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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Carbidetooth
Offset patterns are some of the hardest to figure...

Offset patterns are some of the hardest to figure out. I often do niche last so I can make small adjustments after the fact.

One possibility in your case might be to see if you can get larger...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Carbidetooth
I cut miters with a chopsaw and an aluminum...

I cut miters with a chopsaw and an aluminum specific blade. You need a block of something to support so it doesn't jamb up in gap on saw fence. I use board foam scraps.

I've also cut on wet saw,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By Carbidetooth
Or you could miter the corner of the trim in lieu...

Or you could miter the corner of the trim in lieu of a corner piece. Not a great pic but maybe you get the idea.

It's actually kinda rare for me to line up curb and wall like this, but situation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By Carbidetooth
FWIW, slope is rarely built into the slab itself....

FWIW, slope is rarely built into the slab itself. From what I gather here, Florida is a notable exception. Curb often conceals the difference between height of floor and shower pan.

Sure wish I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd want the access if possible. If done like...

I'd want the access if possible. If done like instructions show you have at least three drain conncections that are inaccessible once installed, although only active when tub is draining.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By Carbidetooth
Or just a hole under drain and overflow and leave...

Or just a hole under drain and overflow and leave the piece between in place.

I didn't look very carefully on my first go, I'm afraid, and subsequent addendums just muddied water. Disregard what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,088
Posted By Carbidetooth
Gotta love the mfg.'s instructions, eh? It...

Gotta love the mfg.'s instructions, eh?

It looks like the brass pipe connection to drain body is soldered. Theoretically the only service that might be required is the seal between drain body and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that...

I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that that raised joist could actually be a built up beam or girder. Might even be steel in there, which make the trimming of top a bit more complicated.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By Carbidetooth
I copied your Imgur photos. I think you can...

I copied your Imgur photos. I think you can attach after three posts.

From what I can see this was a redo of previous shower and original probably leaked too, judging from the white paint on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By Carbidetooth
Either would have the compressive strength to...

Either would have the compressive strength to bear weight when installed on suitable structure for tasks you've described. More important is how the whole shower is waterproofed as it appears that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Carbidetooth
I think the only way you're not going to remove...

I think the only way you're not going to remove at least some thinset would be to hire someone else to do it, assuming you want your replacement tiles at same height as rest of floor.


Demo...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By Carbidetooth
Neither Hardie Backer or Durock would be...

Neither Hardie Backer or Durock would be considered structural elements. They may enhance framing stiffness to a limited degree, but don't think I'd put either in the "weight bearing " category....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Carbidetooth
Your plan appears sound. Depending on...

Your plan appears sound.

Depending on structure, you may be able to add mid span support for joists as opposed to sistering, which might be simpler.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,852
Posted By Carbidetooth
What's left to check? The rough-in is higher than...

What's left to check? The rough-in is higher than bottom of sink. Gravity will always prevail.

May be fairly easy depending on how vent is run, but will require some working room.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 413
Posted By Carbidetooth
I suspect he's considering that most patching...

I suspect he's considering that most patching material is cementitious and in small, thin patches is high in compressive strength, but will crack when screws are driven through it. Thus the integrity...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Carbidetooth
Why not switch to a sheet style membrane like...

Why not switch to a sheet style membrane like Kerdi or Durock? You'd need to change drain.

My seat-of-pants analysis: I'd be inclined to put foam board on at least the block walls if not fur them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,633
Posted By Carbidetooth
Not sure I understand all the problem, even after...

Not sure I understand all the problem, even after rereading a couple of times.

Less ugly is better, right? Choose that one.

I wouldn't be overly concerned with grout joint alignment horizontal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,363
Posted By Carbidetooth
Assuming you're tying it all together with alkali...

Assuming you're tying it all together with alkali resistant mesh tape and mortar, it makes no difference. Hardie needs to be supported by framing at inside corners.

Most times I'll do back wall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By Carbidetooth
How about we do it with numbers for clarity. ...

How about we do it with numbers for clarity.

1. Yes, either

2. Sistering doesn't require that there be bearing on ends. Additional joists do.

3. Yes. The beam really isn't a concern(assuming...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 480
Posted By Carbidetooth
Welcome Brendon. Lots to cover. I think...

Welcome Brendon. Lots to cover.

I think what you're calling blocking is actually bridging. While bridging may add some small about of coupling between joists, its purpose is to keep joists from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes on pebble concerns. Especially with rounded...

Yes on pebble concerns. Especially with rounded stones. I'd shoot for close to 3/8" per ft. slope with pebbles.

Now for opinion. I don't like the way most pebble floors look. The contrast between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,235
Posted By Carbidetooth
I've found translucent silicone to be a lifesaver...

I've found translucent silicone to be a lifesaver in cases like this. Because it's translucent it "takes on" surrounding color, but not clear and not stark like white.

Maybe too late now...

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 644
Posted By Carbidetooth
Your concern is valid. If it would impede flow at...

Your concern is valid. If it would impede flow at drain, I wouldn't consider leaving it as is. Ad hoc solutions are sometimes necessary, but if you decide to proceed it will be harder to unwind later...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By Carbidetooth
Doubtful. Blade rotation wrong for chipping and...

Doubtful. Blade rotation wrong for chipping and you'll still need grinder for back near wall.

As an aside, I've "clamped" guide to countertop at wall with killer double sided tape.

Where's the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Carbidetooth
From what little I can see that's not awful....

From what little I can see that's not awful. Toilet removal will tell more. You should be able to tell joist spacing by nail placement. Squeaks can often be dealt with without replacement.

Oh, and...
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