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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Carbidetooth
The way your corner is framed is not wrong...just...

The way your corner is framed is not wrong...just different. That type of corner was conceived to save both material and provide a better insulated corner with less thermal bridging.

Were it me,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Carbidetooth
We're getting way off the subject of tile here,...

We're getting way off the subject of tile here, but no diffusor I've seen gets completely away from identifying individual elements on strips. Milky opaque comes closest but typically reduces lumen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Carbidetooth
That channel is interesting. I love all the stuff...

That channel is interesting. I love all the stuff that's being developed for LEDs.

My thing with color temp is this: How it renders skin tone is my acid test. Color Rendering Index or CRI with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By Carbidetooth
I've installed lots of undercab LEDs and have...

I've installed lots of undercab LEDs and have come to some conclusions. I would always use a channel and diffuser if possible. Milky diffusers are best at hiding the intense pinpoints of light. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Carbidetooth
If I'm not mistaken Schluter has 2 flavors of...

If I'm not mistaken Schluter has 2 flavors of finish if we exclude stainless steel which is in fact, stainless steel. The ones that aren't powder coated to look kinda painted are anodized. Anodizing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ronnie, if there's an option, best to locate in...

Ronnie, if there's an option, best to locate in interior wall or perhaps surface mount shelves. I've done some nice stainless steel ones and I think Schluter now offers corners. I like niches, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Carbidetooth
Gotta be someone around that stocks Kerdi Board,...

Gotta be someone around that stocks Kerdi Board, I would think. Have you called places that serve the wholesale market? Dal Tile, Bedrosians, etc.

It won't be fast, but I could cut some strips...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Carbidetooth
Do yourself a solid and move it. Unless you're...

Do yourself a solid and move it. Unless you're planning a linear drain on that end. And even that will require some rework of drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Carbidetooth
"the guy" is a contractor? If he's legit, I'd...

"the guy" is a contractor? If he's legit, I'd think he'd be offering you options, not the reverse.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By Carbidetooth
If you cut, say, 5" off sides of pan, your...

If you cut, say, 5" off sides of pan, your perimeter will be uneven, which will mean your bottom course of tile will be unlevel in order to follow floor.

Zero entry shower necessitates...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Carbidetooth
I imagine you could do whatever you like, but...

I imagine you could do whatever you like, but you've got to consider you'll be creating space between flange and toilet horn. Might be OK if you use something like a Fernco Toilet Seal which seals on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Carbidetooth
I wouldn't want to fill that leave-out with...

I wouldn't want to fill that leave-out with concrete unless there was no other choice. Type N or S mortar could be packed into void after some wet sand.

To figure finish height of vertical pipe,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,540
Posted By Carbidetooth
Close. Authority with Jurisdiction. AKA city or...

Close. Authority with Jurisdiction. AKA city or county building inspector. Not the same as someone who inpects, say, prior to purchase.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,540
Posted By Carbidetooth
If you're not having it inspected by AWJ, I...

If you're not having it inspected by AWJ, I wouldn't worry. The only negative I can see might be hair snags on any burrs in all those joints, water won't care. If anyone needs to snake that drain in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Carbidetooth
Some visible issues as I'm sure you've guessed. ...

Some visible issues as I'm sure you've guessed.

1. "Flexible Sealant" aka 100% silicone caulk should have been used at inside corners and floor-to-wall junction. Normal differential movement, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd take door #2. I doubt anyone but you will...

I'd take door #2. I doubt anyone but you will notice. If I went with door #1, I'd consider fattening up that skinny a bit, purposely mis-aligning vertical grout joints. Offsetting perhaps 1/4 or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes, I miter everything. I actually have a...

Yes, I miter everything. I actually have a dedicated chop saw with aluminum blade.

See if this makes sense. Figure out where your last course will land within 1/2" or so. I use a story stick, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. 1/3 offset looks better on bigger tile IMHO,...

1. 1/3 offset looks better on bigger tile IMHO, but everybody's taste is different, so suit yourself. I imagine there's some way to avoid skinnies with 50%. Maybe come out further beyond tub or fudge...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hi Justin, you've got some challenges there, for...

Hi Justin, you've got some challenges there, for sure. I hope that knob and tube wiring I see is not functional!

I've used plywood strips horizontally to correct out of plane, shimming at each...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Modified would be fine for taping seams and...

1. Modified would be fine for taping seams and corners. Check the date on bag if you've had it for a while. Thinset has a shelf life. What method of waterproofing are you using?

2. It may have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By Carbidetooth
CX wishy washy? Tell me it aint so! I...

CX wishy washy? Tell me it aint so!

I confess to breaking the no 50% rule, but it was well considered. The pillowed edge on that tile and the undulating surface work in your favor. Sharp, square...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbidetooth
Art, it looks like Dilex AHK can be had as small...

Art, it looks like Dilex AHK can be had as small as 5/16. 1/4" is really skinny tile. If that's measuring at the edge sometimes the lugs on back actually make the tile install "thicker". Any such...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbidetooth
If Mapei is what's available, I've used their...

If Mapei is what's available, I've used their Adesilex. They're all bright white so they lend as little as possible to installed color. If the glass is pretty opaque, it doesn't' matter all that much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Somewhat up to the setter I guess, but I like...

1. Somewhat up to the setter I guess, but I like the look of dropping the first row to include the tub radius. Leaving a square corner and filling with caulk/grout looks like poo, just in case you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Carbidetooth
I have a theory...a scary thing! If you take...

I have a theory...a scary thing!

If you take your finger and push down a little on the tiles adjacent drain, is there any movement? Schluter drain has a depressed area to accommodate height...
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