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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By rmckee84
While it looks like foundation issues may be the...

While it looks like foundation issues may be the culprit, its hard to say without being on site. Like mentioned above it would be a good idea to pull a piece of baseboard and see if there is a gap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By rmckee84
Lots of water and a smooth continuous rim blade...

Lots of water and a smooth continuous rim blade will yield the best cuts on most marble. Like Davy said, no scoring, and sandpaper or a diamond pad will smooth out most chips.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By rmckee84
I wash my hands in vinegar at the end of most...

I wash my hands in vinegar at the end of most days after setting or grouting, it helps a lot.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By rmckee84
Not sure if you've found the answer you're...

Not sure if you've found the answer you're lookong for, but I used the deepest double gang box I could find a mud ring my last strataheat install. I didnt have any issues.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By rmckee84
Make a jig out of something for them to sit...

Make a jig out of something for them to sit against. Foam board is probably the easiest but not everyone has scraps laying around.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,143
Posted By rmckee84
That's funny Gozo, I had a Vigo door blow up...

That's funny Gozo, I had a Vigo door blow up during install. Cut me up pretty good since the whole top half of the door went down on my arms...the sent a new one right away though.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By rmckee84
He may think he knows what he's doing but the...

He may think he knows what he's doing but the pics says otherwise.
Like mentioned there was too much water whether it was in the mix or the wash, maybe both. Minerals in tap water can alter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,919
Posted By rmckee84
Not much to consider other than remember to pitch...

Not much to consider other than remember to pitch the bottom towards the shower so water doesn't dwell in the niche'.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,919
Posted By rmckee84
1. Yes, but I guess it would depend on your local...

1. Yes, but I guess it would depend on your local codes (if you have to have inspections).

2. You dont have to use kerdi board. Cbu or drywall is fine as long as you cover it with kerdi. CBU is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By rmckee84
Yes, you can use the same mortar for both. ...

Yes, you can use the same mortar for both. You're going to want to hydrate the hardi before troweling thinset on the wall otherwise it will suck all the moisture out before it has time to bond...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By rmckee84
Education helps. Some companies are more...

Education helps. Some companies are more proactive than others. Having good relationships with reps helps. Good companies will let pros have product to sample that way we figure out what we like.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21,564
Views: 3,892,186
Posted By rmckee84
Thanks Chris. I continued the field tiles into...

Thanks Chris. I continued the field tiles into the sides of the niche'. Then top and bottom of the niche' are bullnose.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,365
Posted By rmckee84
Plywood, tile, foam, pretty much anything ripped...

Plywood, tile, foam, pretty much anything ripped to the width of the feature strip plus the width of the grout lines will work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By rmckee84
Fa is fine. CQ is premixed and requires no...

Fa is fine.

CQ is premixed and requires no setup or slake time.

FA is a fast setting grout so theres a few things you can do to make life a little easier.
-keep the room cool
-keep the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,215
Posted By rmckee84
No, you need to be using an exterior rated...

No, you need to be using an exterior rated product made for setting tile. Concrete will not work to set your tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By rmckee84
Is there blocking under the seams where the new...

Is there blocking under the seams where the new and old subfloor meet?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By rmckee84
Typically you wrap the corners continuing the...

Typically you wrap the corners continuing the offset by using the cut off pieces from the wall that's already done.
Place 2 tiles face to face and pinch one end. If the opposite end opens up the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By rmckee84
38" by what? Is this a wall, a floor, what...

38" by what? Is this a wall, a floor, what exactly are you doing?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By rmckee84
Bonded mud job would be the most cost effective...

Bonded mud job would be the most cost effective and practical way.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By rmckee84
Rodkat shower pans is another option. Rod can...

Rodkat shower pans is another option. Rod can custom make a foam pan to meet your exact dimensions then you cover with your choice of waterproofing. But like others have said I would probably just...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-08-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By rmckee84
A little context would help. What are we looking...

A little context would help. What are we looking at besides a piece of stone?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By rmckee84
1. Using a lippage tuning system as a spacer...

1. Using a lippage tuning system as a spacer isnt always a good idea. If the tiles are tight to the clip it can chip them when you remove the portion that breaks off. I use tuners, but I use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By rmckee84
Could be lack of fasteners if this is where a...

Could be lack of fasteners if this is where a subfloor seam is. It's really tough to say.

Filling the crack with silicone is a lazy "solution". The right way to approach this would be to remove...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-07-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21,564
Views: 3,892,186
Posted By rmckee84
I hear ya, I order a lot of my stuff from...

I hear ya, I order a lot of my stuff from contractors direct and I think my ups and FedEx guys are getting tired of my orders of hydroban board and grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By rmckee84
Starting full isn't always the best route. ...

Starting full isn't always the best route. There's alot of factors when figuring layout. Simply going to a 3/16" spacer probably would have eliminated that gap, but since I can't see the rest of...
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