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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 02:15 PM
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Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am not a pro so I apologize if it is...

I am not a pro so I apologize if it is inappropriate to post here. As a passionate amateur, I have also been looking for a good "keeper" tile saw. I had the $300 Kobalt but had been looking at their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Spend an extra $100-$200 and use it on the walls...

Spend an extra $100-$200 and use it on the walls as well. Never have to worry about staining or growing stuff on it. I believe that epoxy is useful on walls as well, especially in the lower half...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am confused. Even though you used a mix richer...

I am confused. Even though you used a mix richer in cement, you ended up with what you describe as a loose surface. If you go to the 5:1 ratio you'll even have less cement "glue." You were confident...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By makethatkerdistick
A compromise could be to install marble accents...

A compromise could be to install marble accents higher up on the walls where the water won't hit directly. That way, you can have marble without the trouble.

Also, the same things that have been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I had that same saw for a few days. I couldn't...

I had that same saw for a few days. I couldn't stand it and returned it pretty quickly. The equivalent from Kobalt (Lowes) is actually much nicer in terms of features. Likewise, I had to return the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
GIVE ME SOME GLASS! I have a shower that I...

GIVE ME SOME GLASS!

I have a shower that I love. All it needs is a frameless glass enclosure. I've had professionals out giving me quotes. They fall into two categories: Those whose design ideas...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If you do sacrifice the space, instead of furring...

If you do sacrifice the space, instead of furring strips or extra layers of drywall, I would use a layer of foam sheet (something like Foamular or an iso board). You'll get better insulation without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
In need of a good glass installer

I had a local glass installer on site today. It seemed like he was confused by my setup. As you can see in the picture, this is a neo angle shower. What confused the glass guy was the fact that my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If you have a precise miter saw, you might be...

If you have a precise miter saw, you might be able to cut a mini piece of the Rondec and finagle it in there, holding it in place with caulk or grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Gen, RedGard does not list green board as a...

Gen, RedGard does not list green board as a suitable substrate. You're asking for trouble if you proceed with this.

https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/TDS/TDS-104.pdf

Green board is not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,836
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looks great. Is this Schluter Quadec for framing...

Looks great. Is this Schluter Quadec for framing the niche?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I will let the more knowledgeable members chime...

I will let the more knowledgeable members chime in. But if it is true what you say that there is no membrane or pan liner under the shower floor tile, your shower WILL FAIL. It will leak and cause...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,533
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I do the masking tape, then the finger method....

I do the masking tape, then the finger method. Then I pull the tape off right away. I then go down it with my finger one more time, much less pressure, just to work the edges down a bit. If this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Recommendation for good wall mount for shower head

I am looking for a good recommendation for a universal wall mounted shower head mount.
I bought this at my local plumbing store:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Davy. I've been successful with a 1:1:6.2...

Hi Davy. I've been successful with a 1:1:6.2 ratio on the walls. Still leaves a bit of sand out. Any more sand, though, and this gets too pasty for me.

It's funny you talk about leaving the grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Grouted the shower floor and the curb today. I am...

Grouted the shower floor and the curb today. I am utterly impressed with Spectralock. Honestly, I think it handles more easily than regular cement grout.
I ended up mixing the part A, B, C at a 1 :...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Even between the Kerdiboard and the Kerdi there...

Even between the Kerdiboard and the Kerdi there is - albeit small - room to dry. You are just talking about those small screw covering patches anyway, right? Those surely will not present a problem.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Spectralock question: I want to mix up smaller...

Spectralock question:
I want to mix up smaller batches. It seems from what I have gleaned, the 1 : 1 :6 ratio would work (parts A, B, C). Am I correct? That ratio would omit about 10% of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Extended drying time is really all it is! It will...

Extended drying time is really all it is! It will be fine if you give it a couple of days. Knock on it, touch it. You will be able to tell if the thinset has set up underneath.

I've recently...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I've got half a bottle of "Sealer's Choice Gold"...

I've got half a bottle of "Sealer's Choice Gold" stone sealer (the $36 Custom product from Home Depot). It's about three years old.

Can I still use this? The container says nothing about storage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Here are some pictures of my shower. Getting...

Here are some pictures of my shower. Getting closer to the end!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,533
Posted By makethatkerdistick
No such thing as graduating from AC for me, Jay....

No such thing as graduating from AC for me, Jay. But that's because I teach there. I started in 2012.

Your thinset mortar choice is fine. My favorite from Custom is actually the Flexbond. It can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,533
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looking good, Jay. Greetings from a fellow Roo...

Looking good, Jay. Greetings from a fellow Roo (engaged in a bathroom remodel myself). When did you graduate?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I was afraid to have to report back with bad...

I was afraid to have to report back with bad news. But no! After a month-long break I went back to work and finished tiling the entire shower. I'll post some updated pictures soon!

Then I tackled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,522
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks, guys. Good suggestions. I suppose I will...

Thanks, guys. Good suggestions. I suppose I will get one of those small cutting tools (dremel style or oscillating) and do the wafer cuts, then try to break those out with a chisel. Another layer of...
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