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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cx
I could not locate what I think are your tiles,...

I could not locate what I think are your tiles, Eve. Perhaps you can post a link when you're able (you need three posts - anti-spam feature).

When I asked who provided the tiles I just wanted to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By cx
You're charging someone money for this work, Fred?

You're charging someone money for this work, Fred?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By cx
Welcome, Andrew. :) To be clear, you are not...

Welcome, Andrew. :)

To be clear, you are not looking to add an underlayment, you're needing to add a second layer of structural subflooring. The Ditra you want to use will be your tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 72
Posted By cx
Welcome, Darcy. :) What is the subfloor...

Welcome, Darcy. :)

What is the subfloor under the tiles?

Does she plan to tile the floor again? If yes, please advise her not to use any sort of solvent to remove whatever the adhesive might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By cx
Welcome, Eve. :) Judging from the rest of...

Welcome, Eve. :)

Judging from the rest of your photo I'm guessing your tiles are about 2 inches square and were "dot mounted." That means there are a couple of small blobs of a semi-rigid...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 34
Posted By cx
Welcome, Lottie. :) He still alive, is he? ...

Welcome, Lottie. :)

He still alive, is he? :D

First, he is the one should be asking how he can correct this problem.

Second, I fear you're gonna need to live with either the stain or the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 59
Posted By cx
Welcome, Carrie. :) You really want to...

Welcome, Carrie. :)

You really want to remove all the 1/4" plywood, which is almost certainly not of a type suitable for use under a ceramic tile installation.

You can then decide whether your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By cx
Welcome, Bill. :) I personally think it's...

Welcome, Bill. :)

I personally think it's ridiculous to pay that kind of money to buy a proprietary mortar when there are many more reasonably priced mortars out there that will work quite well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By cx
Kevin, I still believe that's an incorrect...

Kevin, I still believe that's an incorrect reading of the Hardiebacker installation instructions. While they do say the minimum subflooring is nominal 5/8ths" plywood and that the maximum joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By cx
Yeah, perhaps more sleep and maybe a bit less...

Yeah, perhaps more sleep and maybe a bit less thinking, Zack. :)

Good planning is always a useful tool, though, and you should spend as much time on that aspect as necessary. Measure twice, cut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By cx
Fred, if you'll look in our Liberry you'll find...

Fred, if you'll look in our Liberry you'll find links to the notching and boring limitations under Lumber Notching and Boring.

It is technically legal to drill a 3" hole in the center of a 2x10...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 127
Posted By cx
That would be a best case result, Jason, but I...

That would be a best case result, Jason, but I expect you'll get something less than that. I'd be looking for a very difficult removal, preferably even on that resulted in a broken tile, but I'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By cx
I know of no ceramic tile industry accepted...

I know of no ceramic tile industry accepted installation method for CBU that permits installation over single layer nominal 3/4" plywood or OSB over 19.2" joist centers, either. Unless I'm seriously...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Without mechanical abrasion I would not tile over...

Without mechanical abrasion I would not tile over that, Jason. YMMV.

I would recommend at least setting one tile over that spot and letting it cure for a week before removal to test the bond. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By cx
Done correctly that would meet the subflooring...

Done correctly that would meet the subflooring requirements for any ceramic tile installation.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Jason, if you read carefully you'll see that, as...

Jason, if you read carefully you'll see that, as I mentioned above, they want nothing more than a stain of the cutback residue remaining on the concrete before using the product.
If you're not able...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,452
Posted By cx
I customarily use 1/2" iron pipe and a cap for...

I customarily use 1/2" iron pipe and a cap for all such plumbing rough-ins, Greg. My tool trailer has a can full of 5 or 6-inch pipe nipples and caps that have lived for a time in lots of folks...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 349
Posted By cx
Viktor, it frequently helps if you'll add that...

Viktor, it frequently helps if you'll add that geographic location to your User Profile so it appears in each post to aid in answering some types of questions.

The lumber you described would be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 127
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Jason. :) Just as with...

Welcome back, Jason. :)

Just as with wallpaper, one sure way to remove VCTs is to install ceramic tiles over them. There are probably combinations of various primers and SLCs that would allow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 146
Posted By cx
Fred, your nominal 3/4" plywood over 16" joist...

Fred, your nominal 3/4" plywood over 16" joist centers meets the minimum requirements of all tiling substrate manufacturers with which I'm familiar. If you have room for more subflooring, another...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By cx
Andy, MAPEI makes a lot of thinset mortars. ...

Andy, MAPEI makes a lot of thinset mortars. Which one are you asking about?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By cx
Matt, there's probably not a tile man out there...

Matt, there's probably not a tile man out there who hasn't used thinset mortar to dress up his substrate at times, but in an area the size you're talking about it's just not a good idea.

Any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Keith. :) I've combined you...

Welcome back, Keith. :)

I've combined you with the previous thread wherein you asked about fixing this same curb.

No reason here to be sensitive about mentioning names. That kind of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By cx
Yeah, screeding is a term for striking off...

Yeah, screeding is a term for striking off material with a straight edge to flatten it, Matt. Also a term for the fat mud usually used on walls in some other countries where they perceive themselves...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 851
Posted By cx
If I were answering for Jim I'd say, yes. ...

If I were answering for Jim I'd say, yes.

He opined that the problem could be the use of an organic adhesive back in post 9 before we knew about the buckling tiles. I figger he's just more...
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