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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By cx
Why would you do that, Michael? If the sand is...

Why would you do that, Michael? If the sand is gonna scratch your tile, it's gonna scratch your tile regardless what it's mixed with. If it's not gonna scratch your tile, it won't matter in what...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5,515
Views: 407,186
Posted By cx
In Boerne, north of San Antonio, we got barely...

In Boerne, north of San Antonio, we got barely one inch from all that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By cx
If we're staying in the same room, Ed, better you...

If we're staying in the same room, Ed, better you should just continue here. If you don't, all the information here will be lost to your new thread and I guarantee some of it will be relevant.
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 07:39 PM
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Views: 407,186
Posted By cx
Good lord! We still got that goin' on in Texas,...

Good lord! We still got that goin' on in Texas, John?

I can recall when I lived in Arlington, late 60s early 70s, you could tell where the county line was on accounta that's where alla liquor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,903
Posted By cx
Keep in mind that the 1/4" per foot is the...

Keep in mind that the 1/4" per foot is the minimum requirement.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,903
Posted By cx
Sorry, doesn't compute for me at all, Peter. ...

Sorry, doesn't compute for me at all, Peter. Perhaps I don't understand what you mean by "1 1/4" slope." You need a minimum of 1/4" fall per horizontal foot from the farthest point from your drain....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By cx
Problem I see there, Chris, is that's the same...

Problem I see there, Chris, is that's the same instructions you'll find for RedGard and similar crack isolation membranes for treatment of cracks and joints. Satisfies the makers of the membrane,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By cx
Mark, the 8+9 is a crack isolation and...

Mark, the 8+9 is a crack isolation and waterproofing product.


The Durock installation instructions, as with all CBUs with which I'm familiar, call for the seams to be treated with thinset mortar...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 81,714
Posted By cx
Yep, that's one to be proud of. Congratulations,...

Yep, that's one to be proud of. Congratulations, Stanley. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By cx
Saying exactly that, Michael. If you put it on...

Saying exactly that, Michael. If you put it on your mud floor you'll seal the mud such that it cannot dry to the surface as designed, but not so well that it can't get wet. You'll end up with water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By cx
Michael, you really, really don't wanna do that...

Michael, you really, really don't wanna do that if you've built a traditional receptor.

Either stay with your traditional method or use a direct bonded waterproofing membrane (preferably a sheet...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-14-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By cx
Which tile installation product manufacturers...

Which tile installation product manufacturers have you found that recommend bonding tile directly to a single layer plywood subfloor, Joe?

Links would be helpful.

The ceramic tile industry does...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5,515
Views: 407,186
Posted By cx
Actually, Davy, we'd take a bit more down here if...

Actually, Davy, we'd take a bit more down here if you'd like to just re-route some of yours.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By cx
Yes, I've watched their videos, and I probably...

Yes, I've watched their videos, and I probably still have a set of their plastic strips somewhere in the storage area behind my shop, but I haven't looked at it lately.

Here's the deal, Michael. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By cx
That's just far too thin at the drain for deck...

That's just far too thin at the drain for deck mud, Michael. There are no requirements in the ceramic tile industry for pre-slopes because the pre-slope is technically part of the plumbing. But it...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 1,242,100
Posted By cx
Good plan! :D

Good plan! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By cx
Of what material do you plan to make your...

Of what material do you plan to make your pre-slope under your Oatey liner, Michael?

If Oatey wants you to have the bottom of your drain flange flush with the top of your concrete, how do they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By cx
I do know that, Raymond, but If they'd been told...

I do know that, Raymond, but If they'd been told not to mud/paint the floor I'd be inviting them back with their belt sanders.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-13-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 1,242,100
Posted By cx
Good that you followed the manufacturer's...

Good that you followed the manufacturer's instructions, Craig.

What sort of lift assist device did you put under the hood?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By cx
Were your drywall contractor and painter aware...

Were your drywall contractor and painter aware that the room was to be tiled, Shawn?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,903
Posted By cx
No reason not to do that, Peter. My opinion;...

No reason not to do that, Peter.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By cx
I would have that at the top of my list of...

I would have that at the top of my list of possible suspects, Tom, 'specially with Hardiebacker.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By cx
Understand that completely, Dan, but you're there...

Understand that completely, Dan, but you're there and we're not. :)

Do you know, for example, if you're on a wood framed floor as opposed to a poured concrete floor?

Are you on a ground floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By cx
Welcome, Leah. :) I am aware of no tile size...

Welcome, Leah. :)

I am aware of no tile size restriction when using Kerdi. You're perhaps thinking of Ditra?

I would recommend you go to the Schluter kerdi website...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tom. :) Must be something in the...

Welcome, Tom. :)

Must be something in the water today.

We're gonna need a lot more, and a lot more specific information to even get started helping you evaluate the problem.

1. What is...
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