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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:04 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Re-titled, Si.

Re-titled, Si.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By ss3964spd
The water control on my old MK ain't so hot, CX,...

The water control on my old MK ain't so hot, CX, I'd need to search for tent and tub.:twitch:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By ss3964spd
Had the same undesirable tile saw location when I...

Had the same undesirable tile saw location when I did my master bathroom not too long ago, Bill, lots-o-trips up and down the stairs, and in and out the door to my tile saw station just outside of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:31 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By ss3964spd
Sounds tedious, Bill, but about as effective as...

Sounds tedious, Bill, but about as effective as any other way to install that tile edge trim.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
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Posted By ss3964spd
Advantech would be fine for the 1st layer, though...

Advantech would be fine for the 1st layer, though costly, but you don't want CDX for the 2nd. The "CD" in CDX stand for the two face grades; C and D. C is fine for one side, D is not due to the high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 178
Posted By ss3964spd
If it is indeed a fiberglass pan I'd guess the...

If it is indeed a fiberglass pan I'd guess the bird bath is a result of how the pan was manufactured, and not an installation error. If that one spot, whether a split or bare fiberglass is not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 178
Posted By ss3964spd
Daniel, The "receptor" is the shower pan....

Daniel,

The "receptor" is the shower pan. Yours appears to be a pre-fab unit with some sort of factory applied finish, could be a gel coat, but impossible to say without knowing how it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,555
Posted By ss3964spd
The primary advantage to Advantech, Matt, is that...

The primary advantage to Advantech, Matt, is that it has a coating on it to resist moisture during the house building process, when a sub floor might be open to the elements for a short period.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By ss3964spd
I think the clear epoxy would hold up just fine,...

I think the clear epoxy would hold up just fine, especially on a bathroom floor. My only concern would be that the epoxy may not be completely clear, and might yellow over time.

Still, will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By ss3964spd
It does, Davy, I had to really hunt for the...

It does, Davy, I had to really hunt for the sheets, made more difficult because I wanted DH Duo.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By ss3964spd
What Jim said, Dave, Charlie too. The...

What Jim said, Dave, Charlie too.

The quandary is that Schluter wants an unmodified mortar to adhere the tile to the Ditra but, if you are installing porcelain tile, the tile manufacturers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By ss3964spd
Dave, be certain they use a modified thinset...

Dave, be certain they use a modified thinset mortar, meeting the ANSI A118.4 standard, to adhere the Ditra Heat to the plywood.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By ss3964spd
You might look for Ditra Heat sheets, Ben, a...

You might look for Ditra Heat sheets, Ben, a little easier to work with than the rolls I think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By ss3964spd
I would (and did) definitely prefill the Ditra,...

I would (and did) definitely prefill the Ditra, Ben, given the 2x2 mosaics I can't help but think you'll get mortar everywhere if you don't. It'll be mess I think.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By ss3964spd
Robbie, My shower valve is atypical in that...

Robbie,

My shower valve is atypical in that it is electronic. As such it is required that an access panel be installed in order to facilitate servicing the unit, and recommended that shut off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By ss3964spd
Not so much a split, just a void in the top ply...

Not so much a split, just a void in the top ply layer. I'd not worry about it, will be filled with mortar when the Ditra is installed. But if it will add to your comfort level it can be filled with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By ss3964spd
Could be a Canada thing, Dave, I dunno. I do know...

Could be a Canada thing, Dave, I dunno. I do know that I probably cannot see 1/32" of difference on a tape measure though, onna count of being, well, old. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,788
Posted By ss3964spd
Unless the first layer has T&G edges you really...

Unless the first layer has T&G edges you really want blocking under those otherwise unsupported edges. You can user either solid blocking, or use 1X4's or rips of 3/4" plywood flat. Cut them to...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-20-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By ss3964spd
I've rented "Rug Doctor" machines, typically...

I've rented "Rug Doctor" machines, typically available at grocery stores 'round there parts, Bubba, and used their cleaning chemicals too. They do an ok job but may require more than one pass if the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,788
Posted By ss3964spd
Looking good, Charlie, just be sure you have...

Looking good, Charlie, just be sure you have blocking directly under the edges of the plywood.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 368
Posted By ss3964spd
Perhaps you've already looked into a Kerdi shower...

Perhaps you've already looked into a Kerdi shower pan and found that it will fit your current drain placement. Or perhaps you've already given yourself to moving the drain to fit said pan....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By ss3964spd
Robbie, There are a number of people here...

Robbie,

There are a number of people here that are good with the ins and outs of plumbing. Feel free to ask questions.

I believe ideally you'd want to feed two 1/2" inlet shower valves from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By ss3964spd
If the tile used does not have integral spacers...

If the tile used does not have integral spacers (molded in "lugs" around the edges) then yes, spacers should have been used to maintain consistent grout line width, assuming the tiles are generally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, James, I don't find that...

Welcome, James,

I don't find that professional install acceptable at all. The layout and positioning of niche is a fail. That one corner is definitely a fail.

Since Kerdi was used as the water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 475
Posted By ss3964spd
Dave, No, nominal 1/2 and 3/4 inch ply wood...

Dave,

No, nominal 1/2 and 3/4 inch ply wood doesn't measure to those thicknesses. 1/2" ply will actually be 15/32" and 3/4" will be 23/32".

Referring to them 1/2" and 3/4" is common.
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