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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
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Posted By rmckee84
Check your local big box stores for some drywall...

Check your local big box stores for some drywall shims. They're basically dense cardboard that you staple to studs to make them plane off with others.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,667
Posted By rmckee84
Ditra XL is usually used to end up flush with...

Ditra XL is usually used to end up flush with hardwood. Regular ditra is only about an 1/8"
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By rmckee84
Talking with some laticrete folks earlier and...

Talking with some laticrete folks earlier and this was brought up. Cracking of the hydroban means applied too thick, bubbles means moisture below.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By rmckee84
Like I said I am not saying it will fail, just...

Like I said I am not saying it will fail, just make sure and do a flood test to make sure everything is working properly. The floor elf knows his stuff and gives sound advice, but once you start...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By rmckee84
My only concern is the kerdi drain isnt mean to...

My only concern is the kerdi drain isnt mean to be used with liquid waterproofing. I'm not saying it will fail, but I would definitely want to plug the drain and fill the pan using water from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By rmckee84
I get where Chris is coming from, but as long as...

I get where Chris is coming from, but as long as you get full contact it will probably be ok. Many of the foam board manufacturers have approved what is called wet shimming. Typically it is done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,512
Posted By rmckee84
Might not get much movement if the casing or...

Might not get much movement if the casing or brick mold is on, but try removing a screw from the top hinge and driving a 3" screw in that hole. It really depends on whether there is room at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By rmckee84
If the glue is non-water soluble then there are...

If the glue is non-water soluble then there are options for tile. Laticrete 254 is an approved thinset for use over cutback for installing new tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By rmckee84
The rigid seems to be hit or miss. If you're...

The rigid seems to be hit or miss. If you're used to a professional grade saw a rigid may disappoint. I havent heard much about the Bosch.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By rmckee84
Google mitered return. Its a way to end a piece...

Google mitered return. Its a way to end a piece of baseboard and have a finished edge.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By rmckee84
What is the thickness of the osb currently there?...

What is the thickness of the osb currently there? Is it Tounge and groove?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By rmckee84
Posting a pic may help. If it were me I would...

Posting a pic may help. If it were me I would probably cut the lips off if possible. Again, a pic would help with ideas on how to address it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By rmckee84
It was a slightly confusing read... 1. A curb...

It was a slightly confusing read...
1. A curb can be however wide you want it. Personally its a little wide for my taste.
2. I would cap it with a piece of solid surface like granite or quartz....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By rmckee84
What is the reccomendations for grout joint width...

What is the reccomendations for grout joint width for polyblend unsanded? Most unsanded isn't good for anything over 1/8" and most pebble floors have gaps bigger than that. I would pitch the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By rmckee84
Keep buckets of water around where you are...

Keep buckets of water around where you are working. Keep one by your mixing station to stick your paddle in. Spin it in the water after mixing and that will clean it pretty well. Sponge off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,855
Posted By rmckee84
Razor blade and time is all it takes.

Razor blade and time is all it takes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By rmckee84
Have you contacted the company to see what they...

Have you contacted the company to see what they have to say?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By rmckee84
Yea I don't see foam working under a washing...

Yea I don't see foam working under a washing machine. Mud the floor, pitch it to a kerdi drain and cover the floor with kerdi.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By rmckee84
1. It doesnt matter if the house is 200 yrs old,...

1. It doesnt matter if the house is 200 yrs old, it is an installers responsibility to ensure the area has been prepped properly. If that means correcting the framing then that's what has to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By rmckee84
Depends on if was sloped toward the drain. Hot...

Depends on if was sloped toward the drain. Hot mop is a regional thing and isnt done in most parts of the country. I dont have any experience with them so I'm not sure if presloping the hotmop...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By rmckee84
Its obviously up to you, but that's just not a...

Its obviously up to you, but that's just not a route I would go. When the water that gets behind the wall tile travels down to the pan it will then be trapped under the redgard will no way to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By rmckee84
You can start with a plumber but they typically...

You can start with a plumber but they typically have a pretty high rate, along with a minimum. If you have anyone else you typically use for home repairs that,may be a better place to start. Or if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By rmckee84
Usually that means that a single layer of your...

Usually that means that a single layer of your subfloor should be 3/4" of ply.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By rmckee84
Typically a fabric is used to tie liquid...

Typically a fabric is used to tie liquid waterproofing into a drain assembly when used on a pan. It would prove to be difficult to tie everything together just going over what you have.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By rmckee84
Is building a wall below the joists to cut down...

Is building a wall below the joists to cut down the span an option for you?
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