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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By rmckee84
Just a heads up, hardi does nothing to strengthen...

Just a heads up, hardi does nothing to strengthen your between joist deflection which is a big issue when installing natural stone. If you feel comfortable with it then go for it, but putting all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By rmckee84
Where is the travertine going? Bathroom floor? ...

Where is the travertine going? Bathroom floor? Tried figure it out but got lost in the post. If its going on the floor you really need a 2nd layer of plywood. Natural stone needs 2 layers of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By rmckee84
Can you take a pic from further back? How many...

Can you take a pic from further back?
How many sqft is there?

While it may seem like more work, usually the best approach would be to tear out and start fresh. Trying to salvage things usually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By rmckee84
Give laticrete a call, they may allow smaller...

Give laticrete a call, they may allow smaller size tile if you prefill the mat with something like 254.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By rmckee84
No issue with using a lft mortar to set small...

No issue with using a lft mortar to set small tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By rmckee84
No real issue, but make sure your tile is...

No real issue, but make sure your tile is slightly proud of the profile so it doesn't hinder the water's path to the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By rmckee84
That's going to be a pretty rock solid install, I...

That's going to be a pretty rock solid install, I see no problem with your plan.

Make sure and use a damp sponge on the subfloor as you go before spreading the thinset for the stratamat. You want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By rmckee84
Well, good luck with that....

Well, good luck with that....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By rmckee84
Spacer, some still use them today

Spacer, some still use them today
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By rmckee84
If you're using a traditional receptor with...

If you're using a traditional receptor with preslope and liner I wouldn't use any waterproofing on the pan. There's no way to effectively tie kerdi into a clamping drain, and that will cause...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By rmckee84
Grout can also crack because of overwashing when...

Grout can also crack because of overwashing when cleanjng the haze or too much water in the mix. It isn't always movement. Without being able to see what you are dealing with its hard to say.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By rmckee84
I have seen them in person, it is not compatible...

I have seen them in person, it is not compatible with schluter. Trueguard may work but they are a knockoff Kerdi and I wouldn't put my faith in them. Bite the bullet and buy the correct drain if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By rmckee84
If your 3/4" subfloor is tounge and groove,...

If your 3/4" subfloor is tounge and groove, fastened properly, and in good condition then you will be fine to install over it with ceramic or porcelain and CBU.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By rmckee84
1/2" CBU can be used on floors to gain needed...

1/2" CBU can be used on floors to gain needed height. Just make sure and install it properly, bedded in thinset, approved fasteners, and alkali resistant mesh tape on the seams.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By rmckee84
The use of epoxy will pretty much eliminate your...

The use of epoxy will pretty much eliminate your need for sealer. It will pretty well seal the stone when you grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By rmckee84
The materials aren't as much the concern as the...

The materials aren't as much the concern as the methods are. As far as the area around the drain, that is related to the use of multiple waterproofing methods and lack of preslope. The spot on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 637
Posted By rmckee84
I'm afraid your drain and waterproofing won't mix...

I'm afraid your drain and waterproofing won't mix from what I can see. You need a route for water that makes its way under the tile to drain. With the lip that the drain pictured has there will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By rmckee84
To help we'll need more info like -How was the...

To help we'll need more info like
-How was the shower constructed layer by layer
-What materials/brands were used

First thing I see is spot bonded tile instead of a full bed of thinset. That's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By rmckee84
Prices vary some by location, but that is...

Prices vary some by location, but that is probably about right for a skilled installer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By rmckee84
4x9 is a big shower...I'm curious of how high the...

4x9 is a big shower...I'm curious of how high the bids are.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,194
Posted By rmckee84
Good catch Roberto, that could be a definite...

Good catch Roberto, that could be a definite possibility for the spot on the wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,259
Posted By rmckee84
Any time it comes up Tec claims installer error. ...

Any time it comes up Tec claims installer error. They say there are no known issues with PG....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,690
Posted By rmckee84
In regards to your missing stud, you could run a...

In regards to your missing stud, you could run a 2x from right to left and secured to those 2 studs then run one from the top plate down to your new nailer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By rmckee84
You're going to want waterproofing to at least...

You're going to want waterproofing to at least extend to the outside edge of the curb. Would adding a stud help you? If so then do that. If not, I'm not really following what your question is with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 757
Posted By rmckee84
I would look at pencil liners and get one that is...

I would look at pencil liners and get one that is slightly thicker than the 10mm tile to make the transition if you cant find a profile.
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