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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I like the idea of a few LFTs instead of a much...

I like the idea of a few LFTs instead of a much more expensive monolithic slab. At some point I'll be faced with the same work. Might do it the same way, actually.

Jeff, you didn't "override" the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By makethatkerdistick
For what it's worth, I have two devices with...

For what it's worth, I have two devices with inductive loads (compressor/electrical motors) on GFCI devices and never had a problem. The inrush current hasn't tripped the breaker/outlet device once...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If those three mosaic tiles bother you, you could...

If those three mosaic tiles bother you, you could carefully pry them out, grind them smaller on those offending edges and reset them. If you do it right, then you can minimize the visually offending...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Interesting star pattern. Never seen that before....

Interesting star pattern. Never seen that before. Basically, if your tile is fully supported with thinset, it doesn't matter as long as the flange or the toilet bowl covers it.

However, if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Final wash to me smells like citric acid. Diluted...

Final wash to me smells like citric acid. Diluted vinegar works equally well.

I have been storing A&B in the fridge, too, to extend working time. It gives you a few extra minutes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By makethatkerdistick
In fact, an air barrier in the wall cavity is...

In fact, an air barrier in the wall cavity is desirable to maximize insulation value. If you use fiberglass, then you want to air-seal that cavity where it meets the outer sheathing. Something like a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By makethatkerdistick
There is a certain modesty inherent in bathrooms...

There is a certain modesty inherent in bathrooms from the 50s and 60s. I have three smaller bathrooms in my 1960s ranch rather than two large ones. I know well what you're describing.

Anyway,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,320
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I'd be willing to pay low $30s for a bag of...

I'd be willing to pay low $30s for a bag of premium thinset on the very outset. Anything above that would necessitate a very special credible reason to invest more.

I am also wondering how you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,120
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not surprised about the bubbles. There are levels...

Not surprised about the bubbles. There are levels and then there are levels. I have one of those inferior ones, too. Almost threw me off once.

With the mosaic and trowel size, try the 1/4 by 1/4...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I would use a white highly modified thinset if...

I would use a white highly modified thinset if you go with the glass tile. But then, I've never used mastic.

Regarding the designers, I have yet to read a success story where one of those was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By makethatkerdistick
And yes, if you replace the drain & trap...

And yes, if you replace the drain & trap assembly, you would most likely choose a PVC replacement and then connect it to a flexible (preferably shielded) connector (aka "Fernco" etc.) that is rated...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Ooops. My bad. I didn't read the thread...

Ooops. My bad. I didn't read the thread thoroughly enough.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By makethatkerdistick
From what you wrote about having cut off the...

From what you wrote about having cut off the liner at the top of the pan, I see potential trouble there as well. Does this affect the curb, too? Usually, the liner must extend a few inches above the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Gardner, those stories about epoxy grout are...

Gardner, those stories about epoxy grout are either old or written by people who don't read the instructions. It's easy to work with if you follow the instructions. It's a disaster if you ignore...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, this is anecdotal from my own observation...

CX, this is anecdotal from my own observation only but I found that, given a proper slope, smaller tiles retain less water through surface tension. Since the grout joints tend to be a little lower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Gardner, although most likely you would be fine...

Gardner, although most likely you would be fine with the penny tile and the foam tray, I would heavily consider a mortar base with that small a tile. If there is ever a point load on a section, I...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade 10-02-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By makethatkerdistick
two full units of Spectralock for sale $60 plus shipping / North Texas area

From a recent remodel I have two full unopened units of Spectralock A&B left over. I bought the commercial unit and only used two of the four full units.

The grout is fresh, made in July/August...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,008
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Chuck, your Kerdi shower thread was one of the...

Chuck, your Kerdi shower thread was one of the first I thoroughly read when I joined the forum. I learned a lot from this and other similar threads.

Hue, the large-format tiles don't have the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,008
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jeff, we like this small hand shower. It isn't as...

Jeff, we like this small hand shower. It isn't as bulky and in the way when resting in its wall bracket, and it still can deliver a formidable amount of water if needed. Ours is made by Grohe and is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I stand corrected, CX. It only makes good sense.

I stand corrected, CX. It only makes good sense.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By makethatkerdistick
In addition to what CX said, I think it's a myth...

In addition to what CX said, I think it's a myth also that all modified thinset mortars need to dry. That refers, I believe, only to latex modifed mortars.

Plenty of modern mortars, I reckon, use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The regular Kerdi membrane is probably fine for...

The regular Kerdi membrane is probably fine for intermittent steam shower use (as in residential settings). Schluter also makes the Kerdi-DS which is thicker and has a better (i.e. lower) perm...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 18,195
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Oh, ok. I see it now. It looked like an...

Oh, ok. I see it now. It looked like an unfinished tile edge in the niche picture.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,290
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am a rookie too. Besides, there is mess-up...

I am a rookie too. Besides, there is mess-up potential for self-leveling compound also. Having done both, I'd say that potential is about the same for both. When you fudge up a mud bed, it's easy to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 18,195
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Ali, what made you choose to expose the tile...

Ali, what made you choose to expose the tile edges in the niche over, say, using trim or mitering them? Is this through-body porcelain?
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