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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,698
Posted By Kman
That's probably a nailer where the sheetrock...

That's probably a nailer where the sheetrock outside the tub and the wall board inside the tub meet. When the board is set in the standard way, you have only 1 1/2" of surface for a joint. The way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Kman
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is....

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

I'd check the written manufacturer's specs on this product and see if it can be used in a shower application. If it doesn't mention that, you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By Kman
If you can't bring yourself to notch the studs,...

If you can't bring yourself to notch the studs, you can shim everything above one foot. It's more work, but if it helps you sleep at night....

And I've found that half a 60lb bag of sand topping...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Kman
I would charge a bit more than Tonto for CBU vs...

I would charge a bit more than Tonto for CBU vs sheetrock. Cement board is twice the cost, much more difficult to cut, and heavier per square foot.

If sheetrock is approved by the manufacturer of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Kman
Where did you get the Custom Blend? If at HD,...

Where did you get the Custom Blend? If at HD, you should be able to get Custom's Versabond LFT mortar.

If you're building the mortar up thicker than what the maximum buildup is, you'll get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By Kman
Although it would be some work, I'd go with...

Although it would be some work, I'd go with removing what you have and installing 3/4" plywood. I imagine you'll solve two problems with that, one being the substandard subfloor, and the other being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By Kman
For bonding those concrete slabs to the wall,...

For bonding those concrete slabs to the wall, about the only thing you could use that would be worse is chewing gum.

And even then it'd be a close contest.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By Kman
What you'll find is that as you add mortar, more...

What you'll find is that as you add mortar, more than is needed, the incidence of tiles sinking will increase. Corners will dip in places more than you'll like.

And the mortar squeezing up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Kman
Looks like at least one side of the niche is...

Looks like at least one side of the niche is waterproofing directly over a framing stud.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Raji. :) I'm afraid I...

Welcome to the forum, Raji. :)

I'm afraid I can't see the missing drain either. Do you have any better pictures?



I'm afraid I don't understand that part of your post. Maybe you could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Tremain. :) What helps a lot...

Welcome back, Tremain. :)

What helps a lot on these posts, particularly when discussing outdoor installations, is to have a geographic location on your profile. That way everyone can have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Kman
Unless you're installing some kind of natural...

Unless you're installing some kind of natural stone, in which case you'll want to use a modified thinset mortar.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By Kman
I'll be interested to find out. Other than using...

I'll be interested to find out. Other than using part of a wide roll of Kerdi on a single shower, I haven't used anything but the Durock membrane for years.

I did like the wide roll for most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,344
Posted By Kman
I suggest going to bed and forgetting about it. ...

I suggest going to bed and forgetting about it. A watched pot never boils. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,344
Posted By Kman
John, it might be a little grainy on the surface....

John, it might be a little grainy on the surface. You may even have to vacuum it (I usually do). But shouldn't come up in chunks, and it should be strong enough to stand on. That's all the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,324
Posted By Kman
The pipe screws are ten cents. Ya gotta draw the...

The pipe screws are ten cents. Ya gotta draw the line somewhere.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-12-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,324
Posted By Kman
We've been doing it all wrong. Apparently it...

We've been doing it all wrong. Apparently it takes about a nickel's worth of hardware to secure these things.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Kman
The best way we've found to attach the board to...

The best way we've found to attach the board to the flange is with a strip of waterproofing, such as Kerdi band. You can attach it to the board with mortar just like you normally would, then attach...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Kman
I don't think they're the same thickness. I...

I don't think they're the same thickness. I couldn't even tell that's what that was on top of the first layer. I can't help but wonder where this is that you're getting the picture from. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Dennis. :) You would not have...

Welcome back, Dennis. :)

You would not have any lath exposed, and would probably just need to have the lath terminate somewhere in that lift. If the particular SLC you're using requires lath at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Kman
Do you know the thickness of the plywood...

Do you know the thickness of the plywood underneath?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Michael. :) Are you...

Welcome to the forum, Michael. :)

Are you sure this is cement and not gypcrete? Gypcrete will be a lot softer.

I'm wondering why your tile cracked. If the substrate has cracked and caused...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,356
Posted By Kman
You know I fixed that once and I guess it still...

You know I fixed that once and I guess it still changed it. My phone's getting just a little too big for its britches.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,173
Posted By Kman
Yes, you'll need a small-notched trowel, I don't...

Yes, you'll need a small-notched trowel, I don't know that there is actually a recommendation for what size.

Something like a 1/8" square notch, or a 3/16" v-notch. Just make sure you cover the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Kman
The only problem with that is you can't tape and...

The only problem with that is you can't tape and mud the seams between the new and old. You could end up with the same problem that caused all this.
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