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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By cx
If I were answering for Jim I'd say, yes. ...

If I were answering for Jim I'd say, yes.

He opined that the problem could be the use of an organic adhesive back in post 9 before we knew about the buckling tiles. I figger he's just more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By cx
Jim, I believe it's only the Ditra XL that...

Jim, I believe it's only the Ditra XL that Schluter recommends over a single layer plywood subfloor over 24" joist centers. Regular Ditra still requires double layer plywood or OSB subflooring over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By cx
Welcome, Westy. :) 1. The direct bonded...

Welcome, Westy. :)

1. The direct bonded waterproofing membranes that use thinset mortar to bond fleece covered sections work if they're done correctly. Yes, Isaac has some videos online that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By cx
Welcome, Viktor. :) I've moved your post...

Welcome, Viktor. :)

I've moved your post from that 18 year old thread to prevent confusion in both places.

As you may have noted in that old thread, ceramic tile industry standards make no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By cx
So long as it's a 100 percent silicone sealant,...

So long as it's a 100 percent silicone sealant, the texture and color are purely aesthetic considerations. You can get a 100 percent in the standard shiny version or in a satin or a sanded finish. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 34
Posted By cx
I've made y'all a new thread for the Value Seal...

I've made y'all a new thread for the Value Seal so it's not confusing the Durock membrane thread.

Dave, that Value seal in your photo is not even the same color as the Value Seal Eric sent me some...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By cx
I'll axe a fella on the manufacturing side who...

I'll axe a fella on the manufacturing side who might know about that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By cx
The process I use is to tile the shower side of...

The process I use is to tile the shower side of wherever the glass will sit, then install the glass, then tile the opposite side leaving about 1/8th" on each side for flexible sealant or caulk. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,309
Posted By cx
C'mon, Greg, I'm a 75 year old skinny kid and I...

C'mon, Greg, I'm a 75 year old skinny kid and I do them grinder wheels that way alla time. :rolleyes:

The general answer is yes, you can solder copper to brass fittings.

My opinion; worth price...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By cx
Either will work in that application. What I...

Either will work in that application.

What I would recommend would be a moderately priced modified thinset mortar such as Custom's VersaBond available wherever you bought the Custom Blend. Yes,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,309
Posted By cx
At least some of you should wanna solder...

At least some of you should wanna solder everything if you're soldering anything, Greg. :)

Yes, you would solder that male adapter on the outside of your copper pipe.

I've heard of folks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By cx
Mike, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Mike, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jeff. :) If you don't add that...

Welcome, Jeff. :)

If you don't add that geographic location to your User Profile it'll be lost before we leave this page.

The only manufacturer of tile installation products that recommends...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,309
Posted By cx
I wouldn't use the CPVC to plumb the interior...

I wouldn't use the CPVC to plumb the interior just because. I can't give you a good technical reason I'm opposed to it, I just prefer copper or, sometimes these days, PEX.

You wanna use some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,615
Posted By cx
I wish you'd bring Mrs. Andrew by here and let us...

I wish you'd bring Mrs. Andrew by here and let us talk with here about using the marble in the shower, Andrew. Really too much downside potential to make it worthwhile. Or at least let her find a...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,827
Posted By cx
Thanks, Goldstein. :) Proof once again that...

Thanks, Goldstein. :)

Proof once again that time flies by whether you're having fun or not, eh?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By cx
Marc, the Custom Blend can be a bit of a crap...

Marc, the Custom Blend can be a bit of a crap shoot at times. I've purchased a bag for some of our (TYW) infamous testing at times and found it to handle like a real thinset mortar. A little birdy,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,309
Posted By cx
Greg, in my part of the country where the...

Greg, in my part of the country where the majority of residential foundations are SOG, even the worst of the hack builders know better than to have any fitting on any kind of pipe below grade under...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By cx
Welcome, Andrea. :) I'm guessing what you...

Welcome, Andrea. :)

I'm guessing what you applied to the tiles was a penetrating sealer, rather than any sort of sealant. Best to tell our folks specifically what sealer you used.

Photos would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By cx
This for your Jack & Jill bathroom, Marc? ...

This for your Jack & Jill bathroom, Marc?

Please do not use Custom Blend for that or any other purpose except maybe for bedding CBU on a floor installation.

For wall tiles I use regular thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,309
Posted By cx
I would say yes. Let me also say, though,...

I would say yes.

Let me also say, though, that I just recently visited the only Shark Bite connection I have ever made to a copper pipe as a test in a customer's greenhouse where it is completely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-02-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By cx
Yes, you could do that. You could also cover the...

Yes, you could do that. You could also cover the wood curb with Drywall or CBU and then cover it with Kerdi membrane if you prefer.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 499
Posted By cx
Not an adhesive, Zack, just some RedGard...

Not an adhesive, Zack, just some RedGard waterproofing membrane I had on hand to help tie the new vapor barrier material to the old. Again, not at all a perfect continuation, but it makes me feel...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By cx
I would caution against using the 1/2" plywood as...

I would caution against using the 1/2" plywood as a first layer of subflooring, Tony. It won't have T&G edges and it won't hold fasteners as well as a thicker material. If you plan two layers, I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-01-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By cx
Removing the mortar bed shouldn't be very dusty,...

Removing the mortar bed shouldn't be very dusty, Stuart. Grinding the surface of the mortar bed would be, though.

Alternatives would be additional plywood and a tile substrate.

There is no...
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