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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By BIGPHIL
Nick, As long as there is enough room to get at...

Nick,
As long as there is enough room to get at least some 1/2" plywood or better back there (the thickest material you can get in there) I think you can make something work. Definitely do not use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By BIGPHIL
Wow...that is some awesome customer service! Hats...

Wow...that is some awesome customer service! Hats off to Schluter and I'll keep that in mind for future material purchases. :yo:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By BIGPHIL
If it were mine, I'd accept nothing short of a...

If it were mine, I'd accept nothing short of a full tear out, Lacey. Nearly all of it has been improperly constructed. Given the subs complete lack of understanding of correct shower construction, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome to the forum, Lance! Check for local...

Welcome to the forum, Lance! Check for local distributors for Laticrete products here (https://laticrete.com/en/where-to-buy). As for your anti-lippage system, most can be used with additional...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,697
Posted By BIGPHIL
Phil, They're very similar in the method of...

Phil,
They're very similar in the method of application. For Spectralock 1, I found the first wash after about 10 minutes to be the perfect amount of time to let it set up. What worked the absolute...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome to the forum, Lacey! I suggest putting an...

Welcome to the forum, Lacey! I suggest putting an immediate pause on any further work! A few issue I see right off the bat: 1) they've used mechanical fasteners on the inside and top of your curb....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,115
Posted By BIGPHIL
Not sure those pics are helping me understand the...

Not sure those pics are helping me understand the problem much...the pan is sloped to drain so there is gonna be a gap there. Was the Ditra flush with the pan before you put the Kerdi band on? If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,115
Posted By BIGPHIL
Charlie, Can you put a straight edge on it and...

Charlie,
Can you put a straight edge on it and take a few pictures of it so we can see what you've got? Put the straight edge parallel and perpendicular to it and snap a few pics.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,636
Posted By BIGPHIL
Thanks again, Justin! Beautiful work by the way....

Thanks again, Justin! Beautiful work by the way. In that situation, had you not had bullnose cap, would you have done a metal profile, mitered corners, or some other tile that was a close enough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-05-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,636
Posted By BIGPHIL
Davy and Justin...thanks for the tips! Justin, I...

Davy and Justin...thanks for the tips! Justin, I can see a 1/4" being no problem and bullnose caps scribed makes sense if the mud is proud of the drywall. I suppose each situation is unique and what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,636
Posted By BIGPHIL
Muddawgs, I've been following the thread and...

Muddawgs,
I've been following the thread and it's cool to hear about your techniques. I do have a question. How do you handle the return from mud to drywall? Say if the wall was well out of plumb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome to the forum, Brian! Oh man...this...

Welcome to the forum, Brian! Oh man...this doesn't look good. Do you have any better pictures of the curb construction? I can't tell from your current pics if those are screws in the top of it. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By BIGPHIL
Cliff, The valve escutcheons typically have a...

Cliff,
The valve escutcheons typically have a small weep hole at the bottom to allow any water that gets in there to find its way out to the wall tile. That's also why it's important to make sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By BIGPHIL
I prefer the second layout. I also like it where...

I prefer the second layout. I also like it where the backslash stops at the counter and doesn't continue all the out to the left wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,157
Posted By BIGPHIL
Eric, I'd try to find some Laticrete...

Eric,

I'd try to find some Laticrete Multimax Lite mortar. It's an LHT mortar that is very creamy and easy to work. It works especially well under membranes and it does state build-up to 3/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By BIGPHIL
Let us know how it goes tomorrow and good luck!...

Let us know how it goes tomorrow and good luck! :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By BIGPHIL
Just looked up the set rite flange...

Just looked up the set rite flange extender...that appears to be exactly what is needed. Good find and using that you should be in good shape.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By BIGPHIL
Aaron, You may think about posting a picture of...

Aaron,
You may think about posting a picture of the toilet flange on the Terry Love plumbing forum. That's your best bet to get a solid answer. My experience with wax rings is that a standard size...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome to the forum, Kevin! Well...you could do...

Welcome to the forum, Kevin! Well...you could do any number of things there, some of it dependant on your tile and the available trim pieces in the line. A bullnose cap, v cap, a Schluter finec trim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,957
Posted By BIGPHIL
You should be able to handle it. A helper would...

You should be able to handle it. A helper would be nice so they could mix another batch while your working on the first couple of buckets. The best water ratio for that 4-to-1 has been said to be 2q...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,957
Posted By BIGPHIL
Cliff, The site has a nice mud bed...

Cliff,

The site has a nice mud bed calculator here (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showerfloormudcalc.cgi)

Instructions here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By BIGPHIL
Aaron, Another thing I notice in your pictures...

Aaron,
Another thing I notice in your pictures is the very deep toilet flange. Just something to be aware of and you may need a wax free toilet seal, like this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,669
Posted By BIGPHIL
Looks good, Chris! Very nice job :tup1:

Looks good, Chris! Very nice job :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,957
Posted By BIGPHIL
Cliff, As an area of constant concern, my vote...

Cliff,
As an area of constant concern, my vote would be to carefully remove the tile (break it out gently with a nail punch) and then use a rub brick to smooth out the thinset the best you can....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,581
Posted By BIGPHIL
Igman, The niche is on and exterior, 2x6 framed...

Igman,
The niche is on and exterior, 2x6 framed wall. I've had none of the issue you've mentioned. It was 3 layers of 1/2" EPS foam (4 counting the Wedi) that was tightly sandwiched together. The...
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