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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By cx
Welcome, Dave. :) As a practical matter it...

Welcome, Dave. :)

As a practical matter it might be a good bit easier to tear out the drywall and replace it with either new drywall or CBU. Doesn't hurt to install blocking to support the edges...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By cx
Chad, you do not ever need to use a grout sealer....

Chad, you do not ever need to use a grout sealer. There are places where a grout sealer can help keep staining materials from staining your grout provided you clean up the spills quickly and they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By cx
I didn't look closely enough at your drawing...

I didn't look closely enough at your drawing before. It appears you're planning to span 36 1/2 inches with this subflooring. I got that right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By cx
If it's outside the wet area that would be fine,...

If it's outside the wet area that would be fine, James, but I've not ever used GoBoard and don't know if it's an actual 1/2" thick.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By cx
The 3/4" deck mud at the drain would be the...

The 3/4" deck mud at the drain would be the minimum required thickness according to any ANSI standard. The drain manufacturer might have a different requirement, but I don't know that.

I'd want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By cx
You don't need to combine anything, Chad. So...

You don't need to combine anything, Chad. So long as it's the same project, just ask all your questions on this thread. Whatever you do in that bathroom would be part of this project.

There is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 197
Posted By cx
Chad, I've combined you with your initial thread...

Chad, I've combined you with your initial thread on this shower project so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By cx
Jake, you don't want to try to gauge your slope...

Jake, you don't want to try to gauge your slope using a level, you want to calculate the required slope by measuring the horizontal run of your shower from the farthest point to the drain and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,882
Posted By cx
1. You want sanded grout for both applications. ...

1. You want sanded grout for both applications. Several types to choose from. I'd suggest a cementitious grout.

2. Well, someone does. :)

3. Buckets, sponges, micro fiber cloths, mixing...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-30-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 75,505
Posted By cx
ValueSeal is still too thick and too rigid for my...

ValueSeal is still too thick and too rigid for my liking, Jim. I find it more manageable than NobleSeal, but I favor Kerdi over either of the Noble membranes and I favor the Durock membrane over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By cx
If your existing subfloor is as described above,...

If your existing subfloor is as described above, and if you install the second layer properly as described above, and if your joist structure meets the industry standard for deflection, then yes, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By cx
Putting a flexible sealant on top of the grout in...

Putting a flexible sealant on top of the grout in a nearly filled grout joint will serve no purpose whatever, Phil. This is what a properly caulked joint should look like under optimal conditions:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By cx
The site is here to answer questions about...

The site is here to answer questions about ceramic tile installations, Marcus. You're not wasting anyone's time. Well, 'cept maybe your own sometimes, but you gotta be the one determines that, eh?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By cx
The Durock will wick water. That won't damage...

The Durock will wick water. That won't damage the CBU.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By cx
Welcome, David. :) I would not recommend...

Welcome, David. :)

I would not recommend you tile over a single layer plywood subfloor over 24" joist centers regardless the tiling substrate you elect to use.

The use of SLC or thinset mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 168
Posted By cx
It is if you include it, Marcus, it's not if you...

It is if you include it, Marcus, it's not if you don't.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By cx
The mud thickness is good, but if you're correct...

The mud thickness is good, but if you're correct about the subfloor you'll need to tear out everything down to the joist tops and start over.

You say you wanna do this piecemeal, but I'd strongly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By cx
Welcome, Merse. :) What Peter said. In...

Welcome, Merse. :)

What Peter said.

In general, any of the CBUs that meet ASTM C1325 can safely be bedded into the mortar bed in a traditional shower receptor construction. That's as opposed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By cx
Danno, that caulking (flexible sealant) is...

Danno, that caulking (flexible sealant) is primarily aesthetic and meant only to fill the grout joint while accommodating some movement in the tile surface. Stopping and starting the application of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By cx
Welcome, Denis. :) I'd vote for the LVP. ...

Welcome, Denis. :)

I'd vote for the LVP.

Installing the 3/4" plywood as you plan would require that you do fasten to the joist structure as though the original half-inch subflooring layer were...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-30-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,132
Posted By cx
Welcome aboard, Robert. :) While I've...

Welcome aboard, Robert. :)

While I've certainly never tried what you're recommending, without being able to remove 100 percent of the contamination of the RedGard on the CBU, you'll still be left...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 06-30-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By cx
Welcome, Julie. :) If you don't add that...

Welcome, Julie. :)

If you don't add that geographic location to your User Profile the information will likely be lost before we leave this page.

I've not heard of household chlorine bleach...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By cx
Roofing felt is a very good material to use as a...

Roofing felt is a very good material to use as a moisture barrier behind mud or CBU walls, James, but for a tub/shower installation (or similar receptor as in your case) I would prefer polyethylene...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By cx
You'll want the 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" in that case. ...

You'll want the 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" in that case.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-29-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 75,505
Posted By cx
Message I have says there is still a plan, so I...

Message I have says there is still a plan, so I guess we just gotta keep waiting.
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