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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Another progress pic. Used Fushion Pro grout on...

Another progress pic. Used Fushion Pro grout on floor. I like the result, but the constant cleanup is a bit tedious. Found it was better to have two people working it. One to grout, the other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 12:38 AM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Lou, once the bottom row of tiles is set and the...

Lou, once the bottom row of tiles is set and the mosaics for the floor are set, the gap between the bottom of the tile and the top of the mosaics will be 5/16”, which is 2.5x the width of my grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
The mosaics pictured in a previous post are the...

The mosaics pictured in a previous post are the ones in question. They measure 1 1/8” x 7/8” x 5/16”. They are on standard 12x12 nominal mesh sheets. The gap I measured appears to be 5/16”. I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Problem: The gap between the bottom tile of the...

Problem: The gap between the bottom tile of the shower walls and the mosaic tile for the shower floor is greater than I either anticipated or wanted.

Question: Would it be acceptable to apply...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 06:40 PM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Just a progress photo... 210617

Just a progress photo...

210617
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2019, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Paul (Houston Remodeler) offered a tip for...

Paul (Houston Remodeler) offered a tip for setting the niche. Thank you. I ended up buying a Schlüter niche. I had begun tiling and once I determined where my horizontally run listello was going...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2019, 08:13 AM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Mike, check the submittal page and it shows the...

Mike, check the submittal page and it shows the 43653 is cast iron. There are others in the same family that are ABS and PVC.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2019, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Got it. I think this one...

Got it. I think this one (https://www.oatey.com/2371749/Product/N/Oatey-4-Cast-Iron-Twist-N-Set-closet-flange) is the one you’re talking about. Thanks for your patience.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2019, 09:05 AM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
CX, I found this Oatey...

CX, I found this Oatey (https://www.oatey.com/2372585/Product/Oatey-Cast-Iron-Closet-Flange) closet flange. I assume this one you are referring to. Are you suggesting this type due to better...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2019, 12:09 PM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
It’s ABS.

It’s ABS.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2019, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Looking forward to toilet flange addition. This...

Looking forward to toilet flange addition. This bathroom was plumbed with a 4” pipe coming up through the slab. I’m seeking advice regarding the type of closet flange to use as well as what steps...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Only a slight housekeeping duty of dusting out...

Only a slight housekeeping duty of dusting out the cobwebs was necessary as I’ve plodded along on this project.

I chose to blend “old school” with new school on the Kerdi installation on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Kurt, your description is correct. Initially I...

Kurt, your description is correct. Initially I was thinking about butting the Kerdi band to the manufactured inside corner. Giving more thought I think it’d be prudent to overlap the inside corner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Okay, I’ve sorted out the problems with the mud...

Okay, I’ve sorted out the problems with the mud bed and I’m ready to start laying Kerdi on the floor. Since JB wrote The Kerdi Shower Book I believe Schluter has come out with an array of items that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2019, 05:55 AM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Sorry CX, I went back to Home Depot and saw that...

Sorry CX, I went back to Home Depot and saw that the product is SpeedSlope, not Speedset. https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/search.aspx?q=Speedslope

I assumed I would have to do something...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
I don’t know what is going inside the beveled...

I don’t know what is going inside the beveled chair rail above the scroll piece, but I think the scroll tile doesn’t look right because it seems to be starting “in the middle of nowhere”.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 02:37 PM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Well, I got the mud bed in yesterday. And as...

Well, I got the mud bed in yesterday. And as usual, I’m not thrilled with the results. What I pictured would be the result and what I saw today are photographs that aren’t similar.

So, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 08:34 AM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
The drain for the shower was plumbed up through a...

The drain for the shower was plumbed up through a 10” “hole” left in the basement floor. The 4” slab was poured over about the same depth of styrofoam insulation. I had to cut away the insulation to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 08:25 AM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Yes, Kurt, it has snowed up here already. It...

Yes, Kurt, it has snowed up here already. It snowed on the 8th of October. I’d estimate it was in the 3-4” range. The temperature has been colder than I’ve been exposed to a very long time (mid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 06:31 PM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
So I decided to give the Premium Blend a try. ...

So I decided to give the Premium Blend a try. Funny thing, it’s actually more expensive than Versabond here in Canada. Anyway, it blends well and I liked the consistency. Stuck a couple of sheets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Brian in San Diego
Next question has to do with thinset. Home Depot...

Next question has to do with thinset. Home Depot in Canada carries Custom Blend, Premium Blend (both unmodified) and Versabond. I can’t remember what I used on my shower, but I think it may have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 01:21 PM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Speaking of niches...I used a Recess-It niche in...

Speaking of niches...I used a Recess-It niche in my first shower. Now I see Schluter offers niches made from kerdi board. Any particular advantages? As I am not using Kerdi board is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2019, 11:42 AM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Thanks for the replies. I was leaning toward...

Thanks for the replies. I was leaning toward removal down to concrete, but as Kevin stated it's not an enviable job. I may do a test as Davy suggested. It might be an inexpensive way to save me a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 03:20 PM
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Views: 2,010
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Building a bathroom from scratch

Hello everybody! It's been a long, long time since my last thread. And much has changed...I'm no longer in San Diego, but live in a couple of different places so I may as well keep the original...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-26-2016, 05:06 PM
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Views: 3,354
Posted By Brian in San Diego
Absolutely no truth to that rumor! Still alive...

Absolutely no truth to that rumor! Still alive and kicking. I'm in the home stretch of a tiling project I started four or five years ago. I'll post pitchers when I'm finished.

It's pretty...
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