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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,724
Posted By Kman
See what's in the circle below? That's a big,...

See what's in the circle below? That's a big, fat no-no.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Kman
A few hours. If you scratch it in the morning it...

A few hours. If you scratch it in the morning it should be ready by evening.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By Kman
Are you putting square edge or bullnose sheetrock...

Are you putting square edge or bullnose sheetrock corners there?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Kman
They won't be able to get it tight, but pushing...

They won't be able to get it tight, but pushing it up as close as possible might do the trick. I still do that with the leveling system I use.

If you're installing with very tight joints, that...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Kman
You got any small children that can run a weed...

You got any small children that can run a weed eater? :D

If it were mine, I'd probably hit it with Roundup a couple of times a year to keep the weeds down, and the snakes from hiding in there. I...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 81,714
Posted By Kman
Congratulations, Dave and Stanley. Quite an...

Congratulations, Dave and Stanley. Quite an accomplishment.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, David. :) Since this thread...

Welcome back, David. :)

Since this thread is about something other than tile or related to tile, I moved it over here to the Mud Box. If you plan to tile over the deck, we can move it back.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By Kman
The Z-bar goes under the tack strip. The carpet...

The Z-bar goes under the tack strip. The carpet installer puts it in.

As for the squeeze-out of mortar, I sometimes find it useful to push the tile up tight to the adjacent tile, which pushes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Jen. :) If this is...

Welcome to the forum, Jen. :)

If this is high up on the wall, (more than four feet), I'd get some brick mortar and replace the missing mud. I think you can get Quikrete brand in a 10lb. bag. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By Kman
I mean you can set the curb back from the outside...

I mean you can set the curb back from the outside 1/2" or more.

If you're using a PVC liner, you're going to need to raise that flange about 3/4" minimum to allow for the preslope mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 652
Posted By Kman
I'm assuming you're going to have a traditional...

I'm assuming you're going to have a traditional PVC liner for this shower.

You can set the curb back 1/2" or more as needed, just not less than that. You could even rip it down to 2" to make it a...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-12-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Kman
I believe the bridge loading has to do with the...

I believe the bridge loading has to do with the amount of weight a bridge can handle based on the length of the truck.

Some bridges have weight ratings based on the length of the vehicle. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Morley. :) 1. To...

Welcome to the forum, Morley. :)

1. To preserve the warranty with Schluter, you'd want an unmodified mortar. It'll also need to be white, as gray would likely bleed through.

2. Depends on...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-12-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Kman
Once the silicone is removed, I'd let that joint...

Once the silicone is removed, I'd let that joint dry out for as long as possible. You may already have water behind the slab that won't dry out, but if it's just a little bit, it might dry out with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Kman
1/4" plywood isn't stable enough for tile. 3/8"...

1/4" plywood isn't stable enough for tile. 3/8" would be the minimum, but we usually recommend 1/2" because 3/8" is difficult to work with. It doesn't lay flat at all (think: Pringle's chips).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Kman
1x's or 2x's.

1x's or 2x's.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,997
Posted By Kman
It'll go away soon after the tile is installed. ...

It'll go away soon after the tile is installed. I wouldn't put bleach on it, though.

I kinda like the smell of CBU. I gave it up only when Ditra came along. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,041
Posted By Kman
You have to go by whichever entity covers your...

You have to go by whichever entity covers your jurisdiction. They may have mostly the same requirements, and they may defer to a national code if one applies.

Bottom line is you have to please...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By Kman
That trowel size would be the minimum. You might...

That trowel size would be the minimum. You might look at the trowels with 1/2" depth. There's a 1/2" square notch, and a 1/4x1/2x1/4" that works well for me.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-10-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Glen. :) I've dealt with...

Welcome back, Glen. :)

I've dealt with several glass installers over the years through various customers. I've always told the customer that drilling through the curb invalidates the warranty,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-09-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21,569
Views: 3,932,430
Posted By Kman
All over but the grouting. 203634 ...

All over but the grouting.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Kman
Paint thinner works well, although you need to...

Paint thinner works well, although you need to thoroughly clean it off before setting tile over it. How wide are the beads of dried silicone at the seams?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Kman
If the tile is coming out to the corner, I'd...

If the tile is coming out to the corner, I'd cover it with Kerdi, or at least run Kerdi right up to it if it's technically out of the wet area.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Kman
Sounds like the process was correct, I just can't...

Sounds like the process was correct, I just can't tell you whether or not the silicone was proper. As long as you got a continuous bead, I would think it would be okay, but you might want to check...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, John. :) Is this for...

Welcome to the forum, John. :)

Is this for your shower walls, or some other application?

Specifically how did you apply the silicone? The instructions call for a bead on the edge of the...
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