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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,829
Posted By Kman
Don't use drywall mud behind Kerdi. If it...

Don't use drywall mud behind Kerdi.

If it just a skim to fill a thin depression, I'd use thinset mortar. If it's deeper than 1/8" or so you might need some cement based patch.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Kman
I don't know, I think I might be tempted to bust...

I don't know, I think I might be tempted to bust that bottom tile up with a punch, repair the waterproofing, and set it properly with the Schluter profile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Kman
I changed it for you, but I think you'd get more...

I changed it for you, but I think you'd get more views if you titled it "free donuts right here".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Kman
The short answer to your question, which we never...

The short answer to your question, which we never did really answer, is yes, you can put tile over tile. It's usually done on the floor, so you'll have a real challenge trying to keep up on the wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Kman
A few preliminary questions, if you don't mind. ...

A few preliminary questions, if you don't mind.

What is your waterproofing layer?

How long has that bottom piece been mortared in?

What mortar are you using?

Is the bottom piece sloped to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Al. :) Sometimes a...

Welcome to the forum, Al. :)

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

This is one of those times.

If you can upload a picture using the paper clip icon in the reply box, I bet you'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Kman
Ask ten installers what mortar they like, and...

Ask ten installers what mortar they like, and you'll get ten different answers. I'll tell you that it's hard to find anything bad about the Laticrete mortars.

But considering you're using a light...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Kman
Are you going to have to warranty the shower...

Are you going to have to warranty the shower after an attempted repair?

Worst case scenario, let's say you get to some level of demolition and find that for whatever reason it can't be repaired. ...
Forum: The Mud Box 09-20-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Kman
Construction is up, quality is down!

Every time we have a construction boom, I see more and more of this type thing. The poor homeowner was very uneducated about quality and asked if this was considered "acceptable".

The installer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By Kman
So there's one more person out there now who...

So there's one more person out there now who won't ever complain about high labor costs on a tile demo and installation. :)

What color is that marble you're planning to install?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Kman
What size are the tile? If I was doing anything...

What size are the tile? If I was doing anything less than 12x12, I wouldn't use a leveling system.
Forum: The Mud Box 09-16-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Kman
A little off topic, but I used 2x12's on all the...

A little off topic, but I used 2x12's on all the headers because we always banded the block to pour the slab, and when it was dry enough to pull the bands, we had +/- 200' of 2x12's that weren't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Kman
Wedi can be bonded in that proposed manner, but...

Wedi can be bonded in that proposed manner, but hold on to your checkbook when you go to buy it.

If I were to put down Hardi with no fasteners, I'd put some weight on it at the junction of three...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Kman
I see that the OP says that his latest installer...

I see that the OP says that his latest installer put screws through the bottom row of Hardibacker, but I read it that he did a mud curb.

While I wouldn't want the holes through the liner that low...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Kman
Yes, make sure you don't have problem with water...

Yes, make sure you don't have problem with water getting to the subfloor. If not, follow the instructions from CX above.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Dave. :) Are you on a...

Welcome to the forum, Dave. :)

Are you on a slab or crawl space?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Kman
I have one suggestion before you cut out a...

I have one suggestion before you cut out a section of wall. See if you can get a scope that would require only a small hole to access the wall cavity.

Scopes are pretty cheap on Amazon now, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-02-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Kman
I've never seen anything that will extend the...

I've never seen anything that will extend the drain up. I would call Schluter before trying anything, but I imagine you'd have to do some measure of demolition to the tile immediately around the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,206
Posted By Kman
Here's the bottom line on your floor: We...

Here's the bottom line on your floor:

We know the subfloor is an issue. And I'm reasonably sure that the joists aren't stiff enough for natural stone. Even though you didn't give us the specs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kman
Ok, I would not use Ditra as a waterproofing...

Ok, I would not use Ditra as a waterproofing system in that application, even as a backup. You're going to waterproof that bench properly so you don't have to worry about it leaking.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kman
Maybe you mentioned this earlier and I'm too...

Maybe you mentioned this earlier and I'm too thick to understand it. What is the purpose of putting Ditra under the bench, or anywhere in the shower?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,017
Posted By Kman
1. What's available in your area? That's what...

1. What's available in your area? That's what you'll be restricted to. If you have a Home Depot in your area, Versabond will work. The Schluter brand works well. I don't know what Lowe's is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Kman
If you're making your own, just use 1/2" board. ...

If you're making your own, just use 1/2" board. You can frame around it if you want, to give it more support.

Just cut the individual pieces to the dimensions you want, with a flange all the way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,735
Posted By Kman
Steven, let's keep all questions related to this...

Steven, 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 think I got you to convince yourself to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Kman
If you use the Kerdi niche template shown in the...

If you use the Kerdi niche template shown in the liberry, you could probably figure in about 1/8" at the most.

I've never made one of those, so I couldn't give you an exact amount.

Here's what...
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