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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By cx
Rob, if you're in a dry area you can treat your...

Rob, if you're in a dry area you can treat your joints the same as drywall joints. If in a wet area, you must use thinset mortar and alkali-resistant mesh tape.

You don't want to use metal corner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) You do understand that the...

Welcome, Mike. :)

You do understand that the joist deflection calculations require the unsupported span of the joists and have nothing at all to do with the size of the room to be tiled, yes?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,094
Posted By cx
I vote with Kirk. That's part of the reason...

I vote with Kirk.

That's part of the reason I always recommend against using liquid-applied direct bonded waterproofing membranes to make shower receptors.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 239
Posted By cx
Welcome, Hawkette. Is that a first name? :) ...

Welcome, Hawkette. Is that a first name? :)

Am I the only one who thinks the wallboard stops at the top of the tiling flange?

With maybe just some caulking for "waterproofing?"

A lot of...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-20-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,189
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Neesie. No law says you're only...

Welcome back, Neesie. No law says you're only allowed to post once a year, ya know. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 716
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rob. :) It'll help if you'll keep...

Welcome, Rob. :)

It'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. We can give it a more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By cx
Not sure about "more beneficial," JD. Do you...

Not sure about "more beneficial," JD. Do you need the SLC to level or flatten your subfloor?

I'm not familiar with the SurePly product at all. If the manufacturer indicates it for use as a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By cx
Again, Steph, Kerdi doesn't eliminate any drain...

Again, Steph, Kerdi doesn't eliminate any drain issues, but I'm still not clear on what drain issue you need eliminated.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By cx
Ray, I, too, am confused by your drain question. ...

Ray, I, too, am confused by your drain question. Maybe you could clarify a bit, starting with where you now intend to install the linear drain.

Unless you're building a steam shower, there is no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By cx
Not familiar with that product, but one of the...

Not familiar with that product, but one of the problems with that thin underlayment-type plywood is getting it installed flat enough that it has no "bubbles" between fasteners to flex under your tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,094
Posted By cx
Will, the requirement for wall waterproofing in a...

Will, the requirement for wall waterproofing in a shower is that it rise at least above the shower head supply pipe. And that's especially true with the niches you have in those walls.

The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By cx
Not sure just what the gray pipe setup in post 35...

Not sure just what the gray pipe setup in post 35 might be, but if that's the "drain issue" you're talking about, Kerdi won't eliminate that. Kerdi is a waterproofing system, nothing more, nothing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By cx
I've combined your two threads here so folks can...

I've combined your two threads here so folks can see what's been previously asked and answered, JD. We can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.

Over 3/4" what? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,094
Posted By cx
What is the significance of the three feet up the...

What is the significance of the three feet up the walls, Will? Do you not plan to waterproof above that?

I see no evidence of any filling and taping of the CBU seams per the manufacturer's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By cx
Jason, the CBU installation and the waterproofing...

Jason, the CBU installation and the waterproofing are separate and distinct functions. You finish one completely before starting the next. You must finish the joints in the CBU per the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By cx
Welcome, JD. :) I'll reiterate what Jeff...

Welcome, JD. :)

I'll reiterate what Jeff pointed out. Kerdi is not indicated for use on a floor outside the shower and is never indicated for installation over wood of any kind.

Your 1/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By cx
Another vote against using marble in a wet area. ...

Another vote against using marble in a wet area. You need only type marble shower into the Advanced Search feature to gather lots of examples of just why we make that recommendation.

My opinion;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 729
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ray. :) If you intend to do a Kerdi...

Welcome, Ray. :)

If you intend to do a Kerdi shower you'll need to do some concrete chipping to install the correct drain anyway, so it'd be a good time to relocate the drain to the center of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By cx
Misty, if you're planning to use Versabond to set...

Misty, if you're planning to use Versabond to set your tiles there is absolutely no advantage at all to using Kerabond to fill the waffles. In fact, if you're trying to meet Schluter's requirements,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,369
Posted By cx
Now you see why some of us just won't recommend...

Now you see why some of us just won't recommend those products for shower receptors and why we tell folks it is not like painting the bedroom walls.

Achieving the recommended 30 mil wet thickness...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,729
Posted By cx
Welcome, Steph. :)That thinset mortar shouldn't...

Welcome, Steph. :)That thinset mortar shouldn't be used to level anything.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,579
Posted By cx
1. Yes, minimum 1/4-inch . No. 2. ...

1. Yes, minimum 1/4-inch . No.

2. Whatever gives you maximum coverage (minimum 80 percent) on the back of each tile with the least squeeze-out between tiles. Don't know what trowels you have,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,781
Posted By cx
You may or may not get them off the Ditra...

You may or may not get them off the Ditra successfully, Ryan. You can give it a try and sooner is better.

Safest way might be to cut through the Ditra in the grout joints and remove tile and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,579
Posted By cx
Dave, that's the only place where tile industry...

Dave, that's the only place where tile industry standards allow for grouting between tile and non-tile material.

Leave a gap of about 1/8th-inch. You can go as small as 1/16th-inch if you want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By cx
Welcome, Todd. :) Peter, the Baltic Birch...

Welcome, Todd. :)

Peter, the Baltic Birch sold down here is more of a high quality cabinet birch. Nice stuff to work with and I've used a good deal of it, but I'd not use if for a tile...
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