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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,834
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Teddy, looks great! I wouldn't worry about...

Teddy, looks great!

I wouldn't worry about the residual water in the channel. It's 316 SS and will not rust out in a hundred years. I have residual water in mine, not as much though. Mine is from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,834
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Teddy, I ruminated getting a bidet attachment...

Teddy, I ruminated getting a bidet attachment like you have. I decided to get the "Genie Bidet" for $80ish instead. If you're curious, look it up. It's my favorite of the non-electrified bidet seats....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,437
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Double-check surfaces for residue and wash/scrub...

Double-check surfaces for residue and wash/scrub again IF necessary before more time passes. You can make your own wash solution, using dishwasher detergent /warm water for solution I and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,015
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Almost flush is hard to achieve. But yours looks...

Almost flush is hard to achieve. But yours looks a tad low from the pictures.
Rectified tiles are more difficult as they have these sharp edges. If they're flat, this shouldn't be too hard on your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Alvin. Fellow college teacher and amateur...

Hi Alvin. Fellow college teacher and amateur tiler here! :wave:

From your description on how you tied in the Redgard with the drain, I have concerns about the longevity of your assembly. You...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Dry-fitting PVC is always problematic as you...

Dry-fitting PVC is always problematic as you often can't fully insert it due to tight tolerances. When glue is applied, this acts briefly as a lubricant to achieve the full insertion depth. Your best...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not sure I follow your description. The drain...

Not sure I follow your description. The drain should slide about an inch into the drain pipe. Are you saying it's only sliding in about 1/2 in? Or is the drain standing proud of the foam tray?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,437
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Lenny, yes, Schluter profiles always get grout....

Lenny, yes, Schluter profiles always get grout. All regular changes of plane get caulk (curb or elsewhere). However, I grouted the niches in both of my showers with Spectralock. It's a small area...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,898
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Is the grout washing out of the joints as well?...

Is the grout washing out of the joints as well? It seems like this grout didn't set up properly. Do you know the type of grout that was used?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,437
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I would definitely get the Latasil and avoid...

I would definitely get the Latasil and avoid acrylic caulks at all cost in wet areas. Or get a sanded silicone caulk that's color-matched. I have the regular Latasil in my shower (incidentally, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,900
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I like CX's idea also. Drape the walls with a...

I like CX's idea also. Drape the walls with a sturdy polyethylene drop cloth and let it overlap into the tub far enough so no water reaches the walls.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Versabond is ok and completely sufficient but...

Versabond is ok and completely sufficient but once you've worked with a true premium thinset mortar, you will feel clearly that Versabond is not in that category. If money is the limiting factor, go...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,964
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looks great, your tile job! I'd say...

Looks great, your tile job!

I'd say Spectralock. Hard to beat its performance in the long run. It's awesome to clean and relatively easy to install (to me, at least). I've never used the Mapei...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,437
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Water-proofing wise it doesn't really matter but...

Water-proofing wise it doesn't really matter but I like to overlap the horizontal curb with the wall tile. That way, the flexible sealant in your grout line doesn't have to keep water out of it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yeah, you certainly don't want a gap between your...

Yeah, you certainly don't want a gap between your surface membrane and the foam backer. That will be your challenge to keep it intact. At any rate, with the bench and all, the surface membrane will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Easiest would be to remove one more row of tiles...

Easiest would be to remove one more row of tiles above the bench, hopefully leaving enough backing intact so you can install fresh backer board below and then use a surface-applied membrane like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,650
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jeff's Latapoxy is still keeping my curb bracket...

Jeff's Latapoxy is still keeping my curb bracket in place. :D
Another vote for epoxy resin over silicone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,365
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The trap discussion reminds me of the remodeled...

The trap discussion reminds me of the remodeled shower in this super nice Airbnb apartment in downtown Vienna where I stayed for two weeks years ago. One day, coming home in the afternoon, I was met...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Two more things (interconnected) come to mind. I...

Two more things (interconnected) come to mind. I apologize if you've already said that in your posts somewhere.

1.) Is this a wood curb dressed with backerboard and Kerdi?

2.) How was the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,514
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Again, Kate, you'll notice the clause about...

Again, Kate, you'll notice the clause about "where limited movement is expected" in your link.

What they should have used had they paid heed to details:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,514
Posted By makethatkerdistick
In fact, are yours the cove metal profiles...

In fact, are yours the cove metal profiles described here:
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Profiles/Cove-shaped-Profiles/Schluter%C2%AE-DILEX-AHK/p/DILEX_AHK

If so, this is primarily...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,514
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Kate, I don't mean to be cynical but those are...

Kate, I don't mean to be cynical but those are some super ugly cuts for sure. Looks like they marred the Schluter trim in the process, too, or is that just a reflection? Is that the soft PVC Dilex or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Glenn, while Redgard is approved as a pan liner...

Glenn, while Redgard is approved as a pan liner material (according to Custom's spec sheet), you need to show me industry-issued documentation that just painting over the drain flange will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Has anyone already recommended getting a...

Has anyone already recommended getting a higher-quality blade? That would be my first move. You won't find such blades on the shelves at HD or Lowe's. I have been recommended here the T3 Razor blade...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,889
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Mike, sure they come with warranties. Used my...

Mike, sure they come with warranties. Used my Delta warranty already twice on a corroding bathroom faucet less than five years old. They keep sending parts and you keep changing them every couple of...
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