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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-20-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 279,223
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Yeah there's definitely something in the sponge. ...

Yeah there's definitely something in the sponge. We used FC recently on a couple backslashes. It's great stuff.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Got it, thanks!!

Got it, thanks!!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
I appreciate it, thank you. Given that the...

I appreciate it, thank you. Given that the substrate is clean and level, inclusive of the exposed joist tops, the hardie is effectively just a 1/4 spacer. I don't know what else would work as well,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Curbless Shower Kerdi Pan Substrate

Hey all,

Doing a curbless shower per the instructions for the Kerdi K-SCHR setup.

Essentially, it involves removing the subfloor material and then insetting that material above blocking and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,122
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Hey all, my edit was in reference to the...

Hey all, my edit was in reference to the waterproofing *or not* of the bottom "trough" of the window. Usually with those there is a seam down there where the sides meet the bottom, one on each side...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,122
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Get ahold of some Durock shower foam board or...

Get ahold of some Durock shower foam board or Kerdi board. EASY to work with and you can work in small parts much easier than durock or Hardi, and it comes in varying thicknesses.

Either way, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,582
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Amber, two things... HD sells a Versabond...

Amber, two things...

HD sells a Versabond Flex and Flexbond. We used the Flexbond, not the Versa Flex. Semantics, but wanted to be clear.

Also, I don't have any way of measuring off-gas or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,582
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
We just installed four heat n glo sl-5 fireplace...

We just installed four heat n glo sl-5 fireplace inserts last year with brickweb on drywall substrate/metal surround facia. I used customs flex bond with great success. I knew heat would be causing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,122
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
I would consider a basement window made of glass...

I would consider a basement window made of glass block, homedepot carries them. It's what you would normally put in a basement and has a small insert that tilts open in place of one of the blocks. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
PVC trim would fix your problem as opposed to...

PVC trim would fix your problem as opposed to putting wood trim against the tub... Do you live in a humid environment, or relatively dry?

The big blue box AND the big orange box both sell it,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,815
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
They may have told you to primer afterwards as...

They may have told you to primer afterwards as much to ensure you don't contaminate it by walking on it as they are trying to keep you within the set time for Primer T. There is a time window to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,589
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Jim I did read up on it, saw that on the main...

Jim I did read up on it, saw that on the main webpage a test was done and as long as it's not large amounts of k-fix, thinset will do it's job just fine. I was aware :-)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,562
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
My drain concerns are because it's a clamping...

My drain concerns are because it's a clamping drain without a proper divot to this point and without a liner.

Sounds like that's been addressed, potentially, if you're able to chip out some sort...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,483
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Yeah, there's no way I would install tile over...

Yeah, there's no way I would install tile over tile, especially with the current drain situation. (the drain situation seals the deal for me - but generally it's not a good idea because it'd be so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 22,483
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Chris - Get a demo hammer / chisel and...

Chris -

Get a demo hammer / chisel and remove your floor tile. Get a grinder with a diamond sanding/buffing disc and clear the RG and any other residue off of the concrete.

How are your walls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,589
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Hey Jim, appreciate it. I took your advice,...

Hey Jim, appreciate it.

I took your advice, dabbed a bit of KerdiFix where the snag was, then smeared smooth over a couple inches. Enough build up to be safe, though, it seems.

Good tip on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,562
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
OldManDave - Concrete Finishers have always told...

OldManDave - Concrete Finishers have always told me there are two types of concrete... concrete that's cracked and concrete that hasn't cracked yet.

I'd worry about higher humidity in FL taking...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-10-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 279,223
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Neo - From a durability standpoint (stain...

Neo - From a durability standpoint (stain resistance, ease of cleaning), especially for floors, I wouldn't mess with anything other than an Epoxy.

Some other products (read:FlexColor CQ) are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,589
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Mixing Aquadefence and Kerdi Seams?

Hey all, it's that time of year again for us, and we're back to doing another bath/shower remodel.

This is a shower stall only with the Kerdi Shower System Kit. I wanted simplicity, so we bought...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-01-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
I spoke with Jeb over at USG and they recommended...

I spoke with Jeb over at USG and they recommended using their Ultralight Foam panels in place of the second 5/8 layer of drywall, so that's what I'll do about the tub surrounds.

Regarding the ADA...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,316
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
What's the height difference from the ledge of...

What's the height difference from the ledge of the cinderblock above the current top of floor tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Thank you, Ed. I appreciate the input. Is...

Thank you, Ed. I appreciate the input.

Is there a certain drain you use for this application? I've seen linears that range from $400 to $900 for a 5ft drain... I'm assuming I'd need a flanged...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
New Construction: ADA Shower on Slab, Kerdi over 5/8 Type X

Hey all, this spring finds us ready to start up a new project and I've spent hours researching and want to hone our approach a bit.

First of all, we're building a 4 unit building that will be on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,470
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
Shane, Your local tile/interior design shop...

Shane,

Your local tile/interior design shop my be able to get a piece of Corian (by DuPont) for you that meets your exact dimensions - including beveled edges with different profiles, etc. We've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By TheMaxwellInn
What's the difference?

Hey all - I'm hoping someone smarter than I am can answer this question for me...

Most of the topical waterproof membranes list modified thinset as acceptable for tile installation, however the...
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