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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 58
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Gary. :) I'd get a...

Welcome to the forum, Gary. :)

I'd get a piece of 1/4" plywood and secure it to the wall behind the microwave, flush with the tile. Then mount the new unit over it, making sure to still secure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Kman
If you can't relocate the drain, the the options...

If you can't relocate the drain, the the options are to have the area between the drain and back wall at a much steeper slope, or have the perimeter at different heights.

Or you could install a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Holden. :wave:

Welcome to the forum, Holden. :wave:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Kman
Filling the seam isn't really going to help much,...

Filling the seam isn't really going to help much, if at all. You could have some minor movements that would pull the sealant apart from either surface, rendering it useless.

This would be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Kman
None that I've heard of. After the water has set...

None that I've heard of. After the water has set for an hour or two, it's probably done all the wicking that it's going to do. Mark it, then watch it for 24 hours.

What you would be seeing is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By Kman
Andy, I don't know how much those panels cost,...

Andy, I don't know how much those panels cost, but unless you have plenty of extra time, I think replacement might be the best option. It'll be a little painful, but over quickly.

Like taking off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Andy. :) Have you...

Welcome to the forum, Andy. :)

Have you tried some warm water and a sponge to remove the rest of that mastic?

The problem with leaving it is that it's an organic product, and when subjected...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Kman
Josh, let's keep all questions related to this...

Josh, 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 would use some painter's caulk to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,480
Posted By Kman
100% silicone that matches the grout.

100% silicone that matches the grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Ryan. :) If the water...

Welcome to the forum, Ryan. :)

If the water were able to go directly to a drain, I'd slope it, but in your picture it appears that the water would just sit against the tub.

I'd leave the deck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By Kman
When it's time to close, hold back $10,000 their...

When it's time to close, hold back $10,000 their money. If they complain, tell them it's "close enough".

Given the position you're in, you have nothing to lose. I'd hold their feet to the fire...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Kman
The oil in the stain will often prevent a proper...

The oil in the stain will often prevent a proper bond between the slab and mortar. I've seen several instances of tile lifting off the slab due to that problem.

Best to scarify it with a grinder...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Kman
Xan, let's keep all questions related to this...

Xan, 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 would have removed the bench and built...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Kman
Andy, if that flange is 1/4" as you say, you...

Andy, if that flange is 1/4" as you say, you won't be able to tile over it. It doesn't seem that thick in your pictures, but that's why I asked. It's sometimes hard to tell from the just a picture....
Forum: The Mud Box 02-16-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Kman
I was able to price composite boards with and...

I was able to price composite boards with and without grooves cut into the edges to allow for the clips to attach them at every joist.

Of course, the cost is much higher for the boards, and for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Kman
At Home Depot, you'll find that the Henry and...

At Home Depot, you'll find that the Henry and Ardex names are both on the bags/bottles there. Henry owns Ardex, or Ardex owns Henry.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Kman
Sorry, they all look the same in the picture. ;)...

Sorry, they all look the same in the picture. ;)

If you'll Google "Ditra XL by the foot", you'll see several options available. Be careful of the shipping costs, though. Sometimes that can cost...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Kman
The best way is to use Kerdi band, bonded to the...

The best way is to use Kerdi band, bonded to the Kerdi board with unmodified mortar, and to the tub flange with Kerdifix.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum. :) What size tile are...

Welcome to the forum. :)

What size tile are you planning to install? What is the thickness and width of the flange?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Steve. :) So half a...

Welcome to the forum, Steve. :)

So half a 50lb. bag of mortar per square foot? Yeah, that sounds about right. :rolleyes:

No, that's way too much mortar. What is their excuse for it? Just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Kman
You got a Home Depot near you?...

You got a Home Depot near you? (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Schluter-Ditra-54-sq-ft-3-ft-3-in-x-16-ft-5-in-x-1-8-in-Thick-Uncoupling-Membrane-DITRA5M/100143471)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,296
Posted By Kman
And post #153...

And post #153 (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52673&highlight=Forklift&page=11)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,296
Posted By Kman
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207134
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Kman
There's really no good way to fix what you have. ...

There's really no good way to fix what you have. The gap is too wide for caulk. It's too irregular to fill in with a strip of wood, even if it is outside the wet area.

That method of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Kman
Here's an important question: is there any...

Here's an important question: is there any waterproofing on the walls behind the tile? Is the wall board plain sheetrock?
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