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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By cx
Jean, the only questions you ever want to ask...

Jean, the only questions you ever want to ask someone in an orange vest start with, "Where would I find the.........". And even then, take the answer with a grain of salt.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By cx
There is no controversy, John. Schluter makes an...

There is no controversy, John. Schluter makes an "uncoupling" product. Schluter dictates the method and materials to install the product. One of their recommendations is the use of un-modified...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Daniel. :) We'd need to know...

Welcome back, Daniel. :)

We'd need to know more about your shower, 'specially the tile size, the bonding mortar, the tools and method of tile installation, and the treatment of the bottom joint...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By cx
David, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

David, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered.

You want to go to the CBU...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By cx
No, Ma'am. We set the tiles using thinset...

No, Ma'am. We set the tiles using thinset mortar. Frequently a lot of thinset mortar. But your tiles appear to be uncommonly flat. They really come from the Saltillo area of Mexico?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By cx
Welcome, Judy. :) DIY 1,000 square feet of...

Welcome, Judy. :)

DIY 1,000 square feet of Saltillo? Que Mujer! :D

I've always set Saltillo over a mortar bed over concrete SOG and used sand and Portland cement mixed 3:1 for the grout. And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By cx
Still doesn't eliminate the problem of connecting...

Still doesn't eliminate the problem of connecting the waterproof membrane, Tim.

It's entirely up to you what you are willing to accept, but you paid for a new shower with the expectation that it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By cx
That is because the CBU (Hardiebacker in your...

That is because the CBU (Hardiebacker in your case) must be properly fastened with mechanical fasteners firmly against the subfloor with only a thin layer of thinset mortar between CBU and subfloor,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By cx
Tim, it'll help if you'll attach your photos from...

Tim, it'll help if you'll attach your photos from storage on your computer so they appear in your post and are a permanent part of your thread, rather than third-party links that disappear when the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By cx
CB, we can't tell you anything at all about that...

CB, we can't tell you anything at all about that without knowing the unsupported span of the joists.

As for the end support, I'd need to see how that was done to determine if it was sufficient to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By cx
1. It's a bit of hard, dirty work, but it's...

1. It's a bit of hard, dirty work, but it's quite doable and it's done alla time, usually to move the drain to the center of the shower. Determine first if you have a steel reinforced slab or a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,842
Posted By cx
The very best way to prevent problems with a...

The very best way to prevent problems with a marble installation in a wet area is to install a porcelain look-alike, Dani. See again post #42.

If you insist on real marble, at least find a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,588
Posted By cx
Don't understand the question.

Don't understand the question.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,588
Posted By cx
I think Davy was presuming you were building a...

I think Davy was presuming you were building a traditional shower receptor, Nick, in which case there would be no correct way to use CBU on the curb.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,006
Posted By cx
Jason, for building a monument bench over a...

Jason, for building a monument bench over a mortar shower floor, it matters little whether you put down a bonding layer of thinset mortar before applying your fat-mud/brick mortar to set your blocks....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,774
Posted By cx
Scott, consider that while you made the perimeter...

Scott, consider that while you made the perimeter of your shower floor level (we hope), the ceiling is unlikely to be. Doing your cuts at the top may help with that situation.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,588
Posted By cx
A bit confusing, Nick. Thin bed what? 1. ...

A bit confusing, Nick. Thin bed what?

1. Dealer's choice.

2. Dealer's choice.

3. I would "size" them when I was far enough along to be sure of my sizing.

My opinion; worth price...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,823
Posted By cx
I would want my slope to start in the farthest...

I would want my slope to start in the farthest corner and slope a minimum of 1/4" per foot from there. Get that in whatever manner seems appropriate to your situation. You don't want any level...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By cx
Your subflooring is not suitable for natural...

Your subflooring is not suitable for natural stone, Mark, only ceramic.

You can decrease your transition height just a little by using one of the sheet membranes rather than 1/4" CBU if you want....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By cx
The Deflectometer can deal with your situation,...

The Deflectometer can deal with your situation, Mark, but you hafta tailor the input to its tastes.

Those beams are your joists. If they are nominal 4x material, you would enter their size as 2x...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By cx
That floor construction style is apparently...

That floor construction style is apparently common all along the Left Coast and our resident engineers have determined that the subfloor is sufficiently rigid for a ceramic tile installation, so long...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-08-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By cx
What is the manufacturer's published shelf life,...

What is the manufacturer's published shelf life, Steven?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,774
Posted By cx
Scott, it's frequently helpful to lay your tiles...

Scott, it's frequently helpful to lay your tiles out on the floor using the spacers you'll use on the wall. That will let you see a full scale version and allow you to determine where you'll...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-08-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By cx
What is his user name, Ken? We got lotsa Matts. ...

What is his user name, Ken? We got lotsa Matts.

Keep in mind that for nearly all the members on these forums we know nothing at all except what they post here. We've not met them, never seen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By cx
Perhaps someone else will wade in and unconfuse...

Perhaps someone else will wade in and unconfuse us, David.

If you remove the sawn board subflooring and replace it with nominal 3/4" T&G plywood or OSB, you technically don't need the second layer...
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