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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,551
Posted By rmckee84
You'll need an inflatable test ball that can be...

You'll need an inflatable test ball that can be placed below the weep holes to plug the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By rmckee84
I would skip the glue unless you plan on doing a...

I would skip the glue unless you plan on doing a full spread type.

I dont mess with hydronic at all, but how will you treat the spaces where the pex is ran? You wont be able to just run ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By rmckee84
1. Yes 2. If you set a sheet then peel it back...

1. Yes
2. If you set a sheet then peel it back the backs should be mostly covered.
3. It won't be very much especially if you use a v-notch trowel.
4. Use a grout float to embed the tile into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By rmckee84
Plywood is a must, cement board offers 0 added...

Plywood is a must, cement board offers 0 added strength. Cbu is just a surface to adhere your tile to. You will need plywood then your choice of underlayment (CBU, Uncoupling, ect)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By rmckee84
I don't, the kband only goes up the frame the...

I don't, the kband only goes up the frame the thickness of the tile basically. I let it go up a little higher then trim it once the tile is installed
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By rmckee84
You'll need to use thinset. Flexbond will...

You'll need to use thinset.
Flexbond will probably be ok as long as it is white. Grey thinset tends to discolor or darken natural stone.
I would probably hit the paint with some sandpaper and skim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By rmckee84
1. No, plywood is needed 2. No, but you will...

1. No, plywood is needed
2. No, but you will need some sort of underlayment if you dont use CBU. Uncoupling membranes like ditra and stratamat are pretty thin.
3. Exterior glue plywood with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By rmckee84
1. Yes. Also greenboard isn't a suitable...

1. Yes. Also greenboard isn't a suitable substrate for tile in a wet area to begin with.

2. Not following what you're asking. What window gap are you referring to?

3. For windows this is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By rmckee84
What thinset are you using? Did you at least...

What thinset are you using?
Did you at least check to see how flat the floor was prior to installing?
Did you check to see how flat the tile were? Place 2 face to face and pinch one end. If they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,025
Posted By rmckee84
You need to build your curb and tie your...

You need to build your curb and tie your waterproofing into the walls. Then you can keep going.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By rmckee84
Have you looked at any of the surface applied...

Have you looked at any of the surface applied waterproofing options like kerdi, or hydroban fabric? Either of those would eliminate the need for a preslope.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By rmckee84
Double loaded tile can be a pain to cut. Seems...

Double loaded tile can be a pain to cut. Seems to have alot of internal tension.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By rmckee84
I agree

I agree
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 925
Posted By rmckee84
1. No 2. Cut out the bubbles then make sure...

1. No
2. Cut out the bubbles then make sure there is at least 2" overlap on all edges.
4. The thinset needs to set up a bit longer

Mixing your thinset after letting it slake is a big deal. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,551
Posted By rmckee84
What kind of receptor are you attempting here? ...

What kind of receptor are you attempting here? Are you using a liner?
Hydraseal doesn't say anything about being used on wood, why are you wanting to put it on the 2x10 perimeter?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By rmckee84
Just use modified many of us do it every day over...

Just use modified many of us do it every day over schluter products with 0 issue
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,638
Posted By rmckee84
1. If it was me I'd just silicone it just like...

1. If it was me I'd just silicone it just like it is.

2. I've never seen that article so I don't know how they lay it out. Sheets should start at the 1/4 point between a joist bay and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,251
Posted By rmckee84
Just make sure and hammer any high nail heads...

Just make sure and hammer any high nail heads down, then come back with some coated or stainless steel deck screws.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By rmckee84
Not really, a caulking tool, my finger, and...

Not really, a caulking tool, my finger, and Denatured alcohol is all I ever use.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By rmckee84
I would give it a little time to set up if it...

I would give it a little time to set up if it were me, personally I wait until the next day. Taping off is fine, but I'll offer a little tip with silicone...if you just run your bead then spray with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By rmckee84
Can it hold the weight? Yes, but if I was...

Can it hold the weight? Yes, but if I was building it I would probably still have wooden framing wrapped with kerdi board. Only because I would prefer to have some solid anchor points. I am not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By rmckee84
Remove hardwood, go through and secure plank...

Remove hardwood, go through and secure plank subfloor, and replace any damaged planks. Then install plywood over that.
If you have sagging joists you may want to assess what is going on there if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By rmckee84
Did you look at solid surface pans like Onyx? ...

Did you look at solid surface pans like Onyx? They can make just about any configuration needed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By rmckee84
If you tried to post a pic it isn't there. 1. ...

If you tried to post a pic it isn't there.
1. I've never understood why plumbers can't grasp simple framing...you need to add studs to keep the spacing a 16"oc. Its pretty easy to block in between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By rmckee84
A pic would really help us see exactly what your...

A pic would really help us see exactly what your dealing with. So you have a plank subfloor and a section of hardwood subfloor? If so the hardwood needs to go and the plank subfloor is going to...
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