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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,500
Posted By Gordon Kaske
caulking change in plane verses waterproof

If you caulk the change in plane with silicone. The silicone itself is waterproof, but where ever grout meets the silicone this will let water penetrate, and so will the tile to a lesser degree than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,032
Posted By Gordon Kaske
After grout

Because the silicone will adhere better to set up grout than the grout adhereing to set silicone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Tile capacity

Along with table capacity it should be noted that the motor horse power plays into this. For 100.00 I think no matter which 7" saw you choose you will be disappointed with the speed at which you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Got Pics Ken?

What you need to do is try to see if you can use a pvc liner with a preslope under it, and a mud bed for tile. The pvc liner goes up the studs 12" all the way around this is your (curb) around the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gordon Kaske
I think

What Ken is saying is right now the existing shower surround is framed walls that the formica board covers. The only thing that keeps water out from behind the formica at the floor wall plane is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Old home ventilation

Remember that 90 years ago your home probably had quit a bit of air leakage. In the day fuel was cheap.

IF you or the previous owners have made envelope improvements to the structure over the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,120
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Vanessa

Why the Ditra obsession? Why not tile right to 1/4" Hardi Backer fastened to the sleepers as I did? It would save another process, and another layer of build up for the floor.

With that kind of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,120
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Talking Vanessa

Slow down, and breathe,

Drywall first then do the sleepers. you do not want all the construction traffic filling the grooves with garbage you have to clean out anyway.

Copper costs have gone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,120
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Rpa

Yes a very informative site when in action. Another, and more informational is heatinghelp.com. NRT. Rob frequents there now.



I'm perplexed I do not see more radiant questions on a tile forum.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,070
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Joist wood type?

Are you sure your floor joists are DF or SYP?


Adding plywood between joists from below does nothing to stiffen the floor.
You would be more ahead sistering joists.


This is all mute if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,120
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Jgleason

Nice Job glad to see you used the heavy gauge plates instead of the light weight plates. What kind of supply temps are you using at design temp?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,120
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Bekotec

That product is more for a slab that was not insulated, and radiant was an after thought. It would add lots of additional load to the floor not to mention the extreme build up compared to a sandwich....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,120
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Nrt

Vanessa, NRT Radiant is one of the best designers in the industry. You made a good choice. You should get with Rob on this, and see what your loads are. Your heatloss will dictate first if the RFH...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-31-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,234
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Miracle 511

This stuff is great. expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,804
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Tile saw

Hit craigs list you never know. Thats where I got my 10" Felker TM 1HT 1000.00 saw new I got it for 280.00 with a blade all most new. Cuts straight as an arrow, and the Balador motor is the key to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,798
Posted By Gordon Kaske
1" not long enough

I dont think the 1" will get enough bite in the wood floor to grab by the time you put thinset down ffor the CBU.

Do like CX says its the sure thing. But I think you would be fine with 1 1/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,794
Posted By Gordon Kaske
In Theory

Everything should drain into the mud bed. Just slower drying out. Depends on how heavily used the shower is. Seal tile, and grout to help keep moisture penetration to a minimum. Miracle 511 for that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,101
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Caulk before or after grout

Seems caulking should be done after grout for adhesion purposes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,101
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Grout cure time

Just curious on how long everyone lets the grout cure before allowing the shower to go into service.


The Mapei instructions say do not submerse in water, or use cleaners for 21 days. HUH? I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,059
Posted By Gordon Kaske
high bidder

I would be interested in knowing what the high bidder is doing for the extra mile.


Look at bids carefully make sure you are apples to apples. Ask questions.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Plugged weep holes

I will add that the plugged weep holes were the cause of failure in my mud bed shower pan. It did just as described by others. But then it only lasted 60 years.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,539
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Chip

I'm doing my shower with 18" tiles, and 6" on the floor. Its a 3'x 3'. I can tell you it looks bigger with the bigger tiles. Throw a niche in, and it will add to the effect. Yes I think small tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By Gordon Kaske
Doa

If you have radiant floor heat a 76*-77* floor will feel neutral not warm, or cold. Whilst your internal body temp is 97.8* your surface temps on the extremeties are around 83- 88* when the body is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By Gordon Kaske
cold tile

Shpedly, you must not have ever experienced RFH before. I can assure you all though your tile will be room temp what ever that may be 72*? It will feel cold cold 70 is what its refered to anything...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,966
Posted By Gordon Kaske
lumber colors

DF will be a redish brown color when aged. If new its redish.


SYP will be yellowish, and hard. Very distinct grain pattern.



SPF will be whitish colored.
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