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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By Kman
All those sheets of 1/2" have got to feel a...

All those sheets of 1/2" have got to feel a little "trampoleney" when walking across it.

I think the simple answer is, without some support between those beams, and a stable subfloor of at least...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 728
Posted By Kman
In your earlier pictures, I see what looks like...

In your earlier pictures, I see what looks like cement board on the walls with the seams treated with something, likely Redgard. I mention this because there's absolutely no benefit to treating only...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-16-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 310
Posted By Kman
Odd that there's no mention of a primer in the...

Odd that there's no mention of a primer in the instructions. Every other SLC I'm familiar with requires a primer. Anyway....

On your test board, how thick are you pouring the material? Does it...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-12-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Kman
Then they should change the name of it to...

Then they should change the name of it to "Decepticon".
Forum: The Mud Box 01-09-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Kman
Hope it's over for you soon, Justin. Funny...

Hope it's over for you soon, Justin.

Funny how the symptoms for each person vary so widely, from little to no symptoms at all to death.

Seems this variant is the weakest so far, due to its weak...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2022, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Kman
This is a 2x4 exterior wall, correct?

This is a 2x4 exterior wall, correct?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Kman
So let me rephrase that a little. All edges of...

So let me rephrase that a little. All edges of the plywood have to be supported around the perimeter. A joist, properly sized and supported, will work for that.

Make sure not to screw or nail...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Matt. :) I see the...

Welcome to the forum, Matt. :)

I see the ends of those joists are sitting on top of a wall, do you know how far that one in the left of the picture spans?

You'll need blocking all the way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Kman
Sandi, you paid for the job to be done properly...

Sandi, you paid for the job to be done properly and it's not. I don't think it's unreasonable to have the parts that are unsatisfactory removed and regrouted.

One problem with spot-removing and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Kman
Generally, it's just really bad to wash out the...

Generally, it's just really bad to wash out the color, as mentioned earlier. I had a bad experience with it where I used well water for mixing and cleaning. I ended up having to wait ten days,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Kman
The permacolor, mixed and installed correctly,...

The permacolor, mixed and installed correctly, works very well.

The Polyblend, not so much.

The remedy for the color issue, short of removal and replacement, is grout stain. But that should be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By Kman
Jim, you would usually cut the first row so that...

Jim, you would usually cut the first row so that the top row is the same size. If I could keep the bottom row as big as possible and have at least a half tile at the top, I'd be fine with that.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Sandi. :) You mention...

Welcome to the forum, Sandi. :)

You mention that your tile is white, but on my screen it looks mostly gray. The grout looks almost equally gray, certainly not bright white. So maybe that's just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,296
Posted By Kman
Tonto, you forgot to mention the painters who put...

Tonto, you forgot to mention the painters who put as much paint on the floor as they do on the walls. Nothing like getting to a job and finding a 1' wide strip of paint on the floor against every...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By Kman
I would have to agree. It has to do with point...

I would have to agree. It has to do with point loads on Ditra. While filled and covered with tile, point loads are spread out over whatever the tile size is. When unfilled and not covered with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Kman
How about "Gary's single-person shower"? ...

How about "Gary's single-person shower"?

I'll throw in a few things for you to mull over regarding a mud floor for your shower. First, it doesn't really add a lot to the weight in your shower,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Kman
Set it, let it dry for a couple of days, then cut...

Set it, let it dry for a couple of days, then cut the hole.

Is it possible for you to do that?

If not, what are you setting the tile on while cutting with the grinder? I always used an old...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Kman
I'd probably use 5/8" plywood over boards that...

I'd probably use 5/8" plywood over boards that are diagonal to the joists. 1/2" is okay if they're perpendicular, but I would want something thicker on top when the boards are spanning 20+ inches.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,029
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Nelson. :) Maybe you...

Welcome to the forum, Nelson. :)

Maybe you should clarify this part of your post:



It seems you're putting AquaDefense on the floor. Is that correct?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Kman
Make sure you use some type of caulk for the...

Make sure you use some type of caulk for the joint between cove base and floor tile. Grout will crack over time.

Probably a short time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Kman
I think it would take more time and effort to do...

I think it would take more time and effort to do what you propose than to return the board and get one of the true cement boards. Keep in mind that if you want to cover every possible point of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Kman
I doubt you'd have much success with that. The...

I doubt you'd have much success with that. The leftover grout would have so many high and low spots.

If it were mine, I might try to do what you propose, but be fully ready to replace the shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Chad. :) Looks like...

Welcome to the forum, Chad. :)

Looks like you checked all the boxes for different waterproofing methods. :D

What board do you have on the walls? I see GoBoard on the bottom foot or so, is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By Kman
:bonk::bonk::bonk: That's me hitting Tavy...

:bonk::bonk::bonk:

That's me hitting Tavy with his own hammer, for selling you that hammer. :)

He did have some good spacers, though. I still have some.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Kman
Foam tray would likely cause that. Outside...

Foam tray would likely cause that.

Outside of that, maybe the grout isn't holding up. I have a similar shower floor that has let go of a half dozen or so pebbles. It's a little older than six...
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