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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Kman
More than likely they've done the curb the same...

More than likely they've done the curb the same way with cement board and nails, puncturing the liner every few inches.

Keep tearing out until you don't see any signs of mold, water damage, or bad...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Kman
I was going to mention this. The laser will...

I was going to mention this. The laser will simply set a level line for you to work from. Where that line is set on the wall depends completely on you.

If you were to start just outside the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 868
Posted By Kman
Hard to say what he will come up with. Possibly...

Hard to say what he will come up with. Possibly something that will ease your fears so that he'll get paid.

Maybe he'll go along with what you want and will fix everything.

I just don't think...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 868
Posted By Kman
By the way, I wasn't suggesting that you should...

By the way, I wasn't suggesting that you should pay him because he says he's finished and just accept however the job turns out. I'm saying I don't think you can accept the shower as is and refuse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 868
Posted By Kman
Absolutely it does. :tup2: That's why I...

Absolutely it does. :tup2:

That's why I added that last paragraph.

Denise, I would have a sit-down with the contractor and go over the issues you've discovered. Say that you expect to have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 868
Posted By Kman
I could not, in good conscience, allow the work...

I could not, in good conscience, allow the work to be completed, have the door installed, and use the shower for however long it ends up lasting, and not pay for it. It would be like buying a car...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Kman
I'll do a 3/4" thick mud bed over concrete, but...

I'll do a 3/4" thick mud bed over concrete, but I've always set it at 1 1/4" at the drain when going over a framed subfloor.

If it were mine, I'd cut the joists down 2". If I was trying to save...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Spencer. :) If memory serves...

Welcome back, Spencer. :)

If memory serves correctly, the mud bed over a subfloor like yours should be a minimum of 1 1/4" thick. So you would need to lower the subfloor more to get the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Kman
It doesn't always look dusty on the surface, but...

It doesn't always look dusty on the surface, but every bit of dust you remove gives you a little better bond when setting tile.

But you absolutely need to wipe down any pieces that you've cut with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Kman
What we're seeing in that last picture where the...

What we're seeing in that last picture where the tile is removed, is that before or after you cleaned the mortar off the membrane?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-10-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By Kman
Right outta the TCNA handbook! :D

Right outta the TCNA handbook! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Kman
My question to them would be, "How many is...

My question to them would be, "How many is enough?"
Forum: The Mud Box 02-08-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Kman
Well, he ain't in Arkansas, so I've got no say-so...

Well, he ain't in Arkansas, so I've got no say-so on that. All I can do from here is make friendly suggestions. :)
Forum: The Mud Box 02-08-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,391
Posted By Kman
Jim, I just saw this part of the thread about...

Jim, I just saw this part of the thread about your incident. Glad you're still with us and at least able to get up and around a little bit. Hope your recovery is swift and relatively pain-free.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Kman
Kerdi doesn't really make a tight corner, so it...

Kerdi doesn't really make a tight corner, so it may be okay. If you have a picture of it we might be able to say for sure.

It's likely that you just pulled it out of the corner when you were...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-07-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,510
Posted By Kman
I would often set a full tile where it's in plain...

I would often set a full tile where it's in plain sight, ending with a smaller piece at the opposite wall when it's covered or mostly hidden. I don't think that's an issue at all.

If people...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Kman
My shower is just 6" narrower than yours and I...

My shower is just 6" narrower than yours and I have no problems having just one shower head.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-04-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Kman
That's how I would build it. I'd use 2x4's for...

That's how I would build it. I'd use 2x4's for the frame, cover the top with 3/4" plywood, and the top and front with 1/2" Durock, followed by their membrane.

Don't forget to figure in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,702
Posted By Kman
It's right here...

It's right here (http://www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/government/building).
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By Kman
A 4' level would be best. Draw a vertical pencil...

A 4' level would be best. Draw a vertical pencil line with it to work from.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,702
Posted By Kman
Best way to start with that is to dry it out, and...

Best way to start with that is to dry it out, and have as much sunlight down there as you can. I wouldn't turn on any fans down there. An open window during the day might be good, provided it's not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By Kman
Ok, good. Just leave enough space for a 4"...

Ok, good. Just leave enough space for a 4" square to cover the holes. Some installers repair it with silicone.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By Kman
You have to consider the entire layout when...

You have to consider the entire layout when setting a ledger. You don't want to end up with a skinny tile at the top. There's no issue with going up two or three rows if you want, as long as you've...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 02-03-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Kman
Fred, if you'd like to refer to one of your...

Fred, if you'd like to refer to one of your articles, or any other article, it's better to post a link to it, or maybe post a relevant excerpt with a link to the article, rather than post the entire...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Kman
I guess I worded that incorrectly about Kerdi. I...

I guess I worded that incorrectly about Kerdi. I don't doubt that it will bond well enough, but whether or not it will keep water out of that joint, I don't know.

It's designed to be waterproof...
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