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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 07:49 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
The foot bar is interesting, Laz, have never seen...

The foot bar is interesting, Laz, have never seen one. Howzit attached?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,840
Posted By ss3964spd
You might consider picking up a "boat brush"....

You might consider picking up a "boat brush". Basically fairly soft bristles with an extendable handle that will allow you to softly scrub it while standing.

As for the cleaner - I dunno what will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 452
Posted By ss3964spd
Larry, I installed 2 BB corner benches in my...

Larry, I installed 2 BB corner benches in my shower, right against the Durock foam board (very similar to Schluter foam board) that I used on the walls.

You do not have to drive the screws so deep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Dave, Very common indeed to simply...

Welcome, Dave,

Very common indeed to simply remove the beat up drywall and replace with new. Given the application blocking isn't necessary but certainly wouldn't hurt.

Given your description,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome JBU, Simply won't know till you...

Welcome JBU,

Simply won't know till you remove it. My guess is that'll you'll get lucky and there's no glue, just the tacking strips around the perimeter.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,330
Posted By ss3964spd
The build up can be mitigated a bit by using a...

The build up can be mitigated a bit by using a somewhat thinner mortar mix when installing the membrane, but of course can't be eliminated.

Yes, you can adjust the amount of mortar in those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By ss3964spd
One new thing I tried with the cans; gluing them...

One new thing I tried with the cans; gluing them in. Since I was using new construction cans, and had access from above, and hate - almost with a passion, the flimsy metal hangers to attach them to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Pete, My Sigma will cut them, too,...

Welcome, Pete,

My Sigma will cut them, too, but the cut edge is not nearly as clean as one gets with a wet saw. So as long as the snapped edge will be hidden by something, like baseboard trim, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By ss3964spd
I actually wanted to use 3" cans, Larry, but...

I actually wanted to use 3" cans, Larry, but couldn't find any at Depot/Lowes with an LED trim/baffle that I liked, and just mentally couldn't spend the kind of money that a "real"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By ss3964spd
Happy to help, Ray, just wanted to share my first...

Happy to help, Ray, just wanted to share my first hand experience to help you avoid an unpleasant surprise.

And thanks, it was a long road but am pretty pleased with the results.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By ss3964spd
Ray, my curbless and doorless shower, but with a...

Ray, my curbless and doorless shower, but with a glass panel to contain the spay, is just over 42" wide, and the center line of the fixed shower head ended up being about 23" from the glass. Above...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Ray, I don't think you'll have any...

Welcome, Ray,

I don't think you'll have any issues with water on the slopped floor migrating onto the flat floor.

However, if you don't have any way to contain it, I'm pretty confident in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By ss3964spd
You're going to want plywood panels with a face...

You're going to want plywood panels with a face grade no lower than "C", with exposure 1 rating. The sign, or the stamp on the panels will look something like B/C, Exposure 1.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 452
Posted By ss3964spd
Another option for your valve and diverter...

Another option for your valve and diverter challenge, Larry, is to use an electronically controlled valve. The valve body assembly is mounted within the wall (but an access panel is needed to get to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By ss3964spd
If you're not keen on replacing the 5/8" plywood...

If you're not keen on replacing the 5/8" plywood panels for a tighter fit, for that get in the field I would rip a piece of plywood just slightly narrower than the gap. Get some nails with a thin...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,288
Posted By ss3964spd
Is that a piece of Kerdi board, Doug, or a piece...

Is that a piece of Kerdi board, Doug, or a piece of drywall with Kerdi membrane stuck to it?

If KB you could notch the back so the bottom edge is 1/8" or so above the tub deck, then seal it to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Denis, Yeah, quite a dilemma. That...

Welcome, Denis,

Yeah, quite a dilemma. That 1/2" ply is all but useless for anything other than carpet or vinyl. If there really is no blocking from joists to joist supporting that interior wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Ben, welcome back. Yup, you betcha, dust...

Hi Ben, welcome back.

Yup, you betcha, dust is a concern, you'll want to remove all of that and it wouldn't be unreasonable to vacuum it AND clean it with a sponge and water.

If the existing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,643
Posted By ss3964spd
Ahmad, We have combined all your threads...

Ahmad,

We have combined all your threads regarding this project into one. Having all Q&A's in one place helps all contributors by having the big picture. We can rename the thread to something more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Lucky, I, for one, have never seen...

Welcome, Lucky,

I, for one, have never seen or heard of that product. While it may work in a shower my guess is it probably wouldn't be as long lasting as a properly installed tile surround. Their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,148
Posted By ss3964spd
Yeah, that can be a thing, Josh. How thick...

Yeah, that can be a thing, Josh.

How thick are the 2X2's and what size trowel did you use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By ss3964spd
Nick, I'd probably tighten up that fastener...

Nick, I'd probably tighten up that fastener spacing a bit; 8 ish inches in the field, 4 to 5 at the seams. I like to off-set the fasteners at the seams so that no two are directly across from each...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 15,058
Posted By ss3964spd
That's how I'd do it, John, start with the 64"...

That's how I'd do it, John, start with the 64" wall. You want to avoid slivers if you can so shifting the layout to the left or right just a bit may help, no one will notice if the centerline of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Denise, welcome back. I think I'm...

Hi Denise, welcome back.

I think I'm following along with what the challenge is, but if you could add a couple of photos, one fairly, but not too close of the problem area and another farther back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By ss3964spd
In the 7 years since I finished my kitchen I've...

In the 7 years since I finished my kitchen I've only ever cleaned the sealed (and I haven't sealed it since) limestone with mild spray cleaners. But even if I were to use sopping wet sponges or...
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