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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 420
Posted By PhilWA
Is the drain connected? Can you pour water all...

Is the drain connected? Can you pour water all over the shower floor and see if, where, and how much water pools on top of your foam pan?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,240
Posted By PhilWA
If your bathroom has poor ventilation, I'd...

If your bathroom has poor ventilation, I'd correct that situation with a proper exhaust vent as step #1 (regardless of going with redguard/ kerdi options).

The VOC from redguard and aquadefense...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,378
Posted By PhilWA
I'd lay the floor tile first as well. My...

I'd lay the floor tile first as well.

My Kerdi edges and particularly corners had some buildup of material that would try to push in the bottom edges of tiles causing to not not want to sit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By PhilWA
Kind of hard to see the chipped and somewhat...

Kind of hard to see the chipped and somewhat uneven protrusion of tiles from that photo without some kind of perspective for the size.. How far does each tile protrude from the trim? Is that a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By PhilWA
The manufacturer's instructions for the hydroban...

The manufacturer's instructions for the hydroban liquid membrane that issac puts over top of his laticrete sheet membranes says that they are compatible with each other. He also puts the hydroban...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By PhilWA
I'm curious what question you asked to prompt the...

I'm curious what question you asked to prompt the "use a flexible grout" recommendation? Sometimes if you ask a pointed question to a tech or an expert that they've never heard of, they'll give you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By PhilWA
I've used only a couple bags of versabond, and...

I've used only a couple bags of versabond, and compared it to a couple bags of various others: allset, 317, mapei LHT. When I only used 8-10 bags total in my project, the extra ~$10-15 per bag...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By PhilWA
I'm surprised there's no apparent damage inside...

I'm surprised there's no apparent damage inside the shower. If the shower and door are both 18 years old, that's not too bad considering many other people post their showers that fail within a year...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,045
Posted By PhilWA
Was the durock attached to the wood with screws? ...

Was the durock attached to the wood with screws? It looks like those tiles and durock just popped off easily? Was there some kind of fiberglass mesh over the corner of the curb, or is that stuff in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,671
Posted By PhilWA
FYI you can order almost any imaginable trim size...

FYI you can order almost any imaginable trim size direct from schulter's website.

I ordered a 4mm trim for my 4mm tiles and my tiles ended up sitting a bit proud of the trim because they're on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,671
Posted By PhilWA
I installed full sheets of 1/4" square mosaics...

I installed full sheets of 1/4" square mosaics and didn't find spacers helpful because the mesh backing held the tiles in place. I'd recommend looking very carefully (!!) at all your sheets for any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2022, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By PhilWA
I think take it all out to the dumpster...

I think take it all out to the dumpster (tile/vanity/toilet probably too if its old), repair the wood structure, find a whole new tile for all new shower/bathroom.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By PhilWA
Hey, everything's relative. Maybe more important...

Hey, everything's relative. Maybe more important would be the thermal expansion coefficient for the cement and tile.

Just so I'm not trying to mislead anyone, here's some comparative thermal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By PhilWA
DCM pro is an uncoupling membrane, right? so that...

DCM pro is an uncoupling membrane, right? so that will isolate your tile from the underlayment.. I think most buckling worries are due to wood/underlayment expanding/contracting due to moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By PhilWA
Purely subjective, but I'd consider laying out...

Purely subjective, but I'd consider laying out the tile to prioritize whole sections of the 4-leaf clover pattern where possible. That would mean shifting the pattern down and to the right by one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By PhilWA
I wouldn't use redguard on drywall (don't know...

I wouldn't use redguard on drywall (don't know what material your walls are).
I wouldn't trust butt-joints of foam board attached with kerdi-fix sealant, but I think schluter says you can do that.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By PhilWA
Looks like very clean work like your previous...

Looks like very clean work like your previous bathroom; looking forward to seeing the tiles installed!

Is that a new hinged door cover for the electric valve?

Is that 3rd switch a countdown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-06-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,059
Posted By PhilWA
If your joist is parallel to your knee wall, you...

If your joist is parallel to your knee wall, you may want to add blocking between joists to get that rigidity you're after. If you add blocking between joists maybe you could just use a 2x4 instead...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By PhilWA
you could also price out a new window. I found...

you could also price out a new window. I found that my custom size (nearly 3ft x 3ft) vinyl window with 'safety glass' was only around $250-300. For me, it was worth the extra cost and work; plus I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,059
Posted By PhilWA
Those 8" wide pieces in the center panel could be...

Those 8" wide pieces in the center panel could be an issue. In my porcelain and ceramic tiles, the fabricated edges came with a rounded edge or chamfer. It may be difficult or impossible to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By PhilWA
Good point. There are maybe 3 or more...

Good point. There are maybe 3 or more construction errors in this shower, and if the cumulative errors result in shower that only lasts ~10 years (instead of 30+ for a properly built shower), it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By PhilWA
There was another post within a few weeks ago...

There was another post within a few weeks ago that was similar such that the builder asked the homeowner for instructions on how to make repairs; I can't find the post. Anyhow, the wiser people here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By PhilWA
Is this embedded board alone cause to demo the...

Is this embedded board alone cause to demo the shower? This testing seems to indicate embedding the board won't immediately cause a complete failure of a shower? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,059
Posted By PhilWA
I don't see why you couldn't try to make the 6"...

I don't see why you couldn't try to make the 6" offset work in the center wall section? It might upset the tile length continuity across the corner joint, but may be worth drawing out?

Another...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-10-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By PhilWA
I installed a condensing furnace a couple years...

I installed a condensing furnace a couple years ago and don't remember any mention of acidity in the furnace installation manual! I've seen a few high efficiency furnaces installed in other homes...
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