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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 301
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Posted By arnav
Porcelain 1 - Dan 0 I didn't choose a tile...

Porcelain 1 - Dan 0

I didn't choose a tile layout yet, but came here to vent a little :)

I tried multiple porcelain test cuts today with a:
- old + brand new 4" Ridgid continues blade in a 4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Thank you very much for the feedback and ideas ...

Thank you very much for the feedback and ideas


I get it now. Would you still do that instead of the two tiles that otherwise would fit exactly on the adjacent wall? I guess i need to decide...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Thx! I like so much better how it looks without...

Thx! I like so much better how it looks without the diagonal cut (pic #1). It is unexpected pleasant surprise. I had to mostly just eyeball the alignment of the sheets. The gap between each square...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
LOL, my "Dexter" cutting station. I didn't want...

LOL, my "Dexter" cutting station. I didn't want to cut outside on the porch as it is soooo hot and buggy. I also didn't want to go up and down 3 flights to the garage for every cut. It actually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Happy Fathers Day for all the dads out there! ...

Happy Fathers Day for all the dads out there!

As you can see, I am spending mine tiling.. :):scratch:

Time out for a second from the wall layout. I started to tile the shower's floor today. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Ouch... :) Not exactly in case it changes...

Ouch... :)


Not exactly in case it changes your mind. By the circular window there would be 3/4" notch above and below the hole. That is, the opening for the window is 22" and the tile is 23.5"....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Post 2 - Layout 2

Post 2 - Layout 2 - Two tiles forms the cutout for the window

Pros:
- Only two tiles need to be cut for the window?
- Almost a full tile for the last row

Cons:
- The first row is very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Post 1 - Layout 1

Hi,

Which tile layout do you like better? The tiles are big 24" x 48" porcelain tiles.
The Mrs. doesn't care either way. She is ready for the project to be over... :)

Post 1 - Layout 1:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Thx for all the help. I am happy with how it...

Thx for all the help. I am happy with how it came out. I'll post more pics after it's cured. Almost ready to tile and I am very excited about that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-11-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
thx, that helps. The other two options don't...

thx, that helps. The other two options don't have this limitation so i just need to decide which option i like better visually / stylistically.

Another one:
You know how we usually tile the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
haha, all good. You were just testing me... :) ...

haha, all good. You were just testing me... :)

Fair enough.

To ask differently, a 3/4" drop over the 8" distance between the bench and the drain is allowed right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Of course I did! But the preslope is pitched to...

Of course I did! But the preslope is pitched to the regualr clamping drain whereas the final slope I want to pitch to the shape of the linear drain. I know normally the final slope merely follows...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-10-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Hi, I hope everyone is well. I can use...

Hi,

I hope everyone is well.

I can use your advise about plane changes and layout for the final mud bed.
The questions and three options pertain to the size of the small triangle to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Quick update (especially if it helps any googlers...

Quick update (especially if it helps any googlers in the future)

So the Mrs. didn't like the triangular benches :scratch:.

She also didn't like the look of the BT-17S support at one end.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Thank you very much for the recommendation. I...

Thank you very much for the recommendation. I love it.


So if the "better benches" are in play with 6mil poly, can I not use the Better Bench rectuangualr adjustable bench?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
The wife would love that, but can you do it when:...

The wife would love that, but can you do it when:
1. The waterproofing method is 6mil poly

AND

2. You have two perpendicular shower walls as oppose to walls on opposite sides that can support...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Hi, Here is my proposed shower bench (i.e....

Hi,

Here is my proposed shower bench (i.e. the one the Mrs. likes the most).
Ideally she would have liked it to extend past the glass on the left, but as we discussed sometime back, its not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
roger that. One more pls, The alkali...

roger that. One more pls,

The alkali resistant tape comes with a sticky back that allow you to affix it to the CBU before thin-setting. While convenient, I realized maybe it is better to embed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
You know how when dry-walling around doors and...

You know how when dry-walling around doors and windows you don't align the sheet with the top of the door/window but rather cut an opening in the sheet so that the factory edge is below the opening? ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
1. I am planning to follow what bigphil...

1.
I am planning to follow what bigphil suggested here: https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin...9&postcount=31
It boils down to how to tile around a round window. I am open to any other creative...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
:) Thx CX. I started to hang the CBU. ...

:) Thx CX.

I started to hang the CBU. Now, I can't put it up by the window without a long and narrow strip of kerdi-board which has been out for months. According to Schluter it is coming back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Better now? I gently pulled the nail out without...

Better now? I gently pulled the nail out without damaging the liner by using the trusty old Stanley wonder bar behind the liner. I then X-15'd another piece of liner behind and under the current...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Pls see the pic attached. 6 Mil poly is up since...

Pls see the pic attached. 6 Mil poly is up since the last post... :)


Will do. I'll post pics tomorrow when done.


Thx! I feel bad. When i post a big batch like that every few weeks, each...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Since all the excess goes to the liner's fold, do...

Since all the excess goes to the liner's fold, do you use a separate piece of liner for the waterproofing that you mentioned? Any reason why I can't add it over the dam corners right now? The walls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 23,870
Posted By arnav
Hi CX, You can see it peaking a little...

Hi CX,


You can see it peaking a little in the pics, but attached is a better one. When i showed the glass person that did my previous bathroom what I am planning to do he said it was optional...
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