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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,057
Posted By TechHead
Thats the way I did it, Ive seen the pros run one...

Thats the way I did it, Ive seen the pros run one piece around three walls too, but I wasn't that brave. As long as you get the proper overlap and seal the corners, it will be water tight. The only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,260
Posted By TechHead
Yup, you have it put together right. Grill piece...

Yup, you have it put together right. Grill piece gets pressed all the way into the tube piece. Assemble and dry fit and adjust its height in the ring so grate is slightly above the final position....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,723
Posted By TechHead
Ok, what you have now is a waterproof tray thats...

Ok, what you have now is a waterproof tray thats not sloped to drain, nice for a pool but useless for a shower. The last thing you want is a layer where trapped water just sits and starts growing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,363
Posted By TechHead
Doesnt help at all, in fact the Durock isnt doing...

Doesnt help at all, in fact the Durock isnt doing anything either as it is.

If you want to do this the old fashioned way you put plastic sheeting against the studs so water runs off it onto the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,363
Posted By TechHead
Not enough info about what youre doing to comment...

Not enough info about what youre doing to comment on.

Are you adding a shower head to the existing tub? How do you plan to water proof this area?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,723
Posted By TechHead
I've done Kerdi and might be remembering that,...

I've done Kerdi and might be remembering that, but I also seem to remember someone saying a mudbed min is 1 1/2" for strength and stability. He's not talking about another layer here either, just one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By TechHead
Many of the pros always caulk the changes of...

Many of the pros always caulk the changes of plane with silicon, can be found in many colors too. The boards namesake JB grouted everything, if it was solidly constructed and not likely to move. Hope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,723
Posted By TechHead
You really need to go to the Library part of the...

You really need to go to the Library part of the forum and read up on shower construction, you have a few misconceptions.

The preslope is not poured, its a dry pack (sand topping mix), sloped 1/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,073
Posted By TechHead
To not damage what you already have, you could...

To not damage what you already have, you could buy a ~2" Granite curb top, overlap enough to hide the bullnose and call it a day. Depending on size, it shouldn't cost more than $50-$75 to have one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By TechHead
Nice idea, but its not going to work like you...

Nice idea, but its not going to work like you think.

On a slab, it will take 30 to 45 min before you notice anything at all, and then it will be faint. After an hour you can say it feels warm.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 954
Posted By TechHead
Im not a pro but I have done what you are doing,...

Im not a pro but I have done what you are doing, a basement bathroom.

First, how do you plan to waterproof the shower? Whats behind the backer board for example, plastic etc?

I dont understand...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,438
Posted By TechHead
You need to do some reading in the library...

You need to do some reading in the library section on shower construction.

The first thing you need to realize is tile and grout alone are not water proof. You should be able to take a shower in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,571
Posted By TechHead
I'm not a pro but, from engineer Bob's pdf on...

I'm not a pro but, from engineer Bob's pdf on thermal loss over a slab, 1/8" of cork made heat loss neutral. Usually in non slab situations people dont worry about it.

Stone (travertine) has the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,002
Posted By TechHead
No chemicals at all, they are bond breakers. You...

No chemicals at all, they are bond breakers. You have to get it up with mechanical methods. Long handle razor scrapers, Multi-tool with a scraper blade, cup wheel on a angle grinder, or rent a floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By TechHead
Tapcon screws every foot or so.

Tapcon screws every foot or so.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By TechHead
The pros are pretty adamant that pressure treated...

The pros are pretty adamant that pressure treated lumber has no business in a shower build, anywhere in a shower.. High quality KD lumber only. From what Ive read in various places there's a couple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By TechHead
Thats also what I remember reading from my...

Thats also what I remember reading from my install instructions, nothing can be placed over the wires as it cause them to over heat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,621
Posted By TechHead
Done tiling, grouting, and caulking. Just have to...

Done tiling, grouting, and caulking. Just have to repaint some and install the shower door.

This is how I did the two miters, and the finished shower picture.

And THANK YOU to all that helped...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-13-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,173
Posted By TechHead
I used the hard Tavy for a bath floor of 13"...

I used the hard Tavy for a bath floor of 13" tile, but didn't use them at the corners. The tile wasn't square enough, the 2 post side worked great though. For the shower walls of 6" tile I did use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,355
Posted By TechHead
Husky parts can be had here. ...

Husky parts can be had here.
http://www.huskysupport.com/index.aspx
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,355
Posted By TechHead
Wow, this saw keeps popping up under different...

Wow, this saw keeps popping up under different names. The Beast used to sold at Home Depot under the name Husky. Menards now sells this same saw under a different name for $259. I have the Husky an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,324
Posted By TechHead
Homers used to carry Husky sliding tray saws but...

Homers used to carry Husky sliding tray saws but dropped them for the Rigid version. I used the Husky for a bathroom and it did everything I needed once I spent some time getting everything aligned....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,621
Posted By TechHead
Thanks for the reply. Those were the 3 ways I...

Thanks for the reply. Those were the 3 ways I could think of too. I was leaning towards your first example, shorter 45's are easier to match.

Any one have ideas on that outside corner? or try to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,621
Posted By TechHead
No suggestions on the proper way to miter these...

No suggestions on the proper way to miter these together?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,621
Posted By TechHead
I need to once again tap the wisdom of the pros. ...

I need to once again tap the wisdom of the pros.

I'm down to my last few pieces of tile for the shower and base trim, but now I'm stumped by how to neatly join the baseboard tile with the shower...
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