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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By cx
Cindy, there is a lot in the ANSI standards that...

Cindy, there is a lot in the ANSI standards that does cover your project, though. I don't know that you need a copy, but you still want the people installing your work to be very familiar with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:06 PM
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Views: 138
Posted By cx
I'm actually quite surprised to see no real water...

I'm actually quite surprised to see no real water damage under the part you've removed. My experience with manufactured marble showers is that they're guaranteed to leak waaaay before their 35th...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:41 AM
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Posted By cx
Welcome, Wing. :) What you really want to do...

Welcome, Wing. :)

What you really want to do at this point is remove the drywall, correct the problem by moving the offending pipe (if that's what you've got) or furring out the studs such that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By cx
Oh, you mean 36 feet just as you pointed out in...

Oh, you mean 36 feet just as you pointed out in the first sentence of your first post on the project? :rolleyes: I worry about me more and more every year.

That would call for, I believe the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,161
Posted By cx
I'm told the height is technically to the to of...

I'm told the height is technically to the to of the finished curb, Snets, for reasons that made sense to somebody, I suppose.

If you're in a code compliance jurisdiction, I suggest you verify that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By cx
How large is this splash pad? If you're...

How large is this splash pad?

If you're doing the specifying, you'll want to have a copy of the "ANSI A108, A118, and A136" book at hand. But mostly you'd want your installer to be very familiar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,682
Posted By cx
We still working on that 2010 bathroom remodel,...

We still working on that 2010 bathroom remodel, Doug? :)

Your tiles don't care a whit about whether your floor is level, they care only about flat. On a concrete SOG floor, grinding down the high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By cx
Not for me. The Ditra is already waterproof,...

Not for me. The Ditra is already waterproof, Alex. What you're trying to waterproof is the gap between the Ditra and the tub face. Putting KerdiBand over the Ditra won't help. You need to fold...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By cx
I would use nothing thinner than nominal 1/2"...

I would use nothing thinner than nominal 1/2" plywood in your application. While the nominal 3/8ths" might be technically suitable, most of the plywood that thin you'll find is not sufficiently flat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 142
Posted By cx
Welcome, Alex. :) Without knowing more about...

Welcome, Alex. :)

Without knowing more about your floor structure, I can't say whether you actually need a second layer of subflooring, but it never hurts. If you don't think the visual...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Cindy. :) What's a splash pad?...

Welcome back, Cindy. :)

What's a splash pad?

What type of tile are you dealing with?

What is the substrate to which the tile will be bonded?

Is an interior or exterior installation?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By cx
Does your floor feel solid, Tim?

Does your floor feel solid, Tim?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,621
Posted By cx
I'd slide it over such that there is a gap on...

I'd slide it over such that there is a gap on both sides and enough overlap on the joist on each side for fastening. If you can't get that, you can certainly rip more plywood to make a better fit,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,049
Posted By cx
Russ, I'll pass on the grout sealing advice I was...

Russ, I'll pass on the grout sealing advice I was given by my very first tile contractor when I started building houses. On our first kitchen counter job (yes, tile was very popular for that use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Brad. :) I suggest your make...

Welcome back, Brad. :)

I suggest your make up a test board with your tiles and try the Flexcolor CQ grout. When I tested it after it first came out, I did not find it very abrasive at all. YMMV.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,133
Posted By cx
Mmmm, Dan? Don't pewt your hand on the bottom of...

Mmmm, Dan? Don't pewt your hand on the bottom of your electric planer. This is not a good thing. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,621
Posted By cx
I would install the panels you have if you have...

I would install the panels you have if you have sufficient joist overlap for fastening, Dan. Roofing felt and expanded metal lath over your plywood, pressed down into those gaps, deck mud packed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By cx
Even at only 5" wide, I think those 10" beams...

Even at only 5" wide, I think those 10" beams would actually qualify as having a design deflection of L/360 if they are of good grade and species.

I don't recall ever having heard of the SIPS...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,621
Posted By cx
You are planning to place deck mud over...

You are planning to place deck mud over everything plywood we see in the photos in post 178, yes?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,621
Posted By cx
1. We are talking about the section on the left...

1. We are talking about the section on the left in the photos in post #177? Where we already see plywood? Or am I still hopelessly confused?

2(1). No, you don't wanna do that.

2(2). Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,057
Posted By cx
I usually remain well clear of design questions,...

I usually remain well clear of design questions, Harold, but I wouldn't even consider trying to match an offset layout both within and without that border. Even if you could make it work well, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tim. :) Just when we think we've...

Welcome, Tim. :)

Just when we think we've seen it all..........:D

Was this house constructed within a code compliance jurisdiction at the time of construction?

Do you know if this was an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By cx
If this "bathroom wall" is not within the shower...

If this "bathroom wall" is not within the shower area, it wouldn't likely be considered a wet area.

If you've not caulked, but intend to caulk with a non-paintable silicone, such as your Latisil,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By cx
Welcome, Steve. :) By your description, I...

Welcome, Steve. :)

By your description, I think your floor would need to have joists of exceptionally good species and grade to meet code if calculated with that much added dead load. Adding...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By cx
Welcome, Kaivan. :) No, I think you should...

Welcome, Kaivan. :)

No, I think you should have your "tile setter" remove the Type S mortar and replace it with the industry required minimum of 1 1/2" of a more appropriate sand/cement mix, while...
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