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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks Sharon, interesting article.

Thanks Sharon, interesting article.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Lou_MA
Has me stumped. Grasping at straws here... ...

Has me stumped. Grasping at straws here...

I’m usually paranoid about knife depth when cleaning thinset from joints but maybe I sliced the Hydroban?

Also, hydroban was only applied to within...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Lou_MA
Bubba - I don’t have ready access to one but am...

Bubba - I don’t have ready access to one but am calling around to see if anyone I know does.

Justin - I dug the grout out of that one joint. Left it overnight and came down to find that water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Lou_MA
John - no plumbing above or below. The nearest...

John - no plumbing above or below. The nearest plumbing would be forced hot water baseboard heat above 2’ away. And the seepage is isolated, there’s no trail back to the baseboard or anything else.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-06-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Lou_MA
John - I wouldn’t be surprised. The quality of...

John - I wouldn’t be surprised. The quality of the clamps surprised me, they deform *very* easily.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Lou_MA
Grout joint weeping moisture

Looking for any thoughts on cause and solution.

I’ve got a single grout joint that’s been weeping moisture over the past couple weeks. We’ve had a good amount of rain recently but this grout...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Lou_MA
My mistake. Dan got me looking. The wrench is...

My mistake. Dan got me looking. The wrench is pre-set to 60 inch / lbs but is still deforming the metal band before it hits that point.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Lou_MA
Dan - it’s what the instructions say. This is...

Dan - it’s what the instructions say. This is for a shielded coupling I’m using but is having the same issue

https://www.fernco.com/file/4436/download?token=xDWgUinr
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Lou_MA
Davy - I tried doubling up on clamps but same...

Davy - I tried doubling up on clamps but same issue with extra clamps. They don’t tighten.

CX - I tried buying new clamps and same problem as before. The screw is deforming the ratcheted slots...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By Lou_MA
Problem tightening no-hub couplings

Ok. I feel like an idiot asking this because it seems so basic.

I’m using a fernco coupling to connect some 2” pvc. The coupling is the all-rubber type, with a stainless steel clamping ring on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,648
Posted By Lou_MA
Re: water collecting in niche - the bottom of the...

Re: water collecting in niche - the bottom of the niche should be sloped slightly towards the drain. Ideally, the waterproofing layer itself would be sloped, although some of the prefab niches have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Lou_MA
CX - a dry well is basically a big pit, located...

CX - a dry well is basically a big pit, located in a lower part of the yard, several feet away from the house. It’s lined with permeable fabric, with several inches of crushed rock on the bottom. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Lou_MA
Change of plans. I uncovered old piping to an...

Change of plans. I uncovered old piping to an unused dry well so I’m going to try and clean / replace / re-use that setup.

That brings up a few new questions for me.

1. The dry well has a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Lou_MA
Good question about the window. ...

Good question about the window.

Visibility-wise, not an issue to me.

Water exposure-wise, I’m assuming it’s fine since it stands up to storms and the like.

Only concern is with the close...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Lou_MA
Hi CX. No, it’ll be a 3-sided enclosure, with...

Hi CX. No, it’ll be a 3-sided enclosure, with the house siding acting as the 4th side. No roof or covering on the top.

Given that our regulations also prohibit storm water going into the septic,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Lou_MA
Help with outdoor shower drainage

Looking for any advice and details how to proceed with outdoor shower drainage. I’m on a septic system and technically, the shower is supposed to tie into the septic.

The main outflow pipe from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By Lou_MA
Your 20-30 minute mixing time ate up a good chunk...

Your 20-30 minute mixing time ate up a good chunk of the mud’s working time.

For top mud bed set up several buckets (or a giant mixing tub), dry blend the ingredients, portion it out to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Lou_MA
Some type of pvc crown moulding

Some type of pvc crown moulding
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Lou_MA
Don’t let this hijack OP thread but Laticrete...

Don’t let this hijack OP thread but Laticrete specs call for exactly this in their details for a steam shower. I’d be curious as to their reasoning for it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,648
Posted By Lou_MA
Just set them by hand as you set the sheet. ...

Just set them by hand as you set the sheet.

Re: payment - dunno. Did he account for this in any contract?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Lou_MA
If you have any leftover grout the dry powder is...

If you have any leftover grout the dry powder is what the final result should look like. I’d go off that instead of the color chart.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Lou_MA
Do you have a foam pan or one made from dry pack?

Do you have a foam pan or one made from dry pack?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,718
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks for all the advice and tips. Shower is...

Thanks for all the advice and tips. Shower is floated and ready for Hydroban.

Putting aside the time it took, I’m pretty pleased with how it came out - flat, plumb and square. Cheated a bit with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,718
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks guys, great descriptions

Thanks guys, great descriptions
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,718
Posted By Lou_MA
Any description of how you float your niches?...

Any description of how you float your niches? Float strips on the back? What about the sides, top and bottom?
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