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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,348
Posted By Gozo
Truer words have rarely been said. Been there,...

Truer words have rarely been said. Been there, done that...many times.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By Gozo
I’ve had luck with BonAmi and Cerama-Brite. Both...

I’ve had luck with BonAmi and Cerama-Brite. Both have effective abrasives without scratching. If you have a spare piece of tile you can use it as a test piece.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,073
Posted By Gozo
Yep, Quadec can be used exactly as you’re...

Yep, Quadec can be used exactly as you’re proposing. I’ve used Rondec (rounded version of the same stuff) just like that. Makes for a nice edge.
It may be just the angle or temporary nature of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,202
Posted By Gozo
I had to go a bit further and dig out about 1/8”...

I had to go a bit further and dig out about 1/8” or so of the plywood to get the hot lead connector to sit flush with the DitraHeat. Been in operation 2+ years; never had any reason to give it a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By Gozo
I have a bath mat in front of the shower and the...

I have a bath mat in front of the shower and the Kerdi-heat wires are under it. It’s been on in the early AM and later PM hours daily for about 3 years. 12” or so square tile, 1/4”-ish grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,295
Posted By Gozo
Just my thoughts on the questions asked: 1-once...

Just my thoughts on the questions asked:
1-once the wire’s run, it very unlikely to need to be bothered with again. Through the attic would give you access to pull additional or replacement wiring...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,800
Posted By Gozo
Is that an acrylic or fiberglass tray? If so,...

Is that an acrylic or fiberglass tray? If so, thinset or grout never really sticks to it; and as it flexes it tends to crack the grout. I dealt with that for 20+ years until we parted ways.
On...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Gozo
It’s hard to tell any degree of lippage from my...

It’s hard to tell any degree of lippage from my point of view in the pictures, but it does look like the grout was wiped down either too soon or too wet, and washed more of the grout out from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,552
Posted By Gozo
And after it hardens, you can break it out with a...

And after it hardens, you can break it out with a screwdriver at a shallow angle and a few taps with a hammer. You’d only need to do that if/where the wire goes from one sheet to the next.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Gozo
You can build the bench with 2x4 or similar...

You can build the bench with 2x4 or similar lumber and use KerdiBoard as you describe. I also couldn’t find the 2” stuff by me, so went with 3/4 ply for the top and above that 1/2” drywall and just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 39,417
Posted By Gozo
One year follow-up in corner grouting: no cracks...

One year follow-up in corner grouting: no cracks at all where I dug out and replaced the silicone with grout. No moldy issues either. Worked out fine for me. Just got lucky I guess.
After the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,003
Posted By Gozo
Glass door hardware mounting

No matter how hard they try to convince you “we do it all the time” (I’m sure they do); resist the temptation to just go along.
I had the same conversation, wound up doing myself. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,405
Posted By Gozo
Welcome to the forum Mike. Nothing at all wrong...

Welcome to the forum Mike. Nothing at all wrong with wiring inside a shower wall. Supposed to be waterproof so the wire doesn’t care.
100% agree with the other Mike’s post.
The code’s is what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Gozo
100% agree with the heat shrink tubing. I’d go...

100% agree with the heat shrink tubing. I’d go further. Solder the wires at the splice and slick a sliver of hot melt glue in the heat shrink tubing. When you heat the tubing (hot air gun, hair...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,073
Posted By Gozo
If it’s too late to flatten the wall a bit;...

If it’s too late to flatten the wall a bit; you’ll be surprised how much the trim will flex. Make sure you hit the studs with the trim nails. Filling the gap that much will not pleasing at all. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,373
Posted By Gozo
I did pretty much exactly that. Started at the...

I did pretty much exactly that. Started at the bottom accent row and made sure it was level with both a bubble level and laser level. Once that was set, built up from there on all three walls and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Gozo
Welcome Tyler. I think you’d be fine just up to...

Welcome Tyler. I think you’d be fine just up to the level of the cabinets. You could do a contrasting paint or other feature on the other upper and sliver areas of the wall. Could also use a filler...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,295
Posted By Gozo
Used these: ...

Used these: http://www.glasscraftersmirroredcabinets.com/mirrored-cabinets/frameless-cabinets/frameless-flat-mirror They’re designed to fit into a standard 2x4 wall. Lots of similar options. I’m...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,295
Posted By Gozo
Do you have storage space planned? Everyone’s...

Do you have storage space planned? Everyone’s different, but I planned 2 large vanity cabinets, 2 sets of double recessed mirrors cabinets, and 5’ wide closet. My crap takes up a few shelves. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Gozo
I’ll join the pile. Had much the same issue. ...

I’ll join the pile. Had much the same issue.
One caution: looks like you have stained red oak hardwood flooring. There will be the temptation to refinish the floors. This leads to not just the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Gozo
I’d go for an epoxy there. Something like...

I’d go for an epoxy there. Something like Latapoxy or one of the PC series. It’s not in an area that’s going to see much abuse. Thinset mortars don’t hold too well to the glazed tile surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Gozo
Aside from the floor slope comments; and this is...

Aside from the floor slope comments; and this is just a personal observation...
My water heater is a ways from the bathroom and in the mornings it takes a bit of time for the warm water to make it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Gozo
My answer is based on reading this 120x20 cm, not...

My answer is based on reading this 120x20 cm, not mm. If mm, you’re talking about a 5”x1” range tile. I’ve not seen that in a wood look.
Use the Deflecto calculator in the blue band at the top of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Gozo
You’ll have mortar between the OSB and the Ditra,...

You’ll have mortar between the OSB and the Ditra, and again between the Ditra and the tile. You might be better off using the non-XL Ditra. You can always use a thicker layer of mortar (still thin,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Gozo
Inside corners in concrete almost always crack as...

Inside corners in concrete almost always crack as the pour shrinks. Did I read correctly that what I think looks to be a score line is actually a cut? And the crack formed before the cut was made? ...
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