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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-28-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By HouseOfJoe
You want modified for the ditra to plywood,...

You want modified for the ditra to plywood, that's Schluter's recommendation, so you're good with the Versabond there.

Schluter says they want unmodified for the tile to the ditra, but I've been...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,969
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Wow, congrats on taking the bull by the horn‘s...

Wow, congrats on taking the bull by the horn‘s and getting the concrete out of there. Now anything you want to do will be a whole lot easier. That’s fantastic!

My vote is certainly for a linear...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I guess I can use Versabond and just give it...

I guess I can use Versabond and just give it extended drying time before I grout. I would think three or four days should be plenty. That way I kind of cover both bases.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Thanks, Dan. Kind of figured, but always safer...

Thanks, Dan. Kind of figured, but always safer to check!

Another question for the group. I've been using modified thinset (Versabond) everywhere so far but in reading the spec sheet on the Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Schluter says not to run the Ditra Heat wire...

Schluter says not to run the Ditra Heat wire under the vanity, but I'm assuming they mean one that actually sits directly on the floor.

If my vanity is on legs (~ 3 inches ish) I can use the space...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,003
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Another vote for Schluter/Kerdi, Bobby. I just...

Another vote for Schluter/Kerdi, Bobby. I just finished my shower using it and I really enjoyed working with it. I used the Kerdi board. As CX said, you can use just plain drywall and cover that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Well for a first time project I'd have to say you...

Well for a first time project I'd have to say you did a brilliant job. In the pictures the cuts don't seriously distract the eye, and that couldn't have been easy to do.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Welcome, Evan. In regard to your 24x12 tile...

Welcome, Evan. In regard to your 24x12 tile question, I hope not, because I'm doing the same thing! Seriously, there is no "right" answer to a question like this. If you like it, it's good, if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Impossible to say, Jenelle, since we're talking...

Impossible to say, Jenelle, since we're talking about a completely subjective situation. Here's a thought for you, though. If I were in your shoes, I would mix up a small batch of the grout I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Jenelle, to speak directly to your question, the...

Jenelle, to speak directly to your question, the darker the grout you use, the more visible any flaws in the grout lines will be.

I tend to agree that lighter grouts, much less white, can be fussy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,969
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I like that idea a lot. For as large a shower...

I like that idea a lot. For as large a shower area as you have it makes sloping the floor a much simpler process. If you don’t use a linear drain you have to center the drain otherwise your pitch...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,969
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I'm sorry for all the anguish you're going...

I'm sorry for all the anguish you're going through right now, James. It's a difficult situation.

There's a thread (at least one) in the in the Pro's Hangout about the Houston Method, so it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,969
Posted By HouseOfJoe
James, I'm confused on how you're using the Mapei...

James, I'm confused on how you're using the Mapei 4:1. I just did my Kerdi pan using it. The directions are to mix from 3-4 quarts of water to a bag and mix thoroughly. I used only 3 quarts per...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Not a pro... A picture of the floor from a...

Not a pro...

A picture of the floor from a littler farther back would help to make a judgement on the grout lines. If there are just a small number like you've circled, that might be liveable.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
No worries, Dan, I’m not holding you responsible...

No worries, Dan, I’m not holding you responsible for my decision to use a fan. LOL! I had the same thought that the air movement isn’t going to do anything to the thinset under the Kerdi. Only the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Oops. Well I was running a fan under the thought...

Oops. Well I was running a fan under the thought process of “can’t hurt, might help” for the last 18 hours but I just turned it off!

Per the previous discussion on this thread I’m using a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I put the Kerdi membrane down on the pan this...

So I put the Kerdi membrane down on the pan this afternoon and Kerdi banded the perimeter. What’s the minimum time I should let it dry before a flood test? And will running a fan in the bathroom make...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,711
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Jeff’s point on storage is definitely something...

Jeff’s point on storage is definitely something to think about. In my project I’ve removed a large closet entirely and so lost a lot of storage space. To get some back I am also using medicine...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I did my mud bed tonight. First time but I...

So I did my mud bed tonight. First time but I think I did OK. Used Mapei 4 to 1. How long should I let it dry/cure before I Kerdi it? The data sheet is pretty vague on that point!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I guess my main question is will modified thinset...

I guess my main question is will modified thinset work to attach a new layer of mosaic stone to this existing layer. This is a vertical, basically dry location. I’ll be placing it by hand, stone by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I made a boo-boo. When I mounted the bullnose...

So I made a boo-boo. When I mounted the bullnose on this vertical face I made it a bit too proud of the surface of the mosaic. The only solution I can think of is to place another level of mosaic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,953
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So for the wire lathe that goes down on the...

So for the wire lathe that goes down on the plywood that the deck mud goes over, is there a particular kind/type/size that I should be getting? Seems like a silly question, but I'm not seeing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By HouseOfJoe
LOL! I know what you mean. It would be nice,...

LOL! I know what you mean. It would be nice, wouldn't it, for guys like us that do this only occasionally?

I'd say it boils down to the fact that there just isn't a one size fits all solution...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Not a pro, so take these words with a grain of...

Not a pro, so take these words with a grain of salt!

Jonathan, the pros will confirm but I suspect adding water after the slaking period was part of your problem. I’m using custom blend versa...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,423
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Charlie, you're just looking for a light fixture...

Charlie, you're just looking for a light fixture rated for "wet locations". You'll also see "damp locations", and for your application that would probably be adequate, but I'd go with "wet" if I...
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