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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Carbidetooth
Well, Dan, we'll have agree to disagree. Floor...

Well, Dan, we'll have agree to disagree. Floor loads don't get a pass just because they're not holding up a roof or second story but I get your thinking.

I'd be willing to bet if one were to pull...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Carbidetooth
If I'm reading this right, the supports for the...

If I'm reading this right, the supports for the LVL would bear on the slab? There is no provision for half measures in load calculations. It's load bearing or it's not. This certainly sounds like it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
Concerning countertop to tile edge; Assuming ...

Concerning countertop to tile edge; Assuming countertop moving isn't in the cards and there's framing supporting both drywall and K-Board I see two possibilities.

1. Butt the outside edge of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-11-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
Hmmm, random advice? Like "don't gamble the rent...

Hmmm, random advice? Like "don't gamble the rent money" or "don't eat the yellow snow". Stuff like that?

Assuming you're looking for advise pertaining to your tile project, I'll offer this:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. FWIW, I typically plunge cut from both sides...

1. FWIW, I typically plunge cut from both sides supported by a piece of K-Board. But not to worry, grasshopper, it can be done well without scrim.Thinset on the stiff side is mo' betta. It's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
Dan, my concern would be not having the have...

Dan, my concern would be not having the have specified 2" overlap of Kerdi Band on the K-Board seam where that piece is removed.

The orange "core" of Kerdi membrane is the actual waterproofing,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
4. One could grind backs and I have in a pinch....

4. One could grind backs and I have in a pinch. Mortar will support divot if done right. It's not a technique I'd recommend as a panacea. You'll quickly learn to hate grinding a lot.

5. Is that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
Dan, just so you know, there's always some corner...

Dan, just so you know, there's always some corner build-up and while you may have a little more than is ideal, part of working with Kerdi is about how to deal with it. Let's see if I can shed some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'll wager you'd like grout even less than what...

I'll wager you'd like grout even less than what photo shows.

Seam filling is typically done with tinted epoxy. The critical elements are:

1. Getting color right
2. Getting fill flush with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By Carbidetooth
James, I'd have the same question about the...

James, I'd have the same question about the Aftershock as I had about the Redgard . Why?

If the only reason is to use the material up, that's just not a factor I think should have any bearing on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By Carbidetooth
Is it OK? Well, it's not against the law. My...

Is it OK? Well, it's not against the law.

My thoughts:

1. Why? Moisture in any of these areas would mean something in the waterproofing scheme has been overlooked or misguided or simply done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,898
Posted By Carbidetooth
I suspect all the pros here would advise that...

I suspect all the pros here would advise that this should have been addressed at the framing and drywall stage...long before any tile was set.

I imagine one could patch in varying thicknesses of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Carbidetooth
Grout release and cursing. Oh, and additional $$...

Grout release and cursing. Oh, and additional $$ for my trouble.

In all honesty, I'd try to talk someone out of tile with much texture for a backsplash...especially in a kitchen around sink or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Carbidetooth
It's not really an expansion joint per se, but...

It's not really an expansion joint per se, but does allow for differential movement between dissimilar material and changes of plane. I treat it like any other change of plane and use 100% silicone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes to modified thinset bonding curb topper to...

Yes to modified thinset bonding curb topper to curb. Versabond probably being my most used.

I have a diamond disc for a 5" grinder that's like looks a miniature wet saw blade. I'll just skate it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Carbidetooth
Brown paper meaning the core plys of drywall...

Brown paper meaning the core plys of drywall paper?

Usually "self adhesive" needs near perfect surface for good adhesion. Not how I'd describe delaminated drywall paper. I'd probably comb adhesive...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Carbidetooth
Modified thinset. I'd sometimes rough up back,...

Modified thinset. I'd sometimes rough up back, depending on my mood. Like tile, you want as close to 100% coverage as you can get without having it ooze into grout lines.

Just say no to silicone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
Dang, I'd just make you one, but for the border....

Dang, I'd just make you one, but for the border. I'm in Boise, ID. Road trip? Build up .5"? Can you get 3/16" K-Board? I've read here about folks who cut down Schluter curb, but have never done it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Carbidetooth
Welcome Sheila. I think caulking it with another...

Welcome Sheila. I think caulking it with another color would be a mistake and would certainly call more attention to the area.

Were it me, I might get my very good painter to cut a crisp straight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
Curb is simpler than you might think. Typically a...

Curb is simpler than you might think. Typically a 4-4.5" rip from 2" Kerdi Board, 1/8" slope on top edge. Rough scribed to floor so top is level, glued in place with Kerdi Fix.

I sometimes Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
I assume that's some kind of band joist under the...

I assume that's some kind of band joist under the shelf, so I imagine lowering shelf is not possible? The construction seems a little odd, is this crawl space under?

Are you thinking linear drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
Opening sounds typical for tub. Furring one or...

Opening sounds typical for tub. Furring one or both walls should fix.

If you're using premade pan, I'm guessing drain will need to be moved for new one.

Out of curiosity, was there any surface...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,497
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm guessing concrete stem wall and a basement,...

I'm guessing concrete stem wall and a basement, correct?

I'll also predict some problems with water proofing in any number of places. Raw edges of tile suggest the ACE method was employed (awww,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Carbidetooth
Two things helped me with this grout. The later...

Two things helped me with this grout. The later sponges that come with it are better, but I always liked these for the field. I saved the square edged ones for corners.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Carbidetooth
I think you're seeing something that's not there....

I think you're seeing something that's not there. It's sort of like an M.C. Escher drawing.

Look where the wall meets the "platform" you see. The glass distorts things a bit too, but I see floor...
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