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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Kman
That's under the heading of "showers", at the top...

That's under the heading of "showers", at the top left you'll notice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,077
Posted By Kman
They could have used a glass bracket with a stud,...

They could have used a glass bracket with a stud, or siliconed the bracket in place.

I tell my customers that if anyone drills into the curb, the warranty is invalid.
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Kman
And how wide the step will be.

And how wide the step will be.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By Kman
Using a trowel that is too large can cause...

Using a trowel that is too large can cause problems with the mortar squeezing out between the tile. If you have that problem and were still getting good coverage with the 1/2" notch, you might want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,077
Posted By Kman
See what's in the circle below? That's a big,...

See what's in the circle below? That's a big, fat no-no.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Kman
A few hours. If you scratch it in the morning it...

A few hours. If you scratch it in the morning it should be ready by evening.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 752
Posted By Kman
Are you putting square edge or bullnose sheetrock...

Are you putting square edge or bullnose sheetrock corners there?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By Kman
They won't be able to get it tight, but pushing...

They won't be able to get it tight, but pushing it up as close as possible might do the trick. I still do that with the leveling system I use.

If you're installing with very tight joints, that...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Kman
You got any small children that can run a weed...

You got any small children that can run a weed eater? :D

If it were mine, I'd probably hit it with Roundup a couple of times a year to keep the weeds down, and the snakes from hiding in there. I...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 81,792
Posted By Kman
Congratulations, Dave and Stanley. Quite an...

Congratulations, Dave and Stanley. Quite an accomplishment.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, David. :) Since this thread...

Welcome back, David. :)

Since this thread is about something other than tile or related to tile, I moved it over here to the Mud Box. If you plan to tile over the deck, we can move it back.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By Kman
The Z-bar goes under the tack strip. The carpet...

The Z-bar goes under the tack strip. The carpet installer puts it in.

As for the squeeze-out of mortar, I sometimes find it useful to push the tile up tight to the adjacent tile, which pushes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Jen. :) If this is...

Welcome to the forum, Jen. :)

If this is high up on the wall, (more than four feet), I'd get some brick mortar and replace the missing mud. I think you can get Quikrete brand in a 10lb. bag. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 752
Posted By Kman
I mean you can set the curb back from the outside...

I mean you can set the curb back from the outside 1/2" or more.

If you're using a PVC liner, you're going to need to raise that flange about 3/4" minimum to allow for the preslope mud bed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 752
Posted By Kman
I'm assuming you're going to have a traditional...

I'm assuming you're going to have a traditional PVC liner for this shower.

You can set the curb back 1/2" or more as needed, just not less than that. You could even rip it down to 2" to make it a...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-12-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Kman
I believe the bridge loading has to do with the...

I believe the bridge loading has to do with the amount of weight a bridge can handle based on the length of the truck.

Some bridges have weight ratings based on the length of the vehicle. A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Morley. :) 1. To...

Welcome to the forum, Morley. :)

1. To preserve the warranty with Schluter, you'd want an unmodified mortar. It'll also need to be white, as gray would likely bleed through.

2. Depends on...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 08-12-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Kman
Once the silicone is removed, I'd let that joint...

Once the silicone is removed, I'd let that joint dry out for as long as possible. You may already have water behind the slab that won't dry out, but if it's just a little bit, it might dry out with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By Kman
1/4" plywood isn't stable enough for tile. 3/8"...

1/4" plywood isn't stable enough for tile. 3/8" would be the minimum, but we usually recommend 1/2" because 3/8" is difficult to work with. It doesn't lay flat at all (think: Pringle's chips).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By Kman
1x's or 2x's.

1x's or 2x's.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,180
Posted By Kman
It'll go away soon after the tile is installed. ...

It'll go away soon after the tile is installed. I wouldn't put bleach on it, though.

I kinda like the smell of CBU. I gave it up only when Ditra came along. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,072
Posted By Kman
You have to go by whichever entity covers your...

You have to go by whichever entity covers your jurisdiction. They may have mostly the same requirements, and they may defer to a national code if one applies.

Bottom line is you have to please...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,409
Posted By Kman
That trowel size would be the minimum. You might...

That trowel size would be the minimum. You might look at the trowels with 1/2" depth. There's a 1/2" square notch, and a 1/4x1/2x1/4" that works well for me.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-10-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Glen. :) I've dealt with...

Welcome back, Glen. :)

I've dealt with several glass installers over the years through various customers. I've always told the customer that drilling through the curb invalidates the warranty,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-09-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 21,570
Views: 3,938,183
Posted By Kman
All over but the grouting. 203634 ...

All over but the grouting.


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