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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 59
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Posted By arnav
Yes, of course. In this house I always shoot...

Yes, of course. In this house I always shoot into the horizontal mortar joints (in fact every single one through the entire length of the furring strip to be exact) and got really solid results in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Thx Dan. Lets see what Davy (or others) say...

Thx Dan. Lets see what Davy (or others) say about the PVC and mud bed. He posted a picture of similar construction above (a curbless like / embeded shower with traditional pan liner).

Any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
In addition, 5. I want to extend the...

In addition,

5. I want to extend the original shower wall past the original cinderblock wall and a few inches past an adjacent metal stud (see pic). Is it an issue if a tiled wall spans two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
1. In that configuration (embedded curbless like...

1. In that configuration (embedded curbless like shower), how do you deal with the 2" PVC pipe? The pre-slope is 1" at the drain and the slope itself is 1.5". The shower drain's PVC pipe is 2" and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Wow! nice! Got it. I'll attach the liner...

Wow! nice!

Got it. I'll attach the liner over the underlayment and under the CBU.

1. Is 7" of depth enough to pull this off? In my case i have a raised platform consisting of vertical 2 x 6s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Hi CX, Obviously can't fasten into the...

Hi CX,

Obviously can't fasten into the liner. I was thinking to fasten above the liner into the 1.5" of subfloor + underlayment. Can also add a 2 x 2 for the screws to go into (see attached).
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Finally, a new window! I hope this drama is...

Finally, a new window! I hope this drama is finally over and this project can carry on. They still need to finish the stucco work outside. They were very happy with the window I ordered and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
So, what do you think? Ok to build up from this...

So, what do you think? Ok to build up from this subfloor/underlayment and its support?

Second question. Since I can't get rid of the shower/bathtub ramp, I am thinking to embed / bring down the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Thanks Dan. The other reason for PT is...

Thanks Dan.

The other reason for PT is termites. It is a losing battle down here. It is not a question if termites will get to it, only when. I treat any regular lumber with Timbor which I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
While waiting on the window, I removed the...

While waiting on the window, I removed the underlayment and subfloor of the shower platform. I say "platform" since it is a step higher than the rest of the bathroom's floor. It is probably going...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Window saga cont'd

So the HOA agreed to fix the bathroom window.

The management company showed up with the contractor and we agreed the next steps.
We agreed that the current window design is flawed. It is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Yes, only that it is rarer than a unicorn! OK,...

Yes, only that it is rarer than a unicorn! OK, if I can't get Kdat I'll go with PT then. At least it only holds the window but doesn't get tiled directly
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
To build a wooden frame within the square...

To build a wooden frame within the square cinderblock window opening for the round window would you use regular KD 2x4 and ply or PT? Over time moisture can migrate from the blocks to the wood so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Being on the opposite side of the room, I am...

Being on the opposite side of the room, I am assuming that putting a 150CFM fan over the toilet ain't going to cut it either...

So the options are really only:
1. Approve a second duct with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Ok, thanks for confirming. So I am assuming that...

Ok, thanks for confirming. So I am assuming that even an inline fan like this Panasonic will not do the trick since the issue is venting out....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Hi Dan, 3" semi-rigid almost straight up...

Hi Dan,


3" semi-rigid almost straight up from the existing toilet fan. Probably 10' feet in total length.


There is a little less than 3/4" gap in the master bath's door. Not my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
HOA have said that they will fix the window...

HOA have said that they will fix the window (fingers crossed), so waiting on that...

In the mean time, here are exhaust fans related questions.


This master bath is approx 150 sqf
a tiny...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
That just made so much sense. Thx! 1. Do...

That just made so much sense. Thx!

1. Do you see a reason why the Wedi board in the window opening can't transition to CBU on the shower walls? Effectively treating it like a big niche with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
Project update: no updates! Been speaking...

Project update: no updates!

Been speaking to windows companies about replacing the round window with a square one. To get it permitted, and being on a 3rd floor, they all want thousands of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 13,646
Posted By arnav
Thank you so much everyone. It means more than...

Thank you so much everyone. It means more than any feedback I got in my real professional life... :cheers:


Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner. Its a shame they get bad reviews online because of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
I can see it happening a few times a year when it...

I can see it happening a few times a year when it rain very heavily. Its being funneled to a bucket :(

The window in the shower which needs to be replaced is different from all the other windows...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
painted stucco and nothing else. Houses in FL...

painted stucco and nothing else. Houses in FL are made to breath. No moisture barriers on the inside as well (unless its a shower of course).


Agreed. I just wanted to check with you all in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,061
Posted By arnav
I was about to call a window company to finally...

I was about to call a window company to finally come and fix this window when I realized that I may be better off to check with you first in case the window or its installation has to fit to any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 13,646
Posted By arnav
shower door glass is coming tomorrow...

shower door glass is coming tomorrow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 13,646
Posted By arnav
All tiled, grouted and siliconed

All tiled, grouted and siliconed
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