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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By cx
Fred, there are a number of threads in the...

Fred, there are a number of threads in the Hangout about use of vinegar on your hands after working with Portland cement products. Here's just one....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By cx
Welcome, Lana. :) It would be helpful if...

Welcome, Lana. :)

It would be helpful if you'd add a geographic location to your User Profile. Texas is a pretty big place, eh?

I'm presuming your foundation is concrete slab on grade and that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By cx
That would be the case if you were properly...

That would be the case if you were properly creating an unbonded deck mud installation of a minimum 1 1/4" thickness.

I'm a long way from Ohio, Brad. Masonry supply outlets would be my first try.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By cx
Y'all weird. :rolleyes:

Y'all weird. :rolleyes:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By cx
Well, then unregard my last. Guess I'm just too...

Well, then unregard my last. Guess I'm just too far away from the industry to keep up with that sorta thing. And I'm technically no longer permitted to do my own electrical work in the fair State...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 953
Posted By cx
Or get larger switch box plates, Dan. They have...

Or get larger switch box plates, Dan. They have two sizes larger than the standard plates.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,347
Posted By cx
Most common problem we see in flood testing these...

Most common problem we see in flood testing these direct bonded waterproofing receptors is not adequately sealing the drain pipe prior to the flood test, Jon. A good test ball, properly inflated,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By cx
I rip five to six inch strips of 3/4" material,...

I rip five to six inch strips of 3/4" material, Raymond.

I'm careful to ensure that the strips do not touch the joists at either end to eliminate any potential for squeaks.

My opinion; worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,711
Posted By cx
Well, then, unregard my question.

Well, then, unregard my question.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By cx
That is what I'm saying, Raymond. Far stronger...

That is what I'm saying, Raymond. Far stronger than T&G, eh?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,711
Posted By cx
Looks like you're replacing a 1 1/2" trap with a...

Looks like you're replacing a 1 1/2" trap with a 2" trap, Sean. That the case?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 624
Posted By cx
Ralph, at your local Homer's you can find these...

Ralph, at your local Homer's you can find these self-drilling lath screws. (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Teks-8-x-1-in-Phillips-Zinc-Plated-Steel-Truss-Head-Lath-Screws-170-Pack-21508/100142621) I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By cx
Between joist blocking need not even be attached...

Between joist blocking need not even be attached to the joist structure, Eric, only to the two subfloor sections. I generally use 3/4" plywood for that application, glued and screwed. Where you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,919
Posted By cx
How 'bout you give the folks a post number to...

How 'bout you give the folks a post number to look at, Jon? I'm not seeing your computer mock-up, or not identifying as such.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) What method of...

Welcome, John. :)

What method of waterproofing do you have on the walls of that shower and how is it continued over the tiling flange of that receptor?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By cx
For a bonded mortar bed you need to apply a...

For a bonded mortar bed you need to apply a slurry of pure Portland cement or thinset mortar and place your deck mud while that slurry is still wet.

To set tile on a cured mortar bed the mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By cx
The difference, Ali, is that thiset mortars will...

The difference, Ali, is that thiset mortars will adhere quite well to the membranes you mention, based upon required testing of those products.

Thinset mortar will not generally adhere to a sealed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By cx
If your walls are not yet tiled, John, by all...

If your walls are not yet tiled, John, by all means notch your wall tiles to accommodate your shelves.

You can, of course, tile the walls and then use the biscuit method, but the notched wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tim. :) The Kerdi shower system...

Welcome, Tim. :)

The Kerdi shower system drain does not have weep holes, so I'm not sure just what you're describing.

Have you any photos of your kerdi floor installation in progress?

Have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By cx
Looking at the rest of your work, you wouldn't...

Looking at the rest of your work, you wouldn't have had any difficulty making your own niches, Matt.

I understand that Tile Ready now says you can use thinset mortar to set tile in their niches...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-11-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ganch. :) I can tell you how to fix...

Welcome, Ganch. :)

I can tell you how to fix the cat, but then I'd get hate mail, so I won't.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,003
Posted By cx
Matt, that Durock membrane is much thinner than...

Matt, that Durock membrane is much thinner than other similar products and the build-up at the overlaps is much less a problem. I actually avoid use of USG's pre-formed corners because they are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,919
Posted By cx
I'm always amazed at that comment, Ali, and it's...

I'm always amazed at that comment, Ali, and it's one we've heard many, many times here on the forums.

There is water plumbing in the walls of many different rooms in a residential structure,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By cx
Always glad to help, CJ. After all, that's what...

Always glad to help, CJ. After all, that's what we don't get paid for. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By cx
I would bond directly to that concrete wall with...

I would bond directly to that concrete wall with a good quality modified thinset mortar, CJ. Being indoors it wouldn't require any sort of waterproofing or primer.

Is that some sort of...
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