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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ss3964spd
Yes, it would. But now that you'll have a...

Yes, it would.

But now that you'll have a curb you will have to tie it into the water proofing as well.

Don't know if you are doing this job to meet any/all local building codes but if so you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By ss3964spd
Yup. But the since "mud" base still needs to be...

Yup. But the since "mud" base still needs to be at least 3/4" thick at the drain, with a 1/4" per foot slope, so you'd still be around 1 1/4" pretty thick around the perimeter if using a center drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:40 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
What Peter said, Ed, though I'll disagree a bit...

What Peter said, Ed, though I'll disagree a bit with water proofing well into the room; really depends on the size of the shower and if you have a door or curtain.

All pre-made foam pans have a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Gigi, welcome. Yup, only way you'll be...

Hi Gigi, welcome.

Yup, only way you'll be able to close that gap is to cut the tile. You're going to need to cut some anyway for the outlets/switches. You might also want to lay a level across...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,673
Posted By ss3964spd
Given everything I've read here over the years by...

Given everything I've read here over the years by multiple contributors, applying RD to those joints is simply not necessary IF the pre slope and the PVC liner were installed correctly. Any water...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-05-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By ss3964spd
Oh, the horrors. :D Pretty sure I'd counter...

Oh, the horrors. :D

Pretty sure I'd counter with "it's a shame you're not".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,673
Posted By ss3964spd
If I had done a mud bed I'd consider doing that...

If I had done a mud bed I'd consider doing that also, but you need the reinforcing tape that goes with the RedGard. I'd leave the rest of the mud bed alone though, let it work as designed and proven,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By ss3964spd
My first question to the customer would be "why?"...

My first question to the customer would be "why?" Is the ply already installed and they are trying to same money by not taking it down? And what's the application, a shower or some place else? Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By ss3964spd
That's how I did mine, Pancho, floor first, walls...

That's how I did mine, Pancho, floor first, walls second. But my bottom row (horizontal 12X24's) wasn't a full tile so I still used a ledger board.

What I think I'm inferring is that you feel like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,129
Posted By ss3964spd
They aren't as marble-y as some others. Basically...

They aren't as marble-y as some others. Basically the 12X24 matte finish floor tile I used, just cut into much smaller pieces. Here's another of the 12X24's and the BW.

And here's the thread. It's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,129
Posted By ss3964spd
Like this one right here. :D

Like this one right here. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By ss3964spd
Be sure that first layer is screwed down to the...

Be sure that first layer is screwed down to the joists, Steve, and then orient the 1/2" (exterior glue/exposure 1, BC) layer so that the long edge runs perpendicular to your joists, and try to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,129
Posted By ss3964spd
You've read Jame's recent thread here, Brian,...

You've read Jame's recent thread here, Brian, 'bout his marble shower floor? Other such "can I do a marble shower floor" posts always seem to end with the same assessment; "maybe".

I dunno, man,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By ss3964spd
The only thing I can imagine that might be of...

The only thing I can imagine that might be of concern is the reinforcing fiberglass mesh that is used to manufacture the Durock panels.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Pancho. For installing the...

Welcome back, Pancho.

For installing the wall tiles over Kerdi the type of thiinset mortar is somewhat less important than achieving sufficient coverage. The All Set will certainly do the trick,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,212
Posted By ss3964spd
Having the wall tile land on top of the floor...

Having the wall tile land on top of the floor tile makes the most sense to me, SusanMary, and given that you're using pebbles, I think that would be easiest, too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,753
Posted By ss3964spd
One of the layout challenges that caught my eye...

One of the layout challenges that caught my eye was at the top left. If you end the wall tile at the end of the soffit - which would be the natural place to end it, and you continue that line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,753
Posted By ss3964spd
It will be a new can-o-worms, John, but not...

It will be a new can-o-worms, John, but not expensive - unless you need to hire out the possible electrical work. But even then, and from here, I only see a couple of junction boxes and some fairly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
Fred, In one of your photos above you show a...

Fred,

In one of your photos above you show a corner were two pieces of cement board meet, and that joint did not have mesh tape and mortar applied per the cement board manufacturer's installation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By ss3964spd
If the back of the stone is flat and smooth,...

If the back of the stone is flat and smooth, Jeff, I'd go with 1/4", unless the stone manufacturer specifies otherwise.

I'd think you'd want the mortar to be as dark as possible, so that the eye...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
And with all those grout cracks that mortar layer...

And with all those grout cracks that mortar layer is almost certainly collecting water. Wonder if there's a pre slope and if the weep holes are open.

I see the cement board on top of the curb,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By ss3964spd
At 1 13/16" I'd think that particular prefab...

At 1 13/16" I'd think that particular prefab would be a no-go; you'd have to build the main floor up at least the same amount. Wait, more since you'll need 1/2" ply under the prefab.

My 42"X84"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,753
Posted By ss3964spd
Just my opinion, John, I'm always looks for ways...

Just my opinion, John, I'm always looks for ways to make my job(s) more difficult, and more time and money consuming. So it's only logical I try to do that for others. :D

If you're ok with it as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,753
Posted By ss3964spd
There's usually a reason someone does a drop...

There's usually a reason someone does a drop ceiling like that, John, it's probably hiding something above; duct work, plumbing, electrical. But, given the lack of head room, and the tiling challenge...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By ss3964spd
So the floor slopes down towards the back wall of...

So the floor slopes down towards the back wall of the shower. Is that slope uniform all the way across, including the toilet area? Does the slope dip towards one of the shower rear corners?

Couple...
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