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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By ONC_ben
The wood has been acclimating for over a year :P ...

The wood has been acclimating for over a year :P

But expansion is needed in case of power loss .. this is hurricane country, and hurricane can take out power for many days.

Also in case house...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
yeah, you're right, the mosaics measure 1 3/4",...

yeah, you're right, the mosaics measure 1 3/4", with 1/8" grout lines.. they came on nominal 12"x 12" size mesh-backed squares, each of which i cut in half to have 3-tile wide border.

Yes, field...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
the mosaics are 1x1 inches, not 2x2. I...

the mosaics are 1x1 inches, not 2x2.

I thought about ramping them down towards wood floor, but refrigerator legs on one side will rest on mosaics, and I didnt want to mess with making fridge on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
2 reasons for schleuter metal strip #1 i...

2 reasons for schleuter metal strip

#1 i want to protect tile edge during time when kitchen will be operational, before hardwood is installed.

this project is in lived-in home, so there is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
tile is down!! YAY! next up, 3/4" wood floor and tranx to 1.38" tile floor..

After much struggle, managed to flatten over CBU to within tolerance for 18" tile.

Wish I had understood at first what I know now :P

Would have started with Self Leveling Compound over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
I used free version of SketchUp. I chose...

I used free version of SketchUp.

I chose overhead view and turned off camera perspective for a flat 2-D printout.

There's probably better software for just doing 2-D drawings, but I am very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Room measures to within 1/8" identical on...

Room measures to within 1/8" identical on diagonals from opposite corners. pretty darn square.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Floor is now Flat - Planning Tile Layout

After WAAAAY too much work screeding TEC Universal Skim Coat and Patch product into low spots on top of CBU, I have decided this was the wrong way to go.

Should have skipped the CBU altogether and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
OK, those are both great suggestions :) I...

OK, those are both great suggestions :)

I had read specs on these and other "patching" compounds, and I kind of came to the conclusion they were intended only for small imperfections, like divots...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
there are a number of mistakes in the pictures in...

there are a number of mistakes in the pictures in above post.. the color codes are correct, but some of the text overlays show incorrect measurements for the color coding.. anyway, you get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2018, 02:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Yes, I do realize I only need flat but not level....

Yes, I do realize I only need flat but not level.

I started this thread because I want to know what products I can use to make it flat. Only advice I've gotten so far is DON'T use thinset.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Beginning to think; 1) rip out new CBU ...

Beginning to think;

1) rip out new CBU

2) place 1/4" ply in deepest troughs

3) pour SLC

4) put down Kerdi-Ditra
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
So this project has seen some delays.. Got my CBU...

So this project has seen some delays.. Got my CBU thinsetted and screwed into place.

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This picture is before I taped the CBU, but it is now all taped.

Since installing the CBU, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
sanded spilled paint and drywall compound off the...

sanded spilled paint and drywall compound off the subflooring, and sanded down some high ridges at seams today, and spot-checked for variance with short level as I went along... its looking pretty...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
... and I agree that it makes no sense to cover...

... and I agree that it makes no sense to cover the entire surface of the CBUs with leveling compound.

After much research I think leveling compound is the wrong thing for this problem, since I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
I did not say that it is consensus to flatten...

I did not say that it is consensus to flatten after installing CBU, only that John Bridge says to flatten after installing CBU.

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) says that flattening...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Correction: *John Bridge says flatten after CBU*

Correction: *John Bridge says flatten after CBU*
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Ripping out existing subflooring (which is...

Ripping out existing subflooring (which is sound), and messing with planing down joists, re-installing subflooring (which goes under bottom plates of structural and partition walls) is WAY beyond my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Took me a couple days of scrubbing the subfloor...

Took me a couple days of scrubbing the subfloor with a TSP/bleach solution once I emptied the kitchen to get rid of all the years of spilled spaghetti sauce, etc ... a bit longer than I planned on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
All of the "flashing compound" I have looked at...

All of the "flashing compound" I have looked at emphasize that it is pliable, rubberized, elastomeric, flexible, etc.

That hardly seems the right stuff to provide support to large format ceramic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
clearly SLC would not work for wall prep for...

clearly SLC would not work for wall prep for tile... so if prepping flat wall for tile, pros use thinset mortar, seems like it would be good for floor.

as long as result = flat, why not use the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
answering my own questions :)

I have not found anything on YouTube or my product manufacturer sites about flattening a CBU installation for floor tile...

But I have stumbled across a bunch of stuff on prepping CBU walls for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Changing my mind about SLC ..

Thanks Paul.. that stuff looks great, might have been an option before I purchased 8 sheets of durock, all the screws, tape and thinset :(

As it is I need to work with what I have already got.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-10-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,011
Posted By ONC_ben
Planning 100sf kitchen floor - Underlayment Prep

Hello all, have enjoyed some great tips from this forum before my first floor tile installation in a tiny bathroom, but now I am facing a bigger floor in a more visible room, the Kitchen.

I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,351
Posted By ONC_ben
1/4" Slope, Center the Drain, Lose the QP?, BUT... what about Transition?

After constructing a second mock-up of 1/4" floor with drain in center, I find it is indeed comfortable enough, so I am scratching the bifurcated slopes and off-center 4x4 foot shower area.

I...
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