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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,342
Posted By Carbidetooth
Everything in an assembly such as tub surround,...

Everything in an assembly such as tub surround, shower, countertop on cabinet, etc. moves differentially. Temp and humidity swings, floor bounce from adjacent floors, sonic booms and all manner of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Carbidetooth
Mesh tape and thinset, then Redgard. You want to...

Mesh tape and thinset, then Redgard. You want to make the structure as monolithic as possible then waterproof it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'll add my 2 cents. Even if you could make...

I'll add my 2 cents.

Even if you could make the framing and subfloor adequate, there's a possibility that your porch isn't even on terra firma. Many old homes had the porches set on piers or dirt...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Carbidetooth
Dan, one other thing of note on your first photo....

Dan, one other thing of note on your first photo. If those copper water lines are contacting the galvanized duct work, you'll wanna separate them to prevent galvanic corrosion caused by dissimilar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Carbidetooth
Sounds as if you're looking forward to the next...

Sounds as if you're looking forward to the next remodel? Can't say I've ever sought tp do that, but have had fleeting thoughts about it as I put bazillion screws in underlayment.

FWIW, It's fairly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2017, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes you can do Kerdi or other membrane...a good...

Yes you can do Kerdi or other membrane...a good thing. A mud pan will be the order of the day because of drain location, but I like 'em better than foam anyway.

Some things to consider:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Carbidetooth
I wouldn't worry about it much. I doubt they're...

I wouldn't worry about it much. I doubt they're actually wet enough to support mold and the staining is at least part of the reason they're furring strips. Cover 'em up, waterproof and be happy.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm assuming when you say 3 1/4" base you're...

I'm assuming when you say 3 1/4" base you're talking conventional baseboard.

I like to keep wood base, especially MDF away from tub/floor/wall intersection. It's a vulnerable area and seems to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By Carbidetooth
For small adjustments on the fly and a million...

For small adjustments on the fly and a million other uses, these little wedges are really handy. These and horseshoe spacers make of the bulk of my spacer arsenal.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm with you Joseph. 2" in 6' is not going to...

I'm with you Joseph. 2" in 6' is not going to disappear easily...that's really a significant drop/rise.

I don't mean to be an alarmist, but that's enough that I'd be looking for the reason why....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hi Cat, Step one would be to check joist...

Hi Cat,

Step one would be to check joist structure to see of suitable for tile. Deflecto in blue band at top of page.

Tile backer isn't installed with adhesive. Screws are the attaching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Carbidetooth
Welcome Angelo. Tile sizes are what's often...

Welcome Angelo.

Tile sizes are what's often referred to as nominal, meaning sorta, kinda near. Commonly, they would include a grout joint, which indeed will be something you figure into your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By Carbidetooth
Not only will there be oil based paint on there...

Not only will there be oil based paint on there but more than likely significant lead content in paint on a structure that old. I'd steer clear of much sanding. Fine particles and airborne are the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Carbidetooth
Diamond coring bits work best. I'd make...

Diamond coring bits work best.

I'd make sure I had all bracketry for shelves and placement figured out ahead of time. Put blocking in wall so you're not hanging on the tile backer alone.

Were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Carbidetooth
I doubt steam will help much, but I've never...

I doubt steam will help much, but I've never tried it.

If you want a sure thing, mechanically scarifying would be best.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Carbidetooth
Well, the finger tells a story I couldn't detect...

Well, the finger tells a story I couldn't detect from photos.

You could clean it up and smoosh some Kerdi Fix in there, but it would be a stopgap at best. Also of concern would be attaching tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Carbidetooth
Was drain grate loose? It is set in mortar but...

Was drain grate loose? It is set in mortar but even if loose water would be directed to the drain by drain flange. The membrane should terminate at the recess as appears to be the case with yours.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Middle working out is usually best, but there...

1. Middle working out is usually best, but there are exceptions. As the saying goes, "know where your last tile is going before you set the first".

2. Technically you'd start with a full tile at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,580
Posted By Carbidetooth
Caulk usually same as grout. Is your grout sanded?

Caulk usually same as grout. Is your grout sanded?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Carbidetooth
What makes you suspect a drain failure? I don't...

What makes you suspect a drain failure? I don't see anything in photos that's an obvious installation error.

Before you take apart further I think plugging the drain and doing a flood test would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Carbidetooth
Most doors now come with threshold attached to...

Most doors now come with threshold attached to frame. Old doors applied threshold after installation in many cases

Given the right threshold you can tile up to it rather than set it on top of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm thinking window may not be in wet area CX. ...

I'm thinking window may not be in wet area CX.

I do see what might be a problem on the right side of the tub alcove though. Is the flange behind the plane of the wall above?

Tubs used to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Carbidetooth
Got it. I'm assuming your concern is height...

Got it. I'm assuming your concern is height gained with tile and where to fasten new threshold.

Best would be to change to a different style threshold that doesn't extend past interior wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hi Ben. It appears as though a slab was...

Hi Ben.

It appears as though a slab was poured up against exterior wall sheathing. The two pieces (subfloor and slab) will move differentially so you don't want to bridge that joint with backer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Carbidetooth
What I'd do? 1. I'd fur the whole room 1/2"...

What I'd do?

1. I'd fur the whole room 1/2" on both sides with 1/2" plywood strips or

2. Make a mortar pan to fit existing space and not use fiberglass/plastic one.

Seems like the Durock...
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