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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ss3964spd
It seems to me that having to go at least...

It seems to me that having to go at least partially into the shower to turn on the water so it can warm up, then exiting (or repositioning herself) without getting wet, would present an additional...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By ss3964spd
No harm in trying the caulk, John, but even color...

No harm in trying the caulk, John, but even color matched caulk may not match the color and texture of the grout exactly. Least in my limited experience.

If you do opt to use grout; you need about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,515
Posted By ss3964spd
Very nicely done, Brandon!

Very nicely done, Brandon!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2022, 06:08 AM
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Views: 564
Posted By ss3964spd
Just me, Wendy, but I'd probably try to wait...

Just me, Wendy, but I'd probably try to wait until the neighbor above has finished all their demo before I started to rebuild my shower below.

From here it looks like there are 2X4's placed on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By ss3964spd
I think the water supply lines are probably...

I think the water supply lines are probably encased within the concrete slab, Dan, not in the earth below it. Either way you'll need to be careful with that jack hammer.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By ss3964spd
John, my first question is if she will need the...

John, my first question is if she will need the wheel chair to go into the shower, and then will transfer from the wheel chair to the bench. If she is unable to stand while showering it seems like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By ss3964spd
X2 for the tennis ball. One is employed in my...

X2 for the tennis ball. One is employed in my garage for the spouse. Not to prevent bumping the wall, but to prevent bumping a motorcycle. Works perfectly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By ss3964spd
The holes are a bit larger than I'd want them to...

The holes are a bit larger than I'd want them to be, but tiling over them should be a problem. You'll of course want the holes in the tiles to be much closer, at least enough that the They'll be high...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-11-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,244
Posted By ss3964spd
Very cool, Joe! Love the shot of the owl.

Very cool, Joe! Love the shot of the owl.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,652
Posted By ss3964spd
Quite a challenging project for your first time,...

Quite a challenging project for your first time, Andrea, good job!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By ss3964spd
In addition to the difference in thickness,...

In addition to the difference in thickness, Grace, you're assuming that the advertised "1X1" size from both brands equals 1X1 in actuality. That may not be the case; many times the advertised length...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By ss3964spd
I see the shower head arm, Tom, but what's the...

I see the shower head arm, Tom, but what's the other pipe about? Is the other positioned about the fixed shower head arm?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 24,847
Posted By ss3964spd
Kent, to drill thru those soft, red clay tiles...

Kent, to drill thru those soft, red clay tiles you could use one of the inexpensive spade tile bits. Drilling into the concrete my require a more specific bit. Your local big box store should have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By ss3964spd
Troy, since your combination of materials and...

Troy, since your combination of materials and installations strays from Schulters recommendations for their products, thus precluding any possible warranty claim you might bring, you honestly have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,565
Posted By ss3964spd
Looking great, Joe, and yup - the electronic...

Looking great, Joe, and yup - the electronic shower valves are surprisingly cool.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By ss3964spd
I dunno, Stewart, that space looks really narrow...

I dunno, Stewart, that space looks really narrow from here. I believe the IRC (International Residential Code) says minimum for a walk-in shower stall is 30X30 inches so you'd need to ensure you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By ss3964spd
I've been mixing up numerous small batches of VB...

I've been mixing up numerous small batches of VB for my current bathroom remodel, Tom, and have not had an issue with it being sandy. Be certain you are using the correct amount of water (as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By ss3964spd
Agree with John, though I've torn out far, far...

Agree with John, though I've torn out far, far fewer showers than he has. But of the 3 I have demo'd not one had any water damage way up there.

You could install the finish arms before tiling. Cap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By ss3964spd
You'll want to grout first, John, then caulk. ...

You'll want to grout first, John, then caulk.

If you end up with some grout where you don't want it, just let it set up for a couple of hours then use the corner of a putty knife to rake it out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By ss3964spd
You mean the Kerdi pipe seals, Tom? Since...

You mean the Kerdi pipe seals, Tom?

Since the Kerdi pipe seals will hide the arm to drop ell connection the only thing you can do to leak test the connection, unless you have access from the back,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By ss3964spd
Nina Marie, the fellow suggesting piers and...

Nina Marie, the fellow suggesting piers and columns and headers is saying basically the same thing as PC mentioned above regarding adding a support wall. Both will reduce the joist span. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By ss3964spd
John, I don't think switching to a smaller float...

John, I don't think switching to a smaller float is really going to help much. You might need to "tool" the grout for those uneven (lippage) tiles with your finger. You can let the grout set up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By ss3964spd
Jay, in your first post, second photo; is that a...

Jay, in your first post, second photo; is that a piece of caulk laying there or is it grout? And the crack in the corner - were the inside corners caulked or grouted?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By ss3964spd
New project, new fun. ;) Nipple length for...

New project, new fun. ;)

Nipple length for those wall hose connections are not typical, John, I found them to be all over the place. But the rule of thumb is the lower the profile the less wiggle...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-25-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd replace those studs, Mike. Doing so will...

I'd replace those studs, Mike. Doing so will allow you to make certain they are plumb and square - two thing you want when tiling. You'll also be able to easily replace all the rotten/compromised...
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