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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ss3964spd
With the drain set higher water will pool around...

With the drain set higher water will pool around the drain to a certain diameter, thus keeping the grout and tile wet, longer. As you've probably read by now marble tends to soak up water.

Not to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,954
Posted By ss3964spd
Are you saying there is already a 2nd layer of...

Are you saying there is already a 2nd layer of plywood on toppa the first? If yes -

How thick is the 1st layer
How thick is the 2nd layer
Is the 2nd layer laid with its long edges...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,509
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks and sounds like a workable solution to me,...

Looks and sounds like a workable solution to me, Karen.

It appears the dimensions you're using for the tub are the finished size; so just keep in mind you need to account for the rough opening...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By ss3964spd
I used 1/16th for the walls, and 1/8th (because I...

I used 1/16th for the walls, and 1/8th (because I had to) on the main floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By ss3964spd
Just a DIY'er, Matt, and just recently finished...

Just a DIY'er, Matt, and just recently finished my curbless/doorless bath over haul using rectified 12X24 wall and floor tile (except for the shower floor - 2"X2").

I, too, prefer a narrow grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,509
Posted By ss3964spd
Best to check with the town; some locales are...

Best to check with the town; some locales are stricter than others, and what they will or won't grand-father in might be based on the total scope of the work being performed. They may feel a full gut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,061
Posted By ss3964spd
Had to dig a quite large, semi circular hole...

Had to dig a quite large, semi circular hole about 6' deep for a basement egress window. Oldest son, then 14 or 15, with all his hole digging experience (none) challenged that it could be dug in an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,509
Posted By ss3964spd
Karen, are you having this bathroom...

Karen, are you having this bathroom permitted/inspected? If so...

I believe code says you need 24" of space in front of the toilet but your diagrams indicate you have only 19" from the front to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By ss3964spd
That's how I removed a 12X24 (over Ditra) that I...

That's how I removed a 12X24 (over Ditra) that I chipped, Tom, worked great.

More photos once you've fixed it, k?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By ss3964spd
Andrew, Since your shower foot print is 3'...

Andrew,

Since your shower foot print is 3' ish square measure the thickness of the foam pan at the perimeter (it should be the same around the entire perimeter) and also at the drain opening. For...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,635
Posted By ss3964spd
I'm inclined to agree with your concern; while...

I'm inclined to agree with your concern; while they may be able slope the new slab it's unlikely they'll slope the remaining section. Speaking of which, has your GC indicated how he plans to tie the...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By ss3964spd
"Beat it to fit, paint it to match". ...

"Beat it to fit, paint it to match".

:D
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-22-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By ss3964spd
So true. The MK370 is the only wet saw I've ever...

So true. The MK370 is the only wet saw I've ever owned. Mine cuts impressively straight but does have many pros and cons.

But wow, that thing is loud. Hearing protect is mandatory.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,206
Posted By ss3964spd
Kerry, how do you plan to accommodate the...

Kerry, how do you plan to accommodate the thickness of the liner folds against the wall framing in the corners? As well, the thickness of the liner around the rest of the perimeter? Are you going to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By ss3964spd
Chris, you can attach a picture stored on your PC...

Chris, you can attach a picture stored on your PC using the paper clip icon or the "manage attachments" box below. That link you provided drove my PC out of its mind.

I'm perplexed by the paper....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,100
Posted By ss3964spd
Clean and tidy, Ed, well done!

Clean and tidy, Ed, well done!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 266
Posted By ss3964spd
If you can effectively shim your CI shower pan in...

If you can effectively shim your CI shower pan in such a way that it is well supported that's what I would do, DJ, then just deal with the 5'X5' section. How best to shim it is hard to say without...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By ss3964spd
I had used bar soap my entire life, but switched...

I had used bar soap my entire life, but switched to bottled when our new bath was pressed into service. I couldn't have all that soap accumulation in a soap dish or niche, running down the tiles,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back Chris 1. I am not sure what...

Welcome back Chris

1. I am not sure what trowel I should use. The instructions seem to indicate a 1/16” square notch, but I was wondering if that’s a misprint. I was thinking about using a 1/4” x...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By ss3964spd
Schluter does make foam pans, as do others, but I...

Schluter does make foam pans, as do others, but I don't think Schluter will make you a custom pan like USG did.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By ss3964spd
Right? In the running for the most useless post,...

Right? In the running for the most useless post, ever. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Justin. You're correct, USG is...

Welcome back, Justin.

You're correct, USG is no longer in the shower system game, that product line was recently acquired by someone else who may, or may not, bring it back to market under their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,954
Posted By ss3964spd
Keeping a pourous, cement based grout white seems...

Keeping a pourous, cement based grout white seems an impossible task. Just too much stuff gets ground into it over time.

I've only used 1 Mapei product, only because HD is much closer to me than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,954
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno, VB, even before reading the thread...

I dunno, VB, even before reading the thread linked below I'd be super hesitant on using white grout for any area that is going to see any amount of foot traffic - bare or not, or constant...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By ss3964spd
Though I'm sure some people simply screw CBU's...

Though I'm sure some people simply screw CBU's down right through the lauan it really should come up. Thinset mortar doesn't like to stick to the stuff, nor to any of the glue that may be on it from...
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