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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Ditra would work, too, to build up the...

Ditra would work, too, to build up the difference. Might do two layers. But if your Kerdi board works, that's great, too.

Cork? Really? :confused:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,341
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Nice planer, that! :shades: If you don't...

Nice planer, that! :shades:

If you don't mind me asking, how much did the custom cabinetry cost in total? Any way they'll give you a discount based on the extra challenges?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,917
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Seems like you'll be ok if they didn't pierce the...

Seems like you'll be ok if they didn't pierce the other side of the foam board. It's frustrating that you had to constantly monitor them even though they promised you something else before. I really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By makethatkerdistick
1. Do I need to know what tiles I’ll be using...

1. Do I need to know what tiles I’ll be using prior to getting the plumbing rough in, walls and Kerdi installed?

It would be helpful because large format tile will result in more mortar behind...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,287
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Ali, Sade was referring to unspeakable things far...

Ali, Sade was referring to unspeakable things far beyond the horrors visited upon us by tile shower construction. Although I am quite conversant with his writings, I cannot possible expand on this...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-15-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Bathrooms are the most difficult to renovate...

Bathrooms are the most difficult to renovate because in addition to aesthetics you have to worry about the densest array of infrastructure in the house (waterproofing, multiple points of water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,287
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Kevin, Marquis de Sade was right that there can...

Kevin, Marquis de Sade was right that there can be tremendous pleasure in being tortured or torturing yourself. That's what keeps us DIYers going, and you cannot possibly quantify it. :lol2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By makethatkerdistick
In my 1968 showers I found a medium blue...

In my 1968 showers I found a medium blue vinyl-type liner when I removed them. The material had become somewhat brittle in a few areas but was in decent shape altogether. No way though, I would tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,287
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Ali, the DeWalt is one of the best when it comes...

Ali, the DeWalt is one of the best when it comes to overspray reduction (according to all the reviews I've watched). I've only ever operated mine outside so can't really say much about spray.
Like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,917
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looks really nice! :clap1: Did they use 3 or...

Looks really nice! :clap1:

Did they use 3 or 3 1/2 in screws when they screwed through your pony wall and curb? :sick: (Just kidding. I hope they didn't. Did you watch them like a hawk? And do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,287
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Ali, I was just kidding actually. Once the...

Ali, I was just kidding actually. Once the Flexbond comes in touch with the Kerdi, the membrane will turn a deep blue and then self-destruct in an exothermic reaction. :D
Forum: The Mud Box 01-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not really related (so apologies for that) but...

Not really related (so apologies for that) but since Joe brought up Sherwin Williams: I spent a lot of dollars at their store getting myself some of their "Emerald" for various wall painting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,821
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not really related (so apologies for that) but...

Not really related (so apologies for that) but since Joe brought up Sherwin Williams: I spent a lot of dollars at their store getting myself some of their "Emerald" for various wall painting...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-14-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am not sure if the OP is serious or not. If he...

I am not sure if the OP is serious or not. If he is, I hope he'll learn from what's been provided here.

What makes water damage so pernicious is that it takes only small amounts in hard to dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I also would avoid the wood baseboard on the...

I also would avoid the wood baseboard on the outside of the curb. Elsewhere in the bathroom should be fine, though.

If you want to overbuild things then the mud pan is the way to go. It's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,287
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Laz, I've read somewhere that this has to do with...

Laz, I've read somewhere that this has to do with mortars in the European Union being described more clearly/differently in their technical literature which in turn gives Herr Schlueter the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,287
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am convinced that many of the modified thinsets...

I am convinced that many of the modified thinsets are just fine with the Kerdi as they're fine with other membranes as well (like the Durock membrane). I've heard that only the latex-modified...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Mike, I forgot where you are in the process of...

Mike, I forgot where you are in the process of rectifying the slope issue of your shower. If you are redoing the curb also, you should consider a chemical weld on those areas that were penetrated by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I've had good luck squeezing some thinset under...

I've had good luck squeezing some thinset under the edge of a tile once. But that was with 3/16 grout joints. You're probably fine as long as the edge of that tile is supported.
I have lots of...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-12-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 560
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yes, primer is important. I don't like the...

Yes, primer is important. I don't like the combination products either that allegedly obviate the need for primer. I am not as old as CX but share the same distrust. :p
It's even worse when you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,821
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Yes, primer is important. I don't like the...

Yes, primer is important. I don't like the combination products either that allegedly obviate the need for primer. I am not as old as CX but share the same distrust. :p
It's even worse when you...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-12-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By makethatkerdistick
A tile contractor's customer blacklist

Just stumbled upon this article from spiegel.de, a very reputable German news source. It covers a Bavarian tile contractor who got so sick of the unrealistic and absurd demands of some of his...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Derek, it's best to not have the toilet flange...

Derek, it's best to not have the toilet flange sticking up above the floor. It should sit right on top, that's the proper location. If it's higher, you might run into problems placing your toilet on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If you're going to the trouble of sloping the...

If you're going to the trouble of sloping the entire floor (which I think is absolutely the right approach), you might consider waterproofing it as well. Given the nature of washer leaks, there could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looks good, David. Did you give it a pitch while...

Looks good, David. Did you give it a pitch while shaping it? A good pitch will make the tile setting easier. I gave my last curb a 5/16 in drop from one side to the other. If you're going with a...
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