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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Matt. :) I try to...

Welcome to the forum, Matt. :)

I try to steer clear of white grout and black grout when possible. There's plenty of problems in the world already without starting a race war in my shower, right?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By Kman
I wouldn't bother leak testing it. It's going to...

I wouldn't bother leak testing it. It's going to leak.

Looks like purple board on the walls, in addition to the other problems mentioned.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Kman
I use a wood float to smooth out Ditra and embed...

I use a wood float to smooth out Ditra and embed it into the mortar.

I think you'll find that small batches are going to be used up very quickly with Ditra and the trowel you're likely to use with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Kman
You don't mention the size of the tile, so it's...

You don't mention the size of the tile, so it's difficult to give a definitive answer.

Try sliding everything right a little to see how that works. It would involve cutting the edge off the tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Kman
I'd remove it either way. Really tough job to...

I'd remove it either way. Really tough job to remove mortar without doing significant damage to the board, and if it starts delaminating, you could have a spongy spot that would allow vertical...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Kman
If you want to fill that hole and need to...

If you want to fill that hole and need to continue working over it in a very short time, get a bag of rapid setting concrete. In an hour or two you'll be able to work over it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By Kman
If it's approved for the substrate and the tile...

If it's approved for the substrate and the tile you're using, there's no problem with that. I personally wouldn't do it because it's just something else to deal with, but I understand that it's more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By Kman
Versabond for all of it. And I'll echo...

Versabond for all of it.

And I'll echo Davy's concern about your installer wanting to use mastic over Kerdi, and under large format tile. Either of those would be cause for a do-over.

If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Mike. :) I don't...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. :)

I don't think that the drain you have there is made for setting tile around it. The picture is a little fuzzy, so I could be wrong.

Do you have a drop-down...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Kman
Got a picture?

Got a picture?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Kman
Ok, thanks. I missed the grade and species in...

Ok, thanks. I missed the grade and species in your original post.

What throws things off is the irregular spacing you have there. So calculating with the longest span and spacing, I think you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Lori. :) I'll try to...

Welcome to the forum, Lori. :)

I'll try to break down my answers and other questions for you so this post won't be too long.

I haven't use that particular self-leveling compound before, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Kman
All the ones I've seen just nail the end of the...

All the ones I've seen just nail the end of the duct into the edge of the plywood on all four sides. If it holds, there's no reason to have it come up and lay over the face of the subfloor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Kman
And you unfortunately still have the mess they...

And you unfortunately still have the mess they made to clean up.

Good luck with your project. I hope it goes better from here on out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, HZ. :) They've got...

Welcome to the forum, HZ. :)

They've got that "surface-of-the-moon" thing going on there. Hard to believe it's better than what was there.

If it's hollow, trash-filled, and not level, it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Kman
The tray is a different discussion, but I...

The tray is a different discussion, but I wouldn't spend the money on a bench just to cut it up. I would frame it up with 2x's and cover it with sheetrock.

You can make the top slope like it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Jim. :) Can you post a...

Welcome back, Jim. :)

Can you post a picture of what you have now? Sometimes pictures illustrate better than words.

Are you wanting to keep the wood box?

Did I understand correctly that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Cole. :) I'm sure...

Welcome to the forum, Cole. :)

I'm sure someone will have an answer to your specific question. I'm afraid I don't. I'm going to suggest that you not use ceramic in that application if chipping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-24-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Kman
Yeah, it was all good, except where it wasn't,...

Yeah, it was all good, except where it wasn't, right? :)

When someone tells us that their mud floor is questionable, you'll almost always hear us advise a tear-out and replace. Mud is cheap, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,762
Posted By Kman
If you're not wrapping the tile around the...

If you're not wrapping the tile around the corner, you should use a drywall corner bead there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,585
Posted By Kman
I'd use a 1/4" square notch on those because of...

I'd use a 1/4" square notch on those because of the length of the tile.

The other is up to you. With a ledger board that is level all the way around, you could do an entire wall if you want, then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By Kman
Given your location in California, my first...

Given your location in California, my first thought was that the first picture was part of the hot mop waterproofing.

I see that this is a zero-entry shower, but it looks like maybe there's a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Kman
Depending on how it was installed, I might...

Depending on how it was installed, I might consider removal and replacement with a bit more slope.

If it's otherwise installed properly and the waterproofing layer might be compromised during...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By Kman
Ravin, what exactly are we looking at in the...

Ravin, what exactly are we looking at in the first picture?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-13-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Kman
Is this going over concrete or wood subfloor? If...

Is this going over concrete or wood subfloor? If it's a wood subfloor, you should figure in the height of a tile backer.
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