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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By cbaum
I had a very similar issue where the pan was...

I had a very similar issue where the pan was slightly below and not flush with the subfloor. I called schluter and the customer service rep told me they actually support putting ditra under the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
So I think it's even worse than I suspected. I...

So I think it's even worse than I suspected. I think I need to tear everything out. Not sure how to ensure I don't do this again though.

Hopefully there's some solution here but I don't think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
May have created a problem and need a little...

May have created a problem and need a little advice. Quick refresh: doing a curbless shower with a schluter pan surrounded by ditra in a plywood subfloor.

I got the shower pan in and used kerdi...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-04-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,844
Posted By cbaum
Mike it's interesting you mention that. Talked to...

Mike it's interesting you mention that. Talked to a glass shower guy and he basically said to throw out any and all bar soap. Not only the soap scum is a PITA on glass and tiles/grout, but it's a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-27-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,844
Posted By cbaum
Grout rant

Sorry to rant but I'm quite fed up trying to figure out what grout to use for my bathroom. No matter the message board, or youtube videos, or blog/article, they are all full of conflicting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By cbaum
What do you plan to use to build up the rest of...

What do you plan to use to build up the rest of the bathroom floor? Or are you going to recess the pan into the slab? Your pan will likely be at least 1 3/16" thick. So you'll either have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
That's an even better idea. I can do that....

That's an even better idea. I can do that. Appreciate it.

This project is taking me forever. Mostly due to lack of time. Drywall and painting has taken me 6+ weeks. But I'm laying tile this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
Can you use kerdi board as a ledger board for...

Can you use kerdi board as a ledger board for tiling a shower wall? I have some leftover with the factory edges in tact so I know they are straight as an arrow. Just not sure if the large format...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By cbaum
I think it looks better dry. Jumps out at you...

I think it looks better dry. Jumps out at you less, and it more accents the tile instead of being the main thing your eye goes to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By cbaum
Can't see the attachment. I am currently torn on...

Can't see the attachment. I am currently torn on using ultracolor FA or flexcolor CQ. I'm new at grouting and was leaning toward the flexcolor as it is a lot more forgiving/longer working time but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
Any suggestions on solving this? I wet shimmed...

Any suggestions on solving this? I wet shimmed the kerdi board and now I have up to 1/4 bump of kerdi board against the drywall. I should have wet shimmed the drywall or furred it out I guess but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
I talked to Schluter and they do not recommend or...

I talked to Schluter and they do not recommend or support mudding/priming/painting over kerdi board or kerdi membrane.

That's why maybe that tuff tape as an outside corner might work? With the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
Here's an updated pic of the edge with drywall. ...

Here's an updated pic of the edge with drywall.

edit: This site rotates my images for some reason. Apologies.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
So make an outside corner with tuff tape and hot...

So make an outside corner with tuff tape and hot mud?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
Any issue with putting a schluter profile on top...

Any issue with putting a schluter profile on top of a vinyl corner bead? Trying to nail down what to do with the kerdi/drywall outside corner. I think I want to tile to the edge of the wall so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By cbaum
DCOF >= .42 so I think you're ok. But you could...

DCOF >= .42 so I think you're ok. But you could also put a couple on the floor, splash with water, and see how much your bare feet slip.

Fixed...thanks CX
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By cbaum
Verify the DCOF (dynamic coefficient of friction)...

Verify the DCOF (dynamic coefficient of friction) rating for the tile you are using on the floor. If the tile doesn't provide one, I wouldn't use it. I am using polished tile for my shower wall and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By cbaum
There's a very recent video from Isaac (Tilecoach...

There's a very recent video from Isaac (Tilecoach on youtube) where he compares the two and another one I believe. Interesting video I think.

I would personally try to avoid mixing systems like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
Curious about the best method for cutting large...

Curious about the best method for cutting large format tile for shower floor.

My concern with the wet saw is the loss of material when I need both pieces I just cut in half. Wondering if that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
Thanks for the responses. As for Dan's...

Thanks for the responses. As for Dan's suggestion, I don't have anymore 12 footers and I paid the HD delivery fee for my drywall. A new 12 sheet delivered would cost about $100. They don't have any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
I stink at remembering to upload photos. I...

I stink at remembering to upload photos.

I don't know why they are always rotated here. They are oriented properly on my phone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
So....I made my first mistake I think. Hanging...

So....I made my first mistake I think. Hanging drywall, my cutouts were perfect on my 11' sheet of drywall. Hung it, but I have a gap at one end that is as wide as 3/4", and the gap is too big to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,627
Posted By cbaum
Thanks Dan! Big help. No question in this post,...

Thanks Dan! Big help. No question in this post, just a quick update. Got my wet shimmed kerdi board up today. Tons of wall prep but it came out ok. Cant complain. Left wall screws aren't fully in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By cbaum
Check schluter's website but look for...

Check schluter's website but look for distributors instead of resellers. See if the distributors will sell to the public. If not, then I guess find a reseller.

Again I have found schluter easier...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By cbaum
Are you set on wedi? I've found schluter stuff...

Are you set on wedi? I've found schluter stuff easier to find, and slightly more reasonable in price.
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