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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 07:02 PM
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Posted By tracism
Is that what I have?

Is that what I have?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 05:37 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By tracism
Thank you! I will fix it. One more...

Thank you! I will fix it.
One more question....I am setting 12 x 24 porcelain over the ditra that is now pre filled with thinset over the heat cables It had cured for 3 days, not that it needed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
well I guess I am wondering how it will fail...

well I guess I am wondering how it will fail under those circumstances. is it adherence, deflection, cracking, movement, waterproofing? what is my concern with this problem?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
the only reason I noticed is because I was on my...

the only reason I noticed is because I was on my hands and knees at eye level inspecting, patting down all within my reach from the doorway the next morning.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
I don't doubt your expertise but I am looking for...

I don't doubt your expertise but I am looking for any way around this :). If it is well adhered all around, it is not in the traffic area, not needed for waterproofing and not perceptible to the eye,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
So my saga continues with another question.... ...

So my saga continues with another question....

I have a perfectly laid double layer of plywood to which I added thinset and heated ditra and then pre-filled the ditra cavities. It all works...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
It is a different and separate heat mat. They...

It is a different and separate heat mat. They don't locally stock the heated ditra ...although I am considering adding the time and expense to return what I have and go that direction.

I really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
oh no. will that compromise the job, even in a 4...

oh no. will that compromise the job, even in a 4 x 6 space? I thought I read to do it that way.:bonk:

This is my little "master" half bath so it doesn't get a lot of traffic or abuse, but if I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
and the 3' level stays in the bubble.

and the 3' level stays in the bubble.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
I screwed in a 6 inch pattern, 90 degrees to...

I screwed in a 6 inch pattern, 90 degrees to subfloor. What next? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
Okay, I am going with Ditra over the 2 layers of...

Okay, I am going with Ditra over the 2 layers of plywood, the last being the newly installed. Do the screw heads need to be below surface or can they be at surface level?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
The ditra looks complicated...like there are a...

The ditra looks complicated...like there are a number of ways for it to fail, i.e., not pressing hard enough to embed the mortar underneath. The cement backer is straightforward. Can any of you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
If I put a 1/2 inch plywood down, do I absolutely...

If I put a 1/2 inch plywood down, do I absolutely need a cement board? There is no water that will be splashing or draining?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
thank you for your quick response:)

thank you for your quick response:)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
So 1/2 plywood and 1/4 cement backer...then my...

So 1/2 plywood and 1/4 cement backer...then my heat mat and tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 966
Posted By tracism
What Thickness of Floor is Needed?

Hi I am tiling 12 x 24 tiles in a 4 x 6' bathroom with a deflecto rating of L/514.

I have 5/8s sub floor on 10" joists/16" centers.

Should I add 1/2" plywood, then 1/4 cement board?

Or with...
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