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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cx
If you've really got nominal 1/2" OSB as a...

If you've really got nominal 1/2" OSB as a subfloor, Mike, you really wanna remove everything down to the joist tops.

If you wanna leave that subfloor, you could start your real subfloor with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By cx
That would be good, Rich, 'cept I don't know what...

That would be good, Rich, 'cept I don't know what WNC might be. :)

I've customarily insulated all bathroom walls that adjoin living areas in the houses I've built with fiberglass batt insulation....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By cx
Can't determine what else you might need for your...

Can't determine what else you might need for your subfloor structure without knowing what you've got now, Mike.

You can certainly wait for someone to tell you what you've got is OK if you like. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By cx
Rick, if you'll add a geographic location to your...

Rick, if you'll add a geographic location to your User Profile it will help in answering some types of questions.

Your code compliance inspection official seems rather ill informed, which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) There are two components...

Welcome, Mike. :)

There are two components to achieving the necessary stiffness of a wood framed subfloor to accommodate a ceramic tile installation. First is the deflection of the joist...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By cx
What's wrong with B421, Chris? If the GC...

What's wrong with B421, Chris?

If the GC doesn't want your method, why are you not doing what he wants?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 290
Posted By cx
There is a significant difference, but either...

There is a significant difference, but either will work in your applications if installed per manufacturer's instructions.

The Permabase is a true CBU (ASTM C1325), while the Hardiebacker is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By cx
Up to you, Paul. You can tile over whatever...

Up to you, Paul. You can tile over whatever you're comfortable with. Yes, in days of old we got away with a lot of tile over marginal framing when the substrate was reinforced mud. Or even mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,293
Posted By cx
Nothing at all wrong with tiling directly over...

Nothing at all wrong with tiling directly over drywall, Ali.

I would not recommend walking on freshly mortared Kerdi.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 346
Posted By cx
Fix the floor, Paul, it ain't gonna help to try...

Fix the floor, Paul, it ain't gonna help to try to stiffen it with your tiles.

Not sure what you're calling iffy. It either meets the tile industry standards or it doesn't.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By cx
Good catch, Jon. I assumed the flooring company...

Good catch, Jon. I assumed the flooring company installed the tile and I should not have done so.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ron. :) Yes, it will. Biggest...

Welcome, Ron. :)

Yes, it will.

Biggest problem I see in that installation is that it was that "manager's" responsibility to evaluate that floor structure before he agreed to tile over it.
...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-16-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By cx
Unfortunately (from your viewpoint), I have...

Unfortunately (from your viewpoint), I have probably twenty Purdy brushes in my arsenal, some from your 1990s period. I'm not young. :)

I will look around for those Wooster brushes and give one a...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-15-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By cx
Thanks, Joe, for adding to my Learn Something New...

Thanks, Joe, for adding to my Learn Something New Every Day program. :)

Q: I've always (40 years?) used Purdy brushes, both natural and synthetic, and have never heard of your Wooster brushes. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By cx
Bob, you'll do better getting answers if our...

Bob, you'll do better getting answers if our folks know more specifically what you're working on. This the same bathroom with the drop-in tub, perhaps?

For general discussions on various grouts,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dan. :) First, do you actually know...

Welcome, Dan. :)

First, do you actually know that your joists are Douglas Fir or Southern Yellow Pine and are of good grade? If not, your calculations might be much better than your joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By cx
Up to you, T. My advice is always to make your...

Up to you, T. My advice is always to make your floor suitable for your tile installation and then make transitions as necessary to adjacent floor coverings.

You might get by just fine tiling...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By cx
Eddy, that bonding of mosaic size tiles to a...

Eddy, that bonding of mosaic size tiles to a separate material and bonding that material to your wall backing is a common method of dealing with the different thicknesses of tile, but cork is not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 758
Posted By cx
For what calculation, Joe?

For what calculation, Joe?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,828
Posted By cx
Thanks, Joe. If you'll add some biographical...

Thanks, Joe. If you'll add some biographical information to your User Profile it will help our other visitors understand from where the information is coming.

Kim, I'm sorry we hijacked your...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-14-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By cx
Thanks, Joe. If you'll add some biographical...

Thanks, Joe. If you'll add some biographical information to your User Profile it will help our other visitors understand from where the information is coming.

Kim, I'm sorry we hijacked your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By cx
T, you're gonna hafta ballance some of your...

T, you're gonna hafta ballance some of your issues here. The Versabond will work for installing your heating membrane over your plywood subfloor. That even complies with the recommendation of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-14-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By cx
Joe, how 'bout you go over here and start at post...

Joe, how 'bout you go over here and start at post 49 (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1514763#post1514763) and give us a painter's view of the all-in-one primer and paint...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By cx
I see you've already purchased DitraSet, but that...

I see you've already purchased DitraSet, but that plus the additive required to make it meet A118.4 (likely even meet A118.15, which you don't need) will cost you a whole lot more than you need to be...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-14-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By cx
Repid, here's our most recent example of the use...

Repid, here's our most recent example of the use of tile and grout as shower waterproofing. (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126787)

Hundreds of similar threads here on the...
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