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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 932
Posted By Mathman
You shouldn't have problems with mold with a...

You shouldn't have problems with mold with a correctly built shower. Constructing and waterproofing the shower correctly will prevent water from remaining under the tile and grout and then mold...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By Mathman
Even when every reputable source says "bad idea"...

Even when every reputable source says "bad idea" I don't have to worry because my personal situation can't be the same as the general situations that other people experience. The mantra of our...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Mathman
The kerdi adapter mounts to the four screw holes...

The kerdi adapter mounts to the four screw holes on the drain. I don't think I posted about it in my build thread.
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=123113
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Mathman
that is the drain I used with my kerdi shower and...

that is the drain I used with my kerdi shower and it was easy to setup.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Mathman
If he won't build it correctly, ask if he will...

If he won't build it correctly, ask if he will just leave the tile and materials and you will fix it after the closing. At least you won't have to tear it all out and buy new tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,696
Posted By Mathman
I built my bench out of 2 inch kerdi board and...

I built my bench out of 2 inch kerdi board and kerdi fix. It is very strong and has held up perfectly so far.
There are videos on YouTube of people building ledge benches and glueing it to the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By Mathman
I did my own shower, we had issues with the...

I did my own shower, we had issues with the edges of the ceiling in the entire bathroom due to poor original installation.

So we planned ahead to put up a crown molding around the entire...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,570
Views: 1,368,641
Posted By Mathman
That's why it's called FloriaDuh! And I do...

That's why it's called FloriaDuh!

And I do live here. Nearby in fact.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,347
Posted By Mathman
Looks great! It's a great feeling to finish that...

Looks great! It's a great feeling to finish that up!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By Mathman
Much easier install. Thinset only needed for...

Much easier install. Thinset only needed for the bands at the joints. Easy to work with, even easier than drywall. Very little mess.
Forum: The Mud Box 12-16-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Mathman
Going tomorrow. My son saw it last night and...

Going tomorrow. My son saw it last night and said it was great. Wants to see it again.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,977
Posted By Mathman
That looks disgraceful. Doesn't matter who is...

That looks disgraceful. Doesn't matter who is paying for it. That should be rejected.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By Mathman
Stiff the builder, stiff the homeowner. Two...

Stiff the builder, stiff the homeowner. Two sides of the same coin. It boils down to theft. All of it should be against the law. There shouldn't be a higher level of legal protection for one or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Mathman
Did you notice any wicking of the kerdi bands? ...

Did you notice any wicking of the kerdi bands? That could easily account for that much loss of water.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-30-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By Mathman
The electrician I used for other jobs and hired...

The electrician I used for other jobs and hired to finish the wiring on the pool had done two jobs for those people. Turns out they stiffed about 4 people in my area. Most worse than me. I lost...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-29-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By Mathman
This is my opinion as a home owner in Florida. ...

This is my opinion as a home owner in Florida. The rules are designed to protect the developer or contractor over the home owner. There is very little recourse for the home owner for a bad job. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,977
Posted By Mathman
Davy, maybe it is a cubby area below the niche,...

Davy, maybe it is a cubby area below the niche, where you can store floor mats.... :yeah:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,977
Posted By Mathman
Thank goodness you are able to recognize it now...

Thank goodness you are able to recognize it now before the job gets done, and your GC is fixing it. Hopefully, he is learning a BIG lesson here.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,620
Posted By Mathman
This has been an interesting thread to read. As...

This has been an interesting thread to read. As a dedicated do it myselfer, I rarely pay anyone to do anything anymore. A few exceptions are pumping the septic tank, and major electrical work. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,977
Posted By Mathman
You really need to think about Davy's question. ...

You really need to think about Davy's question. It is possible for them to build this, and the shower not appear to leak for some time. But interior spaces, walls, floors and other parts of your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By Mathman
I installed a very similar door. My doors...

I installed a very similar door. My doors instructions were to drill in the curb also, but they had a * section where they said epoxy could be used instead of drilling. I didn't see that in your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,859
Posted By Mathman
The showers should last 20 - 30 years if done...

The showers should last 20 - 30 years if done correctly. 450.00/20 is about 22 dollars per year in cost. Sheetrock is cheaper than cement board so that cuts some of the price. Your labor has value....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,670
Posted By Mathman
You can do what you like but I would sure want to...

You can do what you like but I would sure want to do another flood test to be sure there are no leaks before I started to put tile on.
Just my opinion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Mathman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwOJlOI1nU ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwOJlOI1nU

Danger Will Robinson!

Please check about the slope UNDER the liner. The Pro's are trying to tell you that you need a slope both under the liner and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Mathman
That is what I did. Use a small grout float and...

That is what I did. Use a small grout float and pressed it in. I am just a DYI'er myself but I don't think it makes much difference either way unless your niche is going to be sprayed with lots of...
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