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Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By cx
Something wrong there, Jeff. I, too, gotta agree...

Something wrong there, Jeff. I, too, gotta agree with Justin. You should have difficulty keeping that water container in your photo full.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By cx
Welcome, Phil. :) No pre-slope? No...

Welcome, Phil. :)

No pre-slope? No waterproofing in one corner? Contractor abandoned the project? I would think that requires a re-do.

If you pay someone else to tear out and replace the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By cx
It's always a good idea to sponge the substrate...

It's always a good idea to sponge the substrate before setting tile, Brandon. If for no other reason, just to remove all dust and other contaminants. Your concrete needn't necessarily be damp, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By cx
Welcome, Wendy. :) I can't tell just what...

Welcome, Wendy. :)

I can't tell just what you might have there. I see four photos, one with what look like maybe 13"x13" floor tiles, one with random stone mosaic tiles, one with a close-up of a...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-19-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,187
Posted By cx
We may not have had a Mud Box when this thread...

We may not have had a Mud Box when this thread was started, Jeff, but I agree with you on its more logical location. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By cx
Screwing the drywall from the other side is the...

Screwing the drywall from the other side is the most correct method. If it flexes enough, you could consider squeezing some of your construction adhesive between the back of the drywall and the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By cx
Welcome, Steve. :) You'll not find any of...

Welcome, Steve. :)

You'll not find any of the direct bonded waterproofing membrane systems for building a shower receptor to be less expensive than a traditional mud/liner/mud receptor. I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 923
Posted By cx
Hate to pile on, Stephen, but in the words of my...

Hate to pile on, Stephen, but in the words of my dear ol' daddy, "the road to Hell is paved with good intentions."

You're paying for a new shower that meets contemporary professional standards and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 102
Posted By cx
Bob, it'll help if you'll keep all the questions...

Bob, it'll help if you'll keep all the questions on this bathroom project on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,855
Posted By cx
Not sure how you can be sure of that, Wolfgang. ...

Not sure how you can be sure of that, Wolfgang. If the tile were installed over mud or CBU walls and floor, there would be more allowance for wicking and evaporation on the back side of the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,957
Posted By cx
Joe, I've used a number of different trowels for...

Joe, I've used a number of different trowels for installing those sheet-type membranes and I found that the 1/8x1/8x1/8 inch Schluter trowel definitely made a difference in how well the installation...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-17-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By cx
Jeff, I think if you're looking for a standard...

Jeff, I think if you're looking for a standard approach here you should be mixing your mud from Portland cement and sand. While we think the Quikrete Sand Topping mix is about a 3:1 sand to cement...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 102
Posted By cx
Bob, I've tried lots of different ways to support...

Bob, I've tried lots of different ways to support a ledger board for skipping a row of tiles and find it easiest to simply screw it to the wall. I favor using 5" rips of plywood where feasible so I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Dan. :) I see no questions for...

Welcome back, Dan. :)

I see no questions for us, so the best recommendation I can give you is to read and follow the product manufacturers' instructions.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By cx
Up to you, Ken. My advice is to make your...

Up to you, Ken. My advice is to make your subfloor suitable for your tile installation, then make any necessary transitions to adjacent flooring.

I would use nothing less than nominal 1/2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By cx
1. MAPEI's Kerabond is a very good un-modified...

1. MAPEI's Kerabond is a very good un-modified thinset mortar. If the shower tray manufacturer recommends it for installing his product over SLC, that's fine with me.

2. You do not use any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By cx
Ken one of the downsides of OSB is that when...

Ken one of the downsides of OSB is that when subjected to moisture it tends to swell and once swolen, it never returns to its original thickness. That may be what you're looking at where you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Eddy. :) I recommend you use a...

Welcome back, Eddy. :)

I recommend you use a modified thinset mortar meeting ANSI A118.4 (C2 in your ISO 13007 standards I think) to bond both your foam tray and your additional deck mud to the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By cx
While I can't recommend marble in a shower, the...

While I can't recommend marble in a shower, the white Versabond would be fine for bonding same.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By cx
Jonathan, I don't think Jeff wanted to know how...

Jonathan, I don't think Jeff wanted to know how recently you bought the silicone, I think he wants to know the manufacture date on the tube.

Might tell us the brand name and such, too. We've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By cx
Welcome, DD. :) There is really no specific...

Welcome, DD. :)

There is really no specific requirement for material or method in constructing a pre-slope for a traditional shower receptor. It is part of the plumbing code that you have such a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By cx
Parke, you'll note in that thread you linked that...

Parke, you'll note in that thread you linked that the OP had a sawn board subfloor of nominal 1" boards, not a 1/2" first layer. And you've still not mentioned what your first layer consists of.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Gene. :) My recommendation...

Welcome back, Gene. :)

My recommendation would be for you to use a modified thinset mortar for the entire project. The warranty from Schluter is of no real interest to you because if there is any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By cx
I think you'll generally find that the price...

I think you'll generally find that the price increase for 1/2" glass over 3/8th" glass is, how you say, noteworthy? And seldom worth the cost.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Parke. :) You don't indicate...

Welcome back, Parke. :)

You don't indicate your joist spacing.

Any subfloor starting with a nominal 1/2" material (you don't specify what it might be) is a non-starter as far as I'm concerned. ...
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