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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Mike, As for the shower valve you...

Welcome, Mike,

As for the shower valve you might consider Grohe, They have a particular 2 or 3 outlet unit that combines temp, volume, and outlet selection all in one. No separate valves and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By ss3964spd
In for the pile on. :D Isaac, I believe you...

In for the pile on. :D

Isaac, I believe you are going to spend more time trying to make that drop in work than you would if you had the correct tub for the application. The degree of aggravation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,088
Posted By ss3964spd
FWIW, Dan, I grouted my entire niche, and have...

FWIW, Dan, I grouted my entire niche, and have read many others did too. While there are technically changes of plane they are all within the same wall assembly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By ss3964spd
Have a look at that Kohler acrylic tub, Tom, if...

Have a look at that Kohler acrylic tub, Tom, if it's like mine it has a very thick flange which might influence what type of wall board you use for your tile, how the same gets installed, and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ss3964spd
Don't know how tall your previous vanities were,...

Don't know how tall your previous vanities were, Mark, but if they were 30's and if you're going back in with 36's you'll likely need to raise the drain lines. Had to do the same in my master, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Tom, Being in the middle of my...

Welcome back, Tom,

Being in the middle of my very own hall/guest bath remodel, I have some thoughts. ;)

IMO, eliminate the wonky knee wall bench thingy. Being far from the shower head and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ss3964spd
Mark, when determining the length of your screws...

Mark, when determining the length of your screws I think you'll find that a minimum of 3/4" into the joist is just not enough. I did. The 1st 1/8" or so of the screw tip is tapered, so with only 5/8"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By ss3964spd
Unsurprisingly, MDF will absorb moisture and...

Unsurprisingly, MDF will absorb moisture and swell when it does. If the tile in the corner is loose it suggest that the bond between it and whatever it was installed on has broken. Probably cause is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ss3964spd
I thought the same thing when I saw and read your...

I thought the same thing when I saw and read your post yesterday, Mark, remove it all. Doing so might also give you an opportunity to level the floor if needed and relocate that 3" drain.

That one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By ss3964spd
Vinnie, we've merged your two threads, as it...

Vinnie, we've merged your two threads, as it really helps all our contributors to have the big picture of the project's history when answering questions.. Remember that whenever anyone posts a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By ss3964spd
I, too, believe the fleece to fleece contact is...

I, too, believe the fleece to fleece contact is the key, and that's dependent on a properly applied coat, and type, of mortar. Too thick and the two fleece faces won't bond to each other.

I'd not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By ss3964spd
I had to look at it a few times too, Cody, then...

I had to look at it a few times too, Cody, then figured out the "window" is the same height as the sliding doors.

I suspect you're not getting that wet plywood out from under it without removing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By ss3964spd
For pre-filling the Ditra, Josh, or for pressing...

For pre-filling the Ditra, Josh, or for pressing the Ditra down into the thinset mortar applied to the substrate? In either case a pretty much any of those you mentioned will work. Nothing really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By ss3964spd
Has been a ridiculously busy summer, not a lot of...

Has been a ridiculously busy summer, not a lot of progress until just the last few weeks.

Fashioning the short wall for the apron-less plastic tub has been a pain, need solid support for the 5'...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Jim, The usual fiber cement Hardie...

Welcome, Jim,

The usual fiber cement Hardie panels are only 7/16" thick, not quite 1/2". Not sure if 7/16" of mud on the walls is thick enough, but I'm not a mud guy. If you had used a true CBU...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ss3964spd
Mark, the DH controller does have built in GFCI...

Mark, the DH controller does have built in GFCI protection, and a diagnostic routine to test it. Well, the touch screen, but non-wifi, unit I use does.

I'd be, um, shocked if the only thing on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By ss3964spd
Can't think of any reason you can't cut that one...

Can't think of any reason you can't cut that one panel in half, Mini, so long as you have a stud or blocking in place to attach the cut edge(s) to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ss3964spd
Mark, we've merged your threads, it really helps...

Mark, we've merged your threads, it really helps all contributors to have the project history, the big picture, in one place. Please ask all your questions in this thread. Remember that each time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ss3964spd
What Phil said, Mark, Remember, you cannot...

What Phil said, Mark,

Remember, you cannot run the DH cables under an enclosed cabinet, nor too close to the toilet flange, nor too close to walls, nor cover it with a thick bath mat. Be sure you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 917
Posted By ss3964spd
Mini, I don't think you should cut and dry...

Mini,

I don't think you should cut and dry fit those tiles without having the spacers you are going to use on hand. Just asking for trouble, IMO.

For the cuts at the shower base, you'll want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ss3964spd
Appears the copper vent is 3" and is likely the...

Appears the copper vent is 3" and is likely the main stack, Mark, and as such I'd be inclined to keep it 3".

Given the corrosion you see there I'd want to inspect as much of that copper vent as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Skyler, Yes, you'll need to install the...

Hi Skyler,

Yes, you'll need to install the Kerdi screws and special washers on those edges where the Kerdi abuts the drywall. You'll then want to use thinset mortar and Kerdi band to seal those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,749
Posted By ss3964spd
Wow, Cliff, quite a transformation. Gotta be...

Wow, Cliff, quite a transformation. Gotta be pretty please with how it turned out. Cool tub!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By ss3964spd
Redgard on the mud bed over a liner has the...

Redgard on the mud bed over a liner has the potential of creating a mold sandwich, Penny. The top mud bed (if the proper type of mud is used) allows any water that gets through the tile and grout to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By ss3964spd
Rollie, Do you mean filling the void between...

Rollie,

Do you mean filling the void between the floor tile edges and the Kerdi board walls? If so I don't believe you want to fill those voids with anything. Reason is, if any moisture collects...
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