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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:58 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Kevin, Leave the back of the tiles...

Welcome, Kevin,

Leave the back of the tiles smooth after BB'ing them. You might want to sponge them off first to remove any dust or kiln release. I used two 5G buckets when working with my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 8,916
Posted By ss3964spd
The handle should go on much farther than that,...

The handle should go on much farther than that, John.

With the face plate mounted to the valve body how much space is there between it and the wall studs?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By ss3964spd
No idea I'm afraid, I've never needed such a...

No idea I'm afraid, I've never needed such a service. But I do know this area has a ton of stone/solid surface fabrication shops.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
Don't want to be negative, but having installed 2...

Don't want to be negative, but having installed 2 pocket doors myself I don't see trimming it in place turning out well. The cut likely will not be straight and even, and will leave a sharp edge, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By ss3964spd
If push comes to shove maybe a stone fabrication...

If push comes to shove maybe a stone fabrication shop will water jet them for you, John. You're in NoVa, there's no end of stone shops.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By ss3964spd
If using 2X8's gets you well past where you need...

If using 2X8's gets you well past where you need to be deflection wise 2X8's would make your life much, much easier, Jim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By ss3964spd
"Concerned" isn't what I'd be at all, Jim, as any...

"Concerned" isn't what I'd be at all, Jim, as any squeeze out should be easily removed an hour or so after it's finished squeezing. A putty knife or similar should do the trick. Anything left will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By ss3964spd
You have some details to go along with that...

You have some details to go along with that teaser, Eric?


Unfortunately not in custom sizes and drain placements it appears.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,388
Posted By ss3964spd
You don't want to jam thinset mortar into that...

You don't want to jam thinset mortar into that shower head arm hole. 1st, mortar won't seal anything and 2nd, you'll not be able to remove that bushing to install the shower head arm.

Schluter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,053
Posted By ss3964spd
I had nothing to compare the 4X8 sheets I bought...

I had nothing to compare the 4X8 sheets I bought to, PC, but still threw a few 2X4's into the back of the truck to weigh those sheets down for the drive back to FFX from Dale City.

Agree with CD;...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-24-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By ss3964spd
Tyrone, The thread title can be changed, but...

Tyrone,

The thread title can be changed, but in order to avoid falling victim to any particular Mod's sense of humor it would be best for you to let us know what you want the title changed to.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-22-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By ss3964spd
My old ramps are also stamped steel, but have a...

My old ramps are also stamped steel, but have a horizontal brace that runs from front to back on both sides to prevent them from collapsing under load, have "pockets" for the tires, with a built in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By ss3964spd
Nice update, Mark, looks great.

Nice update, Mark, looks great.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By ss3964spd
No. The wetter the mix the more it will shrink,...

No. The wetter the mix the more it will shrink, and it's going to shrink anyway.

If anything I'd mix it a bit stiffer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By ss3964spd
1) Your mortar mix sounds about right, Andy, and...

1) Your mortar mix sounds about right, Andy, and is about how I mixed mine to stick Ditra Heat Duo to my Hardie Backer covered subfloor.

2) I'd have to call Laticrete on that, but I don't suppose...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-21-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By ss3964spd
I've got an old set of steel ramps - that I...

I've got an old set of steel ramps - that I almost never use anymore. I typically use only my floor jack and jack stands. The former being an aluminum bodied low profile unit, the latter being 3.5...
Forum: The Mud Box 03-21-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,858
Posted By ss3964spd
Went to Depot this morning, needed provisions for...

Went to Depot this morning, needed provisions for my update-the-smoke detectors mini project. Seemed like business as usual, except for the woman at the self checkout terminal next to me. She...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 937
Posted By ss3964spd
How does she get them to sit on it?

How does she get them to sit on it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 937
Posted By ss3964spd
If you're seeking opinions mine would be a hard...

If you're seeking opinions mine would be a hard "nope".

As pointed out niches can be a lovely focal point when brand new, but once they are used as intended - accumulating containers and razors...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By ss3964spd
Just to be clear, James, use the regular...

Just to be clear, James, use the regular Versabond (not the LFT version) to bond the Ditra Heat mat to the concrete, mixing it a bit loose as mentioned above. The LFT version for the tile to Ditra.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By ss3964spd
Just be aware that although the project is in a...

Just be aware that although the project is in a house that is not new does not exempt the project from needing to be inspected.

Upon seeing a new bathroom (or kitchen, deck, etc) a future buyer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By ss3964spd
Where I am, in Fairfax Va, yes (feel free to...

Where I am, in Fairfax Va, yes (feel free to enter your location in your profile, it often helps when answering questions). Code here states that IF there is a curb, the top of it must be 2" above...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,631
Posted By ss3964spd
If your first layer of plywood is at least 5/8"...

If your first layer of plywood is at least 5/8" then you can get away with 1/2" plywood for the 2nd layer. You'll want that 2nd layer of ply to be B/C, exterior glue/exposure 1.

First though, take...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,195
Posted By ss3964spd
If you shim the Kerdi board only at that one stud...

If you shim the Kerdi board only at that one stud you'll end up with a bow in the board between that stud and the next one over. Depending on the spacing of the studs the bow could be quite a lot.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Phil, In order to do a curbless...

Welcome, Phil,

In order to do a curbless shower you would need to be able to recess the shower floor by the same amount as the combined thickness of the two layers of mud + the thickness of the...
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