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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Carbidetooth
Chris, although I've never used one, the foam...

Chris, although I've never used one, the foam pans raised this concern for me from their intro and haven't given me a good reason to move away from mud pans.

I'm no engineer, but if one considers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Carbidetooth
You're probably better to stick with the Ditraset...

You're probably better to stick with the Ditraset and perhaps change mixer. I have an assortment of mixers and the easiest and most thorough is a ribbon mixer. Also water in bucket first if you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hmmm, got me wonderin', Dave, so I opened the...

Hmmm, got me wonderin', Dave, so I opened the PDF. Looks like the pool is at the Huntington Avenue YMCA, which just happens to be in Boston. So there ya go. Sounds like you might have some insight?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By Carbidetooth
All that I'm aware of use an o-ring to seal on...

All that I'm aware of use an o-ring to seal on pipe outer diameter, so I can see your concerns and might feel the same were it mine.

That said, I've had them in service now for over 10 years with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes to both. It's luan and it's gotta come out. ...

Yes to both. It's luan and it's gotta come out.

I'd add a second layer of 1/2" ply in it's place, screwed to old subfloor and follow with Stratamat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Carbidetooth
For cement based grout, I've be using Mapei...

For cement based grout, I've be using Mapei Ultracolor Plus FA lately. Much like Laticrete Permacolor which I like, but more available where I am.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Should be about right. I probably mix most on...

1. Should be about right. I probably mix most on the loose side of spectrum, but that's a personal choice.

2. Just to be clear, it's different sides of same trowel.

3. yes

4. Pull up a tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Carbidetooth
I think the tendency among newbies is too try and...

I think the tendency among newbies is too try and smash the tile down to the substrate which just makes things harder and messier.

Mortar at the right consistency and right size trowel has a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd be curious to know how the slab is...

I'd be curious to know how the slab is constructed. Was there a vapor barrier? Board insulation? What was there previously?

At three weeks it would still be pretty green, although cement is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,330
Posted By Carbidetooth
Nix the 1/4 x 1/4. I'd use 1/2 x 1/2 notch and...

Nix the 1/4 x 1/4. I'd use 1/2 x 1/2 notch and back burn tile.

I use MLT system, but there are many that would work. Availability and price might be your best guide.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-10-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Carbidetooth
Don't forget to factor in the weight of 18...

Don't forget to factor in the weight of 18 bottles of shower paraphernalia...


Probably need some steel in there as well.


And an engineer.


Yep, that's the ticket...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Carbidetooth
Lynne, I suspect someone's confusing Ditra and...

Lynne, I suspect someone's confusing Ditra and Kerdi. As long as your mud pan is relatively flat installing 1x1 or even smaller should be no problem. Probably need to adjust trowel size for smaller...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Carbidetooth
Bart, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that...

Bart, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that vapor drive is a real thing and impeding it can and has resulted in sometimes catastrophic failure. It often goes for years undetected while moldering...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Carbidetooth
Chris, are you cleaning your shower with a bleach...

Chris, are you cleaning your shower with a bleach solution?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Carbidetooth
In single component grouts Mapei Flexcolor CQ and...

In single component grouts Mapei Flexcolor CQ and Custom Fusion Pro.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 779
Posted By Carbidetooth
There's a Mapei rep on the board, perhaps he...

There's a Mapei rep on the board, perhaps he could chime in here.

Plywood is listed as a suitable substrate here:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 779
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes, but I'd use 3/4". The seat-of-pants engineer...

Yes, but I'd use 3/4". The seat-of-pants engineer in me likes it and in the overall scheme of things 1/4" is negligible.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Carbidetooth
Daniel, several sanded grouts can go down to 1/16...

Daniel, several sanded grouts can go down to 1/16 spacing. I think it's primarily the function of the aggregate size contained in the grout.

What grout are you considering?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 779
Posted By Carbidetooth
John, at the very least I think you need to plate...

John, at the very least I think you need to plate floor in that area with plywood. I doubt any SLC will recommend installation over sawn lumber...recipe for failure.

And you'll need to figure out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 779
Posted By Carbidetooth
If reworking joists is not an option and assuming...

If reworking joists is not an option and assuming all the subfloor seams are supported either by blocking or joists, I think your choices are limited to leveling just shower floor with SLC or site...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By Carbidetooth
The most you could gain by dropping subfloor...

The most you could gain by dropping subfloor between floor trusses would be thickness of subfloor itself. Would that get you where you want to go? If looking for a zero entry shower, it would seem...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Carbidetooth
It looks like it might be a corner. You could...

It looks like it might be a corner. You could just scab a piece or pieces onto framing for support. Failing that you could bridge the seam with some blocking screwed to both existing and patch....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Carbidetooth
It would be measured from what you have labeled...

It would be measured from what you have labeled as the top, essentially from where water enters the drain. In some cases I question whether this is a necessity (assuming correct pitch) and seems to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,513
Posted By Carbidetooth
For what it's worth they come in 4" too. They...

For what it's worth they come in 4" too. They are indeed line level, there's a box wired to line to that contains driver. It can be laid on the drywall or attached to frame. Really versatile, I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By Carbidetooth
Don't you go dissing tile sucking until you've...

Don't you go dissing tile sucking until you've tried it. Many find it akin to thumb sucking...kinda comforting, ya know?
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