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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,837
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I now always backbutter my tiles, small or large....

I now always backbutter my tiles, small or large. You and I are amateur tilers, so the worst we lose is a few extra minutes. But it gives us reassurance that the job will last.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Quick question: What is your favorite...

Quick question: What is your favorite material/method to build dams around your room/toilet drain hole before you pour self-leveler?

Today has started out kind of dirty. I duped myself into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I got the drywall taped, mudded, finished and...

I got the drywall taped, mudded, finished and painted. I decided to go ahead and knock out putting up the Kerdi on the shower walls. Before that, I created a good transition between the Hardiebacker...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jeff, looks good. It'll be hard to dust this...

Jeff, looks good. It'll be hard to dust this wall, though, with all the recessed areas.

Anyway, this might be too late now but Mapei's Primer T ($10 per container at Lowe's) works WONDERS on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,309
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I've used Latasil as well as many of the GE...

I've used Latasil as well as many of the GE silicones from Lowe's. They'll all work. The Latasil is great as you can color-match it but it is expensive.
If you do apply silicone yourself, I'd use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-17-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am not very optimistic about your fine mud...

I am not very optimistic about your fine mud approach. If it is so fine to actually run down the voids, then it'll have a lot of water in it. Once it dries, it'll shrink and not adequately fill the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 805
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Cool. Most people don't want to spend the money...

Cool. Most people don't want to spend the money on stainless. I think it's the only good choice in a shower. Those profiles are all made in Germany where they are also more popular and thus offered...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 805
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Michael, two points you were curious about: ...

Michael,
two points you were curious about:

Placement of frameless shower door assembly on curb:
Theoretically, anywhere you want. Practically, usually in the center of the curb. I did mine 1/3...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Davy, the channel body placed against the wall...

Davy, the channel body placed against the wall will be fine if you use a range of different tile thicknesses from 1/4 to up to 1/2 plus thinset in so I was told by the Schluter rep on the phone. She...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Bruce, I am doing the very same drain line right...

Bruce, I am doing the very same drain line right now. Mine is the 44 in model. I think you already know that but Schluter told me explicitly to place the channel body right against the backerboard of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Charlie, Since you have hot mop waterproofing,...

Charlie,
Since you have hot mop waterproofing, are you in California?

The good news (sort of) is that you got four years of use out of your shower.

The bad news is that your waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Dan, these walls are sprayfoamed and the ceiling...

Dan, these walls are sprayfoamed and the ceiling is air-sealed with sprayfoam as well. There ain't no stinkin' air movement. And if there is, I'll pretend it doesn't exist. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 805
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Schluter makes all sorts of good tile trims for...

Schluter makes all sorts of good tile trims for different angles and different tile thicknesses. They're all excellent and will make your installation look good by hiding the tile edges. If in doubt,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Dan, don't they make pills for that, OCD? :D Too...

Dan, don't they make pills for that, OCD? :D Too bad they don't make pills that will turn me into a skilled drywall artist. :noid:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hi Dan and Jeff, I like the visual interest of...

Hi Dan and Jeff,
I like the visual interest of the bowl (more importantly, so did my wife). But since this is a smaller area, I need to maximize space, and here the bowl really shines as it frees up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By makethatkerdistick
It was summer time and time for a vacation. I...

It was summer time and time for a vacation. I haven't been very productive but finished my cabinet and vanity. I hope to do the drywall work over the course of the next seven days and then start...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,130
Posted By makethatkerdistick
A 20 year old ABS trap is probably in pretty good...

A 20 year old ABS trap is probably in pretty good shape. But as CX indicated, breaking through that concrete at the bottom of the leave-out is very feasible.
Depending on the thickness, you could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,505
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I had the same situation and was forced to place...

I had the same situation and was forced to place a niche on an outside wall with 2x4 walls. I glued a piece of 3/4 foam board against the sheathing before I installed my backerboard. I lost a bit of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,566
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Glad you are getting this installation removed! ...

Glad you are getting this installation removed!

The problem with reputation is that most people don't have the knowledge to judge whether someone does good work or not. Then the work gets judged...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I have yet to see a latex-acrylic that wouldn't...

I have yet to see a latex-acrylic that wouldn't turn brittle and crack after a while. They just don't compare to 100% silicone.
I believe that quite a few manufacturers make their color matching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,130
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, I was referring to the Lowe's/Home Depot...

CX, I was referring to the Lowe's/Home Depot employee who gave them such advice.
I figured that you have glued on more drains than I ever will. :p
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,130
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I doubt that the person who gave you such advice...

I doubt that the person who gave you such advice has ever in their life glued on a Kerdi drain. But who knows...
You need to dry-fit first. If there are warning signs at that stage that it won't be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,076
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Travis, you mentioned being a cheapskate. I...

Travis, you mentioned being a cheapskate. I assume it has to do with money being tight due to paying for a new house.
As you probably know intuitively, there is no quality tile installation on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,130
Posted By makethatkerdistick
That's one special kind of a plumber, that....

That's one special kind of a plumber, that. :confused: Probably cost a lot and looks like cr.... . Plus, he lied about the permit. Since this is mostly copper, why not run some clean copper lines...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,689
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I'm only familiar with Ditra. But there might be...

I'm only familiar with Ditra. But there might be others that are more affordable and are officially rated as crack isolation membranes (which Ditra is not but I still think it'll perform that way)....
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