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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By Kman
Jim, looking at your pictures, it's not too late...

Jim, looking at your pictures, it's not too late to do a conventional shower, i.e. a PVC liner. I agree with the earlier posts that the surface-applied membrane is the better way to go, and I guess...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By Kman
Yes, but I wouldn't allow anything in there with...

Yes, but I wouldn't allow anything in there with a small point load, such as a dolly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Kman
Unfortunately, yes. I'd say you might get...

Unfortunately, yes.

I'd say you might get away with just taking out a square foot or so around the drain, but it really wouldn't be worth the trouble. Mud's cheap, and you don't want to run the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Kman
I'm wondering why you have Kerdi there with a...

I'm wondering why you have Kerdi there with a clamping drain. Those two don't go together.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By Kman
Depends. If it's just a small part of a seam,...

Depends. If it's just a small part of a seam, you could seal it with Kerdifix. Widespread failure? That would be cause for a redo.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By Kman
It's about the same as pre-filling the cavities...

It's about the same as pre-filling the cavities on Ditra the day before the tile is installed.

About the only downside is that after the mortar dries and you walk on it, you have a little dried...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By Kman
Did to me too, untill I zoomed in on it. I...

Did to me too, untill I zoomed in on it.

I was afraid he put the drain in upside down. :crazy:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By Kman
If you're using a surface applied waterproofing...

If you're using a surface applied waterproofing on the floor, how do you plan to tie it to the drain?

I saw your last post was a few days old, sorry we didn't get around to answering your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,186
Posted By Kman
Yeah, about the only time I mix an entire bag is...

Yeah, about the only time I mix an entire bag is at the beginning of a work day, and I'm doing some large format tile over Ditra and can get only 35 square feet or so from a bag. ;)

In your case,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 835
Posted By Kman
If this is a PVC liner you're installing, then...

If this is a PVC liner you're installing, then you want the lower part of the drain, the widest part that is, at least 3/4" off the slab. This will put the connection just below the slab.

So use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Kman
Doesn't appear from the pictures that it's been...

Doesn't appear from the pictures that it's been grouted yet, so no concern for that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By Kman
Before going any further with any other mortar,...

Before going any further with any other mortar, I'd seal that drain with some Kerdifix, then allow it do dry and do a flood test. If you have a leak, it doesn't matter what mortar you use in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,186
Posted By Kman
Did you mix the whole 50 pounds at one time?

Did you mix the whole 50 pounds at one time?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Kman
A windshield scraper will get most of it. ...

A windshield scraper will get most of it. Vinegar and water 50/50 will get the rest.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Kman
:tup2:

:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,831
Posted By Kman
Plenty of bullnose available with that tile. Or...

Plenty of bullnose available with that tile. Or as mentioned above, profiles or a solid surface stone, etc.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Bill. :) What is the failure...

Welcome back, Bill. :)

What is the failure that you're referring to? Is there a picture you can attach?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By Kman
How are the pine boards oriented to the joists,...

How are the pine boards oriented to the joists, perpendicular or diagonally?

The bare minimum thickness of plywood would be 1/2".

You may want to bump that up to 5/8" ply if the boards are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Kman
If you put the grout out on the floor just to...

If you put the grout out on the floor just to separate it, you might put it on a piece of wax paper so it doesn't dry on the floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By Kman
It may not hold, as plywood that size wouldn't be...

It may not hold, as plywood that size wouldn't be very stable.

Is there no place that you could join two pieces of backer together? If you had a break where the grout joint is right over it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Ryan. :) 1. Usually...

Welcome to the forum, Ryan. :)

1. Usually around the curb.

2. Don't try to cut corners. Use a surface-applied membrane, installed properly, to keep the shower waterproof. There's usually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Kman
My guess is that he let the mortar dry too much...

My guess is that he let the mortar dry too much before covering it with tile. When they were found to be loose, he simply stuck them to the dried mortar with construction adhesive.

That's just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Kman
Well, I wouldn't ever do it, but there are no...

Well, I wouldn't ever do it, but there are no limitations to using that product on shower walls.

But if your installer has used it on a shower floor, his lack of knowledge leads me to believe that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Kman
If the only waterproofing layer on the floor is...

If the only waterproofing layer on the floor is Redgard, I wouldn't pull anything up to try and fix it.

I'm not saying it wasn't done correctly, but it would be unusual to have someone who's not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Kman
Peter, the sealant you're referring to is not...

Peter, the sealant you're referring to is not considered waterproofing. If that's all that was used, you have a bigger problem than a couple of birdbaths in the floor.

There should have been a...
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