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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,567
Posted By BIGPHIL
Greg, Depending on how much thickness you need...

Greg,
Depending on how much thickness you need to make up, Wedi makes 1/8" building panels that work great for this exact situation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By BIGPHIL
John, I see they still haven't updated their...

John,
I see they still haven't updated their specs on the website...they have the schematics incorrect for the vent drawings (both show the details for the air return style vent). I notified them of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By BIGPHIL
Never heard of the FlexFire products. Just...

Never heard of the FlexFire products. Just checked them out and it appears to be quality stuff. I finished up my guest bath a few months ago and did something similar but used RGBGenie products....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By BIGPHIL
That came out looking great, Kenny! Very nice job...

That came out looking great, Kenny! Very nice job indeed. :tup2: Those hex tiles on the ceiling are a nice touch too. What controller and/or driver did you use to power the LED strips?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome, Zoe! May I suggest that you look into...

Welcome, Zoe! May I suggest that you look into using Schluter All-Set modified mortar for your entire project. A bit more expensive than Versabond, but it's approve by Schluter for setting all of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,979
Posted By BIGPHIL
Chris, I don't see any mention of it in the...

Chris,
I don't see any mention of it in the thread, but wondering if you performed a flood test of the pan? Ideally at least 24 hours long. Just want to make sure you don't miss a step :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By BIGPHIL
Tom, To my eye that material appears to be a...

Tom,
To my eye that material appears to be a fiber cement board like Hardiebacker.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By BIGPHIL
James, Are the prices listed on the MWI website...

James,
Are the prices listed on the MWI website reflective of the prices paid in store? I purposely didn't list them because their website prices are outrageous. For instance, MWI lists 20oz Wedi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,104
Posted By BIGPHIL
Pete, Not sure about the thickness of your...

Pete,
Not sure about the thickness of your accent strip, but another option would be to use 1/8" Wedi building panel to fill in that area a little. Getting an even layer of mortar in that space,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,180
Posted By BIGPHIL
1) don't see why that wouldn't work. It may be...

1) don't see why that wouldn't work. It may be best to still cover all the open gaps with metal lathe and fat mud and just finish it even with the wall. You may then waterproof right on that.
2) you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,180
Posted By BIGPHIL
Dan, You might try something like 1/2" Wedi...

Dan,
You might try something like 1/2" Wedi panel and making a bunch of kerf cuts 1/2 the thickness of the panel deep. You may then bend the board to the proper circumference with the cuts facing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By BIGPHIL
Welcome, Edward! I usually buy all of my Wedi...

Welcome, Edward! I usually buy all of my Wedi supplies from T&A supply. They have some of the best prices around the area from my experience.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By BIGPHIL
Betsy, The "fixes" the contractor did were flat...

Betsy,
The "fixes" the contractor did were flat out incorrect. They've made the situation worse and now have a sandwich of waterproofing membranes and they keep compounding issues. The entire shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By BIGPHIL
As CX pointed out in post #15, the wall tiles...

As CX pointed out in post #15, the wall tiles were not set according to industry standard techniques. Poor mortar coverage, non directional troweling, ridges do not look collapsed in most cases,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By BIGPHIL
CX, understood and I agree with you 100%. It got...

CX, understood and I agree with you 100%. It got the discussion started and the issue pointed out which is what I was hoping for.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By BIGPHIL
You'll need to find a tile meeting specific COF...

You'll need to find a tile meeting specific COF standards to be safe if you'd like to use a large format tile again. Check out this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By BIGPHIL
Betsy, One other suggestion I would make to...

Betsy,
One other suggestion I would make to you. The floor tiles are awfully large and they look like they could be quite slippy from what I can see in the pics. I know you've used the shower for a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By BIGPHIL
Looking a little closer, to me it's clearly...

Looking a little closer, to me it's clearly visible that my theory is looking more like reality. You can see the redgard lapped up the side of the drain in this pic. A definite no no with that drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 562
Posted By BIGPHIL
Much fail with this install to my eye. I looked...

Much fail with this install to my eye. I looked up the directions for that drain here (https://infinitydrain.com/product/s-lt-65/) and it states that it's only compatible with traditional...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By BIGPHIL
Wedi subliner dry is approved for use by Wedi...

Wedi subliner dry is approved for use by Wedi over primed drywall. Their certifications for the product can be found in their latest technical handbook as well as local certifications on their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,874
Posted By BIGPHIL
If the tile is a little proud of the niche wall,...

If the tile is a little proud of the niche wall, you may try filing it down by hand with a diamond file...or just leave it be. Once grouted, likely nobody gonna notice it but you, Stuart.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By BIGPHIL
Looks great, Si! Very nice job indeed :tup2: is...

Looks great, Si! Very nice job indeed :tup2: is that a Hansgrohe mixing valve?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,860
Posted By BIGPHIL
Looks good, Matt...nice job! I like the black...

Looks good, Matt...nice job! I like the black curb top with the grey tiles :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,255
Posted By BIGPHIL
Yes, fully embed the flex collar in a bed of...

Yes, fully embed the flex collar in a bed of sealant. Spread the sealant on the wedi building panel using a drywall knife (a minimum of 1/16" thickness over entire area the collar will be) and then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,255
Posted By BIGPHIL
Larry, Sorry, a little late of a response on...

Larry,

Sorry, a little late of a response on these questions, but it may help put you at ease.

Unfortunately there was a lot of bad information in that particular video. I enjoy Isaac's videos...
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