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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 178,570
Posted By Elkski
I have cruised many a website and seen my share...

I have cruised many a website and seen my share of spam. I think the nature of this product has something to do with the "one post wonders." IMHO the posts are to well written to be all spam. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By Elkski
Hold out hope for the maple. You cant buy that...

Hold out hope for the maple. You cant buy that kind of character at any price. The great meals that floor has supported.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,306
Posted By Elkski
I cant help but think how nice that 100 year old...

I cant help but think how nice that 100 year old growth maple flooring would look if it was refinished?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By Elkski
That was pretty poor English CX. I meant to say...

That was pretty poor English CX. I meant to say that I need to solve the ice up of the gutters so it wont drip onto the walkway and I need to improve the overall drainage and elevation of the slab....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By Elkski
close up

close up
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By Elkski
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By Elkski
Tile on cement porch and walkway 4 season climate in Utah.

Ok so a client/friend is wanting me to fix the failing tile on her front walkway. Of course knowing her she pictures that a person can just fix the failing portion?? lol.
I am familiar with this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By Elkski
Perhaps you can trade out the ss tiles fir glass...

Perhaps you can trade out the ss tiles fir glass ones on the end cut.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,884
Posted By Elkski
Need a picture of that mosaic and maybe where you...

Need a picture of that mosaic and maybe where you plan to end it?
Thus might help you get an answer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,842
Posted By Elkski
What are hotlegs?

What are hotlegs?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,261
Posted By Elkski
I assume you want to protect from an overflowing...

I assume you want to protect from an overflowing toilet? Wet feet and such will not be and issue for a tile floor over cbu with no redguard. If you want to provide some protection as in delay...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,376
Posted By Elkski
Most tiles dont absorb much moisture. Terra cotta...

Most tiles dont absorb much moisture. Terra cotta being one exception. Moisture has no effect on size only temperature. If the subfloor is tight then as it absorbs moisture it can tent at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,876
Posted By Elkski
I say just grout and then caulk what you can. And...

I say just grout and then caulk what you can. And seal the grout but stay away from that remaining tile. Then open the bath for the kids. The last bit will be easy to do and not need full tub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By Elkski
3/16" is not that much. What some are saying us...

3/16" is not that much. What some are saying us that with some forethought one could just increase the medium set mud thickness under those tiles and that would work fine. The leveling system...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Elkski
Donna, it could be rain, or some other plumbing...

Donna, it could be rain, or some other plumbing leak. But I guess this bench seat wall has no valves or plumbing in it? Is the ceiling tiled up to the skylight? Does the sloped ceiling slope down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By Elkski
John, i think gun applied glue will not provide...

John, i think gun applied glue will not provide full coverage. Meaning this might cause humps and or gaps which is worse than no glue. Two nice flat ply layers tied together with all those screws...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,558
Posted By Elkski
The mesh gets softer with length of wet time. ...

The mesh gets softer with length of wet time. Try placing each cut sheet on a dry towel in the sun for a few minutes. It mesh and glue will harden up some. It sounds like your mix was to firm. Be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Elkski
I guess it depends on the scale . Are those ...

I guess it depends on the scale . Are those 4x4" or 2x2" tiles? It is hard to imagine that Silicone joint not being visually to wide?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,754
Posted By Elkski
A small bump for you. I am not one of the pros....

A small bump for you. I am not one of the pros. But I do know the previous owner did not put the tile on a proper surface. You didn't say what size/brand of I joists. And the span. I cant tell...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Elkski
If you think you csn take all those tiles and not...

If you think you csn take all those tiles and not damage areas go buy some lotto tix too. If you think about starting over then you can expand your ideas. Maybe you choose not to tile the whole...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Elkski
Good morning. I am not one of the pros like...

Good morning.
I am not one of the pros like CX. This place is all about doing it right. Using all the info you have now provided I am quite you need to remove your backer ( CBU term used here)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,175
Posted By Elkski
I think that is because the steam gen has so much...

I think that is because the steam gen has so much more power than possible heat losses so it is more a matter of thermal mass and time to get that up to temp. In a usable timeline to please customers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Elkski
Sorry for mis info. I was thinking drywall not...

Sorry for mis info. I was thinking drywall not plywood.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Elkski
No real problem building the seat unless you ...

No real problem building the seat unless you mean the curved front? I saw that another brand of kerdiboard sells board that has multiple kerfs cut in it so it will bend. I imagine you could Kerf...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,204
Posted By Elkski
I seem to remember needing a joint closer 20' and...

I seem to remember needing a joint closer 20' and closer with Sun exposure. I used the shluter metal joint with flexible grout joint in a near color match and it is hard to pick out now.
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