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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By pghsebring
Can that be screed down to a feather edge at the...

Can that be screed down to a feather edge at the high point?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By pghsebring
The best i can describe it is the dumbdumb poured...

The best i can describe it is the dumbdumb poured slc in all the dips and now we got hills and dips.

It is .75" from slab to sill but even if i filled to the lip we'd have 1/2" hills elsewhere...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By pghsebring
It was laminate/foam underlayment. I thought i...

It was laminate/foam underlayment. I thought i would have to take out a few dips but when i pulled it up i found a previous dumbdumb had mixed up some SLC too thick, poured it out and walked away....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By pghsebring
Cheapest non self leveling compound/mud

I have a 11x13 room with a concrete slab, from highest to lowest point it is out 1.25". Problem is that if i level it with SLC, it would literally spill over patio door frame. So im gonna have to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-22-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,791
Posted By pghsebring
There seems to *only* be poor work down here. ...

There seems to *only* be poor work down here.

I too am curious as to any recommended contractors.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
Dan, Yes. On the left there was a fixed...

Dan,

Yes. On the left there was a fixed panel that was in a rail on the top and bottom, and they siliconed the gap between the left side of it and the tiles. Then the door was hinged off of that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
I wasn't there when the shower was originally...

I wasn't there when the shower was originally done 18 months ago (I just moved in a few months ago) so i have no idea how it was framed, waterproofed, etc. I can pull a few tiles, but that's about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
Colin, It doesn't make sense because the...

Colin,

It doesn't make sense because the contractor is an idiot. My landlord hired him, I didn't question what he was doing cause it wasn't my place to do so. I'm just repeating what he said - i...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
Wow! Good catch! First, I don't own this...

Wow! Good catch!

First, I don't own this apartment. As i said, I rent the apartment but the landlord is 2000 miles away. One day i get in the shower and the fixed panel, which used to be on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
This isn't one of my jobs, this is some hack...

This isn't one of my jobs, this is some hack contractor that is working for my landlord in the apartment i'm living in.

And yes, he is a moron, and when i questioned him, he said he was using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
Its my landlords apt that we rent. I'm just...

Its my landlords apt that we rent. I'm just trying to help her out because she lives 2k miles away and is obviously getting ripped off by this contractor. She's ready to hire a new one but doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
2 ?s in response. Can any one point me to a...

2 ?s in response.

Can any one point me to a 3/4" medium thinset in either box store that is for vertical/walls. They all seem to say 3/4 is horizontal only according to how I'm reading it.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By pghsebring
Gap behind shower tile, frameless door installation?

I want to know, looking at the pictures below, is there any reason to have installed the tile like this?

Instead of combing the thinset on the walls, for some reason they used 6 dabs of thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By pghsebring
So which is the best thinset from HD? Custom's...

So which is the best thinset from HD? Custom's "glass tile thin-set" that is $13 for 4 lbs? Or something else?

I'll get some of those push pins just in case. Put them just under the top row,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By pghsebring
Getting ready for glass tile backsplash

So far i've only laid 18" travertine (tub walls and floor) - the crappy ones from home depot that you have to sort through. What a treat. But i got it done.

Now i'm going to put up a glass tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
Oh - and if you're tiling "to the ceiling," how...

Oh - and if you're tiling "to the ceiling," how close do you actually get to the ceiling? 1/8", 1/4"?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
Cabotandrowe - i already have my ledgers set up...

Cabotandrowe - i already have my ledgers set up for the second row of tile above the tub. I got my tub damn near level - isn't off more than an 1/8". And i was planning on 1/8" gap between the top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
SLC poured, turned out virtually perfect. ...

SLC poured, turned out virtually perfect.

Now, i have 18" tiles.

My room is 8x7.

The tub is on the 8' wall, in a corner.

How would you arrange the tiles? Where would you start lining em...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
When i sistered them, i just took full length...

When i sistered them, i just took full length joists, made sure the crown was up, and "nudged" them into place with a really big hammer...it was a very tight fit. I guess i coulda planed them, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
I hadn't got as far as the tile sealer so i...

I hadn't got as far as the tile sealer so i hadn't even begun to look...i was just going with 24 hours as a minimum based on the fact that everything else seems to take 24 hours. I follow the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
Someone took the time to move my post but not...

Someone took the time to move my post but not answer it? Really?

Do you need to know about my project to answer a simple question like this? Do you need to know about my joist length to tell me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
How long wait to pour SLC? Faster tile job?

My main question: how long do you have to wait after taping the joints on the cmu do you have to wait to pour the slc? I'm using versabond.

More general question: Do you all have to spend all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By pghsebring
Bracing between joists?

Redoing the main bathroom.

2x10 joists, less than 10 feet long, probably about 8 or 9ish feet. 16oc. Going to lay 18" travertine.

Deflecto says i'm good...so what did i do?

I ripped out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,707
Posted By pghsebring
Well, if that's the case, i'll move up to a 3/8"...

Well, if that's the case, i'll move up to a 3/8" trowel, because my measurements are for 1/8" thick thinset - that's where i set my shower niche, the mixing valve, etc.

What i did to make my walls...
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