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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By karlkatzke
Yeah, who’d a thunk that y’all make the money you...

Yeah, who’d a thunk that y’all make the money you ask for because you’ve done this once or twice?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By karlkatzke
Looks like I got it this time. Adequately...

Looks like I got it this time. Adequately thinking through how to use forms did the trick. So did knowing how to mix it and having done it once before. We’ll see what it looks like when it dries....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 61,430
Posted By karlkatzke
Wow, can’t believe I haven’t seen this thread...

Wow, can’t believe I haven’t seen this thread before! Some of this is still great advice and some of it is quite dated. Website hosting is what I do for work — I used to do it personally but you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By karlkatzke
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions so far,...

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions so far, folks.

We’re far too late to change the shape of the bathroom or where controls are. And while the graphic is a bit confusing, the shower controls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By karlkatzke
Karl’s Master Bath / Mud Pan Issues

I started a thread over in the pro area looking for someone to set a large mud pan for me, but I’m being encouraged to try it again myself, so CX encouraged me to start a thread over here where it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By karlkatzke
Yep, I am thinking of having another go at it if...

Yep, I am thinking of having another go at it if I cannot find a pro. I can have my wife and another friend take turns mixing.

I’m using Schluter Kerdi for the pan, and Redgard for the walls, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By karlkatzke
Karl’s Master Bath / Mud Pan Issues

Long time member, frequent lurker. I’m working on a DIY project in Austin, TX and have found that laying down and sloping a dry pack mud shower pan looks easy when y’all do it but really isn’t.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-28-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By karlkatzke
Pro Needed f0r Large Mud Bed in Austin, Texas

Long time member, frequent lurker. I’m working on a DIY project in Austin, TX and have found that laying down and sloping a dry pack mud shower pan looks easy when y’all do it but really isn’t.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,584,203
Posted By karlkatzke
Shoulda let that keep accumulating, Paul. The...

Shoulda let that keep accumulating, Paul. The limescale is sorta like travertine, right?
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 303,716
Posted By karlkatzke
After reading this, I figured it'd be fun to try....

After reading this, I figured it'd be fun to try. I grouted an 8x10 bathroom done with 9x12 tiles in brick pattern, and none too flat because I'm an amateur hack and I was in a hurry.

This stuff...
Forum: The Mud Box 02-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,561
Views: 482,914
Posted By karlkatzke
Our power company here in Texas sent trucks to...

Our power company here in Texas sent trucks to the east coast ahead of this storm.

Fill your bathtubs. :-P
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,504
Posted By karlkatzke
Used Hardibacker for the first time in the past...

Used Hardibacker for the first time in the past few weeks on my own home. (All the other showers I've done have been Kerdi or ProVa.)

I installed Hardi siding on the outside of my house; after...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By karlkatzke
One of my buddies works for Square. I might be...

One of my buddies works for Square. I might be able to swing y'all new Square Readers if you want. They just released a new hardware mod that's got no moving parts inside of it and no batteries. It's...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-02-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,584,203
Posted By karlkatzke
Winner winner chicken dinner! :cheers: I...

Winner winner chicken dinner! :cheers:

I give him credit for trying. But apparently he got tired of wrestling with the Kerdi band after one go, and only taped one joint and didn't tape around the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-02-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,584,203
Posted By karlkatzke
I'm a DIYer, but I do my research before I start....

I'm a DIYer, but I do my research before I start. Some of the people I know don't seem to bother.

Yes, that is DITRA used in a shower, and yes, he doesn't seem to have checked the boxes for...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-09-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 709,345
Posted By karlkatzke
Sadly, it seems that spectralock has gone the way...

Sadly, it seems that spectralock has gone the way of the dodo bird at all of our local Lowe's here in Texas. I'm not sure if this is nationwide, but I thought I'd post it here because I know a few...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-06-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,725
Views: 1,584,203
Posted By karlkatzke
I've got a new one. We're looking for a house to...

I've got a new one. We're looking for a house to rent here in Houston. $1500/mo will let you shower in this luxury...
:wtf:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By karlkatzke
John, just from personal experience, and being...

John, just from personal experience, and being one of "the young guys" (although in a different "trade") ... I have lived all over this country, I have dated women from all over this country, and I...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-05-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 40,685
Posted By karlkatzke
Keep 'em coming, Dave. By dropping to Diet...

Keep 'em coming, Dave.

By dropping to Diet coke and Crystal Lite (or in my terms, "unleaded") instead of classic coke and my wonderful homemade lemonade, cutting ALL wheat out of my diet (but I'm...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-04-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By karlkatzke
32. Considering switching careers after I gain...

32. Considering switching careers after I gain some more experience and go be someone's helper for a while. I'm in IT now ... and getting tired of the 24/7 on-call crap and the fact that if I get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By karlkatzke
Well, I'm *open* to using SLC, I just don't want...

Well, I'm *open* to using SLC, I just don't want to use a thousand dollars worth of it and then have it fail ... Would something that's a bit cheaper (LevelQuick RS: $28/bag, Quickrete Patching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By karlkatzke
Thanks, Bubba. Yeah, I'm really starting to...

Thanks, Bubba.

Yeah, I'm really starting to reconsider the plank idea, but nothing else "fits"... I did manage to find a 6x20 tile that the boss was willing to consider. And you're right, it's a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By karlkatzke
Karl's Living Room Project: Prep Work

Howdy, all. I've been learning from the community here for a while, and I'm about to tackle my first large tile project. I've done half a dozen small projects in the past

I plan on using DITRA...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-29-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,224,101
Posted By karlkatzke
I definitely remember pictures of that shower and...

I definitely remember pictures of that shower and I'm sorry I missed the tour. We had planned to go to it, but we were sidetracked by a long list of things we needed to do to my girlriend's house...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-23-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By karlkatzke
And for what it's worth, I had the same problem...

And for what it's worth, I had the same problem with the Strands Oyster I installed in my kitchen and vinegar removed it.
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