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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By RichVT
On this pony wall, I used vinyl drywall corner...

On this pony wall, I used vinyl drywall corner bead between the Kerdi board and the drywall.

It was all topped with non absorbent solid surface (Corian) with silicone caulk between the Corian and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By RichVT
The time to start preparing the walls for tile is...

The time to start preparing the walls for tile is at the framing stage (before the tub is installed).

Is the framing correct for the dimensions of the new tub?

Are the walls flat?

Are they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By RichVT
What is your definition of "a bit too narrow"?...

What is your definition of "a bit too narrow"? It's quite likely you could use the Spectralock. Just be prepared for a good workout forcing it into the joints. You may want to leave out some of the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-07-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,697
Posted By RichVT
There's still the option of the RodKat rip table...

There's still the option of the RodKat rip table to make long cuts with the D24000.

https://www.contractorsdirect.com/rodkat-wet-tile-saw-rip-table
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-02-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By RichVT
You can buy an official Schluter roller for only...

You can buy an official Schluter roller for only $226.96!

https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Tools/Schluter%C2%AE-DITRA-Roller/p/ZUBEHOER_DITRA-Roller
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By RichVT
Schluter makes 135 degree corners if that is your...

Schluter makes 135 degree corners if that is your question.

https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Shower-System/Waterproofing/Schluter%C2%AE-KERDI-KERECK-F--KERS-B/p/KERDI_KERECK-KERSB
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,418
Posted By RichVT
This is what it should look like. The blue tape...

This is what it should look like. The blue tape is only to protect the exposed part of the tub - it does not go under the Kerdifix and was removed after the band was applied and the Kerdifix was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By RichVT
Another vote for the Colorite spray and tool....

Another vote for the Colorite spray and tool. With a little practice you can get a perfect bead. Perfect in appearance AND function.

The first time I used it, I mocked up some corners on my test...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By RichVT
It would probably be a good idea to check the...

It would probably be a good idea to check the framing by putting a long straight edge across the studs to see if they are all in the same plane. A straight board will work fine.

If you find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By RichVT
Is there a preslope under the liner? If not...

Is there a preslope under the liner?

If not then it is a definite redo.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-12-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,022
Posted By RichVT
I would highly recommend that you (or your...

I would highly recommend that you (or your contractor) make a sample/test board using the exact materials that you plan to use in your shower. That will allow you to discover potential problems ahead...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By RichVT
Those look like scuff marks from someone dragging...

Those look like scuff marks from someone dragging the toe of their boots across the tile while working.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By RichVT
I've done vertical adjustments and depth...

I've done vertical adjustments and depth adjustments but so far all have worked out with some multiple of 1/2".

I usually have a screw in each corner of the premade niche so I want good coverage...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By RichVT
I start laying out niches at the framing stage...

I start laying out niches at the framing stage adding to or altering the studs to get the horizontal layout that I want. Then I wait until I start tiling to get the vertical height exactly right. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-26-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By RichVT
The last time I ran into that situation, I just...

The last time I ran into that situation, I just finished and painted the inside corner and then tiled right to the edge of the outside corner. First picture is rotated - it's the right side of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By RichVT
After you make your test board, I would recommend...

After you make your test board, I would recommend subjecting it to common kitchen liquids that could stain it and see how it cleans up before committing to using it. Things like wine, coffee, tomato...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-17-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By RichVT
In my experience, most lasers are non repairable....

In my experience, most lasers are non repairable. If it's out of warranty (which you should pay attention to when buying), then you are probably out of luck.

I have a Bosch 3 line laser with one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By RichVT
Unless you have a very old stove, the clearance...

Unless you have a very old stove, the clearance requirements should be listed on a plate affixed to the back of the stove.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By RichVT
My suggestion is to try to hide the niche by...

My suggestion is to try to hide the niche by putting it on whatever wall is least visible when you enter or are in the rest of the bathroom.

By designing this dividing wall the way I did, I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,648
Posted By RichVT
It's not uncommon for new joists to shrink which...

It's not uncommon for new joists to shrink which would explain the floor being "pulled down" in that area.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By RichVT
And contractors generally will not provide any...

And contractors generally will not provide any warranty on products that they don't supply.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,131
Posted By RichVT
Here is one that I did. Since I was using Kerdi...

Here is one that I did. Since I was using Kerdi Board for the walls, I made screed strips out of some scraps to guide me in getting the correct slope.

I also extended the floor heat into that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By RichVT
http://www.carpetshims.com/ I've used cedar...

http://www.carpetshims.com/

I've used cedar shingles in the past. Not noticeable when all is done.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,769
Posted By RichVT
No real reason not to tile the walls all of the...

No real reason not to tile the walls all of the way (except for the bottom row) before installing the pan.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-03-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By RichVT
I'm pretty sure that Tear Mender is a latex...

I'm pretty sure that Tear Mender is a latex product. Seems to be in stock at Amazon.
...
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