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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Chowchewey
Perhaps these close ups will help (although the...

Perhaps these close ups will help (although the close ups aren;t as close as when I previewed on my laptop)?

what thickness underlayment would you recommend in this situation in addition to a CBU...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Chowchewey
I appreciate your confidence in my mud slinging...

I appreciate your confidence in my mud slinging skills CX. I will need to ponder on that and do more research in the liberry on what it takes to construct a mud receptor. Hmmm.

I assume in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Chowchewey
CX - besides the trusses (brand name is...

CX - besides the trusses (brand name is SpaceJoist) all the flooring has is the 3/4" OSB. I've attached the spec sheet for the trusses. Not sure what specs to key in on? Are the specs different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Chowchewey
Can I get past the planning stages of a re-model?

First off, with lots of help from the contributors of this fine website, I completed the re-model of my guest bath with great results that should last many years. Thank you. But the bad part is it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
What is possibly the longest bath remodel job in...

What is possibly the longest bath remodel job in the history of mankind :) I am requesting opinions before I start on the last phase - tiling the accent wall. The accent wall is 55" wide x 57"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By Chowchewey
Not a pro here, but, when I installed glass...

Not a pro here, but, when I installed glass mosaics I found the stiffness of your float plays a big part in whether you get scratching on the tile. On a test board I tried a rather stiff float with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Like a bad rash I am back with just a couple more...

Like a bad rash I am back with just a couple more questions.

As you may recall this project was tiling around an alcove tub. Between the walls and the tub at the bottom I left a .25" gap to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Believe it or not I'm picking up most of what you...

Believe it or not I'm picking up most of what you said - thank you. I was thinking the same - not tiling the corners/ends right away but needed confirmation that this wouldn't bite me later. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Sorry for all the questions but I'd rather not...

Sorry for all the questions but I'd rather not get into setting tile and then find a boo-boo (and a fair share of second guessing!). Peter - I liked your idea of not going to the ceiling and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately there...

Thanks for the replies.

Unfortunately there is a door that limits how far out beyond the tub I can go. Even at max I'd be left with a 1.5" piece in the corner. And if I come in 1.5" then I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
I have the alcove surround all prepped for tile -...

I have the alcove surround all prepped for tile - applied aquadefense (2 coats) and did the tub transition with a membrane (after AD). Niche is installed and membrane applied to the seams. In...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Thanks Peter for the responses. 1) The...

Thanks Peter for the responses.

1) The thinset was just purchased, but since I don't do this for a living was trying not to waste since I plan to use modified for the tile. I cannot find thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Slow but steady progress on the alcove project. ...

Slow but steady progress on the alcove project. Getting ready to tape and mud the seams and otherwise prep for setting tile and of course have a "few" questions.

1) How critical is it to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Thanks Carbide for the response. The 1/4" was...

Thanks Carbide for the response. The 1/4" was taken from the edge - I don't have calipers nor any cut tile yet to measure any other way. I guess it could be 5/16 in the middle? I doubt it would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Another clarifying question on Schluter trim. ...

Another clarifying question on Schluter trim. Looking at installing outside corner trim (Jolly) and inside corner trim (Dilex AHK). The trim description says for tile 3/8" thick. My tile is 1/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Slightly different topic and maybe I am doing too...

Slightly different topic and maybe I am doing too much reading and research but....on the Family Handyman site it says to install Durock rough side out if using thinset and smooth side out if using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
You are spot on with my predicament. To compound...

You are spot on with my predicament. To compound matters, about 3" from where the tile and drywall meet is a window so I don't have much room to feather.

In addition I will have to shim out the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Not to beat a dead horse, but as i think about...

Not to beat a dead horse, but as i think about this more and more, so where the furred out tiled walls meet the the regular non-tiled drywall walls (its an alcove tub/shower) the Schluter edging...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
OK people, I maybe having a brain fart here, but...

OK people, I maybe having a brain fart here, but I getting ready to install the durock around the alcove. If I install it as recommended, the durock extends over the tile flanges on the tub. But,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Luckily the field and mosaics are the same...

Luckily the field and mosaics are the same thicknesses so got lucky there.

Any suggested thinset brands to use for the glass? they all seem to say bright white which makes me suspicious.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
I am moving onto the next stage of this project -...

I am moving onto the next stage of this project - tile layout. The tile selected is a 4.25" by 9.5" ceramic with glass mosaic.

My questions or requests for opinion are these:
- attached is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Chowchewey
Drywall to tile transition

Doing an alcove tub shower wall tile and need some tips and tricks on how to best plan for to finish the transition from tile to painted wall on the outside walls. I plan to use Schluter edging, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
Not to incriminate another website, but it was a...

Not to incriminate another website, but it was a different online tile forum that recommended the weldbond with other posters suggesting they usually moistened their tile before setting. This is in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Chowchewey
To pre-bond or not to pre-bond - that is the question

Have read and heard various recommendations around pre-bonding tile before setting. I am interested to know thoughts on this as well as what to use.

Some recommend a watered down solution of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By Chowchewey
Yes, i was referring to the Schluter type of...

Yes, i was referring to the Schluter type of edging. i know they are used extensively but perhaps not in the way I was thinking of using them - like a picture frame around the walls. Thanks. Art
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