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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Elkski
One other tidbit about ditra heat is they suggest...

One other tidbit about ditra heat is they suggest a rectangle area with no more than one side being 1.5 times the other. But they don't specify if this is because of the expansion of the tile or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Elkski
Well of course cut tile has a stress point. But...

Well of course cut tile has a stress point. But it also might mean it's up against the door jamb or a wall or a cabinet and grout it all the way touching so as the wood expands and contracts there's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Elkski
I cant see where the crack is on the floor? You...

I cant see where the crack is on the floor?
You should be able to find a model number and company name for the engineered joists. at least measure how tall they are and the width of the cap on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Elkski
Beautiful!!! I always want cap stones to...

Beautiful!!! I always want cap stones to overhang 1.5" minimum on my real stone on block walls when there are freezing conditions. 1- no natural stone product can survive freezing water. just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By Elkski
Sometimes demo keeps on growing. It there...

Sometimes demo keeps on growing. It there casing on each side of door jamb. I can imagine a curb is liquid nail then maybe some screws. If you haven't experienced demo with Liquid Nails you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Elkski
I would charge extra for a door and a bay window...

I would charge extra for a door and a bay window especially with big tile. In fact not very many doors have ever been installed Square enough for 2 x 4 tile. I'm thinking a 2x4 would weigh about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
Yes it wont rust. I haven't tested the shower...

Yes it wont rust. I haven't tested the shower sprays yes since I just grouted that bottom glass 18 hours ago and no door yet.
Countertop guy has my granite slab and mailbox full and has not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Elkski
It doesn't look unreasonable to me. All wall...

It doesn't look unreasonable to me. All wall tiled ? Outside of shower. Is that roughly 10*8 for 2 walls and 12*8 for two walls minus shower?
I can see how 24' tile would cost more.
It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By Elkski
I suggest you remove the kerdi tip and clean it...

I suggest you remove the kerdi tip and clean it out with a wire and paper towel and alcohol. Then c as p the tube tio real good but plan on a dry plug in the cap that you will need to remove.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
Well I'm a little embarrassed about how plain my...

Well I'm a little embarrassed about how plain my shower looks compared to some of the beautiful travertine patterns that some people have posted and I see on the internet. I was aiming for a clean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,044
Posted By Elkski
Yes you must cut off 1/16" cut onto a board away...

Yes you must cut off 1/16" cut onto a board away from yourself. Use gloves. Sticky stuff. Cleans up with acetone or alcohol.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,381
Posted By Elkski
it looks better without the small cuts

it looks better without the small cuts
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Elkski
I agree looks ok. I would imagine you will plan...

I agree looks ok. I would imagine you will plan to put some flexible caulk along the cabinet joint and it looks like an easy nice Gap to fill.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By Elkski
Can you show us a bigger picture of the tiled...

Can you show us a bigger picture of the tiled area where the cracks are? I get the impression that the opening in this area has been expanded from a single Doorway to a wider opening which means more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
Well I called Grohe about my diverter valve...

Well I called Grohe about my diverter valve 29712000 which is very sticky to operate due to the little brass extension parts o-ring that contacts the inside wall of the extension tube with lots of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
Yes cold left. I didn't like the brass 1/2 inch...

Yes cold left. I didn't like the brass 1/2 inch nominal compression to pipe thread fitting but that's all I could find locally. This little black handled valve on off valve was the only one I could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
I mounted the temp valve on the hot water stub...

I mounted the temp valve on the hot water stub out. and that is cold going in. Standard plumbing was a big zero help on any parts for a system like this. The hand sprayers are sold as diaper...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
Tap water is a little chilly here 9 months of the...

Tap water is a little chilly here 9 months of the year so I wanted temp controlled.
I've traveled quite a bit to Southeast Asia the last few years and these hand washers are pretty much standard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
I found a sheet metal brushed nickel ...

I found a sheet metal brushed nickel eschuteon that can handle the angle and looks ok to me.

I've turned on hot amd cold water today and no leaks that I know of. Bidet toilet temp...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
but make it out of what material? I have...

but make it out of what material? I have considered using some SS sheet I have here but It needs depth. IT is way up there so not real noticeable as long as I have the tile hole covered.

I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,837
Posted By Elkski
well my tile is all installed in the whole...

well my tile is all installed in the whole bathroom. I do need to grout that last sq ft of blue glass still. My question is about the ceiling shower head. my arm drops vertical but my ceiling is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Elkski
I just installed my shelf with thinset. seemed...

I just installed my shelf with thinset. seemed quite sturdy. and now its all tiled in.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Elkski
Do a layout on the nearby floor. Determine what...

Do a layout on the nearby floor. Determine what layout and spacing will end up with a row on the top of the Firebox. Maybe put a piece of tape on each side of the Firebox and put a grout line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Elkski
That's so sad. That floor looks terrible. I...

That's so sad. That floor looks terrible. I hope you solve this mystery.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,085
Posted By Elkski
Sad thing is that the guy who built this shower...

Sad thing is that the guy who built this shower never heard about his failure so he is probably doing it the same way today.
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