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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By SpaceCadet
Get some sill plate gasket at home depot and cut...

Get some sill plate gasket at home depot and cut narrow ribbons of it to fit in the joints. It's about 1/8 in thick.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By SpaceCadet
That soap dish shouldn't be falling off the wall...

That soap dish shouldn't be falling off the wall just from vibration when you hammer on the other side of the wall unless you're doing something really crazy. Sounds to me like you have a good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By SpaceCadet
I think you guys are missing the point I was...

I think you guys are missing the point I was trying to make:



If you can rest the ends, rest the ends. It'll only make the whole thing stronger and no home inspector will have that to gripe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By SpaceCadet
When I sistered the joists under my bathroom, I...

When I sistered the joists under my bathroom, I went a foot to a few inches short of the beam on one side and sill on the other. 5/8" powerlags and adhesive, new southern pine lumber up against the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By SpaceCadet
The toilet from this bathroom is sitting in my...

The toilet from this bathroom is sitting in my garage. Caulking around its base was probably the first thing I did around the house after moving in and worked surprisingly well. I did leave a gap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By SpaceCadet
the mystery of the nonsensical bathroom

This isn't really a question, this floor is getting vinyl sheet. Just wanted to share this because it's going to haunt me.

I've got a small 4'x6' half-bath upstairs. So-so floor tile job, enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By SpaceCadet
No comments on the double vapor barrier? If...

No comments on the double vapor barrier?

If you run out of chipped tiles to do test-cuts on, go to home depot and ask them for broken ones. They have plenty, and will probably give them to you for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By SpaceCadet
Option 2 will be a mess. You're not going to get...

Option 2 will be a mess. You're not going to get a clean cut with an angle grinder and tile that's already on the wall.

Were you going to tile over that strip of drywall or paint? If you tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By SpaceCadet
The adhesive is some proprietary fancy german...

The adhesive is some proprietary fancy german goop in a tube. The instructional video cracks me up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7PA3o9aiB0

I wasn't worried about sheer, I was worried about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By SpaceCadet
nie wieder bohren accessories

I've got a shower caddy from no drilling required (nie wider bohren). This one: https://www.nodrillingrequired.com/11-Double-Shower-Caddy-p/dk240-sn.htm The mounts are attached to tile with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,765
Posted By SpaceCadet
CX knows best but here's a beginner's...

CX knows best but here's a beginner's perspective:

I got one of these to mix mortar and had pretty good luck with it: ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By SpaceCadet
Any recommendations on primer and paint? The...

Any recommendations on primer and paint? The paint store guy I trusted retired and all I can find online is rustoleum.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By SpaceCadet
Thanks for the tips. We're in MA. We payed...

Thanks for the tips. We're in MA.

We payed about $300 for a 30" towel bar and glass shelf. Seemed high but after spending way too much time looking, we decided to chuck money at it to save...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By SpaceCadet
Bathroom hardware source

Who makes/sells good quality towel bars, glass shelves, etc? Something that screws to a wall, not mortar-set, and a white finish. Simple but solid.

White is the hard part. All we can find is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By SpaceCadet
Veneer plaster? That's actually made for what...

Veneer plaster? That's actually made for what you're going to do with it.

I'm not an expert but from what little I know: applying drywall compound over the entire surface of a wall sounds like a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,340
Posted By SpaceCadet
Thanks for the tips. Kevin: That's pretty...

Thanks for the tips.

Kevin: That's pretty much exactly what I did. I mean the shimming, not the bird's nest of caulk in option 2.

Peter: It's not too late. I might cut out the white...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,340
Posted By SpaceCadet
Here's a light one. Installed toilet bowl and...

Here's a light one. Installed toilet bowl and caulked around the base. Left a gap in the back. Used plain white silicone reasoning it would match the toilet. And it does but the bowl needed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By SpaceCadet
If there's a long one, there might be a short...

If there's a long one, there might be a short one. Or trim one on a wet saw. Put that short one next to the long one. The grout line will jog a bit but that might be less noticeable than one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By SpaceCadet
Looks like the fasteners are pretty sparse. ...

Looks like the fasteners are pretty sparse. Their instructions specify 8" spacing here (pg 4):...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By SpaceCadet
I'm not a pro and I don't have a good answer to...

I'm not a pro and I don't have a good answer to your question but that looks like aquadefense and a big window. If you're taking your time doing this, you might want to cover the window. AquaD is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,340
Posted By SpaceCadet
Tub surround is complete. We tried it out and...

Tub surround is complete. We tried it out and nothing has burst into flames yet but I do see a non-critical problem. The enameled metal (Americast) tub is a bit warped so the front part adjacent to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,167
Posted By SpaceCadet
If you haven't set tile before, get an extra...

If you haven't set tile before, get an extra sheet of CBU or just use a spare piece of drywall or plywood if you have one laying around and practice setting on that. Buy some cheap crappy tile and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,340
Posted By SpaceCadet
All good points. I took a look at the vanity and...

All good points. I took a look at the vanity and it actually already has glides of some sort on the bottom of the legs. It's in another room under a pile of construction materials and I'm just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,340
Posted By SpaceCadet
I plan to screw it to a wall through a spacer...

I plan to screw it to a wall through a spacer plank. There's already blocking inside the wall for that purpose. I might not know what "freestanding" actually means with vanities.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,340
Posted By SpaceCadet
Mine is similar to this one: ...

Mine is similar to this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/KOHLER-Chambly-24-in-W-Vanity-in-Woodland-with-Ceramic-Vanity-Top-in-White-with-White-Basin-K-R20195-F69/301753439

I was thinking put...
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