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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
What size tile are you using? That archway...

What size tile are you using?
That archway seems to be 6' to 8' wide, and doesn't have a very tight radius. If you're using 4" to 6" tile, I think approximating the archway with strait cuts on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
The problem with grinding the trim plate is that...

The problem with grinding the trim plate is that in 10 years, when gold fixtures come back in style and the owner is updating the shower with a new gold fixtures, he's going to be cursing you to high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Yeah, if you want a "properly" installed shower,...

Yeah, if you want a "properly" installed shower, you need to demo the walls back down to the studs so that you insure the entire shower is water tight.

One of the things I regularly hear the pros...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
A quick google of "compressive strength of...

A quick google of "compressive strength of porcelain tile" immediately finds an article that claims:

That suggests the tile could survive the entire 5,000lb load being supported on just one of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
If I'm recalling the "rule of thumb" correctly on...

If I'm recalling the "rule of thumb" correctly on this...

Compare various tiles like Dan is asking. What it the largest difference in either the length of the longest v. shortest tile, or the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I used my Dremel tool with a diamond bit... but I...

I used my Dremel tool with a diamond bit... but I like Mike's suggestion better.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Is the plywood your only base? Or is the plywood...

Is the plywood your only base? Or is the plywood going to be mounted on a frame?

The reason I ask is because when was the last time you saw a flat piece of plywood... even 3/4" plywood usually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,558
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I'm another DIYer that likes to think outside of...

I'm another DIYer that likes to think outside of the box...

Zane, let me see if I first understand your problem:
You have a house on a slab and you are building a shower.
You want to be able to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Look on the boxes themselves and see if they have...

Look on the boxes themselves and see if they have any instructions on how many can be stacked.

While I don't recall if I have or have not seen such instructions on boxes of tile, there is most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,130
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
The process is easy, and once you have a rough...

The process is easy, and once you have a rough shape with a grinder, only requires a sander and sand paper (80, 150, 300, 600 grit papers).

BUT the process can take a v-e-r-y l--o--n--g ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Grout joints are supposed to help take care of...

Grout joints are supposed to help take care of issues with mismatched tile sizes (seem to recall the rule of thumb is that the grout join should be 3x the biggest difference in tile dimensions).
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
It sounds like the purpose for the corner bead is...

It sounds like the purpose for the corner bead is to give you something to use to build up joint compound to account for the taper.

What if you instead finished the drywall last and use the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
A sheet of drywall is relatively cheap... Could...

A sheet of drywall is relatively cheap...
Could you take down that sheet of drywall and do it over so that you don't have the taper at the corner?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
First, the disclaimer... I'm just a DIYer (not a...

First, the disclaimer... I'm just a DIYer (not a professional like some of the others here in the forum).

But If I understand you right, my first thought would be to do something like the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I thought I had read somewhere that Green Board...

I thought I had read somewhere that Green Board was not recommended for bathroom ceilings period. (tile or not)

Something about the combination of the face paper moisture resistance and gravity...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
How the joist are attached make little difference...

How the joist are attached make little difference compared to the other prime factors of wood species, joist cross section, spacing, and span.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Yes, it's an inductive connection. I wasn't...

Yes, it's an inductive connection.

I wasn't sure how to simply say the input conductors and output conductors do not touch each other. After all, the electrons flowing through the input...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Power is simply the rate at which energy is...

Power is simply the rate at which energy is transferred. To that end, the black (hot) and white (neutral) are both a part of the circuit that that transfers that energy.

The only thing "special"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
And what is your water proof layer?

And what is your water proof layer?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
When I finished in my basement, I had to contend...

When I finished in my basement, I had to contend with some plumbing along outside walls, namely copper pipes feeding outdoor hose spigots.

The thing I did was to use 1/2" foam board insulation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
One possibility would be to rip out the drywall,...

One possibility would be to rip out the drywall, and extend the backer and tile.
You could also either replace the drywall with a thicker drywall and repaint, or use drywall mud to feather the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,733
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
So you're saying that showers with a preslope and...

So you're saying that showers with a preslope and moisture barriers seldom need to be torn out?

In other words, build a shower the "correct" way, meaning follow all manufacturer instructions and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Just to throw out a crazy idea... can you extend...

Just to throw out a crazy idea... can you extend the entire closet out into the room?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
You can bull nose your own tile with nothing more...

You can bull nose your own tile with nothing more than a sander and various grit levels of sand paper (perhaps 80 grit, 150 grit, 300 grit, and 400 to 600 grit). It can take quite a while, but it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,496
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Our builder placed CBU directly on 3/4" subfloor,...

Our builder placed CBU directly on 3/4" subfloor, with joists of 16" spacing and the Deflecto calculates a deflection of L/480. (I can tell by simply looking at the "holes" in the floor for the...
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