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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Kman
Ditra with mortar is 1/8". Everything above that...

Ditra with mortar is 1/8". Everything above that is dependent on the specific materials used.
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8,493
Views: 1,200,579
Posted By Kman
If only there was some way to skip the kids and...

If only there was some way to skip the kids and go to straight to grandkids.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By Kman
That's why you don't have much mortar left on it...

That's why you don't have much mortar left on it now. Just be careful not to over dampen the board. It soaks up pretty quickly, but any water on the surface will affect the bond.

Also, you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Kman
How wide is that gap, Jon?

How wide is that gap, Jon?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Kman
You wouldn't ever want to use a pre-mixed...

You wouldn't ever want to use a pre-mixed adhesive on a shower floor, nor over a waterproofing layer in any situation.

Find a good quality thinset mortar that you buy in a dry powder form in a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Kman
Yes, over a slab it has crack suppression...

Yes, over a slab it has crack suppression properties, but over cement board, it would be a waste unless you're trying to waterproof.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Kman
It doesn't hurt to use it, but I wouldn't use it...

It doesn't hurt to use it, but I wouldn't use it under normal circumstances on the floor.

And I definitely would not take up and replace tile just to use it. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Kman
The ridges created by your notched trowel. After...

The ridges created by your notched trowel. After combing out, turn the trowel around and use the flat side to knock down the ridges to have a full spread.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,831
Posted By Kman
Look for a decent modified thinset mortar,...

Look for a decent modified thinset mortar, they're usually around $12-20 for a 50 pound bag. If you shop at Home Depot, Versabond is a good one.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Kman
I'm thinking there's a reason the manufacturer of...

I'm thinking there's a reason the manufacturer of that tile wants customers to use 1/8" grout joints.. :scratch:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-10-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,780
Posted By Kman
Yard bunnies...

Yard bunnies (http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=47633&highlight=Yard+bunnies).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Kman
This one,...

This one, (https://www.tiletools.com/product/rtc-t3-razor-super-core-diamond-blade-10/) hands down.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-09-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Kman
Looks like there's some type of cord in the...

Looks like there's some type of cord in the video, and it does mention 120 volts in the specs.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Drayfus. :) From the...

Welcome to the forum, Drayfus. :)

From the original title, I thought you had a 1000 square foot bathroom. :)

Does the floor need some work to make it flat? If so, you could exclude the bids...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Kman
If the brick is flat enough and not painted,...

If the brick is flat enough and not painted, there's no reason you can't skim it with mortar and tile right over it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Kman
If there's still the residue from the mastic on...

If there's still the residue from the mastic on the mud floor, you probably won't get it all up without grinding it. It would be a contaminant that would possibly keep the tile from bonding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By Kman
Can you gouge the top of it pretty easily? It...

Can you gouge the top of it pretty easily? It has to be solid enough that it's not just coming apart with little effort. There's no hard and fast rule, it's a subjective thing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By Kman
Ok, a 60 pound bag of topping mix would take 30...

Ok, a 60 pound bag of topping mix would take 30 pounds of sand, so you probably needed more sand.

What did you use to screed it off? Did you use a wood float to pack it down before screeding it?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By Kman
Specifically what did you use? Quikrete is a...

Specifically what did you use? Quikrete is a brand name for many products.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Kman
Cross bracing won't increase the deflection...

Cross bracing won't increase the deflection rating. Only sistering the joist or adding a mid-span support will do that.

Sistering is the least intrusive, since you're not adding a beam or wall....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Kman
Try turning your computer on it's side when...

Try turning your computer on it's side when you're uploading. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 698
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Chris. :) I'll...

Welcome to the forum, Chris. :)

I'll address your last question first: Should he have told you about any potential problems with your choice of tile? It would be nice if he had, but that's not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Kman
My answer would be "both". :) I've never...

My answer would be "both". :)

I've never stopped using the Kerdi drain, but have been using the Durock shower membrane for a while now.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Rain. :) Sometimes...

Welcome to the forum, Rain. :)

Sometimes those can be a problem. Can you post a picture of the tile, or do you have a link to it?

You won't be able to post links until you have more posts,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Kman
That would be the best option. There are a...

That would be the best option. There are a number of reasons the floor could be doing what you're describing, and having the installer, who knows exactly how it was built, to put eyes/hands on it...
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