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Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By cx
One big point about Texas climate is that it...

One big point about Texas climate is that it depends where you are in the state. The differences between El Paso and Texarkana and Amarillo and Corpus Christi are quite dramatic, aside from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By cx
You will plan to have your wall membrane and tile...

You will plan to have your wall membrane and tile to extend at least to the outside of your curb?

You will have glass and door over the entry opening?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,515
Posted By cx
I knew there was a thread with the Kerdi drain...

I knew there was a thread with the Kerdi drain dimensions in there, Keven, but I guess I never looked any further than that. I already knew how to install one, eh? :o

No, I don't think we have...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By cx
No, it gets much hotter in the summer in south...

No, it gets much hotter in the summer in south Texas. Some years we hit 100+ before it gets to be July, but usually late July and August are the hot times. Working outdoors gets to be a problem...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,515
Posted By cx
1. Either modified or unmodified is fine. I'd...

1. Either modified or unmodified is fine. I'd use Versabond from Homer's.

2. Diagram? Not that I'm aware of. We have a diagram for installing the Kerdi drain?

3. I dunno. Just because...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By cx
Leo, properly mixed and placed deck mud as the...

Leo, properly mixed and placed deck mud as the final mortar bed of a traditional shower receptor will allow very quick passage of water to the drain's weep holes and if those weeps are properly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By cx
Welcome, Owen. :) Yes, so long as the...

Welcome, Owen. :)

Yes, so long as the drywall portion is in a dry area.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jason. :) Please keep all your...

Welcome, Jason. :)

Please keep all your project questions on one thread for continuity. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.

Yes, you can cut quartz...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By cx
Joan, it has long been my position that you...

Joan, it has long been my position that you should never mix anything in a cementitious grout that is not specifically recommended by the grout manufacturer.

Even with folks following the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,515
Posted By cx
If you were to switch to the easier-to-use USG...

If you were to switch to the easier-to-use USG Durock Shower System membrane, Keven, you could purchase all your materials online from Amazon...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By cx
That's the only place in the country that we've...

That's the only place in the country that we've heard of here that allows, the code compliance authority actually seems to prefer, fiberglass as a waterproofing material for traditionally built...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By cx
Welcome, Leo. :) You are perhaps located in...

Welcome, Leo. :)

You are perhaps located in The People's Republic of Austin?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By cx
Welcome, Kelly. :) I've combined your two...

Welcome, Kelly. :)

I've combined your two thread on this project here. Please keep all the questions in one place.

Not sure I understand the plan. Do you intennd to tile over the existing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By cx
Welcome, Kara. :) It is very, very unusual...

Welcome, Kara. :)

It is very, very unusual for a floor joist system to meet the L/720 requirement unless natural stone tile was specified in the planning. You're confident of your calculation?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By cx
I'm gonna guess those were sold as porcelain...

I'm gonna guess those were sold as porcelain tiles, Joan. Do tell if that's not the case.

Porcelain tiles that size are limited to +/- 0.05" edge warpage and +/- 0.07" diagonal warpage. In...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-22-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By cx
I think you're correct, Steve. Looks to me like...

I think you're correct, Steve. Looks to me like it was there to plumb some portion of the roof framing during construction. From what I see in your photos I don't think I'd hesitate to remove it.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,307
Posted By cx
I have zero experience with that product, Tim,...

I have zero experience with that product, Tim, but if you cover it properly with a direct bonded waterproofing membrane it should serve the purpose.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By cx
Welcome, Joan. :) I've combined your two...

Welcome, Joan. :)

I've combined your two threads on this project here for continuity. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.

On the grout we'd need a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By cx
Welcome, Chris. :) Good to see TEC finally...

Welcome, Chris. :)

Good to see TEC finally sent us a representative to help answer questions about their products. How 'bout you stop by the Professionals' Hangout and start an introductory...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,307
Posted By cx
Not at all sure why a fella'd wanna use something...

Not at all sure why a fella'd wanna use something like that GoBoard for his shower walls if he intends to apply a direct bonded waterproofing membrane over it.

You certainly do not need nor want...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-21-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By cx
Steve, I always hesitate to comment on questions...

Steve, I always hesitate to comment on questions such as this. With only a couple photos there is soooo much to miss, eh?

But I think Kevin has it right. We commonly sheath one section of roofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By cx
John, cracked grout is considered a tile...

John, cracked grout is considered a tile installation failure and what you're most likely to see when you grout the wall/floor joint in a shower.

And that particular joint is no more monolithic in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,602
Posted By cx
Yeah, don't be like us. :D

Yeah, don't be like us. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,307
Posted By cx
USG allows the use of modified or un-modified...

USG allows the use of modified or un-modified thinset mortar to attach their membrane to the shower wallboard. Depending upon what wallboard you elect to use, its manufacturer is more likely to want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By cx
Welcome, Bill. :) I'd prefer the method...

Welcome, Bill. :)

I'd prefer the method recommended the first time you asked about this installation (combined here) with the wallboard overlapping the tiling flange.

If you install wallboard...
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