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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2019, 04:50 AM
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Posted By branimal
Schluter Linear drain placement

I'm creating a shower using Schluter's Linear sloped tray with a linear shower drain.

I'd like to place the linear drain parallel to and adjacent to the curb. Best spot given plumbing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By branimal
Hi - joist spacing below - center on center. ...

Hi - joist spacing below - center on center.

Let me know if you have better layout ideas. Starting from scratch here.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By branimal
Hi Tool Guy!! The joists vary in size from...

Hi Tool Guy!!

The joists vary in size from 3"x8"x20' to ~4"x8"x20'. The thickness are close to actual measurements. 100 year old framing material. The spacing varies somewhat... I'll get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By branimal
Bathroom subfloor recommendations

I am redo-ing two side by side bathrooms in a small apartment building. I am going to level the joists (sistered joists and shimming) in the bathroom area so I wonít end up leveling toilets,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By branimal
Removing newly installed caulk

I had a friend help me out with some stuff in my kitchen remodel and he installed the wrong color caulk b/w the countertop and backsplash and the backsplash and the 2 adjacent filler panels. I tried...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Think I got it on round 2. How long after a...

Think I got it on round 2.

How long after a water test can you tile the tray? Does it need to be dry?




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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-26-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Thanks Houston. Iím going to cut the pvc...

Thanks Houston.

Iím going to cut the pvc stub a little shorter - 1/4Ē as you did.

Hold the pvc down for 3 minutes after glueing.

Lay down 20 pounds of tile scrap on the linear drain.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-25-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
I installed a schluter Kerdi linear drain a...

I installed a schluter Kerdi linear drain a couple of days ago and I have a problem.

My drainage riser and trap are 2Ē pvc. I have no access to the plumbing from below so I have to mortar the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-21-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Can I lay down LevelQuik onto a cement board...

Can I lay down LevelQuik onto a cement board bathroom floor? Less than 30 sq ft.

There is some seesawing in my 12x24 tiles when I layed them out for a dry run.

The directions donít mention...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Is there a grout sealant that can be poured...

Is there a grout sealant that can be poured directly into my custom building products sanded grout ? Would like to skip the sealing step this time around.

Thx


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
I drew a Brick pattern (33% offset) onto graph...

I drew a Brick pattern (33% offset) onto graph paper and it doesnít look flattering. Iím leaning toward stacking the tiles.



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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
So folding tiles over makes appear them appear...

So folding tiles over makes appear them appear as if they wrap the corner? That works.

For the inside 135 degree corners I bought schluter Kerdi profiles.
Regarding the sliver of tile - I can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Trying to think about tile patterns for my...

Trying to think about tile patterns for my shower. Itís a asymmetrical hexagon.

I think most sides are too small to run a brick pattern.

I wasnít thinking this far ahead when I chose my tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Replace/Repair lead pan shower

I have a shower opening that is 22 3/4Ē stud to stud.

The smallest glass door Iíve found requires a minimum opening of 21 3/4Ē.

If I tile the studs my opening goes to 21 7/16Ē

Assuming:

-...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Thanks Jad! Great explanation. Sent from...

Thanks Jad! Great explanation.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By branimal
Jad, Do you just fold Kerdiband to match...

Jad,

Do you just fold Kerdiband to match the shape of the corner?

Thanks


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
When water proofing with schluter Kerdi what do...

When water proofing with schluter Kerdi what do you use to seal corners greater than 90 degrees. Say 135 degree corners?

198916


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Ripped out the floor and pulled out the flange. ...

Ripped out the floor and pulled out the flange.

Good advice on the ptrap. Sheís coming out.

Im going to transition the cast iron to pvc pipe so I can connect the new shower drain assembly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Cut notches with my angle grinder. But I should...

Cut notches with my angle grinder. But I should have let the Pb blaster work. Ended up snapping 3/4 bolts on the flange.

198536

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Got it done. Much easier than I anticipated. ...

Got it done. Much easier than I anticipated. Thanks all!!!!

Two questions:

1. How do I get that top threaded drain assembly to detach? It seems rusted on good. My wrench canít get around...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Ok enough horsing around. Iím breaking up the...

Ok enough horsing around. Iím breaking up the mortar. Will take pics along the way.

Cx, why do you say the durock is easier to work with than the Kerdi product.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Jad - I agree, applying red-gaurd correctly takes...

Jad - I agree, applying red-gaurd correctly takes experience. I have painted a shower wall with Red-gaurd (3 coats) but I cannot say for certain Iíve done it right. Time will tell.

That said, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Replace/Repair lead pan shower

While debating the complete tear out and rebuild with durock or Kerdi membrane option i came across another option.

I spoke with someone at Custom Building Products and he walked me through using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Cx - Iím going to take a closer look at that...

Cx - Iím going to take a closer look at that material. I know at one point the shower leaked and the prior owner had it repaired. This could be part of his repair. Iím really not sure.

ďWhen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,130
Posted By branimal
Jlbos - yeah if Iím going to tear this out, Iím...

Jlbos - yeah if Iím going to tear this out, Iím going with a sheet membrane. - durock as Cx recommended. I think I can get the angles right using an angle finder and practicing using cardboard a few...
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