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Forum: The Mud Box 08-11-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,162
Posted By ss3964spd
Very cool, Joe! Love the shot of the owl.

Very cool, Joe! Love the shot of the owl.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,604
Posted By ss3964spd
Quite a challenging project for your first time,...

Quite a challenging project for your first time, Andrea, good job!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 137
Posted By ss3964spd
In addition to the difference in thickness,...

In addition to the difference in thickness, Grace, you're assuming that the advertised "1X1" size from both brands equals 1X1 in actuality. That may not be the case; many times the advertised length...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By ss3964spd
I see the shower head arm, Tom, but what's the...

I see the shower head arm, Tom, but what's the other pipe about? Is the other positioned about the fixed shower head arm?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 24,812
Posted By ss3964spd
Kent, to drill thru those soft, red clay tiles...

Kent, to drill thru those soft, red clay tiles you could use one of the inexpensive spade tile bits. Drilling into the concrete my require a more specific bit. Your local big box store should have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By ss3964spd
Troy, since your combination of materials and...

Troy, since your combination of materials and installations strays from Schulters recommendations for their products, thus precluding any possible warranty claim you might bring, you honestly have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,514
Posted By ss3964spd
Looking great, Joe, and yup - the electronic...

Looking great, Joe, and yup - the electronic shower valves are surprisingly cool.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno, Stewart, that space looks really narrow...

I dunno, Stewart, that space looks really narrow from here. I believe the IRC (International Residential Code) says minimum for a walk-in shower stall is 30X30 inches so you'd need to ensure you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By ss3964spd
I've been mixing up numerous small batches of VB...

I've been mixing up numerous small batches of VB for my current bathroom remodel, Tom, and have not had an issue with it being sandy. Be certain you are using the correct amount of water (as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By ss3964spd
Agree with John, though I've torn out far, far...

Agree with John, though I've torn out far, far fewer showers than he has. But of the 3 I have demo'd not one had any water damage way up there.

You could install the finish arms before tiling. Cap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By ss3964spd
You'll want to grout first, John, then caulk. ...

You'll want to grout first, John, then caulk.

If you end up with some grout where you don't want it, just let it set up for a couple of hours then use the corner of a putty knife to rake it out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By ss3964spd
You mean the Kerdi pipe seals, Tom? Since...

You mean the Kerdi pipe seals, Tom?

Since the Kerdi pipe seals will hide the arm to drop ell connection the only thing you can do to leak test the connection, unless you have access from the back,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By ss3964spd
Nina Marie, the fellow suggesting piers and...

Nina Marie, the fellow suggesting piers and columns and headers is saying basically the same thing as PC mentioned above regarding adding a support wall. Both will reduce the joist span. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By ss3964spd
John, I don't think switching to a smaller float...

John, I don't think switching to a smaller float is really going to help much. You might need to "tool" the grout for those uneven (lippage) tiles with your finger. You can let the grout set up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By ss3964spd
Jay, in your first post, second photo; is that a...

Jay, in your first post, second photo; is that a piece of caulk laying there or is it grout? And the crack in the corner - were the inside corners caulked or grouted?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By ss3964spd
New project, new fun. ;) Nipple length for...

New project, new fun. ;)

Nipple length for those wall hose connections are not typical, John, I found them to be all over the place. But the rule of thumb is the lower the profile the less wiggle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd replace those studs, Mike. Doing so will...

I'd replace those studs, Mike. Doing so will allow you to make certain they are plumb and square - two thing you want when tiling. You'll also be able to easily replace all the rotten/compromised...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By ss3964spd
"If damaged then I guess I have to remove the...

"If damaged then I guess I have to remove the shower floor, water proofing membrane/board and remove the first row of tiles from the wall to redo it?"

In a nutshell, yes. How easy, or difficult...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By ss3964spd
I'm with Mrs. Mike, Mike; commandeer that closet...

I'm with Mrs. Mike, Mike; commandeer that closet for the shower. However, if you do so you might consider also relocating the drain so that it is more centered in the shower. Doing so mean chipping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't think you're going to have much luck with...

I don't think you're going to have much luck with any type of screws holding in that plaster, Peter. I also don't think you're going to have much luck with an anchor, given how much torque it takes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By ss3964spd
Probably needless to say, Ashish, wet or dry...

Probably needless to say, Ashish, wet or dry there should be no movement, and cracked tile and grout certainly suggests there is. While the waterproofing layer may not have been compromised,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 668
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Mike, Yeah, you are correct and...

Welcome, Mike,

Yeah, you are correct and your "plumbers" are not. There should be a pre-slope under the liner, even in Florida. Further, if water was seeping out then the liner itself was leaking....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno. If you can feel a "give" in the floor...

I dunno. If you can feel a "give" in the floor and water is pushed up through the grout and cracks in the tile, I feel like the tile is no longer bonded to (whatever is) the sub straight below it. It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,457
Posted By ss3964spd
Lotsa work, Mike, but looking good. Nice touch...

Lotsa work, Mike, but looking good. Nice touch leaving the toilet paper holder in place. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By ss3964spd
I presume your Wedi board shower floor has slope...

I presume your Wedi board shower floor has slope to it, Michael, and isn't just Wedi's flat panels.

I'm also confused about the drain you intend to use, concerned about its compatibility with the...
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