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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Carol, Yes, it is common to run the tile...

Hi Carol,

Yes, it is common to run the tile past that seam a little (or a lot, depending on the design). Remember, though, that the cement board to drywall seam still needs to be finished using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By ss3964spd
I installed Ditra Heat in my master bath, Mike....

I installed Ditra Heat in my master bath, Mike. It's similar to regular Ditra in function. I pre-filled mine. There will be some flaking but is easily managed; just clear it away from the section...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By ss3964spd
Yes, if the tiles are flat then the 1/3" offset...

Yes, if the tiles are flat then the 1/3" offset recommendation isn't as important. Take some samples from several boxes, lay them face to face, and see how much they rock.

Many of the lippage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By ss3964spd
Mike, I would definitely shoot for the cuts...

Mike,

I would definitely shoot for the cuts to be hidden by the vanity/door/toilet.

3/16th is large for my tastes, but joint width is rather dependent on the tile itself; how consistent they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,411
Posted By ss3964spd
If the ceiling is still drywalled find out where...

If the ceiling is still drywalled find out where the joist/truss is located above the wall plate where you'll be removing that single stud. Given the 32" span there could be 2 of them up there....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By ss3964spd
I wouldn't be surprised if that tile to tub grout...

I wouldn't be surprised if that tile to tub grout cracks, John, the acrylic will expand/contract far more than, say, cast iron - or even steel. I'll be installing an acrylic tub fairly soon and will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,469
Posted By ss3964spd
The heat of the cables directly on the foam could...

The heat of the cables directly on the foam could be an issue, Steve, and not sure how you could test it before hand, but I'm hard pressed to think they'd get hot enough.

But another potential...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By ss3964spd
If the trusses are running parallel to that wall...

If the trusses are running parallel to that wall it's a pretty safe bet the wall isn't load bearing.

Yeah, I think the TCNA "recommends" plywood instead of OSB but people tile over OSB alla time....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By ss3964spd
A 5/8" difference is quite a lot, Mike. What is...

A 5/8" difference is quite a lot, Mike. What is the thickness of the existing subfloor?

The short of it is that you can't do any leveling between subfloor layers. You either level at the joist...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,767
Posted By ss3964spd
Congrats, Stewart! With all your newly...

Congrats, Stewart!

With all your newly developed skills and experience the next one will turn out even nicer than that one.

Silicone caulk is pretty miserable to remove completely, and you need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Cliff, My first guess is the wall...

Welcome, Cliff,

My first guess is the wall probably isn't load bearing but hard to say from here without seeing the roof structure above. Finish removing the drywall up to the ceiling, if you find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By ss3964spd
Can you move the resister to a higher location on...

Can you move the resister to a higher location on the wall, Emily, up near the ceiling?

I have a very similar situation and that's what I need to do. You just need to find a longer section of oval...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,136
Posted By ss3964spd
Yeah, Mark, no reason can't install your tile to...

Yeah, Mark, no reason can't install your tile to a certain height, stop there, and remove whatever mortar is left.

Check that trim. It might have a built in spacer that results in a small joint....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,212
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno, Charlie, the whole reason you used long...

I dunno, Charlie, the whole reason you used long sheets was to avoid joints. I feel like you'd be displeased with the hump you set out to avoid. I think it'll take about as long to make that sheet...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-20-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By ss3964spd
Chris, sealing the grout won't prevent it from...

Chris, sealing the grout won't prevent it from absorbing water, though it may take it a bit longer to do so. Sealers aren't permanent, either, would have to be reapplied regularly.

Letting the fan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By ss3964spd
How thick is the OSB, Richard? If the joist...

How thick is the OSB, Richard?

If the joist structure is sound, and joist spacing is appropriate, and the OSB is thick enough, and Laticrete endorses installing their product over OSB - assuming...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By ss3964spd
When I read "post tension slab" my very first...

When I read "post tension slab" my very first though was before I attempted any modification to it I'd want to know, very precisely, where and now deep those cables are.

But assuming they won't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,430
Posted By ss3964spd
Is this a continuation of your Master Bathroom...

Is this a continuation of your Master Bathroom Remodel tread, Greg, or a fun new project?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By ss3964spd
Kenny, we've merged your two threads so all the...

Kenny, we've merged your two threads so all the history of your project is in one place. Really helps all our contributors to see the big picture, and what previous questions and answers were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,886
Posted By ss3964spd
The Wedi (or other foam) spacer is a good idea...

The Wedi (or other foam) spacer is a good idea but be mindful that any build up in that back corner may push the spacer out more than you want it to if the field tile in the corner was set flat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,768
Posted By ss3964spd
Hai, It appears you tried to use up the...

Hai,

It appears you tried to use up the length of the sensor wires with the squiggly routing, which is probably ok, but you could have simply shortened the wires.

Schluter clearly recommends...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,688
Posted By ss3964spd
Nor am I, Phil, but nor am I above employing...

Nor am I, Phil, but nor am I above employing someone else's ideas. Ever. ;)

Re the bidet; two points for you to consider. 1) Adding the necessary GFCI protected receptacle is of minimal cost and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,688
Posted By ss3964spd
I've seen 'em too, CX, currently shopping for a...

I've seen 'em too, CX, currently shopping for a vanity and many have built in concealed receptacles. Still makes me nervous, but my fear is probably unfounded since I've not read anything lately...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By ss3964spd
It's the forum software, Allison, no fault of...

It's the forum software, Allison, no fault of yours for the rotated photos. if you take your photos in portrait instead of landscape I think they'll show up correctly. Maybe.

I agree with Joe who...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,688
Posted By ss3964spd
Looking good, Phil. And I know what you mean - I...

Looking good, Phil. And I know what you mean - I had to do ALL the same prep things, and then some, except moving the door.

What Jeff said. Even in a bathroom it's hard to have too many outlets....
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