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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By ss3964spd
IMO, if both are readily available then pick the...

IMO, if both are readily available then pick the one that gives you the warm and fuzzies. I've not ever used a real "high-quality" mortar, but I do know VB works just fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By ss3964spd
It does suck. Definitely try to get the...

It does suck.

Definitely try to get the builder to deal with it, but I'd avoid mentioning anything about the subway tile not being to Mrs. Travis' liking. You'll basically be asking him to part...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
You could set the toilet in place to see how much...

You could set the toilet in place to see how much space you have behind the tank, but I get the dilemma.

Yep, Schluter's Kerdi band and their Kerdi Fix sealant/adhesive, or a competing product; I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By ss3964spd
Securing those over lapping joists probably isn't...

Securing those over lapping joists probably isn't a big deal, Matt, if you do indeed go with an acrylic shower pan. The reason for securing them is to prevent "scissoring".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By ss3964spd
Terribly unfortunate, Travis. When we see...

Terribly unfortunate, Travis.

When we see something like that we immediately start wondering how the rest of the shower was constructed and water proofed. I mean, if they built and "water proofed"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By ss3964spd
Remember, Scott, that the thinset mortar doesn't...

Remember, Scott, that the thinset mortar doesn't actually "bond" to the Ditra (Heat), it is mechanically held in place by the way the columns and channels are formed.

The VB LFT you contemplate...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By ss3964spd
Schluter says you can fill the Ditra and lay tile...

Schluter says you can fill the Ditra and lay tile all at once.

I say I was confident that I wasn't competent enough to do so, at least not without making a giant mess. So I opted to install the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 482
Posted By ss3964spd
Some time ago someone posted a link to a similar...

Some time ago someone posted a link to a similar behind the tile hook product that was engineered to be inly in the grout line. the "post" was flat so there was no need to notch the tile for a round...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 664
Posted By ss3964spd
Regular Versabond, or VB LFT will do the trick,...

Regular Versabond, or VB LFT will do the trick, Scott, I used regular VB to install 12X24's on toppa Ditra Heat. Worked great. I did pre-fill my Ditra Heat mat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By ss3964spd
I think he built the "U" then slipped it into...

I think he built the "U" then slipped it into place and secured the two sides to the joists. Probably easier than trying to toe nail/screw the single 2X between the joists while keeping it at the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By ss3964spd
I've got to agree with Steve, Chip, that tiny...

I've got to agree with Steve, Chip, that tiny space between the end of the bench and the inside face of the glass is going to collect water and everything else, and be slow to dry no matter how much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
That's exactly how I did mine, Cliff, but I...

That's exactly how I did mine, Cliff, but I didn't have any openings to work around. The drywall in the entire bathroom was already down so it was an easy decision for me. I was able to get the foam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks like a common 5 1/4" colonial baseboard,...

Looks like a common 5 1/4" colonial baseboard, Michael, but in the 2nd photo it appears the 1/4 round is actually floating above the tile. Maybe it's just my eyes. I also can't tell if the base was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By ss3964spd
Option 2, X3. I'd execute option 3 only if...

Option 2, X3.

I'd execute option 3 only if is if the installed shower head is lower than you'd really like it to be.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ss3964spd
Each different material (GG, 5/8" X drywall,...

Each different material (GG, 5/8" X drywall, standard 1/2" drywall, clips, MLV, etc) all treat different frequencies/vibrations (with some overlap). Given your constraints I believe the biggest bang...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By ss3964spd
Green Glue! You're the first I've heard mention...

Green Glue! You're the first I've heard mention the product, Steve, in this forum anyway.

I did the same research when I was finishing my basement. Sound proofing is a bit of a misnomer; more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By ss3964spd
There are pros and cons for brazing copper...

There are pros and cons for brazing copper tubing, Greg, the Google will tell you all you need to know to make an informed decision. I do remember one of the key reasons for brazing copper pipe...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 01-09-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By ss3964spd
Since mold is growing in those joints I would...

Since mold is growing in those joints I would definitely want to remove all the old caulk first. You'll likely find there is more mold than what you can see on the surface.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,345
Posted By ss3964spd
Use non-treated furring strips, Greg. The new...

Use non-treated furring strips, Greg. The new ones won't be against the block, and the non-treated wood will be more stable. But first be sure the existing furring is solidly attached to the block....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
Cliff, 4) IMO the GB to ceiling joint in the...

Cliff,

4) IMO the GB to ceiling joint in the tub/shower needs nothing more than standard drywall finishing; paper or mesh tape and compound. I actually prefer a product called Strait-Flex instead...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By ss3964spd
We've seen some interesting work here, Elle, but...

We've seen some interesting work here, Elle, but after looking at all the photos in the link you provided, that is on a whole new level of OMG.

IMO, you should really, really consider removing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Cliff, welcome, 1) I've never used GB,...

Hi Cliff, welcome,

1) I've never used GB, and even if they say the 1X1 staples are acceptable I'd still be hesitant as the staples will be only 1/2" into the furring strips. I'd be inclined to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Zayd, While recessing the...

Welcome back, Zayd,

While recessing the shower floor does seem like the preferred approach to minimize height changes between the bathroom and the rest of the basement I'd first want to consider...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By ss3964spd
Given your description, Anthony, I wouldn't have...

Given your description, Anthony, I wouldn't have any serious concerns about filling in that low spot with mortar. Just remember, as was mentioned above, that the mortar may shrink as it cures so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 15,965
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks darn nice, Charlie, gotta be pleased with...

Looks darn nice, Charlie, gotta be pleased with the result. You can officially turn it over to Mrs. Charlie to accessorize as she sees fit.

You're gonna need a squeegee!
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