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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By ss3964spd
I think the dry blade on the circular saw will be...

I think the dry blade on the circular saw will be a challenge - the blade rotates the wrong way, and you'll likely have a good 2 or 3 inches at the end that the blade can't get to because of the saw...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By ss3964spd
The night light is a good idea. I have one right...

The night light is a good idea. I have one right next to the toilet, on a motion and light sensor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By ss3964spd
Wording can be everything. LOL. Sorry if mine...

Wording can be everything. LOL. Sorry if mine caused confusion.

Is that a gang of 3 switches back there in the corner of the toilet area?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By ss3964spd
Just meant that as it stands - before any thing...

Just meant that as it stands - before any thing else is attached to it.

Mine moved back and forth also, and it wasn't secured to the joists below like yours is. But once it had sheet rock on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By ss3964spd
It's not unlike mine, Ethan, my shower is 84"...

It's not unlike mine, Ethan, my shower is 84" long but between the half wall and the opposite wall in the shower it's about 42". Mine differs in that I have a vanity that butts against my half wall....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By ss3964spd
You'll also want to use the straightest, and...

You'll also want to use the straightest, and driest 2X4's you can for the half wall. Doing so will help prevent it from moving out of plumb as the 2X's dry out more.

Still no guarantee it won't....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By ss3964spd
Unless the floor is way not flat, and or way not...

Unless the floor is way not flat, and or way not level, I'd throw down a couple sheets of 3/4" and be done with it. Admittedly though, my opinion is based on having effectively zero experience doing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By ss3964spd
Candidly, I don't think you have a chance of...

Candidly, I don't think you have a chance of taking a hand held grinder to that tile edge and making it dead straight and without chipping the glaze, and managing to keep it way from the other tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By ss3964spd
I'd use a nail punch to break that tile, which...

I'd use a nail punch to break that tile, which will better your chances of saving the Durock. Start near a corner, work your way inward. The small point of the nail punch will concentrate the energy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By ss3964spd
I also wouldn't lay tile on top of 5/8" ply under...

I also wouldn't lay tile on top of 5/8" ply under a washing machine, perhaps not even on 3/4".

For what it's worth, when I tiled my laundry room; 2X10's 16" OC, 10' span.5/8" ply. I first screwed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By ss3964spd
Ryan, It seems to me that removing the...

Ryan,

It seems to me that removing the existing mud bed (you'll be removing both layers of tile in either case) and covering the whole floor with a new layer of 3/4" ply would be about as much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 26,830
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 07:45 AM
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Views: 26,830
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 26,830
Posted By ss3964spd
This is the kind of thing that irks me, and adds...

This is the kind of thing that irks me, and adds to my timeline, because I like to have things neat and tidy. And a wadded up power cord, well, isn't.

In addition to the proprietary water line...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By ss3964spd
Good catch, Paul, especially on those two panels...

Good catch, Paul, especially on those two panels above the window, but perhaps additional fasteners were added after that photo was taken.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By ss3964spd
You are right to be concerned about the shower...

You are right to be concerned about the shower wall seal.

First question is, how were the walls originally sealed?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
David, Matt covered the custom size Durock foam...

David, Matt covered the custom size Durock foam tray particulars perfectly, and that's what I based my curbless shower floor on. I, too, had to recess the first layer of 3/4" subfloor down between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,192
Posted By ss3964spd
Hopefully that one is not hard against the wall. ...

Hopefully that one is not hard against the wall.

Due to the grout joints you should be able to wiggle them a little, but about all you can do is press them down firmly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By ss3964spd
David, Everything I've read here suggest ya...

David,

Everything I've read here suggest ya need at least an inch of mud at the drain.

In your detail it appears you have your mud layer directly on the recessed floor, and directly in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By ss3964spd
In Chris's case, Kevin, where he's planning on...

In Chris's case, Kevin, where he's planning on laying membrane right on the slab, does the Kerdi drain flange still need to be an inch above the slab?

Chris, in addition to the PVC cement you also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By ss3964spd
And when you fill that tub with water, and a...

And when you fill that tub with water, and a body, it's also going to move.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,192
Posted By ss3964spd
You could probably get by with a straight edge...

You could probably get by with a straight edge and a 2' level, Randy. Set that first tile using the level, set the rest off the first with the straight edge. But that assumes your floor is also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,011
Posted By ss3964spd
I laid my 3/8th" thick 2X2's (approx) on mesh...

I laid my 3/8th" thick 2X2's (approx) on mesh using a 1/4" SN trowel and Versabond over Durock membrane. I did not even attempt to back butter, but I did lay only 1 or 2 sheets at a time to make sure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-04-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,398
Posted By ss3964spd
That horizontal vent, Mike, looks like it isn't...

That horizontal vent, Mike, looks like it isn't leaving much left of those six 2X4 studs. All y'all putting tile on that wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By ss3964spd
If you are intent on filling that tapered edge,...

If you are intent on filling that tapered edge, Ralph, I'd use one of the fast setting compounds - one that comes in a bag that you have to mix. They dry much harder than premixed compound. Then skim...
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