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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Back to the grout. I cut out a grout line where...

Back to the grout. I cut out a grout line where the fusion pro looks like it was under-filled and collapsed and re-stuffed it. Now I have a lighter streak toward the bottom of that portion of that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Same one, cx. Thanks for the tips, everybody. ...

Same one, cx. Thanks for the tips, everybody.

Where can I get a good quality cast iron closet flange for heavy duty drain pipe? The best I could find was the one from Ferguson but it's worse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By SpaceCadet
I thought he meant hydraulic cement like what you...

I thought he meant hydraulic cement like what you use to patch up leaks in a foundation: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quikrete-20-lb-Hydraulic-Water-Stop-Cement-Concrete-Mix-112620/100318534
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
If I lay the flange in place, one or both of the...

If I lay the flange in place, one or both of the screw holes land very close to the edge of the opening that the pipe runs up through. It's hard to tell at this angle and with not much there for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
The flange is a heavy duty cast iron one that's...

The flange is a heavy duty cast iron one that's going to be attached to the pipe with poured lead (or that's the plan anyway). The toilet is just a regular one that bolts to the flange. If the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Sorry, not sure this helps. I can't get at it...

Sorry, not sure this helps. I can't get at it from above right now.
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Maybe I'm confused. The toilet gets bolted to the flange. The flange is attached to the pipe. If I rock the toilet,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
toilet flange attachment to floor

The opening for the sewer drain pipe in the floor is cut unevenly so if I were to drive screws to hold down the flange into it, they would be very close to the edge of the hole. I could sandwiching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Does that just mean it's under-filled? I tried...

Does that just mean it's under-filled? I tried to do at least 2 directions and really stuff the intersections but maybe I'm not doing as good a job as I think. The lippage is minimal. Do I need to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
I'm getting a lot of spots where the grout...

I'm getting a lot of spots where the grout collapses in where the grout joints cross. Looks like a sinkhole. Happens both on walls and on the floor. I might be sponging some of those spots too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By SpaceCadet
You could do this: Take a board as long as...

You could do this:

Take a board as long as your fireplace is wide or a bit longer. Attach 2 boards perpendicular to that one like the capital letter pi. These legs should be just long enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By SpaceCadet
It's not that bad. Replace the planks that look...

It's not that bad. Replace the planks that look bad, put plywood over the planks, flatten that with patching compound, lay ditra over that. The pros can give you details, I'm just talking you off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
If I'm using Fusion Pro with grout release on...

If I'm using Fusion Pro with grout release on small areas at a time, do I need to re-apply the grout release on the overlap between the area that's already grouted and the area I'm about to grout?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 787
Posted By SpaceCadet
My bathroom had tiles in the tub surround and a...

My bathroom had tiles in the tub surround and a wainscot of tile about 4' high on 2 other walls behind toilet and sink. I tore everything out to the studs, redid the drywall with paperless...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Did I just screw up here big time? I was...

Did I just screw up here big time? I was thinking the joint width is the distance between the top edges of the adjacent tiles but they look way smaller than the regular joints. Plan is to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Window surround is done. 209561 The beveled...

Window surround is done.
209561
The beveled outside corner joints ended up pretty tight. There's maybe 1/32" between the beveled edges in places. The total width of the joint from glazed edge to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By SpaceCadet
Angle grinder with dry cutting diamond blade? ...

Angle grinder with dry cutting diamond blade? Even if you just cut grooves before you whack with a hammer, it'll probably give you more control over the breaks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
I have a window opening to tile: 209421 The...

I have a window opening to tile:
209421
The tile is 12x12 and the opening is about 3 3/4" deep. The corners are mitered. Any advice on setting the tile at the top so that it stays until the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By SpaceCadet
Is it a good idea to wear a dust mask while using...

Is it a good idea to wear a dust mask while using a wet saw?

It cuts down the dust but a lot of the water that washes the dust away gets sprayed as mist that you still inhale. I've been using my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By SpaceCadet
If I shoot for 1/8" mitered corner joints and I...

If I shoot for 1/8" mitered corner joints and I keep cutting them the way I have been, that leaves a bit over 1/32" between the angled edges. The joints will be caulked with silicone. Is that too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Sorry, CX. So is kerdi-fix good enough to...

Sorry, CX.

So is kerdi-fix good enough to caulk the tub-to-wallboard joint as shown in the diagram above? Seems to hold soundly, tools great. Deforms 200% before breaking according to the spec...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
I've been working on this for a long time and...

I've been working on this for a long time and can't always remember exactly why I decided on one thing vs another. Best I can remember, I'm using ditra on the floor and needed kerdi-band/kerdi-fix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
Mike, Sorry, don't want to hi-jack but this...

Mike,

Sorry, don't want to hi-jack but this is relevant to my install. I used kerdi-fix to seal the ~1/4" gap between my tub deck and aquadefense-sealed cement board in a tub surround. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By SpaceCadet
I may have messed up an Alpha Porcellana blade. ...

I may have messed up an Alpha Porcellana blade.

It was cutting great. Then I cut a 2' porcelain plank lengthwise and it started cutting slow but still clean and straight. Figured I dulled it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By SpaceCadet
Thanks, Cory. I actually have that ridgid mesh...

Thanks, Cory. I actually have that ridgid mesh blade. I tried mitering with it and it seemed to be going well but then it took some pretty sizable chips out of the front edge. I probably got...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,152
Posted By SpaceCadet
I've got 3 12"x12" tiles to set between the...

I've got 3 12"x12" tiles to set between the ceiling and top of the window. 2 of them are supported along 1/3 of the bottom but the one in the middle is above empty space.
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What's a good way...
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