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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By duneslider
If the thinset sheered then I would venture to...

If the thinset sheered then I would venture to guess you "broke" the thinset after it had started to harden. I would suspect your mud was too dry and or the tile/substrate sucked the moisture out...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-02-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By duneslider
I may have to give the stratamat a go. Looks like...

I may have to give the stratamat a go. Looks like nice stuff.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By duneslider
@SSMorgan3247 I think you will be better served...

@SSMorgan3247 I think you will be better served to post your question in the main tile advice forum and not in the pro hangout in a post your pictures page.

I don't know nearly enough about yacht...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-01-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By duneslider
I have a tomecanic and have been really happy...

I have a tomecanic and have been really happy with it. I have tried sigmas and just couldn't get the hang of them. I have had rubi's and also like them but they didn't hold up well for me but the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-30-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By duneslider
What have I missed in the tile world?

Hey all...been a while.

I am building a house and am gonna have to sling a little tile. I just ordered up a rebuild kit for my proknees, so I am gearing up to have a little fun.

I still hit up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By duneslider
I think almost every pattern I have done that way...

I think almost every pattern I have done that way is like that. I haven't done it in years now though but we just winged it. At the time none of the manufacturers were helpful with questions.

It...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By duneslider
Around here most don't use the track at the...

Around here most don't use the track at the bottom anymore, cleaners can get into the track and behind the glass and eat the coating off the back of the mirror.

I do remember it being more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By duneslider
That just looks like shrinkage cracks to me. I...

That just looks like shrinkage cracks to me. I wouldn't be that worried about it but in my own house I have gotten to where I use crack isolation membranes under everything I do. (mainly Ditra, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By duneslider
Perhaps you are lucky, around here they are...

Perhaps you are lucky, around here they are nearly always attached with glue. You have to use the right type of glue too or the mirror becomes not a mirror.

Changing mirrors can be a chore but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By duneslider
I would be hesitant to do just the floor...

I would be hesitant to do just the floor replacement if there isn't a preslope and there is a chance this will just happen again. But it may buy you a handful of years until it is bad again and maybe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By duneslider
Do you NEED crack isolation...or do you want it? ...

Do you NEED crack isolation...or do you want it?

A successful install is kind of like the roulette wheel, a bit of chance but there are things that make your chances of winning much better. Crack...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By duneslider
Mirrors and nearly always stuck on with mirror...

Mirrors and nearly always stuck on with mirror mastic. Your mirror is too I bet. You will find this out when you try to remove it. You will break it trying to get it out. :goodluck:

The clips...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,317
Posted By duneslider
I haven't used that particular brand thinset but...

I haven't used that particular brand thinset but generally by the next day I go ahead and grout but generally they want at least 24 hours.

I would be less concerned on a counter than on the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By duneslider
Weep holes in the shower drain are clogged and...

Weep holes in the shower drain are clogged and thus the water isn't draining out of the pan. You might be able to break out the whole floor down to the pan liner and fix the drain issue (do it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,977
Posted By duneslider
I would be more concerned with FLAT than with...

I would be more concerned with FLAT than with level in this case. 3/16" isn't much out of level. Level is much harder to achieve than FLAT.

It should be called Self Flattening not self leveling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,317
Posted By duneslider
I'm a Spectralock fan but any of those should...

I'm a Spectralock fan but any of those should work just fine. Make sure to follow directions. The urethanes really need to be kept dry until they cure fully which I think is about 7 days (haven't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,613
Posted By duneslider
You mentioned hand made tile. I did some Sonoma...

You mentioned hand made tile. I did some Sonoma Tile Maker's hand made tile recently and in reading the paperwork that came with it they mentioned "sealing" the edges of cut tiles and sealing all the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By duneslider
A turbo type blade will cut faster but might be...

A turbo type blade will cut faster but might be more prone to chipping. Always have both so I can try and see what happens but you probably just want to get one blade.
I have had pretty good luck...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,869
Posted By duneslider
You need to try and scrape out the thinset that...

You need to try and scrape out the thinset that squished between the joints. I usually use a utility knife for something like what you have. You do want to get it out enough that there is plenty of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,317
Posted By duneslider
I would stick with a 1/16, 1/8 would be huge on...

I would stick with a 1/16, 1/8 would be huge on that stuff but it will be more difficult to get it perfectly flat. Just take your time and don't be afraid to pull tiles up to add or remove thinset to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,317
Posted By duneslider
It isn't really a Schluter approved method but I...

It isn't really a Schluter approved method but I have used Ditra on walls to help build things out, mostly in showers to build out an area for thin mosaic tiles to be flush with the field tile. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By duneslider
For thinset something like white versabond at...

For thinset something like white versabond at home depot would be great. Lowes has a white comparable but I noticed packaging has changed there so I am not certain which would be appropriate. Just...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-25-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,109
Posted By duneslider
In Utah for deck stairs you don't have to do a...

In Utah for deck stairs you don't have to do a footing below frost. Typically just pour a 4" slab and drop the stairs on that. Like CX mentioned, it might slightly move seasonally with the temp...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By duneslider
If you have sheet plastic behind the hardi then...

If you have sheet plastic behind the hardi then there would be no point to applying redguard?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By duneslider
The enhancing sealer will bring out the color but...

The enhancing sealer will bring out the color but it will not change the sheen of the stone itself. That is what I would put on mine if I were doing it. You can get topical sealers that are more...
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