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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mike_Snyder
I will defeintely revisit this with the...

I will defeintely revisit this with the inspector. Luckily, I do have some time as the shower walls and bench tile are on a boat from Italy and won't be here for at least another 3 weeks. I want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Just got back from the library and copied a few...

Just got back from the library and copied a few pages from the 2003 International Residential Code, similar to what Joseph posted, in the 2003 version:
Section R702.4.3 Limitations. Water-resistant...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Thanks for all the replies and detailed...

Thanks for all the replies and detailed information. My apologies for the late response. I did some digging this morning and found out that my local building code now reforces the International...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Thanks! I will dig a little deeper into the...

Thanks! I will dig a little deeper into the code. The contract does state this:

“Contractor agrees that the Work shall be completed in a good and workmanlike manner according to standard local...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Need Some Help Convincing Bulider that tile/grout is NOT waterproof

Hey everyone, been awhile. I haven't done any tile work since my last master bath project years ago (thanks agian to this outstanding forum for the help on that!!!) I am looking for some advice on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,886
Posted By Mike_Snyder
I don't know how long it will stay shiny. I had...

I don't know how long it will stay shiny. I had the floor installed since August 2006, so far so good. With all the mixing of thinset and grout when finishing the shower (even though I attempted to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,610
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Excellent Job! I just did ours and used the same...

Excellent Job! I just did ours and used the same Grohe fixtures, minus the body sprays, we absolutely love ours and I know you will enjoy your as well! Nice work! :tup1:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,886
Posted By Mike_Snyder
I know it has been some time since this thread...

I know it has been some time since this thread saw action. I noticed that I never responded to what I did. I guess this is the problem with not keeping my posts in one thread! I ended up using the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mike_Snyder
As I see it, the shower wall is just like any...

As I see it, the shower wall is just like any other wall. If water gets in there enough that it will cause any electrical problems, you should have known there was a waterproofing problem well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Hey Brian. I am not familiar with the electrical...

Hey Brian. I am not familiar with the electrical codes (yet I still work with running power :bonk: ) Anyway, I believe in baths and kitchens, because of water and counters, the boxes, should be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By Mike_Snyder
I used these cheap bits and was happy with the...

I used these cheap bits and was happy with the results. Used my drill press and lots-o-water.

http://http://www.overstock.com/?page=proframe&prod_id=1549352

I was also very happy with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Thanks!!! I took me quite awhile, but it was...

Thanks!!! I took me quite awhile, but it was well worth it!

-Mike
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,471
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Guys..and Gals...My Master Bath Project is...

Guys..and Gals...My Master Bath Project is finally finished! :yipee: I would like to thank everyone who was there for me when I had question after question..sorry I didn't keep them all in this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mike_Snyder
I know how that goes...working on weekends only. ...

I know how that goes...working on weekends only. I started mine last Memorial Day..just now gettin to sealing the grout and waiting on the shower glass....hopefully, we will be using this shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,038
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Makes sense, just wanted to pose the...

Makes sense, just wanted to pose the question..thanks for the clairification.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,038
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Hey Frank...I have a question for you. I not...

Hey Frank...I have a question for you. I not trying to bust on you or anything, but in your last reply, you mentioned the important part is that there IS a space for grout. Maybe Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Hi Brain. We had the exact same situation when I...

Hi Brain. We had the exact same situation when I tore out our old fibergalss shower pan. I added another 5/8" subfloor. Just a quick note on cutting the hole for the Kerdi drain...I didn't have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-25-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,941
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Good point Cx raises about keeping those large...

Good point Cx raises about keeping those large format tiles flat. Make sure your floor is good and level and take the time to get them flat! I know I rushed when setting my tiles and I have some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-24-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,941
Posted By Mike_Snyder
FWIW, I'll chime in here. I had purchased a...

FWIW, I'll chime in here. I had purchased a bunch of 18x18 marble tiles for my master bath floor and 12x12s for the steam shower I was building. Here is a link to my post:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,840
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Just wanted to follow-up on this thread. I...

Just wanted to follow-up on this thread. I finally used these hole bits in my drill press on porcelin tile, I kept the bit wet and these worked perfectly for me, a DIYer. I am very satisfied with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,522
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Oh my God! I was ready to argue with you and...

Oh my God! I was ready to argue with you and went to reference the Schlueter docs and you are 100% correct! I don't know how I managed to screw that one up! I actually layed Ditra under my marble,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Grout Question

I am finally ready to grout my shower! My joints are 1/8", some are slightly wider, so slightly skinnier, but overall the joints are 1/8" I just want to confirm that 1/8" or larger joints should be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,522
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Yes you can install Ditra over Kerdi, in fact, if...

Yes you can install Ditra over Kerdi, in fact, if you would be using Ditra for a floor and you wanted it waterproofed, Schlueter says to use the Kerdi band under the seams in the Ditra.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,561
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Sparks from cutting Blade

Ok, perhaps I just never noticed, and I've only cut porcelin tile on this saw one other time, but I see sparks shooting off the wheel. There is water on the blade, or at least shooting in the blade...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By Mike_Snyder
Hey Mike, thanks for the quick reply. Just so I...

Hey Mike, thanks for the quick reply. Just so I understand you correctly, you are saying that you would put a thin coat of thinset on the walls/floor/ceiling and use the 3/8" square notch (or were...
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