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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Pamela
cut tile advice needed for a tricky layout

209740I tiled myself into a corner :) and would appreciate some expertise on how best to handle it. These tiles are inexpensive, so I don't mind ripping out some rows if I can do it better.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Pamela
Alrighty, to wrap this up I'll tell ya what I...

Alrighty, to wrap this up I'll tell ya what I did:

1. Jiggered the water line on the wet saw so that it was functioning as well as it did when it was new. The tube on one side of the blade had...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Pamela
Thanks, Teddy. I guess I wasn't clear on...

Thanks, Teddy. I guess I wasn't clear on separating out the two issues.

The chipping issue is separate from the mitering spacing.

Problem #1: The wet saw is chipping on both sides. I'm certain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Pamela
Update: CX was right, another layer of tile...

Update:

CX was right, another layer of tile will actually fit within the profile of the window trim, but the look just isn't good.

We cut out all the tile and then had a proper wallboard mess...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By Pamela
wet saw leaving chipped edges

My wet saw is tearing up the edges of my subway tile. The blade is not new, but not too old either. I cannot remember where I picked up the current diamond blade, but in all likelihood it could have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Pamela
Ah, great idea. I will do that!

Ah, great idea. I will do that!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Pamela
Holden, how would I know if there is a sealer on...

Holden, how would I know if there is a sealer on top? And if there is sealer, how does that change the process?

Water sprayed on seems to drip down to the countertop (rather than soaking into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Pamela
I have 11/16" from tile surface to edge of the...

I have 11/16" from tile surface to edge of the trim. New tile is about 5/16" thick. Thinset is....ummm...3/16"? It'll be close, yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Pamela
Tiling over a stone backsplash in the kitchen

Hi de ho!

I have a stone tile backsplash currently (see photo), and it's probably 5 years old, in GREAT shape, solid, no cracks. It's really busy and competing with the granite for attention, so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Pamela
Lazarus, I only need a couple more years outta...

Lazarus, I only need a couple more years outta this tub/shower, can't demo it just now.

The pipes are not leaking--I put paper towels underneath those and they're dry. It's dripping off the ledge...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Pamela
Leaky tub from 1928

I have a tub and tile surround originally installed in 1928. We stopped using it a few weeks ago after water came running down the wall in the kitchen below, so now I've scraped off the caulk and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Pamela
Built-in shelves inside tiled recess in kitchen

Good morning,

I'm thinking I'd like to have the built-in shelves shown in the photo - same idea as is shown with subway tile, about 9" deep, but wondering how crazy is this idea for a) a DIYer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-17-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Good evening :) The new subfloor is in. 3/4"...

Good evening :)

The new subfloor is in. 3/4" T&G plywood laid directly over the joists with appropriate fastening and spacing. Now we have a leveling question. It's my understanding that for my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Thanks, CX. We had dry fitted the pieces and they...

Thanks, CX. We had dry fitted the pieces and they were upside down. Right side up, they have printed on them a screw pattern and instructions for 1/8" gap on the ends only.

Doh!

Thanks for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
CX, this is a complete tear out of the original...

CX, this is a complete tear out of the original diagonal boards, so the T&G is laid on top of the joists.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Hey everyone, This weekend is the install...

Hey everyone,

This weekend is the install for the new 3/4" T&G subfloor. I understand we need to have expansion gaps around the subfloor sheets:

- 1/8" gap all around the subfloor sheets
-...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-21-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Hey everyone, I've been putting together a plan...

Hey everyone,
I've been putting together a plan for this floor, but I'm still not confident I have this right. What do you think? Kitchen floor, porcelain tile:

1. Address joist deflection issue...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Slight change of plans

Hi Again,

* Head hanging in shame about no progress over two years *

Long story short, we're back at this project, skipping the stone and going with 12" square porcelain. I'd like to ask for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
OK now that I have established that I'll be using...

OK now that I have established that I'll be using a stone tile, beefing up the joists, and adding 5/8" ply over the 3/4" diagonally laid T&G subfloor, I'd like to please ask for recommendation on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Yes, CX, those are furring strips and not notches...

Yes, CX, those are furring strips and not notches in the joists.

We cannot find any stamp or grade indication on the joists, so we'll have to call them unknown. We can absolutely stick a support...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Sorry, I'm mixing up my terms. The joists...

Sorry, I'm mixing up my terms.

The joists (not beams) have what I'm told is box construction. Whatever it's called, it is a short piece of joist material fastened perpendicularly between two...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By Pamela
Deflecto Help-o?

Hey Everyone,

Starting to plan the kitchen remodel and interested in putting down a marble mosaic of some sort (meaning marble tiles that are small, attached together with the 1'x1' mesh format)....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-30-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,120
Posted By Pamela
OK I'm baaacckk... I used a dremel tool with...

OK I'm baaacckk...

I used a dremel tool with a thin thin diamond blade but only in the widest grout joints. This takes a steady hand and I sure cleared some of the tile edges doing this.

On the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-15-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,120
Posted By Pamela
OK here are some photos of the shower: 1:...

OK here are some photos of the shower:
1: Varying grout line widths, old regrout job visible.
2: Old regrout job failure.
3: Shows a place where I scraped off some old regrout. Here I believe is...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-15-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,120
Posted By Pamela
Troy, When you use the Fein tool to gouge a...

Troy,

When you use the Fein tool to gouge a bigger joint, that means removing some of the tile, yes?

When I did this manually with a razor blade, I chipped the edges of the tile. Does that...
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