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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Davy
Happens a lot these days, Cx. With my old knees,...

Happens a lot these days, Cx. With my old knees, I'm the helper when we do floors.:tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By Davy
Does the grate finish out flush with the top of...

Does the grate finish out flush with the top of the drain?

I see the red dots in your picture. You don't want to drill holes lower than your membrane.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Davy
Yep, looks like two layers of 1/2 inch sheetrock....

Yep, looks like two layers of 1/2 inch sheetrock. Slap a new piece of 1/2 inch cement board over it and patch it up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,790
Posted By Davy
I wouldn't use a chipping hammer since you want...

I wouldn't use a chipping hammer since you want to save the pan. It would be very easy for the bit to go too deep and poke the hot mop. Usually, once you get a place started, it will come up in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By Davy
I've never used a drain like you have. Maybe I'm...

I've never used a drain like you have. Maybe I'm missing something but are there weep holes anywhere in the drain? With the top of the drain 5/8 above the flange, what happens to the water that gets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,790
Posted By Davy
You may have mentioned it but you'll want to use...

You may have mentioned it but you'll want to use small tiles on the shower floor, usually 4x4 or smaller although I have used 6x6 before. With small tiles, you want the mud floor to already have it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,530
Posted By Davy
1. Tiles that have 15 inch sides are considered...

1. Tiles that have 15 inch sides are considered large format. But you can use LFT thinset on 12x12's if you want. If the tiles are fairly flat, you can go with a 50/50 stagger. I'd start the layout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Davy
I've never used those but others here have....

I've never used those but others here have. Someone will come along to help.:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Davy
Hi Diana. I hope you mean the pan liner and not...

Hi Diana. I hope you mean the pan liner and not poly for the shower floor. Yes, we usually recommend silicone between the lower drain flange and the pan liner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,878
Posted By Davy
Just a lucky guess. Even a blind squirrel finds a...

Just a lucky guess. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while.:D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,790
Posted By Davy
Yep, it's clear he's in over his head. I'd watch...

Yep, it's clear he's in over his head. I'd watch him as he installs the tiles. Most of us put in many years of being a helper to learn the proper way of doing things. It bothers me that he is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,132
Posted By Davy
There's no need for Ditra on the shower floor....

There's no need for Ditra on the shower floor. Kerdi over the mud is all you need.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By Davy
On shower floors where the mud wasn't mixed...

On shower floors where the mud wasn't mixed properly, sometimes the installer will add a skim coat to the mud bed to keep it from eroding on the surface. Or, if a mud bed isn't going to be tiled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By Davy
There's no reason to have lippage. The floor...

There's no reason to have lippage. The floor should have pitch to the drain but be flat. If you pull the mud using a straight board, you should be able to get it flat.

I see a lot of flaking in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,790
Posted By Davy
Kevin, most installers will make the perimeter of...

Kevin, most installers will make the perimeter of the shower floor level. That way the bottom row of wall tiles are in a nice level line. If your perimeter is level (which it's probably not) and you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,790
Posted By Davy
That's a rough mud job. It should have been...

That's a rough mud job. It should have been mudded with the correct thickness and pitch the first go around.

The quartz curb idea is fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Davy
What the others said. I'll add that Lowes has...

What the others said. I'll add that Lowes has Mapei's Aqua Defense, it's a paint on membrane similar to Redgard. You just want to get the membrane thick enough, usually credit card thickness is about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Davy
When tiling directly over paint, sometimes the...

When tiling directly over paint, sometimes the moisture in the thinset will cause the paint to easily turn loose from the wall. The primer you installed might prevent this but I'm not sure. I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 200
Posted By Davy
You mentioned having issues with the shower...

You mentioned having issues with the shower floor. What kind of issues? Tiles can't be bonded directly to a shower pan liner like they can to a surface applied membrane (Kerdi for example).

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,878
Posted By Davy
Had the tiles over the wet areas been cut on the...

Had the tiles over the wet areas been cut on the wet saw?

Were the tiles left in the cold damp weather and then brought in?

Were the tiles left in the rain or other source of moisture?

When...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Davy
The 3 inch cuts will only be in every 4th row. If...

The 3 inch cuts will only be in every 4th row. If everything is running plumb, the same 3 size cuts will repeat up the walls.

I figure out the size of the stagger from one row to the next. Say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Davy
And even cheaper on Amazon if you have time to...

And even cheaper on Amazon if you have time to wait on it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By Davy
Yes, like this. Every 4th row lines up.

Yes, like this. Every 4th row lines up.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 20,305
Posted By Davy
I would do the wall to wall joints first but it...

I would do the wall to wall joints first but it doesn't really matter.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 684
Posted By Davy
I've never installed a Foam pan but if the...

I've never installed a Foam pan but if the creases extend from the corners to the drain and you cut the foam off on one end or both, the creases will no longer go to the corners on the cut ends.
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