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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By idred
Its been there for weeks, scrubbing with anything...

Its been there for weeks, scrubbing with anything doesn't seem to do anything.

Seems like I will need some kind of scrub tool, something with a motor.

I will also need some kind of cleaning...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By idred
Dried thinset all over porcelain tile surface

I had no idea this would dry and be ridiculously hard to remove or I would have made sure to have cleaned it before letting it dry.

The tiles are somewhat textured on the surface and not smooth,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By idred
I think it works, it is silent now. However,...

I think it works, it is silent now.

However, I did lift it slightly out of the hole with a crowbar last night to see how heavy it was before adding the sand. When I pushed it back in it seemed to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By idred
I was thinking about maybe using Polymeric sand. ...

I was thinking about maybe using Polymeric sand.

I have read someplace else on the internet that someone recommends to use sand and it lowers the clanking by like 1/10th.

My thinking is why...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By idred
I don't think I would be able to move it. I did...

I don't think I would be able to move it. I did lift it a little with a crow bar, but not sure how I would move it.

I think the epoxy may not be a bad idea I found this cheap stuff on amazon that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By idred
I was also thinking about the epoxy, but thought...

I was also thinking about the epoxy, but thought it was too expensive.

Do you have a recommendation for what type of epoxy I could use?

I honestly don't know if it ever has to be removed, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By idred
Need advice to silence a noisy sewer cover

I have a noisy sewer cover that rattles every time a car drives over it and is waking me up. The city won't fix it so that is out of the question.

If I go and jump on the cover it clanks.

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By idred
Is it normal for these tiles to be difficult to lay?

I'm laying these very long and flat tiles. I am finding it somewhat difficult to lay them all perfectly flat and level. I'm using interlocks also but its still very difficult to level everything.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By idred
Could you explain why you would need an LFT...

Could you explain why you would need an LFT thinset? Why wouldn't regular thin set work?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By idred
Are those the same exact tiles? Do you have...

Are those the same exact tiles? Do you have issues with them being a bit warped and making everything perfectly flat?

I wish I never got these tiles to be honest.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By idred
Thanks, that was super fast response. Here...

Thanks, that was super fast response.

Here are pictures of the tiles I laid down with the modified. They are marked with an X.

Will they dry faster if I don't add any tiles next to them?

How...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By idred
Accidentally used modified over ditra. Need advice fast

My father made a mistake and accidentally used a bag of modified on a row of tiles by using the wrong bag. Should we rip these tiles up or will they eventually dry?

The project is a slow no rush...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
The problem is the unmodified thinset that ditra...

The problem is the unmodified thinset that ditra recommends.

Does Mapei have a unmodified thinset at lowes?

The only unmodified thinset available locally seemed to be the really cheap bags of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By idred
I made sure to install the thermostats not on the...

I made sure to install the thermostats not on the wall of the bedroom because of the click. Any noise like this if I let it bother me will drive me crazy.


Here are some pics of the ditra heat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
The local place I had didn't actually have the...

The local place I had didn't actually have the ditra set so I had to pick up the Schluter set.

When I went to pick up the Schluter Set they said they made a mistake and only had 8 of the 10 bags...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By idred
Yes I already bought the ditra wire. I...

Yes I already bought the ditra wire.

I decided to install it 5" away from the radiator after careful deliberation.

The reason is that I don't want to space it so far at 8". After testing how...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
Actually locating Schluter thin sets are not that...

Actually locating Schluter thin sets are not that easy to find. If you go to Schluter website they have a "where to buy" link. But that is dealers only and not distributors. Like small tile shops and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
To find Schluter Set google "Schluter...

To find Schluter Set google "Schluter distributor"

click on their distributor locator and search for distributors in your area. They may also carry the ditra set. But Schluter set will probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By idred
I'm using Ditra wire, but warmwire recommends...

I'm using Ditra wire, but warmwire recommends only 3" from baseboard radiators.

Wondering if Ditra is just being conservative because they don't really know what kind of radiator or heat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By idred
Good points. I am reevaluating. I did a...

Good points. I am reevaluating.

I did a test to see just how much hotter the floor near the radiator gets.

I would say about 5" away the floor is about 3-5 degrees hotter than the floor far...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By idred
Keep ditra heating wire 5" from baseboard radiator question.

I will keep my wire 5" away from baseboard radiators. Ditra recommends 8".

I was wondering if you think this is risky or will it probably be OK?

I am spacing my ditra wire out every 4 spaces...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
Thanks guys for the help. Yes I will get the...

Thanks guys for the help. Yes I will get the ditra set.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
Now I found Schluter Set that is just a bit...

Now I found Schluter Set that is just a bit further away in a neighboring state a 15 mile extra drive + $12 extra in tolls for around $21 a bag, which is similar in price to the Bostik Ditra set.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
Is the Bostik Ditra-set still worth the price of...

Is the Bostik Ditra-set still worth the price of $22 for a 50lbs bag?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,065
Posted By idred
Bostik Ditra-set vs Schluter Set?

Would anyone know what is better?

Schluter has something called Schluter Set


But I can find locally Bostik Ditra-Set

I need an unmodified thinset to set porcelain tiles on top of Ditra...
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