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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Lou_MA
How low are the lowest screws on the wall? ...

How low are the lowest screws on the wall? Especially the wet wall where the bottom section was left out?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Lou_MA
You’ve penetrated the hot mop waterproofing on...

You’ve penetrated the hot mop waterproofing on the curb by fastening the Hardibacker. Up to you whether you want to fix it now or later.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Lou_MA
Why’s that?

Why’s that?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Lou_MA
Outdoor shower frame is up, next step is getting...

Outdoor shower frame is up, next step is getting the floor done.

Shower footprint is excavated down about 8”, although it’s not a consistent depth due to septic outflow pipe running under one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Lou_MA
Same as Davy suggested. Pull the tape when you...

Same as Davy suggested. Pull the tape when you wash / tool the joints around the drain so you can feather it into the grate seamlessly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Lou_MA
There’s an unsanded version of Permacolor Select...

There’s an unsanded version of Permacolor Select (Permacolor NS). The powder is just a base, you still need to get a color pack.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Lou_MA
UltraColor FA

UltraColor FA
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Lou_MA
Davy - these are flat cut pebbles. Joints range...

Davy - these are flat cut pebbles. Joints range from almost touching to more than 3/8” triangles.

If I waited until the largest joints were ready to tool, the smaller joints were impossible to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Lou_MA
Not a thing. Was only including info about the...

Not a thing. Was only including info about the install’s slope, not my intent to imply it had anything to do with grout level.

I’d like to think the skill of the grouter (me) is ok. But trying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Lou_MA
Pebble floor and industry standards

Are there industry standards or expectations in regards to water pooling in the larger grout joints of a flat-cut pebble shower floor?

I grouted a few days ago. And even though I upped the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Lou_MA
Kerdi trowel is way too small for that size tile....

Kerdi trowel is way too small for that size tile.

I’d use at least a 1/4” notch, and that’s if the backs of the tile are flat, not cupped.

I’ll get flak for saying this but I’d get a straight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Lou_MA
Looks pretty good from here. What size tile...

Looks pretty good from here.

What size tile are you installing? If it’s say 12” x 24” and you’re using a 1/2” trowel, it should swallow any minor unevenness while still providing the required...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-10-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By Lou_MA
Will contact with sealer cause topical membranes to degrade?

This is a situation I’ve run into several times. Would like to know if there’s a risk to previously completed projects, or if I need to change my approach moving forward.

Situation is a shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Lou_MA
No. Thousands of square feet of tile have...

No.

Thousands of square feet of tile have been set with acceptable lippage before any of these tuning systems came to be. They can help with the finished result but I don’t believe they’re...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,623
Posted By Lou_MA
Not over the top to request a flood test, should...

Not over the top to request a flood test, should be standard MO.

If you’re using a conventional clamping-ring type drain, unless he’s doing the divot drain method (search this forum for more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 777
Posted By Lou_MA
Is the inside curb tile thinsetted directly to...

Is the inside curb tile thinsetted directly to pvc liner?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Lou_MA
Pot life and time until first wash are both...

Pot life and time until first wash are both highly dependent on tile porosity, temps, how stiff the grout is mixed, etc.

I’d err on the side of caution and mix small batches until you get a feel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Lou_MA
For pebbles I usually use Mapei UltraColor FA. ...

For pebbles I usually use Mapei UltraColor FA. It’s rated for joints up to 3/4”. My normal grout is Permacolor but that’s only rated for up to 1/2”.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Lou_MA
Read the fusion pro technical data sheet to see...

Read the fusion pro technical data sheet to see if it’s suitable for those wide grout joints.

Even if it is I imagine the joints will be nowhere near set up enough before you have to start wiping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Lou_MA
To be honest, that’s what I’d suggest. It’s the...

To be honest, that’s what I’d suggest. It’s the preferable route.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes. The 5” wide band that laps from the shower...

Yes. The 5” wide band that laps from the shower floor Kerdi onto the Kerdi board walls.

Keep in mind that my dried Kerdi Fix was just to cover several screw holes. So each spot of Kerdi Fix was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By Lou_MA
Might give you peace of mind to cut out and...

Might give you peace of mind to cut out and replace the bottom 10” or so with fresh k-board.

However - I had a shower where I had Kerdi-fixed ledger board holes days before banding the shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Sharon, interesting article.

Thanks Sharon, interesting article.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Lou_MA
Has me stumped. Grasping at straws here... ...

Has me stumped. Grasping at straws here...

I’m usually paranoid about knife depth when cleaning thinset from joints but maybe I sliced the Hydroban?

Also, hydroban was only applied to within...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By Lou_MA
Bubba - I don’t have ready access to one but am...

Bubba - I don’t have ready access to one but am calling around to see if anyone I know does.

Justin - I dug the grout out of that one joint. Left it overnight and came down to find that water...
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