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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2020, 03:30 PM
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Views: 237
Posted By jcman001
Engineered HW Floor Over Thinset

I am pulling up some 1980s tiles that are in my foyer. The plan is to use 1/2" engineered hw floors. The manufacturer specs 15# felt (aka tar paper) over the subfloor.

I popped a couple of tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By jcman001
Another question for my project, if I may. I...

Another question for my project, if I may. I want to use bullnose tiles for my baseboards, rather than wood, but the 3" standard BN tiles look a bit low.

I know it's a matter of taste, but would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By jcman001
Yes, sorry. Bit was a bad choice of words. I...

Yes, sorry. Bit was a bad choice of words. I meant blade or cutter. Something along these lines. I have a wet saw that will accept it.

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By jcman001
Thanks. One more question. If my tile is 3/8"...

Thanks. One more question. If my tile is 3/8" thick, and I want to buy a bullnose bit to create my own bullnose, is a 3/8" bullnose bit the right size to buy? I.e. does the bullnose bit size...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By jcman001
Thanks. I was planning on the 1/8" gap per...

Thanks. I was planning on the 1/8" gap per specs. What's a bit odd is that they never tell you to remove the 1/8" spacers, even though I planned to.

Also, the tub is sort of rounded on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By jcman001
Drop-In Tub Framing?

I am installing a drop-in tub, and built a platform for it. Do I need to lay down some plywood on top of the framing, to attach the cement backer to (Diamond Back, most likely)? The large expanse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By jcman001
Standard Thickness of Tile Plus Mortar

I am building a tiled deck for a drop in tub. The under-rim of the tub is 17.5" high. It cannot rest on the deck, it has to be slightly above.

Short of mocking up a 1/4" CBU, plus a standard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By jcman001
Tile frame around mirror for backsplash.

Doing a bath remodel, and found this photo of a backsplash that appeals to me. I like the built-in tile-framed mirror.

Seems easy to achieve. I would appreciate some input on my plans:


...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By jcman001
Use Durock/Wonderboard Screws with Hardiebacker

I somehow ended up with a bunch of 1 1/4" Durock/Wonderboard screws, but I put down some 1/4" Hardiebacker for a window seat in front of a bay window. It is about 10' by 15".

Can I get by with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By jcman001
My Basement Tile Project

Getting ready to tile our rec room in our split level. I removed the carpet and foam pad today. The floor is about 3' below grade. The house was built in 1985.

I haven't chosen a tile yet, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 151,124
Posted By jcman001
Push or Pull Caulk Gun

I read about 3 pages of this thread, and also used the search tool, but I can't find any discussion on whether people push or pull their caulk gun.

I have read that the preferred way to do it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
Tile baseboard next to vanity

You're correct, it said to wait 48-72 hours before sealing.

Now that grouting is over, I have another question. I am putting up 6" bullnose tile baseboards, and am wondering how best to handle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
Sealing Grout

I am going to grout the floor tomorrow, and then seal a day after. Was going to use "Bone" sanded grout.

I know the tutorial says to use a "dirt colored grout", but the wife won't sign off on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
Copper pipe collar interfering with floor

Getting ready to put down CBU on the floor, and the toilet water supply pipe that comes through the floor has a plastic collar around it.

It will interfere with the CBU. How do the pros handle a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
Greetings from snowy Colorado, where Spring...

Greetings from snowy Colorado, where Spring starts whenever it feels like it.

Getting ready to put down 1/4" CBU on the floor, and am wondering how to handle the transition to the carpet. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
And one more question: Getting ready to tape my...

And one more question: Getting ready to tape my HardieBacker 1/2" cement boards. Some instructions say to apply the the self-adhesive fiberglass tape (FibaTape in my case) to the boards, and go over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
Getting close to taping the seams, and...

Getting close to taping the seams, and waterproofing, and I am looking for advice on the bullnose strip running up the left edge, adjacent to the drywall cornerbead.

As seen in the photo, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
Have I done this correctly? The plumber said...

Have I done this correctly? The plumber said that the PlasterGuard would not fit because of the stud, but that I should use it as a template to cut the Cement board and tile. It seems like a big...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
Thanks for those names, Houston Remodeler. ...

Thanks for those names, Houston Remodeler. Wondering if the best way is to go the furring route, and bring the HB and RedGuard down to right above the tub.

I also may put in some horizontal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
When you say "sheet-type direct bonded...

When you say "sheet-type direct bonded waterproofing membrane", are you referring to a product other than n-mil sheeting? Could you suggest a brand name, so that I could research it?

Not sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
For waterproofing, was going to use something...

For waterproofing, was going to use something like RedGuard on the HB. Have read threads about priming with a 1:4 ratio first, for better adhesion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
This has probably been asked a million times. ...

This has probably been asked a million times. Had a new tub installed today. The tub straps will interfere with my Hardiebacker, which I had planned to run right down to the top of the tub flange....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
I am reading the instructions for Hardiebacker...

I am reading the instructions for Hardiebacker 500 for tiling above my new tub (being installed by a plumber tomorrow). The instructions say to "install boards 1/4" above tub".

PDF...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
That's exactly what I was proposing, and yeah,...

That's exactly what I was proposing, and yeah, wow. Totally ugly.

I need to move beyond my basic Sketchup skills.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By jcman001
"Cleanest look to my eye is to miter just the...

"Cleanest look to my eye is to miter just the bullnose portion. You clip the corner of the base and notch the vertical piece and miter just the top. Hopefully this explains:"

Carbidetooth, that is...
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