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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By Kman
It's the vapor that would end up between the...

It's the vapor that would end up between the redgard and plastic that would cause a problem.

Redgard is fine, as are several other brands, provided they are used properly. Follow the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,903
Posted By Kman
If you find 170 square feet of discontinued tile,...

If you find 170 square feet of discontinued tile, you should play the lottery with the dye lot numbers right afterwards.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Brandon. :) How long...

Welcome to the forum, Brandon. :)

How long has the tile been down?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Margaret. :) I can't picture...

Welcome back, Margaret. :)

I can't picture how the granite is set with a tub/shower combo, but I'm not sure it's relevant.

It can be "repaired" with an epoxy resin, colored to match the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Kman
I'd use diluted white vinegar first, then move on...

I'd use diluted white vinegar first, then move on to sulfamic acid of the vinegar doesn't work.

Never heard of using sugar water.

I'll bet you could draw a crapload of ants with it, though. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 07-17-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Kman
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Kman
Tom, you'll want to use 100% silicone since it's...

Tom, you'll want to use 100% silicone since it's outside. The latex acrylic caulk just won't hold up.

I usually buy through GroutGetter.com (https://www.groutgetter.com). They have pretty much...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Kman
I know a guy that use to set tile that never even...

I know a guy that use to set tile that never even bought a saw. He did the grinder/sponge thing, even on large jobs.
Forum: The Mud Box 07-17-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Kman
Shawn, a phone call might be in order if you...

Shawn, a phone call might be in order if you can't get there right away. With that amount of money missing, there's probably an ongoing investigation. Someone might have even lost their job already.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By Kman
My guess, the slab is cracked on both places. ...

My guess, the slab is cracked on both places. The only remedy is to remove and replace them.

I would recommend having the installer use Laticrete 125 to replace the tile to prevent them from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By Kman
I'm guessing that "finding shiny" is Wisconsinite...

I'm guessing that "finding shiny" is Wisconsinite for "finishing". :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Kman
In the time it takes to put that experiment...

In the time it takes to put that experiment together and wait to see what happens, you could be rid of the cultured marble.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Kman
Take the trim plate off the shower valve and see...

Take the trim plate off the shower valve and see what you find in that opening.

I wouldn't cover up any material that relies on a bead of silicone to join the walls and floor. Further, with no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Kman
From your pictures and description, my guess...

From your pictures and description, my guess would be that you have a cultured marble shower. Assuming that's true, the material is somewhat waterproof, but relies on silicone at the seams to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Rick. :) First, we...

Welcome to the forum, Rick. :)

First, we like to keep all questions related to one project on a single thread. It avoids confusion and repetition of questions by our all-volunteer staff. Use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 763
Posted By Kman
Use alkali-resistant mesh tape on all the seams. ...

Use alkali-resistant mesh tape on all the seams.

I think you'll want to add some sand to the portland for the scratch coat. Probably 3:1 sand to portland. I've seen some installers use a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Kman
1/4" is the bare minimum. I usually go a bit...

1/4" is the bare minimum. I usually go a bit steeper, but unless you have some irregular shaped floor tile that hold back water more than normal, 1/4" should drain.

If you're able to at this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By Kman
So, rain causes tile to crack. That's good to...

So, rain causes tile to crack. That's good to know. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Kman
Some SLC draws moisture very quickly. I'd use...

Some SLC draws moisture very quickly. I'd use modified and not look back.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,607
Posted By Kman
I prefer to do the mud bed at the same time as...

I prefer to do the mud bed at the same time as the bench, since both require deck mud. Then I'd waterproof everything, including the top and face of the bench.

I'm not a big fan of punching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Scott. :) 1. That's...

Welcome to the forum, Scott. :)

1. That's exactly how I do my curbs over concrete, and either bond it to the slab with thinset, or drive some tapcons into the slab and deck screws into the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Sam. :) I reckon if...

Welcome to the forum, Sam. :)

I reckon if schluter says it's okay with them....

I don't see how it could hurt, but I wouldn't use a remodel box on them. Make sure all boxes are firmly...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-06-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8,537
Views: 1,234,318
Posted By Kman
Yeah, look what my neighbors did while I was out...

Yeah, look what my neighbors did while I was out working. ( Sorry they're sideways)

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It took the wife an hour to sweep up the driveway. The ones in the yard will...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-04-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kman
Watched it Sunday night. Not a bad flick.

Watched it Sunday night. Not a bad flick.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Becky. :) Is there any...

Welcome back, Becky. :)

Is there any vertical displacement on that crack? In other words, is one side higher than the other, even by a tiny bit?
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