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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,440
Posted By Mdsims
Contractors direct is a great vendor, I used them...

Contractors direct is a great vendor, I used them a bunch too and got a few free long sleeve tee's out of it on the higher dollar orders. Fast shipping, great prices.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,440
Posted By Mdsims
I added some 1x_ scrap material behind the...

I added some 1x_ scrap material behind the unsupported horizontal spans (between stud bays) and screwed them to each upper and lower foam panel. Hard to describe, but the blocking didn't span the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By Mdsims
Prism in cape grey was good for my project, which...

Prism in cape grey was good for my project, which looks similar to yours. When dry, it blends away totally. Wet, it darkens and provides a moderate contrast. It had great work-ability and the color...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Mdsims
Cx, :D

Cx, :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Mdsims
How many hours after a shower was this photo...

How many hours after a shower was this photo taken?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,935
Posted By Mdsims
It's not the grout. area of top of 2x2 hex:...

It's not the grout.

area of top of 2x2 hex: 3.5 sq in
area of sides of 2x2 hex (assuming 3/8" tick tile, 1/2 of sides covered in thinset): 1.3 sq in

The tiles are soaked through, with the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 11-19-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By Mdsims
I have not experienced that sliding action, on my...

I have not experienced that sliding action, on my personal D24000. My tray was tight as can be when pushed along the motor axis.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Mdsims
The dewalt d24000 is a nice saw. Bought one for...

The dewalt d24000 is a nice saw. Bought one for my bathroom project with the intent to sell after, decided to keep it in anticipation of the next project, which is honestly still too far out to plan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,995
Posted By Mdsims
I watched the video. Cringed the whole time. Sad...

I watched the video. Cringed the whole time. Sad part is that your experience isn’t uncommon and you may face similar challenges trying to rebuild this same bathroom. When you go to pick your next...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,995
Posted By Mdsims
I'm sorry Butch. This looks bad. Mortar...

I'm sorry Butch. This looks bad.

Mortar coverage should be 95% in that application (interior wet area) and even if you called it an interior dry area, it would want to be minimum 80%. All corners...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,995
Posted By Mdsims
This all casts doubt on the niche construction,...

This all casts doubt on the niche construction, as well. And it is sure to be in a soak zone.

In the video walk through..disclaimer, I watched with no sound.

0:07 - why is there a kerdi niche...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-29-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,781
Posted By Mdsims
RyPly, for Reliable Single-ply shower system ...

RyPly, for Reliable Single-ply shower system
OneSheet shower system
OnePly shower system
DryPly shower system
TechPly shower system

Winner gets a showers-worth of free material, right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mdsims
If a Liner shower is intended... 1. you will...

If a Liner shower is intended...
1. you will need to remove the CBU, add wood blocking, secure your liner so that it sits flat and behind the CBU.
2. evaluate impact of using your new drain
3. if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mdsims
It sounds like you have many options here, and...

It sounds like you have many options here, and would benefit greatly from taking a day off to decide what YOU want out of this shower, irrespective of what's been installed or how many showers your...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-21-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 79,464
Posted By Mdsims
Any further commentary on who will/may be picking...

Any further commentary on who will/may be picking up the Durock shower system?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mdsims
Application thickness of the product matters too....

Application thickness of the product matters too. The figures I quoted were from their website. Need to buy 2x as many gallons. So $20/gallon helps on cost but not as much as you’d expect.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,433
Posted By Mdsims
Just doesn't seem worth the risk, and you aren't...

Just doesn't seem worth the risk, and you aren't saving much money, if any, depending on how big your project is.

RedGuard: $50/gallon which nets 40sf
Liquid Rubber: $20-40/gallon which nets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Mdsims
Looks to me like the installation sequence was...

Looks to me like the installation sequence was screwy. Hard to verify without progress photos, but it appears like someone worked from the outside-in to some extent, pinched themselves tight and ran...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 35,130
Posted By Mdsims
Great work! I really like how it turned out, and...

Great work! I really like how it turned out, and the natural light.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,843
Posted By Mdsims
Nice! 12x24" sure go fast!

Nice! 12x24" sure go fast!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,843
Posted By Mdsims
Valid question. My gut would be to install the...

Valid question. My gut would be to install the grab bar after tile, on top of the tile. Would make a second gen owner happier once they remove the bar and only have a few unsightly screw holes, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,843
Posted By Mdsims
Looking great! Seeing the last set of pictures...

Looking great! Seeing the last set of pictures reminds me of where my project was a year ago. Whew, glad to be done.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By Mdsims
I liked the drain, but have heard similar...

I liked the drain, but have heard similar comments to yours from others. I did not notice the stress mentioned, but I'm on a crawlspace and made up my final connection from below a few days after...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mdsims
Thoughts on why your drain might be crooked

Disclaimer, I might be an engineer, so this might be read better with a healthy dose of beer.

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If that image is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,300
Posted By Mdsims
Still chasing electrical gremlins in the...

Still chasing electrical gremlins in the bathroom. I'm now convinced someone jumped a neutral to make a ground somewhere else in the house, and that's the source of my energized ground. Now I just...
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