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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By HS345
The thinset under the Ditra is minimal. But if...

The thinset under the Ditra is minimal. But if you're like me, I like to use a good amount of mortar under my tile. I just installed a bathroom floor using regular Ditra, a 1/2" x 1/2" square notched...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By HS345
Ditra XL is 5/16". It usually works pretty well...

Ditra XL is 5/16". It usually works pretty well to match height to 3/4" hardwood. It depends on how much mortar you plan on using under your tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By HS345
Lol, that it does. For the record, I still...

Lol, that it does. For the record, I still covered it in Kerdi. :yeah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By HS345
Bingo. Man, I remember building bench seats...

Bingo.

Man, I remember building bench seats out of concrete blocks (corner seats too, but the big bench seats took like 500 lbs of block, lol). :crap: Like I said, technology has advanced beyond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By HS345
Why not just build a waterproof shower with a...

Why not just build a waterproof shower with a surface bonded membrane? I really don't understand why installers are still using liners and clamping drains. Technology has advanced beyond that. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By HS345
If it is soft body wall tile of some kind, mastic...

If it is soft body wall tile of some kind, mastic will probably be fine for this application Dave. What kind of tile exactly? I know you said 6", but if it's a porcelain,glass, or natural stone tile,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By HS345
I use the fine point Inkzall markers...

I use the fine point Inkzall markers (https://www.milwaukeetool.com/hand-tools/tape-measure/48-22-3100). They make a very fine line, but like I said, not for very long. What kind of marker are you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By HS345
Why the masking tape Davy? Does it help with the...

Why the masking tape Davy? Does it help with the chipping?

I use the Milwaukee Inkzall markers, they have a very fine point, but don't stay sharp for long. When they dull, I just mark accordingly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By HS345
Wow, that's incredible. The Lowe's here carry...

Wow, that's incredible. The Lowe's here carry small rolls of Kerdiband, and Ditra. That's it. Lol. Oh and, they carry a few metal profiles as well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,066
Posted By HS345
What Bubba is saying is, if you're going to use a...

What Bubba is saying is, if you're going to use a liquid waterproofing, you might as well just frame the niche in, line it with cement board, and apply the liquid. You would need to mesh tape and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By HS345
What type of waterproofing membrane was used in...

What type of waterproofing membrane was used in this shower?

Unfortunately, there's no good way to repair this. The only way you can "regrout" is is you remove at least 1/3 of the depth of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By HS345
Hi Am, from your pics, it looks like the grout is...

Hi Am, from your pics, it looks like the grout is cracking out. Is that part of the failure, or was that done as part of the effort to repair the floor?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By HS345
You can laminate two pieces of 1/2" Kerdi board...

You can laminate two pieces of 1/2" Kerdi board together, but I wouldn't trust 1/2" alone.

Yes, the Kerdi Niche Template is using the membrane.

I usually use bullnose to wrap my niches, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By HS345
I use 1 1/2" Kerdi board for niche shelves all...

I use 1 1/2" Kerdi board for niche shelves all the time. Makes it far easier to waterproof the opening with the one piece Kerdi Niche Template. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By HS345
These carbide cup wheels work very well to remove...

These carbide cup wheels work very well to remove adhesive.

https://www.harborfreight.com/4-1-2-half-inch-carbide-cup-wheel-66613.html
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By HS345
We refer to that colloquially around here as,...

We refer to that colloquially around here as, "the divot method".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,943
Posted By HS345
This is what I use for a tooling device. Works...

This is what I use for a tooling device. Works great. You can squeeze it down to however small a joint you want.

Windex works okay, but this specialty product works even better. Their tool works...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-01-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 114,476
Posted By HS345
:lol1:

:lol1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By HS345
I use a toilet brush for trowels. For buckets I...

I use a toilet brush for trowels. For buckets I pick up a black floor scrubbing pad from the rental department at Home Depot, and cut it into hand sized pieces on the wet saw.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By HS345
This is one of the reasons we don't recommend...

This is one of the reasons we don't recommend latex caulk.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By HS345
Home Depot will definitely take that back. Just...

Home Depot will definitely take that back. Just tell them it's bad, lumpy. Date of mfg is moot, it's bad. They will even take it back without a receipt, but only for store credit.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By HS345
When I say I remove the tape immediately, I mean...

When I say I remove the tape immediately, I mean IMMEDIATELY. While the caulk is still wet.

From those numbers it looks like the manufacturer date is 4/14, definitely old.

Unfortunately the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By HS345
If I'm using tape, I pull it off immediately...

If I'm using tape, I pull it off immediately after caulking.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 914
Posted By HS345
Sounds like you got an old tube of caulk. Is...

Sounds like you got an old tube of caulk. Is there a date anywhere on the tube?

I would recommend using a color matcjed 100% silicone anyways. Color Rite has matching colors for everything. They...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By HS345
Probably not, unfortunately. :( How big of...

Probably not, unfortunately. :(

How big of an area are we talking?
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