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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By cx
You're not likely to be "ok with the CBU bulging...

You're not likely to be "ok with the CBU bulging out slightly at the bottom" come time to set your wall tiles.

Notching the bottom of your studs an eighth of an inch, or even a quarter-inch in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 649
Posted By cx
You really don't wanna use that mix for your...

You really don't wanna use that mix for your final mud bed, Ethan. You can use most anything you can manage to shape for your pre-slope, but the final mud bed needs to function properly and that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cx
The "dipping between the joists" would be a...

The "dipping between the joists" would be a characteristic of the thin plywood you have along with it being old and no longer in perfect condition. I'd very strongly suggest you add a second layer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Joist size doesn't tell us much without knowing...

Joist size doesn't tell us much without knowing the material and at least the unsupported length of the joists, Matt.

While a single layer of nominal 5/8ths" plywood subfloor over 16" joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Welcome. :) First, your floor does not need...

Welcome. :)

First, your floor does not need to be level unless you just want it to be. Your ceramic tile installation (I'm guessing?) doesn't care a whit about level, tiles only want your...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-19-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By cx
Mmmm, in the shower application under discussion...

Mmmm, in the shower application under discussion the moisture would be on the side of the membrane opposite the drywall paper, no? If you're just trying to confuse me, it's working. :)

You're...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-19-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By cx
Actually, I think it's the ICC that misunderstood...

Actually, I think it's the ICC that misunderstood it, Eric.
Forum: The Mud Box 10-18-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 333,723
Posted By cx
Don't make no nevermind whether it's actually...

Don't make no nevermind whether it's actually true, Goldstein, it needs to be true! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By cx
This is for your kitchen floor, James? You...

This is for your kitchen floor, James?

You can try your method, of course, but don't be shocked when you find it doesn't work quite as well as the theory. And give yourself some extra time for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,698
Posted By cx
I've used a PLS180 (I've used a PLS180 (and its...

I've used a PLS180 (I've used a PLS180 (and its previous iteration) for years as a decent all around laser level, John. Some stuff it won't do, lotta stuff it will.) (and its previous iteration) for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By cx
Welcome, Randy. :) Best ways to reduce...

Welcome, Randy. :)

Best ways to reduce lippage, aside from simply getting more proficient at setting the tiles, is to purchase very flat tile and create a very flat substrate upon which to set the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By cx
The only SpeedSet...

The only SpeedSet (https://www.custombuildingproducts.com/products/setting-materials/rapid-setting-mortars/speedset-fortified-thin-set-mortar.aspx) I can find at Custom is a rapid setting modified...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-17-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By cx
Welcome, Don. :) Best is in the eyes of the...

Welcome, Don. :)

Best is in the eyes of the purchaser. Best stone sealing products with which I'm familiar are the StoneTech Professional products now owned by the Laticrete company. I can't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 530
Posted By cx
That's good use of it, then. :)

That's good use of it, then. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 530
Posted By cx
There is no advantage to the use of 1/2" CBU...

There is no advantage to the use of 1/2" CBU rather than the thinner 1/4" material, Mike, unless you just want to raise the height of your finished floor.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 530
Posted By cx
No matter what else you may decide to do, Mike,...

No matter what else you may decide to do, Mike, please divest yourself of any plan to use 1/4" plywood for any purpose in any ceramic floor tile installation. Not even particularly useful for a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 668,304
Posted By cx
If you actually want crack isolation, DG, in your...

If you actually want crack isolation, DG, in your proposed scenario, you put down a cleavage membrane (your RedGard might arguably suffice if you just gotta use some, but unnecessarily expensive and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 530
Posted By cx
CBUs and Fiber/Cement boards all wick water to...

CBUs and Fiber/Cement boards all wick water to some extent, Mike (51133). And some CBUs wick a whole lot faster than Hardiebacker. Doesn't matter a whole lot in a floor application, though, eh?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Tremain. :) It will help a...

Welcome back, Tremain. :)

It will help a great deal if you'll add a geographic location to your User Profile.

Can you describe the construction of this deck for us?

To what substrate was the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,530
Posted By cx
I'd hafta side with Christopher on that.

I'd hafta side with Christopher on that.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-16-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 668,304
Posted By cx
Bonded mud bed is one way to do deck mud beds for...

Bonded mud bed is one way to do deck mud beds for a thinset application of ceramic tile, DG.

Generally the 5:1 mix is used without any additive, although the ANSI standards call for a 4:1 mix...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By cx
Welcome, Malcolm. :) I'm guessing we're...

Welcome, Malcolm. :)

I'm guessing we're talking about floor tile at a doorway?

A 3/4" gap is too large to simply fill with most flexible sealants effectively and a 1/2" strip of ceramic tile is...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 668,304
Posted By cx
If you're going to get into project specific...

If you're going to get into project specific uses, DG, let's move the discussion to your project thread. The one you have for Concrete mud bed will do if you'll then tell us what you plan to do with...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-15-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By cx
That's good to know, Samantha. I'm always very...

That's good to know, Samantha. I'm always very leery of pros who only register and post on our site to solicit business. Good to know it sometimes works out well.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By cx
Indeed. Perhaps is why CX specified ceramic...

Indeed. Perhaps is why CX specified ceramic tile, eh? :)
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