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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Kman
Good. Just make sure you maintain an even slope...

Good. Just make sure you maintain an even slope from drain to wall with no dips to retain water.

If you find any, use a little thinset mortar to bring them up. You just want that slope to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Kman
How much slope do you have? It does look...

How much slope do you have?

It does look pretty rough, but if you have a good slope overall you can probably use a rub brick to get it in shape. Otherwise, those high and low spots you have,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 527
Posted By Kman
I would leave it until you're ready to resume...

I would leave it until you're ready to resume working on the shower. The first week to ten days would be sufficient.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Kman
Yes, I would. You want as close to 100% coverage...

Yes, I would. You want as close to 100% coverage as possible.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 527
Posted By Kman
I've (almost) always had to work by myself, and...

I've (almost) always had to work by myself, and finding shortcuts to get through some of the more labor-intensive parts was a given.

When doing a mud floor with Kerdi over it, I'd rip the edge off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By Kman
Looks like maybe the installer did some things...

Looks like maybe the installer did some things correctly, but maybe forgot the preformed corners that keep water out of the curb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Kman
Sutton, is this for some DIY jobs, part-time...

Sutton, is this for some DIY jobs, part-time work, or are you a full-time tile setter?

There are a lot of options out there, and in most cases you get what you pay for. If a saw is only used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Kman
I would think that soap scum would be difficult...

I would think that soap scum would be difficult to remove without damaging the waterproofing layer.

I just can't see that it would be worth the risk.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Kman
Setting on a 45 degree angle always results in...

Setting on a 45 degree angle always results in more waste. I'm not sure you even have enough to lay it straight, but you definitely don't have enough for any pattern.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-08-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22,080
Views: 6,238,666
Posted By Kman
Pretty slick, Jerry. :tup2:

Pretty slick, Jerry. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum. :) I think the two...

Welcome to the forum. :)

I think the two requirements that you'll have problem with are #2 and #4. You can't effectively make it removable and still have it bonded well, especially with glass.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,983,932
Posted By Kman
I think he's covered. Corner spots, stacks...

I think he's covered.

Corner spots, stacks of bricks, hitting it with his fist....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,983,932
Posted By Kman
This guy has it all figured out...... 225571...

This guy has it all figured out......

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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Kman
Maybe he just meant that all of his showers leak....

Maybe he just meant that all of his showers leak. :shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Kman
If the curb is very flat, 1/4" square might work....

If the curb is very flat, 1/4" square might work. Any variation at all and I'd bump up to 1/4x3/8", and maybe 1/2".

60" is a long curb, and you want it to be well-bonded with no hollow spots.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Kman
I'd start by removing the 1/4" plywood and see...

I'd start by removing the 1/4" plywood and see what the 3/4" looks like. You don't want the thinner plywood under a tile floor anyway.

So what kind of tile are you planning to install? And what...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-26-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,983,932
Posted By Kman
When in doubt, fill it with grout. :)

When in doubt, fill it with grout. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,082
Posted By Kman
Tom, let's keep all questions related to this...

Tom, let's keep all questions related to this project on this thread, so that questions and answers aren't duplicated, and the history is in one place. :)

I've never used a leveling system on a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum. :) So here's the...

Welcome to the forum. :)

So here's the scoop on your unbonded mud bed. Yes, it's supposed to be bonded to the floor to keep it stable and in one piece.

Your low and high spots are better...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,983,932
Posted By Kman
I just noticed that the screws are missing from...

I just noticed that the screws are missing from that plate. So the installer was totally justified in using grout or caulk to hold the plate in place, right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,010
Posted By Kman
I would say "not Polyblend".

I would say "not Polyblend".
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,983,932
Posted By Kman
Actually, they should have changed the receptacle...

Actually, they should have changed the receptacle to match everything else. The white tile and plate just makes the receptacle look "dirty".

But it's ugly enough no matter what.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,983,932
Posted By Kman
To make the grout color "pop", right?

To make the grout color "pop", right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Nick. :) You are correct that...

Welcome back, Nick. :)

You are correct that grouting again won't fix the leak. Water is not contained by the tile or grout, or even caulk at the corners. It should be contained by a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,983,932
Posted By Kman
When you want to "picture frame" the receptacle...

When you want to "picture frame" the receptacle plates......


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