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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:02 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
"Slow perfectionist". I know something about...

"Slow perfectionist". I know something about that.

Hate mixing mortar also, but due to the above affliction I'm resigned to mixing small batches, often.

I recently used Custom's Pro Lite to set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:09 AM
Replies: 94
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Posted By ss3964spd
Here ya go Thomas. Again, I installed this at...

Here ya go Thomas. Again, I installed this at least 12 years ago. The build consisted of poly stapled to the studs and draped over the flange, Hardie screwed to the studs, bottom of Hardie ends above...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:29 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
I'd forget the extra shimming and end the CBU...

I'd forget the extra shimming and end the CBU above the flange. Most of each 12X12 will be stuck to the wall, the short bit that covers the gap will be of no consequence.

Let me know if you want a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By ss3964spd
You could always mix up a small bit of thinset...

You could always mix up a small bit of thinset mortar, fill that spot, let it cure for a day, then install your Ditra.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:02 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
I think he'd still have to shim out the foam...

I think he'd still have to shim out the foam boards, Jeff, which then leaves him with his current dilemma; where the foam boards (or CBU) meet the drywall. If he doesn't shim the foam boards out,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By ss3964spd
For whatever it's worth, my first hand experience...

For whatever it's worth, my first hand experience proved, in my situation, that the modified I used (Custom's Pro Lite) dried completely in 3 or 4 days under my 12X24 porcelain tiles over Dirta Heat....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By ss3964spd
Custom is executing a CTA move, Steve. They know...

Custom is executing a CTA move, Steve. They know Schluter recommends unmodified over Ditra. They don't want to be liable.

Call the tile manufacturer back and ask what type of thinset mortar they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd also set it on the tile. Depending on...

I'd also set it on the tile.

Depending on how flat the floor is, how flat the tiles ended up along the wall, and how wide the baseboard is you may need to scribe some of your baseboard to get it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 10:52 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Mike, If you make your tile the same height...

Mike,

If you make your tile the same height as the carpet you will end up with a hard, and uncomfortable sharp edge. When someone steps on that transition the carpet will compress, the tile won't....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By ss3964spd
No idea, but I'm sure there's a decipherable date...

No idea, but I'm sure there's a decipherable date code on the bag. Somewhere. We also have the good fortune of a Mapie representative frequenting this forum, maybe they'll chime in.

Still, I think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By ss3964spd
"Stare" time accounts for probably 1/4 of the...

"Stare" time accounts for probably 1/4 of the time it takes me to complete any of my projects Ryan. ;)

The slope will be noticeable, but unavoidable. You really don't want standing water on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 609
Posted By ss3964spd
The Durock band has a lower perm rating, is...

The Durock band has a lower perm rating, is thinner (less build up), and creases easier than Kerdi band. It is very easy to work with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,324
Posted By ss3964spd
Like Davy said, Hardie is definitely porous. I'm...

Like Davy said, Hardie is definitely porous. I'm using a scrap piece on the table of my wet saw to support the mosaics I've been cutting. It is completely soaked.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By ss3964spd
I can't believe he didn't protect that tub. ...

I can't believe he didn't protect that tub.

The niche is a focal point. Either it isn't square/level or it is and the rest of the install isn't. Regardless, you're gonna see it when you shower....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,324
Posted By ss3964spd
Same scenario discussed in this here thread:...

Same scenario discussed in this here thread: https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126973

The 1/4" difference is why I didn't shim mine out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By ss3964spd
It's pert near universally recommended here in...

It's pert near universally recommended here in this forum to caulk that joint, Jon, and I'd say given the acrylic tub it's even more necessary. I'd leave some weep holes, but IMO every 6 inches is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,658
Posted By ss3964spd
I used a 1/4 X 1/4 trowel on my floor tile, which...

I used a 1/4 X 1/4 trowel on my floor tile, which is basically 2X2 and 3/8ths thick.

For those tiny ones, Peter, I'd say either a 3/16 X 3/16, or maybe a 1/8 X 1/8. I found that if I laid the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By ss3964spd
There are many, and they have their pros and...

There are many, and they have their pros and cons; ease of use, cost, etc.

As a DIY'er I recently used a system called "Spin Doctor". Easy to use, no special tool required. But a little pricy. HD...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,841
Posted By ss3964spd
Josh, the drain kit should have come with a...

Josh, the drain kit should have come with a little packet of silicone lubricant. Mine did.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By ss3964spd
Aaron, I'd think that your solid surface...

Aaron,

I'd think that your solid surface vendor could cut that threshold to whatever length you need, saving you the effort.

Thresholds typically have a bevel/chamfer/or round over on the long...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ss3964spd
From that picture, he didn't mud the CBU seams,...

From that picture, he didn't mud the CBU seams, and to my eyes it doesn't appear he used the correct fastener schedule (the screws seem too far apart). Find out what brand/model of CBU used and look...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,324
Posted By ss3964spd
Believe me, I can relate to OCD. :D I'd make...

Believe me, I can relate to OCD. :D

I'd make the call based on how tall the flange is, and therefore how much of the bottom row of tile will be unsupported, and how tall that bottom row will be....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,841
Posted By ss3964spd
I can't quite tell from the last photo but it...

I can't quite tell from the last photo but it appears the smooth, glossy lower black section is resting on the subfloor. To get the flange lower you'll of course need to open up the hole a bit, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,746
Posted By ss3964spd
No idea if any company makes a touch up, I've...

No idea if any company makes a touch up, I've never heard of one. You might find a product to work and last, but it's unlikely the color will match. I chipped one of my recently laid porcelain floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-12-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,271
Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks PC. Not a fan of the skinnies on the right...

Thanks PC. Not a fan of the skinnies on the right side, could have shifted it all to the left by maybe 1/2". That way the not-as-skinny skinnies on the right would more closely match those that'll be...
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