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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By speed51133
i know heating cable is not cheap.... are...

i know heating cable is not cheap....

are you familiar with Schluter Ditra? Can you raise the floor another .25in without a problem?

I think it would be your best bet short of a tear out.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By speed51133
I think anything short of a tear out is a big...

I think anything short of a tear out is a big risk. the cracking of the mortar there will only get worse and will want to telegraph into the tile. If the mortar was more like 1/4in thick I think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By speed51133
what make and model thinset mortar did you use?...

what make and model thinset mortar did you use? honestly, doesn't sound like a good scenario.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By speed51133
is that sheer bond chart how well mortar bonds to...

is that sheer bond chart how well mortar bonds to the mixer, or how well the mortar bonds tile to substrate using that mixer?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By speed51133
or liner penetrations at/below the curb...

or liner penetrations at/below the curb...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By speed51133
do you have any photos of what the floor looked...

do you have any photos of what the floor looked like before tile was set? how about the wall prior to tile?

I really would not let the guy back in the house. Even if he will fix it for free. Tell...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,509
Posted By speed51133
that vanity is only 19in deep. I's make it 21 and...

that vanity is only 19in deep. I's make it 21 and don't forget about the counter overhang on all sides.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By speed51133
looks like the tile is just too far over onto the...

looks like the tile is just too far over onto the metal lip that the grate rests on.

I would use a hand held tile cutter and use a straight edge and set it to the depth of the tile (actually a BIT...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-25-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By speed51133
once it hits the shelves, i should be able to get...

once it hits the shelves, i should be able to get it for about 40% off (assuming similar pricing to the DW2400).

if anyone wants to do a review.....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By speed51133
I was kind of thinking along the lines of...

I was kind of thinking along the lines of porcelain slabs/panels. But...

One thing is suction cups to place them. I would get some quality glass/slab handling suction cups.

You should also use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By speed51133
acid will clean cement based messes. flexcolor is...

acid will clean cement based messes. flexcolor is not cement.

it will also literally dissolve some of the stone and change the finish.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By speed51133
are you setting the tiles? has the person...

are you setting the tiles? has the person installing them installed tiles this large before?

it takes special equipment and more than one person. I mean I would not trust any person to set it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By speed51133
much better than using tubes of loctite glue! ...

much better than using tubes of loctite glue!

looks like you will be fine. just follow instructions for the mortar. I would recommend making a sample batch and setting some tile scraps on some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By speed51133
You could always epoxy coat what you have now...

You could always epoxy coat what you have now then carpet it. Since you don't really care what it looks like it could be a diy job.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-21-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,040
Posted By speed51133
I have seen that video. Note, that the kerdi did...

I have seen that video. Note, that the kerdi did not "fail". He submerged the mock pan in water for something like 10 days and then ripped up the kerdi seams and it showed some moisture penetrating...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
thanks, tip noted. I was planning on verifying...

thanks, tip noted. I was planning on verifying with the utility provider.

I would love to avoid a dead ended run. I need to see if the plumber remembers how he ran the lines....

Annoys me that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
Thanks, I am confirming with Rinnai that adding a...

Thanks, I am confirming with Rinnai that adding a second heater will attain my goal. I presume I can just double the output, but that might not be the case.

Turns out I have a delta temperature of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
Thanks, yes, my tankless unit does allow for it...

Thanks, yes, my tankless unit does allow for it to be gang banged in series with a common controller. The control board and cable is only 100 bucks. It would just cost more than adding the electric...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
the only issue with that is my current tankless...

the only issue with that is my current tankless heater will reduce the flow rate so it can keep up with the heat demand. If I add a heater downstream, this doesn't help.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
The entire house is 5 years old..... The...

The entire house is 5 years old.....

The plumber told me it was the last house he did using CPVC. Unfortunately, I was not learning about plumbing at the time. I was focusing on insulation,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
Would you say the 1in run is only needed for the...

Would you say the 1in run is only needed for the vertical riser from basement to second floor?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
Thanks for the info. I currently have cpvc...

Thanks for the info. I currently have cpvc plumbing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
I'll replace whatever it takes

I'll replace whatever it takes
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
So I am losing 10 psi from the pressure tank to...

So I am losing 10 psi from the pressure tank to the shower?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By speed51133
Thanks. I have a pressure tank that is about...

Thanks. I have a pressure tank that is about 4feet x 1.5 feet. I can adjust the pump switch to go 60 to 70 no problem. Maybe that will help....
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