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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By RichVT
My suggestion is to try to hide the niche by...

My suggestion is to try to hide the niche by putting it on whatever wall is least visible when you enter or are in the rest of the bathroom.

By designing this dividing wall the way I did, I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,448
Posted By RichVT
It's not uncommon for new joists to shrink which...

It's not uncommon for new joists to shrink which would explain the floor being "pulled down" in that area.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By RichVT
And contractors generally will not provide any...

And contractors generally will not provide any warranty on products that they don't supply.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By RichVT
Here is one that I did. Since I was using Kerdi...

Here is one that I did. Since I was using Kerdi Board for the walls, I made screed strips out of some scraps to guide me in getting the correct slope.

I also extended the floor heat into that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By RichVT
http://www.carpetshims.com/ I've used cedar...

http://www.carpetshims.com/

I've used cedar shingles in the past. Not noticeable when all is done.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,225
Posted By RichVT
No real reason not to tile the walls all of the...

No real reason not to tile the walls all of the way (except for the bottom row) before installing the pan.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-03-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By RichVT
I'm pretty sure that Tear Mender is a latex...

I'm pretty sure that Tear Mender is a latex product. Seems to be in stock at Amazon.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By RichVT
I have a small digital scale like you might use...

I have a small digital scale like you might use for shipping which wasn't very expensive and a bucket that has graduations marked on the side. Divide the weight of the bag and the recommended water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By RichVT
He claims that it helps to keep the blade cool.

He claims that it helps to keep the blade cool.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By RichVT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgNasC4hirI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgNasC4hirI
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By RichVT
Kerdi pans generally have the bare minimum slope...

Kerdi pans generally have the bare minimum slope and I think the general consensus is that for a floor like that, you want much more than the minimum in order for it to drain properly.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-15-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By RichVT
Am I the only one that noticed a complete lack of...

Am I the only one that noticed a complete lack of PPE? Dry cutting with no dust mask, safety glasses or ear plugs. And no knee pads but I guess when you're young, you can squat all day like that!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,998
Posted By RichVT
The perfect bead tool is plastic and when used in...

The perfect bead tool is plastic and when used in combination with their Mist spray it will literally give you a perfect bead with a little practice (you have to get a feel for how much silicone to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By RichVT
You definitely want the board to remain flat so...

You definitely want the board to remain flat so either notch the back of it to fit over the flange or cut it to fit above the flange. Either way, the waterproofing will look something like this:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,705
Posted By RichVT
After I gutted our bath, I did some mock-ups...

After I gutted our bath, I did some mock-ups using sheets of cardboard and cardboard boxes to get a sense of how things would feel and look in real life.

For example, there were a lot of options...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By RichVT
List price for Ditra is about $2/sq. ft. Street...

List price for Ditra is about $2/sq. ft. Street price is about $1.60.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By RichVT
Well, just as a point of reference, whoever did...

Well, just as a point of reference, whoever did this shower thought that a half inch grout joint around the drain was acceptable.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-29-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By RichVT
I've seen water travel (wick) through drywall 7...

I've seen water travel (wick) through drywall 7 feet horizontally outside of a shower. I have no doubt that it could travel up to the top of the shower wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-24-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By RichVT
The real issue is that the tile setters should...

The real issue is that the tile setters should have checked the tile sizing. When they found the vast difference in size, they should have informed you that they couldn't produce an acceptable job...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By RichVT
How about a flat wooden grate on top of a...

How about a flat wooden grate on top of a properly sloped floor.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 06-21-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21,922
Views: 4,956,695
Posted By RichVT
My first thought was what happens when something...

My first thought was what happens when something like spaghetti sauce gets splashed on there.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,810
Posted By RichVT
You could also buy a good saw and sell it on...

You could also buy a good saw and sell it on Craigslist when you are done with your projects.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By RichVT
I got the little tool and the MIST spray from...

I got the little tool and the MIST spray from Colorite. Using them I can lay down a bead that looks perfect and is also very functional in it's shape.

https://colorriteinc.com/mist-tool/
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,024
Posted By RichVT
I think the niche would look better if it was...

I think the niche would look better if it was centered on the wall. It looks like the only reason that they didn't do that was because that pipe was in the way.

If that is only a vent pipe, it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-10-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,456
Posted By RichVT
One down side to epoxy is that once you mix it,...

One down side to epoxy is that once you mix it, you have to use it all at once.

I have "saved" the leftover by putting it in the freezer for use in the near future. I've also patched most of the...
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