is there thinset under the hardi on the floor? ...

Is there thinset under the hardi on the floor?

All seams and corners need mesh tape on hardi.

Sloped preload?

Weep holes need to be protected.

So he didn't use a liner, and just used...
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