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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,142
Posted By Deckert
No, this is unnecessary and not a good idea. ...

No, this is unnecessary and not a good idea.

Also, you can get this moved into your own thread so it will be easier to follow your project.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Deckert
I'd get it as good as you want it before you...

I'd get it as good as you want it before you start tiling. You can make small corrections as you tile, but get it as good as possible before you start.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,579
Posted By Deckert
You are fine. CBP's limitations on Versabond...

You are fine. CBP's limitations on Versabond mean don't install tile directly to OSB using Versabond. And you aren't doing that, you are applying a membrane, and then your tile :)

Versabond is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Deckert
Are we talking 1/4" thin? I'd try to get under...

Are we talking 1/4" thin? I'd try to get under that thin layer of plywood and remove it (and the mosaic that is stuck to it). The tiles should come off with a demo hammer, and the plywood will come...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By Deckert
Kerapoxy should not be used as a mortar over osb,...

Kerapoxy should not be used as a mortar over osb, so either remove osb or cover with a backer or surface applied membrane.

Overall, I have some reservations about using Kerapoxy for this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,599
Posted By Deckert
I don't think a grout sealer is going to solve...

I don't think a grout sealer is going to solve your problem. Skimming over existing grout with new grout doesn't work well. Generally you need to remove the old grout and re-apply new grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By Deckert
Looks like travertine to me, and that blue area...

Looks like travertine to me, and that blue area in the first pic looks like fill.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,579
Posted By Deckert
Doesn't matter which way you run the Ditra.

Doesn't matter which way you run the Ditra.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-10-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,147
Posted By Deckert
Hey Corley, hows cali?

Hey Corley, hows cali?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By Deckert
Center your 4x10 layout on the framed section. ...

Center your 4x10 layout on the framed section. Filling your chair rail before hand is fine, but not necessary. Keep the cuts on the chair rail symmetrical, and I'd try to make them all similar size...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Deckert
I'm not an income property attorney in your...

I'm not an income property attorney in your state, so take this for what its worth. That existing stone and shrubs look terrible. Even from the distance that picture was taken from. If their rent...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Deckert
The uglier the tile, the better it seems to be...

The uglier the tile, the better it seems to be stuck on in my experience :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,688
Posted By Deckert
Using a liquid membrane over your hardi (tub deck...

Using a liquid membrane over your hardi (tub deck and walls) is a very workable approach. If you go that route, skip the plastic behind the hardi. Also, not sure how the shower portion of this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,089
Posted By Deckert
a dome or pencil liner can be another really nice...

a dome or pencil liner can be another really nice option for this situation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By Deckert
Its its been in place for 80 years, I'd try to...

Its its been in place for 80 years, I'd try to get them to take out the old completely. You won't ever get a better chance to bring the drain and trap, the supply lines, the valve, the framing, etc...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-01-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By Deckert
Seems like this topic always gets presented like...

Seems like this topic always gets presented like mud and "new fangled fancy pants" waterproofing and drains are mutually exclusive. Why not mud and a surface applied waterproofing and any type of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By Deckert
I wouldn't immediately assume the house is...

I wouldn't immediately assume the house is shifting. How far apart are these parallel cracks? Have any pictures?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,483
Posted By Deckert
I'd prefer to use Versabond/252 silver/or similar...

I'd prefer to use Versabond/252 silver/or similar before I'd want to doctor up a crappy thinset with admix and portland. You will be closer in price than you think by the time you buy admix. Plus...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By Deckert
safety glasses, a mixer, levels, buckets, beer ...

safety glasses, a mixer, levels, buckets, beer

Not sure you need a saw that big, but lots of reading on here about saws.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,855
Posted By Deckert
That drywall is getting finished with something...

That drywall is getting finished with something (textured and painted, or tiled over entirely). In either of those cases I would prime the walls. If the walls are getting primed, why would you not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,855
Posted By Deckert
I didn't see it mentioned above, but in those...

I didn't see it mentioned above, but in those areas where your CBU meets drywall/drywall mud, I would prime that drywall mud prior to applying kerdi. You don't want to be putting kerdi/thinset/tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By Deckert
Versabond would be a fine choice, and its stocked...

Versabond would be a fine choice, and its stocked at the Home Depots I'm familiar with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By Deckert
I'd install CBU (or a mortar bed) over the...

I'd install CBU (or a mortar bed) over the plywood, then hydroban over the CBU.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-05-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,311
Posted By Deckert
the sooner the better :goodluck: As far as...

the sooner the better :goodluck:

As far as tools go you can use a razor knife, a grout saw, a grout removal head on a dremel/fein type tool. Be careful if the thinset is real hard and you go at it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,961
Posted By Deckert
Pull the last couple up and see if you have good...

Pull the last couple up and see if you have good coverage on the back of the tiles. There is not necessarily a "wrong size trowel" as long as you have good coverage.
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