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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-18-2020, 05:22 PM
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Posted By speed51133
https://www.harborfreight.com/1-1-4-quarter-cubic-...

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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-15-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,693
Posted By speed51133
Thanks for the input on a 7 year old thread;) ...

Thanks for the input on a 7 year old thread;)

I would use this for my second story deck, which would make the patio below it shielded from rain as well.

BUT it is pretty expensive at 7.09 a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By speed51133
Tell them you will gladly use a concrete floor...

Tell them you will gladly use a concrete floor grinder to bring the tiles down if they sign off on it and pay you beforehand.

Or you will rip it all out and do it again at their expense. OR get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By speed51133
I didnt see the chip. I would have at least that...

I didnt see the chip. I would have at least that tile replaced.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-13-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 946
Posted By speed51133
I use this with prescription safety glasses...

I use this with prescription safety glasses (that have a foam gasket and fit tightly).

I was lucky to have a box of filters. I also have a few organic cartridges for VOC vapors.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
anyone? :cry:

anyone? :cry:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By speed51133
I would say so. There is indeed a gap to...

I would say so. There is indeed a gap to accommodate expansion if any. That gap will also be totally hidden and covered by caulking. Some of the gaps looks a bit small, but I would not call that a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By speed51133
ditra on the wall? that is not really meant for...

ditra on the wall? that is not really meant for that. Do you mean kerdi? Yes it will bond, but it is not best practice. Dimensional lumber is not very stable in that it swells, shrinks, twists,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By speed51133
Well, if you are unwilling to rip it all out, you...

Well, if you are unwilling to rip it all out, you hate the way it is now, and you are unwilling to grind out all the grout to half of the depth, you may as well give it a shot adding more grout, any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By speed51133
why couldn't he put an epoxy grout over what he...

why couldn't he put an epoxy grout over what he has to fill it up and even with surface?? wouldn't that bond to anything? I know this is not a typical application...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By speed51133
https://www.archiproducts.com/en/products/mapei/ad...

https://www.archiproducts.com/en/products/mapei/additive-for-cement-and-concrete-mapecolor-pigment_357857

how about this?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 983
Posted By speed51133
a little late in the game, but you know you can...

a little late in the game, but you know you can just add concrete pigment to the white thinset mortar and get the exact color you want. Pigment is pretty cheap. I would use powdered.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
also, while you guys are figuring out the above...

also, while you guys are figuring out the above question, what notched trowel would you recommend? I have .25x.25x.25 and .25x.375x.25 and .5x.5x.5.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-11-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
Can someone comment on the difference between...

Can someone comment on the difference between using the Mapei products as described by Jason above, and using a type N or S mortar mix such as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-08-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
Thanks Jason. I keep changing my mind on...

Thanks Jason.

I keep changing my mind on what kind of veneer to use. Right now I am leaning towards cultured ledger stone, thinking slate might delaminate from constant freeze/thawing (see below...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
Thanks Jason. This is not going on the...

Thanks Jason.

This is not going on the counter. This is for the wall. The wall is 16ga steel studs with durock cement board screwed on. The stone is 3/4in thick ledger stone panels. I am trying to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
good eye. The fire pit is just out of frame. ...

good eye. The fire pit is just out of frame.

When you say direct bonded waterproofing, you referring to something like redgard?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
One more question for you guys, or just cx! ...

One more question for you guys, or just cx!

Is ledger stone paneling suitable for outdoor installation in freezing climates? How about slate ledger stone?

Any tips for mortar selection? I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By speed51133
why not wet shim??

why not wet shim??
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
Have any of you guys used Fibalath? It is...

Have any of you guys used Fibalath? It is fiberglass grid to replace metal lath....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-25-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
Progress

Progress
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
Surprisingly, pointed tip cbu screws penetrated...

Surprisingly, pointed tip cbu screws penetrated with moderate pressure. The experiment will have to wait.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
Any ideas? No stores here sell self drilling...

Any ideas? No stores here sell self drilling cement board screws. I have to order them online. I have all the time in the world this week. Not so much after that.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,417
Posted By speed51133
I ran out of self drilling cement board screws....

I ran out of self drilling cement board screws. Any issue with using zinc plated modified truss screws? I'm thinking about corrosion issues with cement board.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By speed51133
was this ever resolved?

was this ever resolved?
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