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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By RichVT
I've done vertical adjustments and depth...

I've done vertical adjustments and depth adjustments but so far all have worked out with some multiple of 1/2".

I usually have a screw in each corner of the premade niche so I want good coverage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By RichVT
I start laying out niches at the framing stage...

I start laying out niches at the framing stage adding to or altering the studs to get the horizontal layout that I want. Then I wait until I start tiling to get the vertical height exactly right. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By RichVT
The last time I ran into that situation, I just...

The last time I ran into that situation, I just finished and painted the inside corner and then tiled right to the edge of the outside corner. First picture is rotated - it's the right side of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By RichVT
After you make your test board, I would recommend...

After you make your test board, I would recommend subjecting it to common kitchen liquids that could stain it and see how it cleans up before committing to using it. Things like wine, coffee, tomato...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-17-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By RichVT
In my experience, most lasers are non repairable....

In my experience, most lasers are non repairable. If it's out of warranty (which you should pay attention to when buying), then you are probably out of luck.

I have a Bosch 3 line laser with one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By RichVT
Unless you have a very old stove, the clearance...

Unless you have a very old stove, the clearance requirements should be listed on a plate affixed to the back of the stove.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By RichVT
My suggestion is to try to hide the niche by...

My suggestion is to try to hide the niche by putting it on whatever wall is least visible when you enter or are in the rest of the bathroom.

By designing this dividing wall the way I did, I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,800
Posted By RichVT
It's not uncommon for new joists to shrink which...

It's not uncommon for new joists to shrink which would explain the floor being "pulled down" in that area.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By RichVT
And contractors generally will not provide any...

And contractors generally will not provide any warranty on products that they don't supply.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By RichVT
Here is one that I did. Since I was using Kerdi...

Here is one that I did. Since I was using Kerdi Board for the walls, I made screed strips out of some scraps to guide me in getting the correct slope.

I also extended the floor heat into that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By RichVT
http://www.carpetshims.com/ I've used cedar...

http://www.carpetshims.com/

I've used cedar shingles in the past. Not noticeable when all is done.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,405
Posted By RichVT
No real reason not to tile the walls all of the...

No real reason not to tile the walls all of the way (except for the bottom row) before installing the pan.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-03-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By RichVT
I'm pretty sure that Tear Mender is a latex...

I'm pretty sure that Tear Mender is a latex product. Seems to be in stock at Amazon.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 763
Posted By RichVT
I have a small digital scale like you might use...

I have a small digital scale like you might use for shipping which wasn't very expensive and a bucket that has graduations marked on the side. Divide the weight of the bag and the recommended water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By RichVT
He claims that it helps to keep the blade cool.

He claims that it helps to keep the blade cool.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By RichVT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgNasC4hirI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgNasC4hirI
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,222
Posted By RichVT
Kerdi pans generally have the bare minimum slope...

Kerdi pans generally have the bare minimum slope and I think the general consensus is that for a floor like that, you want much more than the minimum in order for it to drain properly.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-15-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By RichVT
Am I the only one that noticed a complete lack of...

Am I the only one that noticed a complete lack of PPE? Dry cutting with no dust mask, safety glasses or ear plugs. And no knee pads but I guess when you're young, you can squat all day like that!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,199
Posted By RichVT
The perfect bead tool is plastic and when used in...

The perfect bead tool is plastic and when used in combination with their Mist spray it will literally give you a perfect bead with a little practice (you have to get a feel for how much silicone to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By RichVT
You definitely want the board to remain flat so...

You definitely want the board to remain flat so either notch the back of it to fit over the flange or cut it to fit above the flange. Either way, the waterproofing will look something like this:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,295
Posted By RichVT
After I gutted our bath, I did some mock-ups...

After I gutted our bath, I did some mock-ups using sheets of cardboard and cardboard boxes to get a sense of how things would feel and look in real life.

For example, there were a lot of options...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,100
Posted By RichVT
List price for Ditra is about $2/sq. ft. Street...

List price for Ditra is about $2/sq. ft. Street price is about $1.60.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By RichVT
Well, just as a point of reference, whoever did...

Well, just as a point of reference, whoever did this shower thought that a half inch grout joint around the drain was acceptable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By RichVT
I've seen water travel (wick) through drywall 7...

I've seen water travel (wick) through drywall 7 feet horizontally outside of a shower. I have no doubt that it could travel up to the top of the shower wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,817
Posted By RichVT
The real issue is that the tile setters should...

The real issue is that the tile setters should have checked the tile sizing. When they found the vast difference in size, they should have informed you that they couldn't produce an acceptable job...
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