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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-22-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Lou_MA
You retired CX?

You retired CX?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lou_MA
What dan said. Although at a minimum you know...

What dan said. Although at a minimum you know you have at least 2 problems with the curb - pt lumber and fasteners through the curb liner. For those reasons alone I’d re-do.

There are pre-slope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,600
Posted By Lou_MA
That work looks absolutely terrible. Re:...

That work looks absolutely terrible.

Re: the chipping along tile edges, he should’ve either (a) used a better grinder blade / technique, (b) a wet saw, and /or (c) a variable speed grinder and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Lou_MA
Most likely, I’m presuming it’s not glued down. ...

Most likely, I’m presuming it’s not glued down. I stopped the tile a grout joint width shy of the threshold so it’s not tiled in or anything.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Lou_MA
Screwed up...transition suggestions

Got unpleasantly surprised with this transition. The wood threshold was already down and I knew ahead of time the tile would end up slightly higher by a strong 1/16” or so. My plan was to silicone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By Lou_MA
I’d suggest staying away from 254. Great thinset...

I’d suggest staying away from 254. Great thinset but can be difficult to work with unless you’re super diligent about keeping it off of / out of anywhere it doesn’t belong.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-29-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Lou_MA
Help with understanding shear values

Not tile related but it piqued my curiosity.

The TDS for PL Premium lists values for “compression shear strength”. I thought compression and shear forces were perpendicular to each other. Can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Lou_MA
My concern too. Was hoping I was making an issue...

My concern too. Was hoping I was making an issue out of nothing.

Alternatively I could use 1/2” ply as the riser, then a peel-and-stick like Greenskin, then tile. Would get me the same total...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Lou_MA
Stair width is 35”. I was going to use 1/2”...

Stair width is 35”.

I was going to use 1/2” Hydroban board. Partly because I’ve got plenty of scrap. And partly because I was aiming for total thickness of everything (foam, tile, thinset) to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Lou_MA
Help with tiling stair risers

I’m updating a basement staircase, and the plan is to install 3/4” red oak treads and a still-to-be-determined tile on the risers.

I have some scrap Hydroban board and was going to fasten it over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes. You want to leave the surrounding Kerdi as...

Yes. You want to leave the surrounding Kerdi as free of thinset as possible, while also leaving the fleece intact. That way you get the Kerdi-to-Kerdi connection when you thinset in the patch.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-10-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Lou_MA
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/no-face-mas...

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/no-face-masks-cant-cause-co2-poisoning

Be well and stay well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Lou_MA
Hmm, the plank flooring looks darker right in...

Hmm, the plank flooring looks darker right in front of the curb. Is it damp?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Lou_MA
Probably won’t be able to take that tile out in...

Probably won’t be able to take that tile out in one piece unless it was really poorly set. If you want to remove it, make several kerf cuts with a grinder in a checkerboard pattern, lever out a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Lou_MA
If it’s just haze, try a microfiber and water.

If it’s just haze, try a microfiber and water.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Lou_MA
If you’re able to get 2” overlap onto original...

If you’re able to get 2” overlap onto original Kerdi (the depression closest to wall looks questionably close), you could fill the divots with thinset (keep a sponge handy to try and keep the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Laz. Grout actually is a medium grey. ...

Thanks Laz. Grout actually is a medium grey. UltraColor FA in Silver.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Lou_MA
I kind of feel like I left too much as well, but...

I kind of feel like I left too much as well, but then I think - on a shower floor, what’s the main priority? Proper drainage and avoidance of bird baths. And that’s exactly what this has, if not in...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Lou_MA
Bubba, thanks for the feedback. So that...

Bubba, thanks for the feedback.

So that looks acceptable to you?

From a functional perspective, I think it’s on point. Water will drain as well as can be expected. Soap scum and other stuff...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-27-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Lou_MA
Pebble floor and grout height

Just finished this pebble shower floor and not really happy with final result. Pebbles are rounded so I had upped the slope to 1/2” per foot.

The pebbles were mesh-mounted on sheets. I pulled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Lou_MA
What size trowel did you use to set tile? ...

What size trowel did you use to set tile?

Did you trowel in one direction only?

What brand thinset?

Did you pull tiles to verify coverage? Adequate coverage meaning notches were fully...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-09-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By Lou_MA
+1 to run away far and fast if you can

+1 to run away far and fast if you can
Forum: The Mud Box 06-09-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Lou_MA
Sorry Laz. Wishing you and your buddy the best. ...

Sorry Laz. Wishing you and your buddy the best.

I’m a cat guy too. Had a beautiful Norwegian forest-type cat that we adopted from a shelter but sadly lost after a couple years due to lymphoma. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By Lou_MA
I use Mapei UltraColor FA, it’s good for up to...

I use Mapei UltraColor FA, it’s good for up to 3/4” joints. But do a sample first to make sure it won’t scratch the polish.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By Lou_MA
Hey michelle. Slow down a bit for us. I...

Hey michelle. Slow down a bit for us.

I have same questions as CX.

From your posts, it sounds like you started with a plywood subfloor. Then installed Hardibacker. Then applied redgard. ...
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