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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Kman
Tom, you'll want to use 100% silicone since it's...

Tom, you'll want to use 100% silicone since it's outside. The latex acrylic caulk just won't hold up.

I usually buy through GroutGetter.com (https://www.groutgetter.com). They have pretty much...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Kman
I know a guy that use to set tile that never even...

I know a guy that use to set tile that never even bought a saw. He did the grinder/sponge thing, even on large jobs.
Forum: The Mud Box Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Kman
Shawn, a phone call might be in order if you...

Shawn, a phone call might be in order if you can't get there right away. With that amount of money missing, there's probably an ongoing investigation. Someone might have even lost their job already.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By Kman
My guess, the slab is cracked on both places. ...

My guess, the slab is cracked on both places. The only remedy is to remove and replace them.

I would recommend having the installer use Laticrete 125 to replace the tile to prevent them from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Kman
I'm guessing that "finding shiny" is Wisconsinite...

I'm guessing that "finding shiny" is Wisconsinite for "finishing". :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Kman
In the time it takes to put that experiment...

In the time it takes to put that experiment together and wait to see what happens, you could be rid of the cultured marble.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Kman
Take the trim plate off the shower valve and see...

Take the trim plate off the shower valve and see what you find in that opening.

I wouldn't cover up any material that relies on a bead of silicone to join the walls and floor. Further, with no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Kman
From your pictures and description, my guess...

From your pictures and description, my guess would be that you have a cultured marble shower. Assuming that's true, the material is somewhat waterproof, but relies on silicone at the seams to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Rick. :) First, we...

Welcome to the forum, Rick. :)

First, we like to keep all questions related to one project on a single thread. It avoids confusion and repetition of questions by our all-volunteer staff. Use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 632
Posted By Kman
Use alkali-resistant mesh tape on all the seams. ...

Use alkali-resistant mesh tape on all the seams.

I think you'll want to add some sand to the portland for the scratch coat. Probably 3:1 sand to portland. I've seen some installers use a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Kman
1/4" is the bare minimum. I usually go a bit...

1/4" is the bare minimum. I usually go a bit steeper, but unless you have some irregular shaped floor tile that hold back water more than normal, 1/4" should drain.

If you're able to at this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Kman
So, rain causes tile to crack. That's good to...

So, rain causes tile to crack. That's good to know. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Kman
Some SLC draws moisture very quickly. I'd use...

Some SLC draws moisture very quickly. I'd use modified and not look back.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,588
Posted By Kman
I prefer to do the mud bed at the same time as...

I prefer to do the mud bed at the same time as the bench, since both require deck mud. Then I'd waterproof everything, including the top and face of the bench.

I'm not a big fan of punching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Scott. :) 1. That's...

Welcome to the forum, Scott. :)

1. That's exactly how I do my curbs over concrete, and either bond it to the slab with thinset, or drive some tapcons into the slab and deck screws into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Sam. :) I reckon if...

Welcome to the forum, Sam. :)

I reckon if schluter says it's okay with them....

I don't see how it could hurt, but I wouldn't use a remodel box on them. Make sure all boxes are firmly...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-06-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8,537
Views: 1,234,051
Posted By Kman
Yeah, look what my neighbors did while I was out...

Yeah, look what my neighbors did while I was out working. ( Sorry they're sideways)

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It took the wife an hour to sweep up the driveway. The ones in the yard will...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-04-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By Kman
Watched it Sunday night. Not a bad flick.

Watched it Sunday night. Not a bad flick.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Becky. :) Is there any...

Welcome back, Becky. :)

Is there any vertical displacement on that crack? In other words, is one side higher than the other, even by a tiny bit?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,181
Posted By Kman
Heather, let's keep all questions related to this...

Heather, 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. :)

The membrane can be installed in any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,480
Posted By Kman
I've read a few posts from some pros that do it...

I've read a few posts from some pros that do it just for added insurance.

To each his own. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Kman
Make sure to wear gloves, eye protection, and a...

Make sure to wear gloves, eye protection, and a dust mask. A good mask, not the cheap ones.

Allow for some ventilation, preferably a door or window with a fan to help pull the dust outside.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Duke. :) It's...

Welcome to the forum, Duke. :)

It's possible to tile over the existing tile, although the drain set below the new tile presents a new problem. That's also fixable.

What I have done in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By Kman
Looks like a good place for an oversized magazine...

Looks like a good place for an oversized magazine rack. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 07-02-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Kman
Hello, Dan. :wave:

Hello, Dan. :wave:
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