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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Attached photo shows a theoretical lower right...

Attached photo shows a theoretical lower right niche corner framing. You can see the back of the adjacent wall and the 2x3 framing it’s attached to. So I don’t have anything immediately against the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Thank you, makes sense. A little more detail...

Thank you, makes sense.

A little more detail regarding the plywood idea - this wall is a 2x3 stud wall inside of a 2x6 wall shared with the hall bathroom. The main vent stack is in the wall hence...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
I’m planning out the niche, and as I consider how...

I’m planning out the niche, and as I consider how to land the grout lines etc I’m thinking to myself - if I build this out of Sheetrock, what treatment to the outside corners need?

I see plenty of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Shoot, no I hadn't realized that, I got the...

Shoot, no I hadn't realized that, I got the impression the subfloor reinforcement was needed for the Ditra route.

Does that go for areas where I replace the board subfloor altogether? I suppose...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Thanks, I'll keep going with the sheetrock then. ...

Thanks, I'll keep going with the sheetrock then.



Ah right, I can't help but think of the fastened lath as "bonding" the mortar but I understand there's a difference.



As for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
We've narrowed our tile selections and the...

We've narrowed our tile selections and the plumbing is in process.

As I install the sheetrock and plan out the membrane installation, I'm reading that there are a couple options once the drain is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-13-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By HilltopRehab
Seems like you already know the answer, but to...

Seems like you already know the answer, but to add to your point above - the squeegee will remove water from the tile surface, but it won't remove water from inside the tile/grout/mortar itself, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Ah I see, well okay then maybe it's for the best...

Ah I see, well okay then maybe it's for the best anyway. I'll head down that path.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
I'm going to nix the ditra-heat after all. Not...

I'm going to nix the ditra-heat after all. Not our forever home, we're going to opt to save the money and spend it elsewhere.

Has anyone else heard that Schluter is out of 1/2" Kerdi-board panels,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
I do like the idea of practicing and making a...

I do like the idea of practicing and making a test board.

Have you seen much discussion regarding Ditra-heat over deck mud? I found a post on here where someone contacted Schluter about it, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Ah yes, good thing it's on a white board! I also...

Ah yes, good thing it's on a white board! I also didn't note in the sketch that I want to use Ditra-heat which is the 1/4-inch thickness.

If I stick with the assumption of my longest slope line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
I'm tempted to start a new thread because my...

I'm tempted to start a new thread because my first post is such a wall of text, but hopefully people scroll down.

At this point I'm thinking that I can either remove the entire subfloor and level...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By HilltopRehab
Subscribing because I had been planning on the...

Subscribing because I had been planning on the same, Ditra heat over deck mud...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Expanding on this thought process... If the floor...

Expanding on this thought process... If the floor deck mud is 7/8" and the thinset is 1/8", then the Ditra-heat surface would be at 1-1/4" above the subfloor. Subtracting the 5/8" required for slope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-16-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Ok time for some actual questions. Update- the...

Ok time for some actual questions. Update- the copper drains have been replaced, I stuck with copper and I'm leaving the closet flange since it's in fine shape.

I have about 1-3/4" between the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By HilltopRehab
I'm looking at this option as well, for the...

I'm looking at this option as well, for the purpose of a non-centered drain.

Apologies if you already considered it and are asking specifically about the use of a PVC liner and preslope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-20-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Initially when you posted this I was of the...

Initially when you posted this I was of the mindset that no way, I’m not messing with deck mud. But I’ve spent some time researching to get a little more familiar, and you’re right - especially with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Getting the hang of this forum a little more now,...

Getting the hang of this forum a little more now, I see editing is time constrained. That's okay no matter.

Looking back at some of the inspiration photos of curbless showers, I do see lots with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Got it, thanks for the heads up. More places...

Got it, thanks for the heads up. More places should do this! I know exactly the type of overuse you mean...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Regarding plaster removal - I used a small sledge...

Regarding plaster removal - I used a small sledge and a chisel along with the usual hammer and flat bar to get the plaster wall system out. I cut the edges and corners with a carbide recip saw to get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
The quote reply button isn’t there for me but...

The quote reply button isn’t there for me but maybe it’s due to my newb level.

Hey John thank you for the welcome. I realized about halfway through writing the post that it was a bit rambling, so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,870
Posted By HilltopRehab
Small Master Bath Remodel - Seeking Layout & Build Advice

My name is Steve, I found this site via Reddit's home improvement section and have been lurking and reading the more in-depth discussions for a few months now.

My wife and I are in our first home...
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