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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By ss3964spd
Oh boy. Silver lining? Yup - you knew enough...

Oh boy.

Silver lining? Yup - you knew enough to realize this wasn't being done correctly. Good job, Iggy.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Liz, 1) Taking the tile to the door frame...

Hi Liz,

1) Taking the tile to the door frame - just be sure to leave between 1/16 and 1/8" gap between the end if the tile and the casing. You'll then caulk that gap. No need for Kerdi band IMO;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,395
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, a paver, a plain old brick, or a stone made...

Yup, a paver, a plain old brick, or a stone made specifically for dressing diamond blades.

At some point though any blade will need to be replaced. Don't know how many miles you have on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't think mesh tape and mortar are really...

I don't think mesh tape and mortar are really going to do much to strengthen those wall to pan joints, Matt, though adding them certainly won't hurt. And painting those joints with RedGard really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,094
Posted By ss3964spd
The scribbled part - that's the tile for the main...

The scribbled part - that's the tile for the main floor just outside of the shower, yes? How wet is that area getting?

If it is tile then of course you'd need to remove it to water proof under it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,626
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup, silicone is approximately zero fun to work...

Yup, silicone is approximately zero fun to work with.

Looks good, Dan.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By ss3964spd
Eliminated the bench and pony wall...

Eliminated the bench and pony wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By ss3964spd
Keep in mind, too, that J and L beads will be...

Keep in mind, too, that J and L beads will be 1/2". If you used either on the tapered edge you'll have a gap.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By ss3964spd
I recently used FA to grout a marble floor, no...

I recently used FA to grout a marble floor, no scratches.

Still, marble is fairly soft, some more so than others. While the FA didn't scratch mine it's possible it'll scratch yours.

Best to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By ss3964spd
Rich, how large is the area that needs to be...

Rich, how large is the area that needs to be leveled? At 1/4 to 3/8 inches the best option might be a self leveling compound, something that can be worked to a feathered edge. Big box stores will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Brad, FA will work, but it does set...

Welcome, Brad,

FA will work, but it does set up pretty fast and has a pretty short pot life. If you choose to use it, and if you work as slowly as I do, plan on making small batches. To do that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By ss3964spd
The OCD in me would hate to give up that 1" of...

The OCD in me would hate to give up that 1" of shower space but it does seem like furring the wall out is probably the best option.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By ss3964spd
Has been discussed here before, Robert, just how...

Has been discussed here before, Robert, just how does any accumulated water escape, no real consensus that I recall. But with roughly a bazillion tub showers having been built with that tile to tub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,627
Posted By ss3964spd
I've never seen it done, or read about it being...

I've never seen it done, or read about it being done, Lenny, but sounds like an interesting detail. To make it look tight you'd have to have a finished edge on the drywall I think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,497
Posted By ss3964spd
You mention porch, so I assume this is outdoors,...

You mention porch, so I assume this is outdoors, Mini. What does the stepping stone sit on? Does this area of the slab get wet? If it does, is the sloped away from the door? You have no location in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By ss3964spd
Agree with Bubba. Was there anything in the valve...

Agree with Bubba. Was there anything in the valve installation instructions about flushing the valve, Mike?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By ss3964spd
I see the same as does Paul, the boxes were not...

I see the same as does Paul, the boxes were not moved to account for the thickness of the stone. It is most likely a code violation.

Unfortunately, given the irregularity of the stone, I'm having...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't know, Anna, only your local building code...

I don't know, Anna, only your local building code compliance office can answer that.

I do think, at 1/2" high it could be a toe-stubber (probably only a few times though) and at 3/4" wide it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By ss3964spd
I assume, then, that outside wall isn't load...

I assume, then, that outside wall isn't load bearing. Even if it isn't, taking out 3 studs makes me a little squeamish.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno, Travis, a conventionally framed pony...

I dunno, Travis, a conventionally framed pony wall would do the job of supporting the corner bench (look at Better Bench) and, if sized right, you could even incorporate a niche in it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,149
Posted By ss3964spd
You can, Benjaminn, but to ensure color...

You can, Benjaminn, but to ensure color consistency you'll need to carefully measure your grout and water. A digital kitchen scale is perfect.

Unless, of course, you intend to use a pre-mixed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By ss3964spd
Brian, don't forget; no concrete board on the...

Brian, don't forget; no concrete board on the inside or top of the curb.

Is that niche in an outside wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Jeff, You might run your joist...

Welcome, Jeff,

You might run your joist structure through our "Deflecto" calculator but, since it sounds like your mud bed is already in place perhaps that ship has sailed.

Assuming your liner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By ss3964spd
From experience, James is right - it will be...

From experience, James is right - it will be cold. Well, colder. Will it be a show stopper? For me it wasn't and still isn't. But juuuuust in case I did exactly as James suggested - installed framing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,491
Posted By ss3964spd
Always helps to have more eyes on something....

Always helps to have more eyes on something. Sometimes we're too "close"! I assumed you were on city water - being in Baltimore. Glad you don't need to re-plumb anything!
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