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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By cx
No wall waterproofing is a major fail. Worse...

No wall waterproofing is a major fail. Worse still is the mechanical fasteners holding the CBU on the top and inside of the curb. That alone is a do-over in my book.

Can't tell whether either...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 82
Posted By cx
Welcome, PJ. :) The installers have said...

Welcome, PJ. :)
The installers have said repeatedly they are using cement & it is stronger & when I ask about corners/gaps in edges they say not to worry they are using cement & will fill with...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By cx
Welcome, Eric. :) What grout did you use? ...

Welcome, Eric. :)

What grout did you use? Be very specific.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By cx
Sure, if you don't care if it works, Rick. :D ...

Sure, if you don't care if it works, Rick. :D

Naaa, you wanna make a proper mortar bed. The tile industry standards call for the top mortar bed to be a of 1 1/2" uniform thickness, following...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By cx
You can add some framing to comply with the...

You can add some framing to comply with the requirements of the CBU manufacturers and the foam board manufacturers (I don't know what Schluter requires for their thicker board), or, if you don't want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By cx
You don't want to finish your walls beyond Level...

You don't want to finish your walls beyond Level 1, which is to fill and tape the seams, but not spread any drywall mud beyond that step. Some folks recommend priming after that, but I don't think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By cx
Tim, while there is probably a demonstrable...

Tim, while there is probably a demonstrable technical difference in favor of the CBU as far as bond strength, I don't think it's within the range of reasonable consideration in your applications.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By cx
Scott, it'll help if you'll keep all the project...

Scott, it'll help if you'll keep all the project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. Duplicate threads with the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By cx
OK, we'll presume a traditional shower receptor...

OK, we'll presume a traditional shower receptor with a thick mortar bed above a waterproof liner that is connected to a clamping drain of some sort. Now we need to know a whole lot more about the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By cx
Need to help some of us here, Rick. By mortar...

Need to help some of us here, Rick. By mortar bed, are you talking about the thick top mortar bed of a traditionally built shower receptor?

If so, what are you calling the "shower pan" that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By cx
Feel free to contact the manufacturer of the CBU,...

Feel free to contact the manufacturer of the CBU, Bob, if you're skeptical about getting questionable advice from some guy you've never met that you found on an Internet site. I would be. :)

Many...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-22-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By cx
Welcome, Micah. :) First, it would help to...

Welcome, Micah. :)

First, it would help to know specifically what grout was used.


Not sure both of those statements can be accurate.

Black, and other dark colors, in cementitious grouts...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By cx
Porcelain tile is ceramic tile, Bob. With...

Porcelain tile is ceramic tile, Bob.

With tiles that size, you're basically ending up with a coat of grout with some small pieces of tile pressed in and I would expect the strength to be no better...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ben. :) This is in the dry areas of...

Welcome, Ben. :)

This is in the dry areas of the bathroom and not the shower, yes?

The yellow stuff is very likely the old-style organic adhesive (mastic). You may want to call MAPEI and ask...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By cx
Al, you're likely to get better response if...

Al, you're likely to get better response if you'll post those photos as attachments from storage on your computer so they appear in your post.

I tried opening one of them and could have eaten...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By cx
You wanna be careful with that, Suzanne. I've...

You wanna be careful with that, Suzanne. I've not used the brands you're looking at, but I know not all such foam trays have the required 1/4" per foot slope required by plumbing code for tiled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By cx
1. That is sometimes the case. 2. No. If...

1. That is sometimes the case.

2. No. If your subfloor is actually only 1/2" thick, your best option would be to remove the entire floor/subfloor and start over with nominal 3/4" plywood or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By cx
I've combined one of your previous threads on...

I've combined one of your previous threads on this floor here, Gadus. We still don't know nearly enough about your structure to say whether it qualifies for a natural stone installation.

I'm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,795
Posted By cx
5. How 'bout "Steve's Shower Project," Steve? ...

5. How 'bout "Steve's Shower Project," Steve? Or something equally generic.

My recommendation? Leave it alone. Learn to live with the cracks. I predict that with Glazed Wall Tiles (that's a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,001
Posted By cx
If you can set the full tiles without lippage you...

If you can set the full tiles without lippage you consider excessive, no technical reason not to do so.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By cx
Difficult to tell from your photos how big those...

Difficult to tell from your photos how big those humps are, Kari. Can you lay a level on top of the hump, make it level, and measure the gap to the floor on each side?

What size tiles are you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By cx
As I understand your bench, I'd likely not butt...

As I understand your bench, I'd likely not butt the bench surface against the wall, but leave a gap there and leave it open.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By cx
Welcome, Scott. :) I have no idea what you...

Welcome, Scott. :)

I have no idea what you get in a rental saw from Homer's, nor what blade you have available.

I have cut many 2 1/4" thick pave stones, the kind that are harder than Chinese...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By cx
If I had the option to tile the wall first and...

If I had the option to tile the wall first and then install the bench, I think I'd do that.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By cx
Linda, the tile industry standards require the...

Linda, the tile industry standards require the use of a flexible sealant in the tile surface at all joints where the backing material makes a change of plane or where the tile adjoins a different...
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