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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,538
Posted By ss3964spd
Mark, since you are covering the mud bed with...

Mark, since you are covering the mud bed with membrane you can, if you like, put some icing on the cake. Mix up a batch of thinset mortar and spread it using the flat side of a trowel. Let it cure,...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Kraul, we've separated your post...

Welcome back, Kraul, we've separated your post from that very old thread.

If you tile is glazed a sealer isn't likely to penetrate the glazing at all. Have you attempted to clean off the blotchy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Bill, Certainly sounds like...

Welcome back, Bill,

Certainly sounds like the joist structure is more than adequate but, given the sawn board subfloor, you'd need to cover it with a minimum of 1/2" OSB/ply regardless of if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By ss3964spd
Mike, we've merged your two threads as they...

Mike, we've merged your two threads as they concern the same project. Having all questions and answers in one place helps all contributors with the big picture. We can rename your thread if you so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Steve, and welcome. We've moved your post out...

Hi Steve, and welcome. We've moved your post out of that other long thread since that one is more like a "what's your experience with..." type of thread.

As to whether the CQ will hold up or not,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By ss3964spd
Jean, we've merged your two threads so that all...

Jean, we've merged your two threads so that all the history of your project is resident in one place, which really helps all contributors see previously asked and answered questions. We can rename...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Carl, The gritty substance is...

Welcome, Carl,

The gritty substance is likely grout, and it could well be that someone previously added some type of caulk over those joints in an attempt to seal the joints.

To re-grout those...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By ss3964spd
Scully, see CX's post, #4 above.

Scully, see CX's post, #4 above.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By ss3964spd
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me either, but...

It doesn't make a lot of sense to me either, but between that piece that Phil linked to, and all the online chatter I read when I was researching them, I opted out. And I really, really wanted to use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By ss3964spd
Does the pan have a flange around it, Dave? Got a...

Does the pan have a flange around it, Dave? Got a link to it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd use plastic on the top and bottom. You might...

I'd use plastic on the top and bottom. You might never have to demo it again but someone will. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By ss3964spd
I looked into those splicers when I remodeled my...

I looked into those splicers when I remodeled my kitchen, Phil, and uncovered the same article you linked to.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,538
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks like a Grohe wall Elbow, Mark, and as you...

Looks like a Grohe wall Elbow, Mark, and as you can see from the slot in the cover it allows for a lot of wiggle room.

Pipe nipples are generally offered in 1/2" increments. You do not need a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,141
Posted By ss3964spd
Turned out very nice, Mark. Some new, some old,...

Turned out very nice, Mark. Some new, some old, nice mix. I especially like the high windows on the entry door wall, lets in some light from the hallway.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,378
Posted By ss3964spd
Since the staining is just on the surface, and...

Since the staining is just on the surface, and the wood seems solid, just clean it off. It doesn't appear to be actively growing. I would want to peel back that insulation to make sure there isn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By ss3964spd
Pete, when I did my master bath I wanted curbless...

Pete, when I did my master bath I wanted curbless shower, and decidedly not a standard size. The only way I could pull it off was a foam pan. At the time USG was in the business of offering shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 618
Posted By ss3964spd
Distributors around here won't sell to the...

Distributors around here won't sell to the general public. When I was trying to order my custom size Durock foam shower pan the Durock distributors wouldn't even talk to me, and I was even armed with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By ss3964spd
Even if you picked up only 3" in the shower,...

Even if you picked up only 3" in the shower, Pete, that's huge for a shower IMO. Could easily mean the difference between bumping your elbows against the walls, or not. If you intend to keep the tub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,141
Posted By ss3964spd
My take? Since sealers are not permeant I...

My take? Since sealers are not permeant I wouldn't bother unless I resolved myself to reapplying it every 6 months.

These day's I'm striving to reduce maintenance. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Ryan, It looks to me that a tub to...

Welcome, Ryan,

It looks to me that a tub to shower conversion was done, and the receptor used is a pre-fab one piece unit. Dollars to donuts that the manufacture of the receptor did not include...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,275
Posted By ss3964spd
Phil, 1) You can use drywall shims, install...

Phil,

1) You can use drywall shims, install them with a stapler.

2) The only reason I'd want to use advantech is if regular 3/4" T&G B/C Exp 1 plywood turns out to be either slightly thinner or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,263
Posted By ss3964spd
How small is the hex tile you want to use, Matt? ...

How small is the hex tile you want to use, Matt?

Your distributor's claim is dubious. "Better" in what way? While there may be some differences from one brands' wire to the next I feel any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By ss3964spd
I vote for John's vote, Pete. :) The wall...

I vote for John's vote, Pete. :)

The wall dividing the shower from the tub looks thick. That's probably because, to keep costs down, the build used "standard" size tub and shower base. if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By ss3964spd
Harold, I'm a Spectralock epoxy grout fan...

Harold,

I'm a Spectralock epoxy grout fan boy. Though my experience with it is limited to my own DIY projects I like it for its water proof and stain resistant properties. There are some other...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Stephanie, Are you certain the...

Welcome, Stephanie,

Are you certain the first layer of subfloor is 1/2"? If it is, it's not tongue and groove. Do you know if it is plywood or OSB? And the 2nd layer, certain it's 5/8" ? Is it...
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