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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Platypus
Didn't take long to find and don the Big-Boy...

Didn't take long to find and don the Big-Boy panties.

Photos:

This is the work area after I removed the two strips of floor I just took up which we will see next, note the classic uniform gray...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Platypus
New house (projects) in NC

Hi,

We recently moved to a place more in-the-country; bought a house built in 1983 on a few acres of land near a small, somewhat sleepy town. It's a small-ish house and needs a lot of work, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By Platypus
Steve, you most likely have a ton of perforations...

Steve, you most likely have a ton of perforations near the bottom, if not inside the pan already. Don't be paranoid about a couple of perforations that will likely make the entire job go a lot...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
If I have to use lath, SLC is not going to...

If I have to use lath, SLC is not going to happen. I will call these folks and see if they have something, however. Thanks.

In the more immediate future, I need to put down a mud deck shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By Platypus
Not really. More specifically, you won't be able...

Not really. More specifically, you won't be able to re-use it for tile but you might be able to coat it and paint it or wallpaper it. Even that is dubious, though.

It is too easy to damage the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Platypus
You could create a large, continuous mud bed that...

You could create a large, continuous mud bed that goes all the way under the tub. Waterproof the entire thing as though it were one big shower, then build up a platform on the high end with leveled...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
Moving on from threshold to other real and...

Moving on from threshold to other real and terrifying concerns about the ever-increasing floor thickness:

I really need to level flatten the floor, and there is no way that's happening with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,371
Posted By Platypus
For the angle, just make a pattern you can use to...

For the angle, just make a pattern you can use to mark all the cuts. Unless your room also has non-right angles in it..

Using the pattern, just set the full-tile field first, then fill in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
Hi all, At this point, because of the added...

Hi all,

At this point, because of the added floor heat system and the necessary subfloor reinforcement, the tile surface is going to be about 1/4" taller than the carpeted areas outside the room. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Platypus
The response to installer number 2 should be: ...

The response to installer number 2 should be:

"Correction, you've been doing it WRONG for 20 years, and you have either gotten extremely lucky, or have had the good fortune that your mistakes have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
Oh, Sorry, CX. I thought it was a barrister's...

Oh, Sorry, CX. I thought it was a barrister's wig. Nice hair...

Yes, and thanks for easily the hundredth time. Just to put it out there, there is only one wall longer than 8 feet, but it will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
LOL, I can totally see CX out there -- in his top...

LOL, I can totally see CX out there -- in his top hat and white wig -- with a rip saw in hand, ripping down sheets of thin plywood into 1.5" furring strips and saying "I hate this job! There's gotta...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
Baseboard "tile"

Moving on, planning ahead...

There needs to be a baseboard, and it ought to be tile or stone. The walls will be tiled with classic subway above this.

Of course, there is the regular white tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Platypus
There is a remote chance your walls are floated...

There is a remote chance your walls are floated mud and not drywall at all. If that is the case, your strategy might change significantly. Otherwise, as mentioned, crack a few tiles so you can get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
Hi, thanks all. Yes, John, that was a wall of...

Hi, thanks all. Yes, John, that was a wall of text. I do that a lot, but I am working on it. I know it doesn't look that way, though. I have this logical disconnect that forces me to ask every...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
Also, since the shower drain hole is currently...

Also, since the shower drain hole is currently 4.5" off center, I want to move the drain to the ideal location as much as the floor joist that runs right through there will allow.

There is access...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Platypus
Floor rehab, Kerdi install

Hi all,

Stop me when I go off the rails, please:

(I know, it's a wall of text, a FAT one, but I tried to organize it into just a few topics)

I have a project where I am renovating a bathroom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,037
Posted By Platypus
So I am tryin' to understand this second layer of...

So I am tryin' to understand this second layer of plywood concept, and of course I have questions:

Are we always to avoid using glue between the layers? Why? What harm comes from making a giant...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-21-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Platypus
ANSI A118 Numbering

As an aside, it "bothers" me that ANSI, an international standards institute that really should know better, uses '118.1' instead of '118.01'.

Why does it bug me just a little? Because it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Platypus
Bonding foam shower pan to subfloor

I just watched a video of a guy slapping thinset on plywood subfloor then installing the foam right on that. It was by not-the-manufacturer but someone who claims to work closely with them, is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,037
Posted By Platypus
Far be it for me to tell someone not to do what...

Far be it for me to tell someone not to do what their heart commands them to do, but sometimes when the obstacles just keep piling up, it might be that the Universe wants to be heard.

While it is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-10-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Platypus
I figured the Hardie plank was going to be...

I figured the Hardie plank was going to be better, and thinking of this a bit more, tile and CBU certainly do not have advantages over concrete in terms of sustainability, since tile needs to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Platypus
If your question was not rhetorical: The...

If your question was not rhetorical:

The 50/50 running-bond "brick" pattern does not work well with large tile since tile is almost always a bit curved, with a hump in the middle (end-to-end,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-09-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Platypus
Conjecture - siding a tiny house with tile

Hello,

No real problem to solve here, just thinking about how to clad a small log cabin with a seriously maintenance-free exterior. Painting sucks. Siding sucks. Brick is awesome, but also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,760
Posted By Platypus
Folks here may disagree with me, and I am still a...

Folks here may disagree with me, and I am still a little shy of the 10,000 hours of experience needed to call myself a master, but I do know that as ferrous metals rust, they will expand. Because of...
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