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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By ss3964spd
Robbie, My shower valve is atypical in that...

Robbie,

My shower valve is atypical in that it is electronic. As such it is required that an access panel be installed in order to facilitate servicing the unit, and recommended that shut off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 311
Posted By ss3964spd
Not so much a split, just a void in the top ply...

Not so much a split, just a void in the top ply layer. I'd not worry about it, will be filled with mortar when the Ditra is installed. But if it will add to your comfort level it can be filled with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 311
Posted By ss3964spd
Could be a Canada thing, Dave, I dunno. I do know...

Could be a Canada thing, Dave, I dunno. I do know that I probably cannot see 1/32" of difference on a tape measure though, onna count of being, well, old. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,623
Posted By ss3964spd
Unless the first layer has T&G edges you really...

Unless the first layer has T&G edges you really want blocking under those otherwise unsupported edges. You can user either solid blocking, or use 1X4's or rips of 3/4" plywood flat. Cut them to...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By ss3964spd
I've rented "Rug Doctor" machines, typically...

I've rented "Rug Doctor" machines, typically available at grocery stores 'round there parts, Bubba, and used their cleaning chemicals too. They do an ok job but may require more than one pass if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,623
Posted By ss3964spd
Looking good, Charlie, just be sure you have...

Looking good, Charlie, just be sure you have blocking directly under the edges of the plywood.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By ss3964spd
Perhaps you've already looked into a Kerdi shower...

Perhaps you've already looked into a Kerdi shower pan and found that it will fit your current drain placement. Or perhaps you've already given yourself to moving the drain to fit said pan....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By ss3964spd
Robbie, There are a number of people here...

Robbie,

There are a number of people here that are good with the ins and outs of plumbing. Feel free to ask questions.

I believe ideally you'd want to feed two 1/2" inlet shower valves from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By ss3964spd
If the tile used does not have integral spacers...

If the tile used does not have integral spacers (molded in "lugs" around the edges) then yes, spacers should have been used to maintain consistent grout line width, assuming the tiles are generally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, James, I don't find that...

Welcome, James,

I don't find that professional install acceptable at all. The layout and positioning of niche is a fail. That one corner is definitely a fail.

Since Kerdi was used as the water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 311
Posted By ss3964spd
Dave, No, nominal 1/2 and 3/4 inch ply wood...

Dave,

No, nominal 1/2 and 3/4 inch ply wood doesn't measure to those thicknesses. 1/2" ply will actually be 15/32" and 3/4" will be 23/32".

Referring to them 1/2" and 3/4" is common.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By ss3964spd
:rofl:

:rofl:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 762
Posted By ss3964spd
You don't want to use thicker mortar to achieve...

You don't want to use thicker mortar to achieve slope, Bruce, because water will get through the tile, the grout, and the mortar then just sit on top of the bench with no where to go.

You want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd do it at the same time.

I'd do it at the same time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,244
Posted By ss3964spd
Well done indeed, Phil, congratulations!

Well done indeed, Phil, congratulations!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By ss3964spd
Rob, I know of no company that will make a...

Rob,

I know of no company that will make a custom shower pan stiff enough for use over open joists, but I've also not searched in earnest for one. Even if you could I'd wonder if it could be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,667
Posted By ss3964spd
Mark, since you are covering the mud bed with...

Mark, since you are covering the mud bed with membrane you can, if you like, put some icing on the cake. Mix up a batch of thinset mortar and spread it using the flat side of a trowel. Let it cure,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-18-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Kraul, we've separated your post...

Welcome back, Kraul, we've separated your post from that very old thread.

If you tile is glazed a sealer isn't likely to penetrate the glazing at all. Have you attempted to clean off the blotchy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Bill, Certainly sounds like...

Welcome back, Bill,

Certainly sounds like the joist structure is more than adequate but, given the sawn board subfloor, you'd need to cover it with a minimum of 1/2" OSB/ply regardless of if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 591
Posted By ss3964spd
Mike, we've merged your two threads as they...

Mike, we've merged your two threads as they concern the same project. Having all questions and answers in one place helps all contributors with the big picture. We can rename your thread if you so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Steve, and welcome. We've moved your post out...

Hi Steve, and welcome. We've moved your post out of that other long thread since that one is more like a "what's your experience with..." type of thread.

As to whether the CQ will hold up or not,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By ss3964spd
Jean, we've merged your two threads so that all...

Jean, we've merged your two threads so that all the history of your project is resident in one place, which really helps all contributors see previously asked and answered questions. We can rename...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Carl, The gritty substance is...

Welcome, Carl,

The gritty substance is likely grout, and it could well be that someone previously added some type of caulk over those joints in an attempt to seal the joints.

To re-grout those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By ss3964spd
Scully, see CX's post, #4 above.

Scully, see CX's post, #4 above.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 591
Posted By ss3964spd
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me either, but...

It doesn't make a lot of sense to me either, but between that piece that Phil linked to, and all the online chatter I read when I was researching them, I opted out. And I really, really wanted to use...
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