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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,995
Posted By Kman
It's usually somewhere between 1/8 - 1/4" thick,...

It's usually somewhere between 1/8 - 1/4" thick, depending on the size of notch your trowel has.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By Kman
You can actually take a couple of measurements...

You can actually take a couple of measurements and get an exact number. The entire length of the backsplash in feet, times two. Multiply that number by how many tile it takes to go from counter to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Brad. :) Densshield has its...

Welcome back, Brad. :)

Densshield has its own waterproofing layer, so no other waterproofing is needed. It does require a sealant for the seams and screw penetrations.

My problem with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, John. :) There's no approved...

Welcome back, John. :)

There's no approved method for what you're doing. It's something that you, we, or anyone else would just have to make a best guess and run with it.

If it were mine, I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,839
Posted By Kman
If you already have a 40 mil PVC liner there, why...

If you already have a 40 mil PVC liner there, why pile on top of that? If you needed more insurance, why not use two liners?

When you buy new tires for your car, do you also have retreads added...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,208
Posted By Kman
I'm not getting what this has to do with water...

I'm not getting what this has to do with water failing to drain from beneath the floor tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,839
Posted By Kman
If you put Redgard on the mud, how will you tie...

If you put Redgard on the mud, how will you tie it into the drain?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-04-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 1,535,515
Posted By Kman
So even if you miss, it's no problem. The vent...

So even if you miss, it's no problem. The vent will catch it.


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,208
Posted By Kman
Kurt, he mentioned in post #1 that he had gravel...

Kurt, he mentioned in post #1 that he had gravel around the weep holes.

James, my opinion, and we know what that's worth, is that the water is very slowly draining out through the weep holes and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,300
Posted By Kman
For starters, you'd have to give up the idea of...

For starters, you'd have to give up the idea of having tile anywhere along that crack.

If you have a section that's hollow, you could cut it back until you hit solid concrete, then replace the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Kman
You'll want to use deck screws for securing the...

You'll want to use deck screws for securing the plywood to the pine boards. You could use screws as short as 1 1/4" for that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Kman
Kati, I hope you're young and physically fit...

Kati, I hope you're young and physically fit enough to take on a job of this size and difficulty. I've done a few, but not in the last few years. They're back-breaking, dusty, and just generally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Kman
Kurt, I think what you thought to be wood over...

Kurt, I think what you thought to be wood over sleepers is simply a strip of wood that's lifted on one edge, exposing the glue.

See on the top center of that picture, a piece of scrap wood is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Tia. :) Sorry for the...

Welcome to the forum, Tia. :)

Sorry for the trouble you're having.

Can you clarify this statement from your post:



Are you referring to just the grout, or does any of the tile seem to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By Kman
1/2" plywood is the minimum thickness for going...

1/2" plywood is the minimum thickness for going over planks. And that's assuming the planks are perpendicular to the joists, not diagonal.

That's also assuming your planks are in good condition...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,300
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Lana. :) I've merged your new...

Welcome back, Lana. :)

I've merged your new thread with your thread from last year, since it appears to be the same issue.

Maybe you have a bad concrete pour there, and it's causing the chunks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By Kman
Close to the top of the arch, you wouldn't have...

Close to the top of the arch, you wouldn't have any problem. But those on the sides are going to be almost completely on metal. I was hoping the stone would be big enough that it wouldn't matter so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By Kman
Are you trying to cover the entire arch? What...

Are you trying to cover the entire arch? What size are the stone?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,914
Posted By Kman
Are the tile you put up there supposed to...

Are the tile you put up there supposed to represent where the top full row of tile be? If so, I'd probably make some adjustments to allow for larger pieces at the top.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By Kman
Jeff, you know what happens when you try to...

Jeff, you know what happens when you try to please everyone, don't you? :)

Go with the MVIS high bond, and to heck with the nay-sayers.
Forum: The Mud Box 11-28-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Kman
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE PN THE JB SITE,...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE PN THE JB SITE, PROS AND DIY'ERS!!!

HOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. :turkey:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 579
Posted By Kman
There are a couple of other less labor-intensive...

There are a couple of other less labor-intensive options.

You could use 3/8" ply as your top layer over the 3/4", for a total of 1 1/8".

You could also use 5/8" ply as the bottom layer and 3/8"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,221
Posted By Kman
Anthony, do you mind if we merge the original...

Anthony, do you mind if we merge the original thread about those tiles with this one? It might save you and our volunteers from asking/answering duplicate questions, and everyone can see the earlier...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 579
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Bert. :) Is this...

Welcome to the forum, Bert. :)

Is this ceramic tile you're installing, or natural stone?

If it's ceramic, I would suggest a layer of 3/4" tongue and groove exterior glue (exposure 1) plywood,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Sandra. :) If the tile is...

Welcome back, Sandra. :)

If the tile is well bonded, and it's over a cement board, I wouldn't be quite so worried about those components as I would be about the subfloor and joists. If they've...
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