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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By openhand
Gooanswer on the slop sink! It’s a high end mud...

Gooanswer on the slop sink! It’s a high end mud room. A stainless under mount-sink and granite counter. Backer board behind, but a tall cabinet encloses the counter about 5 inches away on the left....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2021, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By openhand
Subway backsplash on plywood cabinet side?

Hi All- Can you recommended the best product for setting subway tile on the side of a new cabinet? This is backsplash for a slop sink. Is modified thinset ok here? Most of the backsplash will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Hope images show up!

I'm on a super slow connection and the images show that they're uploaded, but I don't see them in my post! Also, apologies for sideways images- when I sent them they were oriented correctly..
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Floor transition issue curbless shower

Hi All- This is the difference in the transition I have on my curbless shower pan and Ditra heat on the main bathroom floor. It is 1/4" at the worst part and 1/8" to nothing along the edge where the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Recommendations floor patch products

Hi - can others share what products they use for patching and flattening plywood subfloors before putting down ditra? More detail in previous posts on this thread. Thanks!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
floor patch material?

Hello again! No takers on my Schluter drain grate question.. Looks to me like it's an inverted topcoat spacer you trim to tile thickness and the "brim" piece fits exactly in the Schluter drain pan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Schluter drain grate on wedi pan?

Anybody know if I can make a Schluter drain cover work on a Wedi shower pan? Thanks!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Schluter drain cover in wedi pan?

Customer wants to know if it's possible to use one of the decorative Schluter drain covers she prefers in a Wedi shower pan? Is this doable? I'm trying to remember how the drain cover fits - doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
3/4 ply OK by Schluter rep

Just to confirm- I contacted the Schluter rep and they're fine with 3/4 ply- especially when they realized it's t&g. They said just scrape off the glue, lightly sand and apply Ditra.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
large format to shower floor tile transition height problem

Dan! Thanks so much for pointing out the problem of matching the height of small tiles and large tiles of the same thickness due to amount of thin set used. I hadn't considered this, but I don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Is this thread getting lost?

Hi I notice responses to this thread dropping off. I’ve been keeping this bathroom project on the same thread as requested but wonder if starting a new thread gets more responses and wonder when it’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Would you use this plywood subfloor?

I want to include an image of the subfloor I plan to set tile on. There are a couple of spots I would replace (Old toilet drop hole, old bathtub cutout)but I'm thinking it looks ok? It's all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Floor height layout for curbless shower

Thanks for all the responses. I have checked floor strength with the deflecto tool. Joists are 2x12, just under 12ft long, so I plugged in 12 ft. I get L883. The plywood is 3/4". I have rescrewed it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Floor layout curbless shower and waterproofing transition

Thanks for the previous response regarding underlayment and grab blocking. I’m beginning to think about layout fot the floor of my curbless shower. I’m mixing Ditra Heat in order r to install a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Underlayment Questions

Can someone tell me a rule of thumb for picking the right underlayment at a lumber yard for applying Ditra and then tile to? CDX plywood? Avantec? etc. I still don't understand what the stamps on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Blocking and pony wall construction tips?

Hello! I have the walls open in my current bathroom remodel and I'm waiting for subs. I'm wondering about blocking and pony wall methods: First, how do others go about making sure a pony wall is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Update on bathroom- tile set directly on subfloor?

thanks for the response, CX- I'm pretty sure I can use the Wedi pan- I'm in the midst of demolition and will soon know. Tomorrow I tackle existing tile floor removal. At first glance it looks like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Floating Granite Shower Seat?

And one more question- Has anyone installed a floating shower seat in granite and how would I accomplish this in the context of a Wedi system? Customer is looking for an asymmetrical corner seat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Hydroblock Shower floor questions

Hi Again! I'm doing some research and see the hydrolock linear drain system which can be cut to fit. I also see it could be placed at the entrance of the curbless shower and it's a blind drain, ie:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Hi All- Thanks so much for the responses! Since...

Hi All- Thanks so much for the responses! Since these are very flexible customers I think I'll try to steer them away from a line drain. Barring that- has anyone used the laticrete shower pans? Are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By openhand
Curbless shower questions bathroom 1

Hi All- I'm about to begin demo on a full bathroom remodel. First floor, full basement, 3/4 ply subfloor, 2x12 joists 16 o/c, span no more than 8ft. Customer wants curbless tile shower and linear...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By openhand
Caulk before grout?

Thanks for the responses! Another question about caulking- does anybody caulk the corners with the color match caulk BEFORE grouting?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By openhand
Tub surround caulk or grout corners

Hi all- I’m installing subway tile over a new tub and wonder what others do to fill the inside corners when they grout? I have the color matching flex caulk and have always used it in the inside...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By openhand
Hi, Thanks for the response. The 2x7.5” joist...

Hi, Thanks for the response. The 2x7.5” joist span is 16” o/c why do you recommend no glue? And why no fasteners thru to the joists? I thought that would stiffen the whole assembly even more? Would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By openhand
Out of level floor under tub and tile layout and ditra layering

Hi All- I have one other concern on the tile job with the diagonal subfloor I just posted about. I'm installing a new tub and the floor under the tub is out of level by 7/16", and not in a great...
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