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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 528
Posted By ss3964spd
Steve, If you intend to use a surface...

Steve,

If you intend to use a surface applied membrane for the walls AND shower floor I'd suggest, rather strongly, that you use a drain designed for that system.

Yes, if you're using membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By ss3964spd
Lou, A mature slab, and assuming you've not...

Lou,

A mature slab, and assuming you've not seen any apparent moisture issue on said slab, I wouldn't hesitate to use KD (not treated) 2X4's over tar paper for the curb.

I believe what cx was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Tina, Post your inquiry in the...

Welcome, Tina,

Post your inquiry in the "Professionals Hangout" forum, or we can move it there for you if you like). You might get more professional eyes there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By ss3964spd
Two layers of DW, with lathe between in the...

Two layers of DW, with lathe between in the corners, is - weird.

The Ditra on the floor isn't a bad idea giving those hair line cracks. The trowel size sounds right for setting both the Ditra and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By ss3964spd
The general consensus here, and my own limited...

The general consensus here, and my own limited experience, is that 3/8" ply is, uh, is crap. Doesn't add all that much strength and is typically not flat enough right off the rack. "Pretzel" is often...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By ss3964spd
The 1/4" underlayment - assuming it isn't some...

The 1/4" underlayment - assuming it isn't some type of tile backer board, is, for all practical purposes, worthless for a tile installation. You'll be removing that. Fun times, right?

The between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By ss3964spd
From the photos you've posted the delamination...

From the photos you've posted the delamination doesn't look bad at all to me Deanna. It wouldn't concern me if what you've shown is the worst of it. Though the wood filler might impede the adhesion...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Derek, There are two high level...

Welcome, Derek,

There are two high level concerns when evaluating a wood framed floor for a tile installation; 1st being the joist deflection, 2nd being the deflection of the subfloor between the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By ss3964spd
If the actual problem is that the weep holes are...

If the actual problem is that the weep holes are clogged it isn't likely you'll be able to un-clog them without removing the tile around the drain, then the top layer of mud bed down to the liner -...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By ss3964spd
Paul, When using a wax ring, if the toilet...

Paul,

When using a wax ring, if the toilet rocks to one side the wax gets compressed. Then when the toilet rocks to the other side a gap is opened, either between the toilet and wax or the wax and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks pretty flat to me, too. Also appears...

Looks pretty flat to me, too.

Also appears that he installed the backer board with screws pretty low, lower than the curb, puncturing the liner. My guess is that he installed the backer on the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-07-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 76,447
Posted By ss3964spd
I'm also looking for one of the 4" drain grates,...

I'm also looking for one of the 4" drain grates, chrome is fine!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By ss3964spd
Eric, can you also take and post a photo of the...

Eric, can you also take and post a photo of the curb? Both the top and the side facing into the shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,615
Posted By ss3964spd
From your description of the 2' level and the...

From your description of the 2' level and the 1/2" block it seems like you have enough slope, John, but given the tile is already down I don't suppose there's much you can do about it now.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21,793
Views: 4,589,506
Posted By ss3964spd
The foot bar is interesting, Laz, have never seen...

The foot bar is interesting, Laz, have never seen one. Howzit attached?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,160
Posted By ss3964spd
You might consider picking up a "boat brush"....

You might consider picking up a "boat brush". Basically fairly soft bristles with an extendable handle that will allow you to softly scrub it while standing.

As for the cleaner - I dunno what will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 602
Posted By ss3964spd
Larry, I installed 2 BB corner benches in my...

Larry, I installed 2 BB corner benches in my shower, right against the Durock foam board (very similar to Schluter foam board) that I used on the walls.

You do not have to drive the screws so deep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Dave, Very common indeed to simply...

Welcome, Dave,

Very common indeed to simply remove the beat up drywall and replace with new. Given the application blocking isn't necessary but certainly wouldn't hurt.

Given your description,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome JBU, Simply won't know till you...

Welcome JBU,

Simply won't know till you remove it. My guess is that'll you'll get lucky and there's no glue, just the tacking strips around the perimeter.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,559
Posted By ss3964spd
The build up can be mitigated a bit by using a...

The build up can be mitigated a bit by using a somewhat thinner mortar mix when installing the membrane, but of course can't be eliminated.

Yes, you can adjust the amount of mortar in those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By ss3964spd
One new thing I tried with the cans; gluing them...

One new thing I tried with the cans; gluing them in. Since I was using new construction cans, and had access from above, and hate - almost with a passion, the flimsy metal hangers to attach them to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Pete, My Sigma will cut them, too,...

Welcome, Pete,

My Sigma will cut them, too, but the cut edge is not nearly as clean as one gets with a wet saw. So as long as the snapped edge will be hidden by something, like baseboard trim, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By ss3964spd
I actually wanted to use 3" cans, Larry, but...

I actually wanted to use 3" cans, Larry, but couldn't find any at Depot/Lowes with an LED trim/baffle that I liked, and just mentally couldn't spend the kind of money that a "real"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By ss3964spd
Happy to help, Ray, just wanted to share my first...

Happy to help, Ray, just wanted to share my first hand experience to help you avoid an unpleasant surprise.

And thanks, it was a long road but am pretty pleased with the results.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By ss3964spd
Ray, my curbless and doorless shower, but with a...

Ray, my curbless and doorless shower, but with a glass panel to contain the spay, is just over 42" wide, and the center line of the fixed shower head ended up being about 23" from the glass. Above...
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