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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes, that’s typical. Clean the filter and it...

Yes, that’s typical. Clean the filter and it gets clogged again really quickly.

If you were to do this again, the dust deputy would help a lot.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Lou_MA
Patching slab around drain

Looking to patch a trench in this 3” thick slab.

My plan is to shovel in some damp sand until it’s level with the bottom of the slab, tamp it down, paint some loose thinset onto the sides of...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-11-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Lou_MA
Shower bench designs

Do you folks feel that shower benches where the glass is notched around them are more prone to leaks than showers where the benches are entirely contained?

I’ve had at least one situation where...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2022, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By Lou_MA
Option 2

Option 2
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By Lou_MA
Belt sand the advantec with rough grit sandpaper...

Belt sand the advantec with rough grit sandpaper to scuff up the waxy coating and give it some tooth. Vac up the dust.

Lightly dampen the floor before installing ditra. I’d use the 253 gold. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Lou_MA
I’d want to remove all those old thinset ridges...

I’d want to remove all those old thinset ridges and get back to the slab.

Rent a 7” grinder and cup wheel, and put up dust containment system or other form of dust control.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Bubba. I called Tramex and you’re right...

Thanks Bubba. I called Tramex and you’re right on point, it’s the ME-5 model.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By Lou_MA
Bubba - by non destructive moisture meter are you...

Bubba - by non destructive moisture meter are you referring to a basic pinless type? If not, do you have a link to one?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Lou_MA
See post #5 in link below. It’s over a decade...

See post #5 in link below. It’s over a decade old so buyer beware.

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=93732
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-04-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Lou_MA
Davy - ideally, but that’s assuming stuff was...

Davy - ideally, but that’s assuming stuff was done properly to begin with
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks guys. Those tips are helpful. Bubba...

Thanks guys. Those tips are helpful.

Bubba - I had tried the FLIR and the biggest temp differential was at the nearest corner of the basement, about 8’ away. The curious thing is that I cut out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks CX. Is there a way to determine...

Thanks CX.

Is there a way to determine which one it might be, without disturbing the already-tiled floor?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-01-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,764
Posted By Lou_MA
Happy new year everyone. Still dealing with this...

Happy new year everyone. Still dealing with this same issue.

Question for folks smarter than me. Is “hydrostatic pressure” and “moisture emissions” the same concept?

Would it make a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Lou_MA
Schluter drain doesn’t have weep holes. Sealer...

Schluter drain doesn’t have weep holes. Sealer (or not) isn’t relevant. Stuff “breaking up” indicates movement, which isn’t good.

If you step on and around the drain can you see / feel any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By Lou_MA
Tom lightweight gypsum is a different beast than...

Tom lightweight gypsum is a different beast than cement or fiber-cement backer board. Plus, my interpretation of that TDS is that it refers to a floor.

Agree that you’re overthinking this.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By Lou_MA
Tom if you’re having doubts about redgard, switch...

Tom if you’re having doubts about redgard, switch to another liquid membrane. Hydroban and aquadefense come to mind.

I think 3 primer coats is excessive.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Lou_MA
Assuming you’re running the tile horizontally,...

Assuming you’re running the tile horizontally, that 12” wide strip will only be carrying half a tile, at most.

And whether it’s a single 12x24 tile at 12 lbs each or twelve 6x4 tiles at 1 lb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By Lou_MA
I used Hydroban instead. 2 coats, 2” overlap all...

I used Hydroban instead. 2 coats, 2” overlap all the way around.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By Lou_MA
None at all. I usually run a taping knife...

None at all.

I usually run a taping knife over every fastener to check for any telltale clicks of a high washer or screw. Had to use a touch more force to originally dimple them into Hydroban...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By Lou_MA
It only happened to me a couple times. But...

It only happened to me a couple times. But that’s enough that I wanted the confidence that washer / screw combos provided.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,545
Posted By Lou_MA
I use washers with Hydroban board even though...

I use washers with Hydroban board even though it’s not required. Had a couple instances where screws sank perfectly but didn’t draw the board tight to the framing.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-21-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By Lou_MA
Hey Justin - with that method, how hard do you...

Hey Justin - with that method, how hard do you tamp down the drypack before setting the tile?

I imagine it has to be left somewhat unpacked? Otherwise it wouldn’t be possible to tamp the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,362
Posted By Lou_MA
If you’re using topical waterproofing, any...

If you’re using topical waterproofing, any penetrations may need a patch with 2” overlap all around. Even if you fastened your 1x2 near the bottom it would still be too close to the bottom row of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Lou_MA
This may help put your mind at ease. Or it’ll...

This may help put your mind at ease. Or it’ll raise new concerns for me.

Not a Kerdi shower but Laticrete sheet membrane. Flood test after 18 hours, wicking had crept up the wall over 2”. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Lou_MA
Tashler - I’ve had wicking during a flood test...

Tashler - I’ve had wicking during a flood test that was more than what you’re showing. On floor seams no less, where it appeared the wicking extended past the required 2” overlap.

However, the...
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