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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:48 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
That's the hand tool, cx, you thunk right. The...

That's the hand tool, cx, you thunk right. The deeper you score, the cleaner the snap. Not at all fun, though.

Mike, the thin set mortar isn't to bond the tile backer to the plywood (though it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 413
Posted By ss3964spd
Hav'ta disagree with ya there, Mike, HB can...

Hav'ta disagree with ya there, Mike, HB can indeed be scored and snapped, resulting in a somewhat cleaner edge than cement board I think.

A typical razor blade knife will do in a pinch, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By ss3964spd
From one who has scary tendencies to over think...

From one who has scary tendencies to over think and build, I suggest avoiding that.

A backsplash isn't walked on, leaned against, or sprayed with water. IMO, you have nothing to gain by installing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By ss3964spd
The ice trick flat out works with epoxy grout,...

The ice trick flat out works with epoxy grout, just wish I had remembered it before my very last batch!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,741
Posted By ss3964spd
I siliconed all my wall to wall and wall to floor...

I siliconed all my wall to wall and wall to floor junctions, and where my corner benches abut the tile walls, Paul, and used the tape method to get clean straight lines with minimal clean up.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 264
Posted By ss3964spd
I did see that USG ran another advert for their...

I did see that USG ran another advert for their linear drain and shower system in the latest issue of Fine Homebuilding.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,245
Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks Wolfgang, the whole mess is working pretty...

Thanks Wolfgang, the whole mess is working pretty much as I had thought it would. And well it should, given the number of hours I spent contemplating everything. LOL.

The sinks are quite nice I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By ss3964spd
Well, unless you wish to remove each tile from...

Well, unless you wish to remove each tile from the mesh and set it by hand, it appears you're going with 1/16th. ;)

I recently set some 2X6 glass tile as an accent for my shower, and also used it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,363
Posted By ss3964spd
Also did my entire shower without a laser level,...

Also did my entire shower without a laser level, John, just used an assortment of different length bubble levels that I already had, the longest of which is 6.5'.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 311
Posted By ss3964spd
Yes, unsanded will be much less likely to...

Yes, unsanded will be much less likely to scratch, but I'll bet the "test it" advise will remain the same.

How wide are the grout lines going to be? Most unsanded grouts say they're ok for up to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By ss3964spd
Since it looks like you'll be removing the...

Since it looks like you'll be removing the subfloor You'll have an opportunity to lay a straight edge across the top of the joists, and then use the sisters to get it all level if need be.

My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By ss3964spd
If it were me, I'd do it from below unless I...

If it were me, I'd do it from below unless I already had to pull up the existing subfloor and intend to use the sisters as a means to level the floor. I'd rather replace the drywall than have to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By ss3964spd
From what I've read here, Lenny, the sisters need...

From what I've read here, Lenny, the sisters need to about two thirds the length of the existing joists, and placed roughly equal distance from each end. You can screw them to the existing or, if you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,245
Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks you guys, am still quite pleased with how...

Thanks you guys, am still quite pleased with how it turned out and actually functions, after now almost 3 weeks in use.

The electronic shower valve and dual controls have, so far, turned out to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By ss3964spd
What Mike said, Jason. You won't have any...

What Mike said, Jason. You won't have any problems with occasional spills and such, but plumbing leaks from any appliance have the potential to dump so much water onto the floor that you simply can't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,245
Posted By ss3964spd
I try to jump in where I feel I know something...

I try to jump in where I feel I know something about the issue, and occasionally when I don't. :D

It is gratifying to give back to the community.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 553
Posted By ss3964spd
Was that a Freudian chip, Bruce? :D

Was that a Freudian chip, Bruce? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,363
Posted By ss3964spd
Backer on screws have little nubs under the...

Backer on screws have little nubs under the heads, which helps with counter sinking the screws. I found that running them in, back out, and in again also helps counter sink them. The 2" screws will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,245
Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks PC. I actually finished it two weeks ago,...

Thanks PC. I actually finished it two weeks ago, but the "custom" toilet flush plate/actuator only showed up this past Wednesday.

And yeah, it did take me a few days for me to remember it was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,138
Posted By ss3964spd
I'm not a fan of OSB, AM, but assuming your walls...

I'm not a fan of OSB, AM, but assuming your walls will be waterproofed correctly strips of OSB will be fine.

I'd be very surprised if the furring strips at your hardware store are actually 1"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 28,245
Posted By ss3964spd
Thanks gentlemen. Am pleased with how it turned...

Thanks gentlemen. Am pleased with how it turned out, I'm particularly fond of the dark stone accents. Unfortunately the photos don't reflect the true colors of the walls. I also am please with how...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 187
Posted By ss3964spd
I'm afraid that's going to be a challenge. You...

I'm afraid that's going to be a challenge. You are not going to be able to just fill it with drywall compound, sand it, and paint it - it's going to crack. You also can't use drywall tape - which is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 187
Posted By ss3964spd
Do you mean the metal edge extends past the face...

Do you mean the metal edge extends past the face of the drywall by 1/8"? Also, the edge of the drywall looks very clean. Is it the tapered edge?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 187
Posted By ss3964spd
So what I looks like from here is the face of the...

So what I looks like from here is the face of the drywall, then tile backer board set against the edge of the drywall and 900* to it, then a layer of mortar on the backer board, then the tile with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 187
Posted By ss3964spd
Is that the edge of the tile on the left, Matt?

Is that the edge of the tile on the left, Matt?
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