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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:40 PM
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Posted By cx
Welcome, Wyatt. :) The ceramic tile industry...

Welcome, Wyatt. :)

The ceramic tile industry requirement for nominal 1" sawn board subflooring is the addition of a minimum of nominal 1/2" exterior glue plywood plus your tiling substrate of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,213
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Jake. :) I've combined you...

Welcome back, Jake. :)

I've combined you with your project thread for this shower so folks can see how it was built before the questions start.

I would speculate that you have mold only in that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,948
Posted By cx
Just keep reminding yourownself that in tile...

Just keep reminding yourownself that in tile work, preparation is everything, Thomas.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,953
Posted By cx
When you do the ceiling, Kevin, I recommend you...

When you do the ceiling, Kevin, I recommend you wear a painter's sock and googles. And I like to use a hawk to carry my grout up there and help catch alla droppings. Won't catch'em all, of course,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:15 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,948
Posted By cx
Scrape that spot flat with your putty knife and...

Scrape that spot flat with your putty knife and pay it no more attention, Thomas, and stop overthinking. :)

Your backer board faces should be within 1/32nd of an inch of flush with one another. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By cx
Welcome, T. :) Might also be a good reason to...

Welcome, T. :)
Might also be a good reason to abandon that receptor, center your drain, and create a mud bed for your receptor, eh?

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By cx
Why, Chris. You're not suggesting that the...

Why, Chris. You're not suggesting that the notice saying Temporarily Out Of Stock might not really be so temporary, are you now? Or that just because they look funny they might not be "the real...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By cx
1. Yes. That would be method RH117 in your...

1. Yes. That would be method RH117 in your Handbook and you'll find all the details there.

2. See #1. I would personally be inclined to bond the first mud layer to the slab with a slurry of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By cx
CX mentions it because it's written in the ANSI...

CX mentions it because it's written in the ANSI standards and each product manufacturer's instructions, Clifton.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 9,175
Posted By cx
There is no weight issue in tiling your wall,...

There is no weight issue in tiling your wall, Josh. The manufacture's recommendation for the 1/3rd stagger is a maximum recommendation. You can stack the tile with no overlap at all if you want and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By cx
Same advice given by the panhandler to the New...

Same advice given by the panhandler to the New York City tourist who axed, "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" Said the panhandler, "Practice, practice, practice."

What are you using to make these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By cx
Welcome, Thor. :) You might wanna look in...

Welcome, Thor. :)

You might wanna look in our Liberry under Mold. Couple good articles there as I recall. A bit dated, perhaps, but I don't think mold has changed much in the past 20 years. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By cx
Lesson I'd rather see you take away, Xan, is if...

Lesson I'd rather see you take away, Xan, is if you're using glass tile, just pass on the un-modified thinset mortar.

On Schluter's foam board the secret sauce for waterproofing is the foam, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By cx
Yeah, that's why I recommend against the use of...

Yeah, that's why I recommend against the use of those foam trays unless one of them fits your shower footprint and drain location exactly and you miraculously happen to have a perfectly level and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By cx
Nope. Get in, dash all hopes, get out. That's...

Nope. Get in, dash all hopes, get out. That's my motto. I'm really not a bad guy, but you'll get some differing opinions on that. :)

Custom makes a product called Silk that would do what you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dustin. :) Perhaps we need to know...

Welcome, Dustin. :)

Perhaps we need to know more about how you've constructed your shower. There should be no slope in the perimeter of the floor unless you're using a linear drain. Any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By cx
Welcome, Roger. :) 1. Yes. All flattening...

Welcome, Roger. :)

1. Yes. All flattening must be done before the installation of any of those "uncoupling" membranes as their respective manufacturers will point out.

2. The flatness...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By cx
Anti-spam measure the site has in place, Nanker. ...

Anti-spam measure the site has in place, Nanker. You can now post links.

I'm not familiar with either of those products, but some similar products make allowances in the added liquid to allow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By cx
Actually, Nanker, it shouldn't be mixed at all...

Actually, Nanker, it shouldn't be mixed at all for that application. Thinset mortars are meant for bonding ceramic tiles and other tiling membranes and are specifically "not intended to be used in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By cx
Same shower with the plywood wall, Bill? ...

Same shower with the plywood wall, Bill?

This the tile you're looking at? (https://www.daltile.com/products/tile/florentine/field-tile/carrara/standard/standard)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By cx
Welcome, Shannon. :) Why is your contractor...

Welcome, Shannon. :)

Why is your contractor not dealing with this problem now that it's been brought to his attention?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By cx
Byron, the absolute minimum for a flood test is...

Byron, the absolute minimum for a flood test is 24 hours. A proper test is for 72 hours.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By cx
Byron, until you perform a flood test, any other...

Byron, until you perform a flood test, any other considerations are really moot. If it doesn't leak, you may be able to live with it, but I can't tell anything at all about that from your photos.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By cx
Not sure I can agree with all that, Jeff. ...

Not sure I can agree with all that, Jeff.

DCOF is for level interior spaces expected to be walked upon when wet. There is no standard for wet, sloped floors such as would be found in showers.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 9,175
Posted By cx
What Davy said. It's technically not...

What Davy said.

It's technically not correct, but it's what I'd do. Not sure I've ever caulked an outside tile corner. But that's not much of a recommendation on accounta I haven't caulked a...
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