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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By rmckee84
The waterproof membranes we are taking about are...

The waterproof membranes we are taking about are installed using thinset mortar. I'm not sure what your friend may be referring to. The only option you are likely to find at HD would be redgard. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By rmckee84
Like mentioned above you'll have a difficult time...

Like mentioned above you'll have a difficult time making a transition to a barrier free shower with the current flooring. A waterproof membrane like kerdi or hydroban is extended outside of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By rmckee84
5/8" tounge and groove? That is the...

5/8" tounge and groove?

That is the absolute minimum that you could install over. Keep in mind that cement board and tile do nothing to strengthen a floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By rmckee84
1. Yes. I use hot glue to tack it temporarily. ...

1. Yes. I use hot glue to tack it temporarily. You can do that if it's outside the niche then finish the inside and adjust if necessary. ($1400 is Pretty cheap in my opinion) Standard 3x5 shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By rmckee84
Make sure the mirror adhesive you use is ok over...

Make sure the mirror adhesive you use is ok over CBU. If you want to use CBU on the walls thats fine but drywall would be fine too.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By rmckee84
Once the underlayment is down, I take a scrap...

Once the underlayment is down, I take a scrap piece of tile and put a thick piece of cardboard under it. Usually tile plus an 1/8" of so. You can always shave more off if needed. The other option...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By rmckee84
1. Centered on a certain object isn't always the...

1. Centered on a certain object isn't always the best for layouts, it just depends on size of tile and the dimensions of the area. But in the end if that's what the customer wants that's what I do....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By rmckee84
Its fairly simple, there are industry approved...

Its fairly simple, there are industry approved methods to construct a shower receptor. Track down a TCNA handbook or ask the "tile guy" to show where his methods are approved...
If I were in your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 903
Posted By rmckee84
Cutting around it is fine, I assume you're just...

Cutting around it is fine, I assume you're just removing the top layer of 3/8?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,770
Posted By rmckee84
I would just go ahead and tile the bottom row and...

I would just go ahead and tile the bottom row and just work your way up, but either method will work.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 903
Posted By rmckee84
The 1.25" inch thing has been a misunderstanding...

The 1.25" inch thing has been a misunderstanding for some time. I think it goes back to when tiling directly to a ply subfloor was more common. That requires a minimum thickness of 1.25". When...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By rmckee84
Preslope is needed, tell him if it's too hard...

Preslope is needed, tell him if it's too hard then he isn't the right man for the job.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 868
Posted By rmckee84
I feel you wont be getting much out of your...

I feel you wont be getting much out of your system... I suggest calling schluter and getting their thoughts on having it cranked up all the time. I have no idea how things like this go in Canada,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 868
Posted By rmckee84
I went back through and I see no mention of which...

I went back through and I see no mention of which ditra heat was used. When installing heat over a slab the use of a thermal break is a big deal. Without some sort of thermal break you are losing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 903
Posted By rmckee84
Will it fail if left alone? Hard to say, but if...

Will it fail if left alone? Hard to say, but if I showed up to do an install I would remove the top layer and install a layer of 3/4" exterior glue plywood. Your 15/32"+ 3/8" isn't optimal.
The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 868
Posted By rmckee84
Well, if he poured concrete over your ditra heat...

Well, if he poured concrete over your ditra heat I'd say he owes you a new floor...but again is this over a slab or subfloor? Do you have any progress pics?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 868
Posted By rmckee84
Are you sure it was concrete? It seems more...

Are you sure it was concrete? It seems more likely that he used a self leveling underlayment. What is below the ditra heat (wood subfloor/slab)? Do you have any progress pics of the install?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,943
Posted By rmckee84
Normally a 2x is put in as blocking where a...

Normally a 2x is put in as blocking where a shower door or panel is going to be installed....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 903
Posted By rmckee84
I would use ditra outside and tie to the curb...

I would use ditra outside and tie to the curb using subliner or kerdi.
It makes a big difference on what your layers of subfloor are, you need to be certain before installing over what you have.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 683
Posted By rmckee84
Ripping a small sliver off can be difficult...

Ripping a small sliver off can be difficult especially if you're using a cheap cutter or the tile has alot of internal tension. I would score it and use nippers to break off the sliver, use a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,654
Posted By rmckee84
Pull it out, and get some foam backer rod to put...

Pull it out, and get some foam backer rod to put in the void prior to caulking.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,807
Posted By rmckee84
Wet area is everything inside the shower. If...

Wet area is everything inside the shower. If there is a door to the shower then anything outside the door or outside the curb is dry. All waterproofing should go to at least the height of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By rmckee84
Do you have any leftover tile to see if they...

Do you have any leftover tile to see if they vary? Regardless, if they were that bad it should have been brought to your attention prior to installing. The worst of it could have been avoided but...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 03-25-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By rmckee84
Looks like an issue with movement but I could be...

Looks like an issue with movement but I could be wrong.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,943
Posted By rmckee84
Packets are a mild citric acid. A diluted...

Packets are a mild citric acid.
A diluted vinegar mix of 1 cup vinegar to 2 gallons of water. Then a final rinse with water to neutralize.
Or you can order the cleaning packs from your distributor.
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