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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 199
Posted By Carbidetooth
Assuming you're tying it all together with alkali...

Assuming you're tying it all together with alkali resistant mesh tape and mortar, it makes no difference. Hardie needs to be supported by framing at inside corners.

Most times I'll do back wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 248
Posted By Carbidetooth
How about we do it with numbers for clarity. ...

How about we do it with numbers for clarity.

1. Yes, either

2. Sistering doesn't require that there be bearing on ends. Additional joists do.

3. Yes. The beam really isn't a concern(assuming...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 248
Posted By Carbidetooth
Welcome Brendon. Lots to cover. I think...

Welcome Brendon. Lots to cover.

I think what you're calling blocking is actually bridging. While bridging may add some small about of coupling between joists, its purpose is to keep joists from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes on pebble concerns. Especially with rounded...

Yes on pebble concerns. Especially with rounded stones. I'd shoot for close to 3/8" per ft. slope with pebbles.

Now for opinion. I don't like the way most pebble floors look. The contrast between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,061
Posted By Carbidetooth
I've found translucent silicone to be a lifesaver...

I've found translucent silicone to be a lifesaver in cases like this. Because it's translucent it "takes on" surrounding color, but not clear and not stark like white.

Maybe too late now...

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By Carbidetooth
Your concern is valid. If it would impede flow at...

Your concern is valid. If it would impede flow at drain, I wouldn't consider leaving it as is. Ad hoc solutions are sometimes necessary, but if you decide to proceed it will be harder to unwind later...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Carbidetooth
Doubtful. Blade rotation wrong for chipping and...

Doubtful. Blade rotation wrong for chipping and you'll still need grinder for back near wall.

As an aside, I've "clamped" guide to countertop at wall with killer double sided tape.

Where's the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Carbidetooth
From what little I can see that's not awful....

From what little I can see that's not awful. Toilet removal will tell more. You should be able to tell joist spacing by nail placement. Squeaks can often be dealt with without replacement.

Oh, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Carbidetooth
An oldie. They usually pose challenges newer...

An oldie. They usually pose challenges newer structures don't.

Toilet rot can extend into joists. I can almost gaurantee surprises. I imagine iron pipe, old wiring, HVAC weirdness and all that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Carbidetooth
In this neck of the woods, 2x subfloor is often...

In this neck of the woods, 2x subfloor is often accompanied by post and beam construction. Where are you?

"Better" is hard to determine without more info. I've done some where planks were 1 5/8"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Carbidetooth
Are you sure he used Hydroban? I don't see any...

Are you sure he used Hydroban? I don't see any on that surface and it's easy to identify. It's kind of a dark sage green and would be obvious.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hmmm, you're asking for critique? First two...

Hmmm, you're asking for critique?

First two photos are out of focus. Can of WD-40 looks lonely. I like grout floats with blue handles.

Like that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes on saving OSB, but choice of tools will be...

Yes on saving OSB, but choice of tools will be dependent on adhesion of thinset. In order of increasing force and keeping mess manageable. You're far along in remodel process at this point.

1....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Carbidetooth
Well Anthony, if your wife kills you, this will...

Well Anthony, if your wife kills you, this will be her problem, no?

Judging from your description, I doubt the mortar really embedded into the fleece on Ditra...not a good place to start.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Carbidetooth
Actually, I think you have a good candidate for...

Actually, I think you have a good candidate for mastic.

Once accustomed to mortar, it has some handling advantages that make it preferable to many, including me. Although I wouldn't have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,135
Posted By Carbidetooth
I've kinda adopted sill,(window or niche) curb...

I've kinda adopted sill,(window or niche) curb top, bench top and often vanity c-top all from same material as my standard fare now, but if I were doing one with bullnose I'd be inclined to go all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,441
Posted By Carbidetooth
Wait, you've found a source for spreadable...

Wait, you've found a source for spreadable thunder? Would appreciate resource...been looking for years!


Kerdi directly to plywood a non-starter, could you mean Ditra? If so, one could skim it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,135
Posted By Carbidetooth
They're made from 1/2" Kerdi Board, right? I've...

They're made from 1/2" Kerdi Board, right? I've never really looked at Schluter's niches, but the ones I make look similar although I use Kerdi Fix to assemble.

I don't think you have any worries...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Carbidetooth
FWIW Yasha, I've only seen our "left coast" type...

FWIW Yasha, I've only seen our "left coast" type of post and beam done two ways. Through late 50s,60s and 70s it was tongue and groove 2x lumber, usually 2x8 or 2x6. What some here call "car planks"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,688
Posted By Carbidetooth
Like Paul, it's my go-to curb now. Typically 3...

Like Paul, it's my go-to curb now. Typically 3 1/2 -4 1/2" tall depending on shower size.

Kerdi Band comes in 10" width which I've found just right for running from outside floor, over top of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,716
Posted By Carbidetooth
Looks nice, Lenny. The rod's an intriguing...

Looks nice, Lenny.

The rod's an intriguing idea...I like it. My only concern would be cantilevering weight so I'm imagining some vertical support above ceiling. I envision a blocking "box" with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Carbidetooth
For clarity, do you mean to say you have an oak...

For clarity, do you mean to say you have an oak tongue and groove conventional strip floor with polyurethane as a finish?


Assuming yes above, no approved method will specify the hardwood floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,061
Posted By Carbidetooth
What you describe may be best way. Will this...

What you describe may be best way. Will this truly be freestanding? The only thing securing cabinet it is the drain and supply lines? Just pushed up against wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,061
Posted By Carbidetooth
Is this a vanity made to look like furniture?...

Is this a vanity made to look like furniture? Photo or link I can be of more help. I wouldn't put a slider like that on unless I did it to all legs for uniformity.

The "freestanding" look...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By Carbidetooth
FYI, that's not cutback adhesive. Cutback's the...

FYI, that's not cutback adhesive. Cutback's the old timey black stuff often used on linoleum tiles of yesteryear. By the time your house was built cutback was long gone.


Vinyl floor adhesive...
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