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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,549
Posted By Carbidetooth
Close. Authority with Jurisdiction. AKA city or...

Close. Authority with Jurisdiction. AKA city or county building inspector. Not the same as someone who inpects, say, prior to purchase.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,549
Posted By Carbidetooth
If you're not having it inspected by AWJ, I...

If you're not having it inspected by AWJ, I wouldn't worry. The only negative I can see might be hair snags on any burrs in all those joints, water won't care. If anyone needs to snake that drain in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Carbidetooth
Some visible issues as I'm sure you've guessed. ...

Some visible issues as I'm sure you've guessed.

1. "Flexible Sealant" aka 100% silicone caulk should have been used at inside corners and floor-to-wall junction. Normal differential movement, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd take door #2. I doubt anyone but you will...

I'd take door #2. I doubt anyone but you will notice. If I went with door #1, I'd consider fattening up that skinny a bit, purposely mis-aligning vertical grout joints. Offsetting perhaps 1/4 or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes, I miter everything. I actually have a...

Yes, I miter everything. I actually have a dedicated chop saw with aluminum blade.

See if this makes sense. Figure out where your last course will land within 1/2" or so. I use a story stick, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. 1/3 offset looks better on bigger tile IMHO,...

1. 1/3 offset looks better on bigger tile IMHO, but everybody's taste is different, so suit yourself. I imagine there's some way to avoid skinnies with 50%. Maybe come out further beyond tub or fudge...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hi Justin, you've got some challenges there, for...

Hi Justin, you've got some challenges there, for sure. I hope that knob and tube wiring I see is not functional!

I've used plywood strips horizontally to correct out of plane, shimming at each...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Modified would be fine for taping seams and...

1. Modified would be fine for taping seams and corners. Check the date on bag if you've had it for a while. Thinset has a shelf life. What method of waterproofing are you using?

2. It may have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By Carbidetooth
CX wishy washy? Tell me it aint so! I...

CX wishy washy? Tell me it aint so!

I confess to breaking the no 50% rule, but it was well considered. The pillowed edge on that tile and the undulating surface work in your favor. Sharp, square...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By Carbidetooth
Art, it looks like Dilex AHK can be had as small...

Art, it looks like Dilex AHK can be had as small as 5/16. 1/4" is really skinny tile. If that's measuring at the edge sometimes the lugs on back actually make the tile install "thicker". Any such...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By Carbidetooth
If Mapei is what's available, I've used their...

If Mapei is what's available, I've used their Adesilex. They're all bright white so they lend as little as possible to installed color. If the glass is pretty opaque, it doesn't' matter all that much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Somewhat up to the setter I guess, but I like...

1. Somewhat up to the setter I guess, but I like the look of dropping the first row to include the tub radius. Leaving a square corner and filling with caulk/grout looks like poo, just in case you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Carbidetooth
I have a theory...a scary thing! If you take...

I have a theory...a scary thing!

If you take your finger and push down a little on the tiles adjacent drain, is there any movement? Schluter drain has a depressed area to accommodate height...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,269
Posted By Carbidetooth
If you happen to have a multi-tool like Fein...

If you happen to have a multi-tool like Fein similar, you could use an abrasive tool to cut off at mud bed level.

This would work:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,599
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes, there is a downside. It ignores the reason...

Yes, there is a downside. It ignores the reason for a flexible joint at changes of plane in the first place. That reason is differential movement between planes.

Surely we could smuggle a tube or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By Carbidetooth
Not to worry, CX, I have no intention or desire...

Not to worry, CX, I have no intention or desire to usurp the king. Hail, hail the baddest curmudgeon in the land!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,265
Posted By Carbidetooth
April, I've been following this with interest...

April, I've been following this with interest because I enjoy a theoretical challenge. It's an interesting stack of band-aids you've devised, but as I see it there are two fatal flaws.

Assuming...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,269
Posted By Carbidetooth
If you decide to use a paint on membrane with a...

If you decide to use a paint on membrane with a conventional drain for pan, your drain must be done differently than what you have. Something called the divot method This may be helpful.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,269
Posted By Carbidetooth
That is some sage advice, Matt. It should be a...

That is some sage advice, Matt. It should be a sticky here somewhere.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Carbidetooth
Technically it is a change of plane. In practice,...

Technically it is a change of plane. In practice, though, I'm not sure anyone here would caulk them. I would grout and not have a worry.

I've seen those AO tiles or similar done with both sanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Not sure I understand all that. I'd grout...

1. Not sure I understand all that. I'd grout everything but the tile to window frame junction, where I'd silicone. If using a sill material like quartz, I'd silicone most, if not all, of its...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,269
Posted By Carbidetooth
The first method only works when framework has a...

The first method only works when framework has a gap as shown.

The second will hold water, but will result in bulge behind tile backer. Do you want walls to taper in at bottom? Only way to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,269
Posted By Carbidetooth
Wow! Around here that technique is called a...

Wow! Around here that technique is called a "reacharound". In this case, I'd say for no good reason.

Wood blocking in a light gauge steel framing is done all the time. Has he explained how he...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-24-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,877
Posted By Carbidetooth
I like Brian's suggestion. "A.S.S. It's the...

I like Brian's suggestion.

"A.S.S. It's the best"

I'm pretty sure that's way off base, but I'm feeling my oats this morning!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,503
Posted By Carbidetooth
Why fix what ain't broke? White bisque...

Why fix what ain't broke?

White bisque ceramic can be pretty absorptive, but thousands upon thousands of jobs successfully completed without aid. On the other hand some porcelains can be really...
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