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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-29-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Shaklee3
Sandi, you mentioned grout where the walls meet....

Sandi, you mentioned grout where the walls meet. did they use grout where there's a change of plane? I'm not a professional, but I've seen a lot of grout crack in that situation since it's not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Shaklee3
There are numerous threads on this, and the short...

There are numerous threads on this, and the short version is the wicking is perfectly normal. it should stop before the end of the joint, but even a perfectly-installed system will have wicking. the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,630
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Bruce, as noted by schluter, the type of...

Hi Bruce, as noted by schluter, the type of thinset mortar you use doesn't matter at all for wet shimming (modified, unmodified, cheap, expensive). The entire purpose is to just be able to squish...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Shaklee3
Here's my bathroom. It's not huge, but it's 1/3...

Here's my bathroom. It's not huge, but it's 1/3 steps.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Shaklee3
Rob, it's very timely you posted this because...

Rob, it's very timely you posted this because another old post popped up where someone was trying to do the same thing: https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=69524

I would look at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By Shaklee3
For future reference, schluter allows "wet...

For future reference, schluter allows "wet shimming", which is just putting small gobs of thinset mortar on the studs before the kerdi board is up, and you just push the board with a straight edge...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,722
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks! And I really appreciate all the answers...

Thanks! And I really appreciate all the answers from everyone in the thread. It made a huge difference in how I went about the shower construction
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,722
Posted By Shaklee3
I've been done tiling now for a while, but forgot...

I've been done tiling now for a while, but forgot to post the finished pictures. Still working on paint, but here's the final product.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By Shaklee3
Just a guess, but sometimes they put sheets of...

Just a guess, but sometimes they put sheets of paper, plastic, or mesh between tiles to protect them and they stick a bit on certain kinds. Does it come off easily?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Shaklee3
The big box stores have wood/laminate transition...

The big box stores have wood/laminate transition pieces that should work if you're okay with that style.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Shaklee3
It looks like it's all over the floor as well. I...

It looks like it's all over the floor as well. I don't see how you'll get that off without many days of scrubbing or just redoing the entire job. The grout lines weren't even wiped down, so getting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,441
Posted By Shaklee3
Julia, that particular YouTuber has a lot of...

Julia, that particular YouTuber has a lot of followers and gets paid more by producing shock videos with sensational headlines. There are several reviews he did of products that were done incorrectly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,441
Posted By Shaklee3
Talking Jim, judging by all the contractors that do it...

Jim, judging by all the contractors that do it wrong, I would say it is hard to make a shower that doesn't leak :). Equally hard to make it look good, which is why it's such a craft to do it right,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Shaklee3
David, instead of a float on the ditra I like to...

David, instead of a float on the ditra I like to use a 4' or larger level. You can lean into it with two hands and get even pressure over a large surface. A float probably works too, but it's much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,775
Posted By Shaklee3
Dustin, just to make sure, your corners where the...

Dustin, just to make sure, your corners where the board meets the board will need kerdi band and thinset. It looks like you put some of the white kerdi fix there too, and as far as I know schluter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,722
Posted By Shaklee3
I don't know, and they're a shower glass company...

I don't know, and they're a shower glass company with good reviews :bonk:. Used the shower today for the first time and it's working great! Now I need to finish the rest of the bathroom.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,722
Posted By Shaklee3
Just a quick updated on this one. I finished...

Just a quick updated on this one. I finished tiling a while ago. I took Davy's recommendation and used Prism on the shower walls and floors instead of FlexColor CQ as I did on the bathroom floor. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By Shaklee3
Either way, you won't be fixing anything by...

Either way, you won't be fixing anything by caulking over it because the caulking wasn't your waterproofing to begin with. You have moisture behind the tiles already. The caulking is just there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By Shaklee3
Mapei's 4:1 mud says the minimum thickness is...

Mapei's 4:1 mud says the minimum thickness is 3/8", while Quickrete says 1/2". I've never tried that thin, though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Shaklee3
Ode, I would use one of the many existing...

Ode, I would use one of the many existing websites to see if they cover what you want. Arizona tile has a visualizer on their website that's pretty good. As long as you're just looking for a rough...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By Shaklee3
Andy, another option at Homer's is a premixed bag...

Andy, another option at Homer's is a premixed bag called "Quickrete Deck Mud", and I believe it's a 5:1 mix. I used it on mine and it was extremely easy to work with, and only $6/bag. I was going to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Shaklee3
There is definitely no redgard because we would...

There is definitely no redgard because we would see it in your pictures there. If you don't think there's a barrier on the back, then I think the shower is installed incorrectly and needs to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Melissa, do you have any pictures of behind...

Hi Melissa, do you have any pictures of behind the durock? Is there a moisture barrier behind it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Melissa, it looks like in the second picture...

Hi Melissa, it looks like in the second picture there is no waterproofing membrane on the durock. Do you know how they waterproofed the walls?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,936
Posted By Shaklee3
Scott, can you link to those posts? From what I...

Scott, can you link to those posts? From what I recall the CQ thread had generally happy people that used it on walls and floors. I don't remember reading anything about pooling.
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