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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-21-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By houndzilla
Might also help to bring documentation if you use...

Might also help to bring documentation if you use commercially purchased glaze. I'm sure those have batch/lot numbers.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-20-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By houndzilla
It's not the NEC, it's the IECC. International...

It's not the NEC, it's the IECC. International Energy Conservation Code. If you want me to reference you the code sections let me know.

It has separate sections for commercial and residential...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By houndzilla
your installer basically just guaranteed you'll...

your installer basically just guaranteed you'll need to redo the work by using a tile adhesive that not rated for this type of wet area.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
making progress! I'm really glad that I...

making progress!

I'm really glad that I didn't waterproof the floor yet because I really underestimated how messy tiling walls would be.

The niche on the far wall has mitered corners, only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
No posts telling me I did something wrong, that's...

No posts telling me I did something wrong, that's a good sign!

I set my first course on the rear wall and thinking about how I'm going to handle my soft joint in the corner.

Am I loosing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
Took a while to get a solid free day to knock...

Took a while to get a solid free day to knock this out. This is something I never want to do by myself again. 7 solid hours from mixing the first bucket to starting cleanup. ~6'x7' area.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-01-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By houndzilla
As someone who is about ready to seal Kerdi to a...

As someone who is about ready to seal Kerdi to a custom length linear drain using Kerdi-fix this is pretty concerning.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-29-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,779
Posted By houndzilla
I'm not sure why you guys are posting excerpts...

I'm not sure why you guys are posting excerpts from the International Plumbing Code (IPC).

Tom has stated that he's in Illinois and has already posted sections from the Illinois Plumbing Code. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By houndzilla
The point I was trying to make with a sump is...

The point I was trying to make with a sump is that at grade it's going to have to do a heck of a lot less work to drop the water table to a manageable level.

By placing a sump pump you create a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By houndzilla
I respectfully disagree speed. Sump...

I respectfully disagree speed.

Sump pumps/dewatering is pretty common method of dealing with a high water table, especially in basements when used with appropriate waterproofing. Yeah they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By houndzilla
Does this property have a sump pump? Is that...

Does this property have a sump pump? Is that even an option in your area?

Seems like it might be the best place to start to lower the water table in the area immediately around the property.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By houndzilla
wait... my bad this was 15/32" (1/2") that I was...

wait... my bad this was 15/32" (1/2") that I was thinking about.

Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By houndzilla
Note that the liquid backerboards that Clifton...

Note that the liquid backerboards that Clifton suggests require 3/4" T&G in their cutsheets.

As long as the structure is solid under the butted square edge seam, you should be fine, that's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By houndzilla
SLC over plywood is a different beast. ...

SLC over plywood is a different beast.

Most SLC's I'm familiar with require the use of expanded metal lath secured to the plywood.

Additionally, some MFR's will spell out ASTM standards or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
here's a sketch of how I'm planning to tackle...

here's a sketch of how I'm planning to tackle install of the undbonded mud bed. Due the area of the bed and the needed reinforcement coupled with how I'll be doing this alone the preformed mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
After about a dozen phonecalls and few online...

After about a dozen phonecalls and few online quotes I found a very local place that can get 4'x8' sheets of 2"x2"x1/8" (~8 ga). Ended up being a miscellaneous metals place. A little overkill on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
I changed it CX, I'm in the Chicagoland area. ...

I changed it CX, I'm in the Chicagoland area.

I found a 750' roll at a terrazzo supplier near me. Hadn't thought of a stucco/masonry supply. I'll give those a shot, thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
I've decided going with an unbonded mud bed for...

I've decided going with an unbonded mud bed for my shower floor since it's slab on grade. I'm truly not worried about future cracking since it's an old slab and my floor patches were properly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By houndzilla
I think the tiles not being centered on the...

I think the tiles not being centered on the doorway isn't a big deal. Unless it really is a big deal to you.

The only thing I would suggest is to verify that your setup is perfectly square so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By houndzilla
do you have a laser level? when I prepped my...

do you have a laser level?

when I prepped my floor for SLC I mapped it on a 24" x 24" grid.

I set a datum point as 0" and then I took a decent long/stiff ruler with a corner spirit level and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,671
Posted By houndzilla
That's why I say it would need to be trimmed off....

That's why I say it would need to be trimmed off. In the original use of this transition I'm sure the leg is there to help provide some protection from the possibility of rolling loads hitting the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,671
Posted By houndzilla
Would be using a Schluter transition strip be out...

Would be using a Schluter transition strip be out of the question?
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Profiles/For-Floors/Sloped-Transitions/Schluter®-RENO-U/p/RENO_U

The Reno-U would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
Thanks for confirming on both accounts Peter,...

Thanks for confirming on both accounts Peter, I'll stick some blocking in for the prefab niches. The field built niche will definitely have plenty of it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,088
Posted By houndzilla
Things slowed down a bit during the holidays and...

Things slowed down a bit during the holidays and it's taken me some time to move material around and pick up some of small finishing details (i'm running out of unfinished work area to store stuff). ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 14,250
Posted By houndzilla
the canned answer people are going to give you is...

the canned answer people are going to give you is that you need to choose your grout width by variations in your tile - which is the technically correct answer. I think it's 3x the largest...
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