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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By cx
2. Not likely you could make a worse choice...

2. Not likely you could make a worse choice there, Pete. You do not want to involve yourself with anything from Homer's with a name starting with Simple. While Custom Building products makes some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rab. :) I think that, like myself,...

Welcome, Rab. :)

I think that, like myself, most folks are having difficulty understanding just what you're working with there without at least a photo or two.

Is this new construction or are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By cx
1. Probably. 2. Tell us specifically what...

1. Probably.

2. Tell us specifically what it is, but generally yes, it's probably an organic adhesive and not what you want for the application. Says somewhere on the container that it meets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By cx
Jack, please don't start new threads on the same...

Jack, please don't start new threads on the same project. Just results in confusion and duplication of effort on the part of our all-volunteer army of helpers. Keep all your project questions here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,305
Posted By cx
Andrew, you just hafta evaluate your particular...

Andrew, you just hafta evaluate your particular situation and do what looks best to you and doesn't dramatically violate any industry guidelines.

I've done mitered stone pencil trim both ways. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By cx
Veronica, there are two different and distinct...

Veronica, there are two different and distinct areas of deflection in a wood framed subfloor. The first is the joist deflection, which we have been discussing. That is based upon the design of your...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-23-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By cx
Welcome, Carol. :) How long after...

Welcome, Carol. :)

How long after installation did you do the sealing?

How long after washing with water did you do the sealing?

Did the seller offer to have someone come look at your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By cx
I'm thinking that's a typo on Ali's part. The...

I'm thinking that's a typo on Ali's part. The ceramic tile industry requires that joist deflection not exceed L/360 for a tile installation. That's 1/360th the length of the unsupported span of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By cx
Or you could elect to use a CBU as your tiling...

Or you could elect to use a CBU as your tiling substrate in lieu of the Ditra, Veronica, and not worry about the condition of the surface of your subflooring. I'd still strongly recommend a second...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By cx
Think we need to review some of this advice a...

Think we need to review some of this advice a bit.

Michael, while I'm a big fan of gluing everything to everything in a wood framed subfloor, the ceramic tile industry actually recommends not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By cx
Welcome, Michael. :)Not at all sure I understand...

Welcome, Michael. :)Not at all sure I understand that. You're indicating that you attempted to plumb the tile installation without having plumbed your substrate?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By cx
Trying to envision a pool/hot-tub arrangement...

Trying to envision a pool/hot-tub arrangement that would permit the use of such large format tiles. Perhaps you could post a photo or two of what you're working with?

Perhaps our resident pool...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By cx
Fort Worth, Florida?! Never heard of that place....

Fort Worth, Florida?! Never heard of that place. :D We're much accustomed to seeing rotted framing around sunken shower receptors in Florida because they actually do not require the shower receptor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By cx
Welcome, Luis. :) 1. I've heard of folks...

Welcome, Luis. :)

1. I've heard of folks trying to install floor tile on an angle to match adjacent flooring, but I've never tried it. Nor have I heard from anyone on this site who has done it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By cx
Jim, I really wish you'd listen to Davy. There...

Jim, I really wish you'd listen to Davy. There is absolutely no way I'd ever get as far into a remodel as you have and not replace the shower receptor. That's the part of your bathroom that is most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By cx
Welcome, Trey. :) If you'll add a geographic...

Welcome, Trey. :)

If you'll add a geographic location to your User Profile we'll know in what part of Florida you're working.

You can just fill this void with the concrete mix to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 319
Posted By cx
Welcome, Veronica. :) If you have squeaks,...

Welcome, Veronica. :)

If you have squeaks, you're likely to have a failed ceramic tile installation. Squeaks = movement; movement = bad for ceramic tile.

Yes, the nailing pattern most likely...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Dwight. :)That inches or...

Welcome back, Dwight. :)That inches or millimeters?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,233
Posted By cx
Oh, I am, Kevin, much older. But my...

Oh, I am, Kevin, much older.

But my moisture experience pre-dates even my construction and tile experience, although it didn't actually begin until maybe 60 years ago. I just shortened the time...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,908
Posted By cx
I'd be inclined to leave it alone if you're not...

I'd be inclined to leave it alone if you're not confident you can cut the bottom without harming your waterproofing, Ben. Realistically it should not be difficult to cut the bottom of that trim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,453
Posted By cx
I'd recommend a full length 2x4 stud behind that...

I'd recommend a full length 2x4 stud behind that steel stud, Dan.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,233
Posted By cx
That's been my assumption and experience for at...

That's been my assumption and experience for at least 50 years, Skyler. And when it's easier to provide the escape path than to close it, it makes even more sense to me.

Where will the moisture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By cx
That would be correct, WS. The 549 would be...

That would be correct, WS.

The 549 would be your best option in my opinion.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,908
Posted By cx
It's a movement accommodation joint, Greg. If...

It's a movement accommodation joint, Greg. If you know of any place in the ceramic tile industry standards where such a joint is permitted to be smaller than 1/8th of an inch, please point it out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,254
Posted By cx
None that I'm aware of. A properly sized and...

None that I'm aware of. A properly sized and used exhaust fan in the bathroom makes its climate about the same as any other room in the house in my view.

They make good liners for dumpsters. But...
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