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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,733
Posted By Lou_MA
When you're grouting the joints, are you grouting...

When you're grouting the joints, are you grouting from different directions (i.e. top left to bottom right, top right to bottom left, and vice versa)? That helps to pack the joints fully, especially...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,385
Posted By Lou_MA
Don't use a scrub brush. With moderate force...

Don't use a scrub brush. With moderate force you'd be able to wear away at even well-placed and well-packed deck mud.

Use a shop vac to get anything that's loose, whatever stays down is placed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,834
Posted By Lou_MA
Looks great teddy, congrats :tup2: I’m on a...

Looks great teddy, congrats :tup2:

I’m on a project where I installed a Kerdi line drain. I’ll have to check the slope, or lack of, in the drain trough. I thought I recall it being flat(ter)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Lou_MA
Flood tested 2 curbless showers recently. Still...

Flood tested 2 curbless showers recently. Still using method outlined in post #4 in attached link...

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=120313
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Lou_MA
I’d be fine using modified over that small amount...

I’d be fine using modified over that small amount of Kerdi.

Are you taping or otherwise reinforcing the seam around the Kerdi niche flange?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Lou_MA
i'd suggest making your own pan out of deck mud. ...

i'd suggest making your own pan out of deck mud. cheaper than prefab pan even if it takes you a couple tries. and a prefab pan needs a perfectly level subfloor whereas deck mud can make up for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes. Grout a spare tile or two to see if...

Yes.

Grout a spare tile or two to see if you like the look. If grout in those holes bothers you, youíll have to tape off each tile face.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Lou_MA
You know you have to Kerdi band the seams to make...

You know you have to Kerdi band the seams to make it waterproof?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Lou_MA
Didnít get any pics today of the control unit but...

Didnít get any pics today of the control unit but will post when I do.



Iíve used the pipe seals, is there a better measure to take?

And can you provide any insight on how to treat the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By Lou_MA
I don’t think it’s so much related to kneeling on...

I don’t think it’s so much related to kneeling on the tray. Although I’d want to minimize that.

When there’s no plumbing access, if the drain is fully seated and glued on first then it can be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Lou_MA
What Iím calling the steam control seems to...

What Iím calling the steam control seems to simply by a digital display and keypad pad to turn on / set the steam shower.

Thereís a wire with a pin-type connector coming through the wall that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Lou_MA
Bump

Bump
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes. If the trowel was held 90 degrees to the...

Yes. If the trowel was held 90 degrees to the floor to get the full height of the notches, the compressed thickness should be half the notch height. Since the trowel is usually held at an angle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Lou_MA
How big are the tiles? How flat are they? ...

How big are the tiles? How flat are they? Depending on size and warpage, 1/4” trowel may not be enough.

But if you want to err on high side, assume n0 is about 1/8” and n1 is 3/16”+.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Lou_MA
Thatís built completely wrong. Thereís no...

Thatís built completely wrong.

Thereís no need for hardibacker on the shower floor, or for two coats of Hydroban sandwiching a deck mud shower pan. You do need to have a slope under the single,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,834
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes. Comb both in the same direction.

Yes. Comb both in the same direction.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,633
Posted By Lou_MA
Scratch the top of the grout off to see if itís...

Scratch the top of the grout off to see if itís the correct color under the surface.

Vinegar and sulfamic acid dissolve the top layer. If whatís being exposed is still white, either option may...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,650
Posted By Lou_MA
If itís on a vertical surface it will be fine. ...

If itís on a vertical surface it will be fine. On a horizontal surface, donít penetrate the waterproofing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,650
Posted By Lou_MA
Use the screws that came with the hardware (or...

Use the screws that came with the hardware (or coated screws) as if you were just fastening into the wood. Get a diamond tipped bit, drill a hole in the tile slightly larger diameter than screw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,650
Posted By Lou_MA
1. For a cement based grout, Mapei UltraColor FA...

1. For a cement based grout, Mapei UltraColor FA or Laticrete Permacolor. For epoxy, SpectraLock, but those pebbles will eat through a lot of grout and could get pricey. For any grout, just follow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes

Yes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Lou_MA
Waiting overnight is usually good enough. You...

Waiting overnight is usually good enough. You want it hard enough that it doesnít abrade as youíre working on it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 746
Posted By Lou_MA
Same project, different bathroom. This bathroom...

Same project, different bathroom. This bathroom has a steam shower, which has been prepped with Schluter products.

The steam control (attached pics) is a round faceplate with a rectangular...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Lou_MA
What about making the niche 1 tile shorter? ...

What about making the niche 1 tile shorter? Raise the bottom of the niche 2.5” by thinsetting in some foam board offcuts or similar. And shim down the top of the niche in a similar manner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,437
Posted By Lou_MA
Second Davyís idea of a porcelain bit for a...

Second Davyís idea of a porcelain bit for a dremel. Go slow, and it may take a while
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