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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-10-2019, 12:53 PM
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Posted By ztrain727
Thank you both again! Test results for the...

Thank you both again!

Test results for the next tile on versabond show no warping. Other tiles are the same as yesterday.

I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner, but I ran a google search of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2019, 10:25 AM
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Posted By ztrain727
Thank you CX and Davy very, very much! I called...

Thank you CX and Davy very, very much! I called around yesterday and no one even sells epoxy thinset around here, including a few tile suppliers. No stickers on these I’m afraid. I also read some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 09:27 PM
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Posted By ztrain727
Funny you mention that Davy! I have 4 soaking...

Funny you mention that Davy! I have 4 soaking with a wet towel now. I also set one in thinset on Durock membrane. It hurt too much to sacrifice more than that.

How long did it take for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 01:11 PM
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Posted By ztrain727
I have one sitting with wet rags and tile sponges...

I have one sitting with wet rags and tile sponges on it. I can apply thinset to a couple as well and see what happens. But even if they did not warp, it seems that’s no guarantee that they will hold...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 11:02 AM
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Posted By ztrain727
Ouch. This is all pretty painful news! I head...

Ouch. This is all pretty painful news! I head read a tangential comment about green marble and moisture but didn’t find much more info.

Seems like maybe the best option is to test it or not use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2019, 10:55 PM
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Posted By ztrain727
Please excuse me if I’m getting a bit needy! ...

Please excuse me if I’m getting a bit needy!

I’m planning a full day of tiling tomorrow and was wondering if it would be easier to start with tiling the floor (12x12 mosaic tiles of 2”...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2019, 09:45 AM
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Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
I got the membrane up. I think the install went...

I got the membrane up. I think the install went well. I definitely refined my technique as I went by really working it and squeezing a good bit of thinset out. I peeled it back in a few spots and it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2019, 08:49 AM
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Posted By ztrain727
Good to know! Thank you both! I’ll probably...

Good to know! Thank you both! I’ll probably finish up the membrane with the open bag of versabond and then look around.

Mixed the last batch between peanut butter and pancake batter. Much easier...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2019, 08:31 AM
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Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Ok thank you both very much! I find that...

Ok thank you both very much! I find that reassuring even if I’m stilll a bit confused why the printed ratios are so far off in my case.

I just finished 3 coat plaster on the whole house, so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2019, 06:28 PM
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Posted By ztrain727
So I’m a bit confused on the versabond water...

So I’m a bit confused on the versabond water ratios. I read to mix the mortar a bit wet for the membrane, yogurt like consistency.

I tried to be scientific about it as I had read about 1:4 thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2019, 08:04 PM
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Posted By ztrain727
Ok, sounds good. I'll get a 1/4x1/4 square notch...

Ok, sounds good. I'll get a 1/4x1/4 square notch for the 2x2 mosaics and I'm leaning towards a 1/4x1/2 U Notch for the 18x18 marble.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2019, 07:49 AM
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Posted By ztrain727
The 2x2's appear to be about 3/8 thick as they...

The 2x2's appear to be about 3/8 thick as they are travertine. Turns out I mis-remembered and the trowel I have is actually 3/16 not 3/8. Maybe a bit shy, maybe fine?

Now that I definitely need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2019, 10:38 AM
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Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Wow, thank you so much for all your help! I'm...

Wow, thank you so much for all your help! I'm realizing there is a lot of bad information floating around the internet. I am so thankful to have guidance from a community I trust completely, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
So yet another question came up. When I mud the...

So yet another question came up. When I mud the curb, is there a time window in which I have to install tile (before full cure)?

As I recall for the mud bed, you have 24 hours to install the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 07:27 PM
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Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Yeah ok thanks! I too intend to back butter, but...

Yeah ok thanks! I too intend to back butter, but was just wondering for the coverage test. I think I will be fine with the 3/8 trowel.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Ok awesome! Thank you both! Versabond it is. ...

Ok awesome! Thank you both! Versabond it is.

So lay it on the 3/8 troweled thinset without back buttering, pop it off and check for coverage? Would it be worth doing the same test with the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-27-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
I've had a coupled more questions come up... ...

I've had a coupled more questions come up...

First, I bought a bag of Mapei Ceramic Tile Mortar to adhere the Durock membrane to the Durock CBU because it met one of the ANSI standards listed for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Excellent! Thank you Dan! I orderd the...

Excellent! Thank you Dan!

I orderd the Durock membrane, Kerdi corners and an 1/8" square notch trowel. I'll post back when the next conundrum inevitably arrives, but until then thank you all so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Thank you Dan! VB it is then for the...

Thank you Dan!

VB it is then for the membrane, but yes I guess I’ll have to get a new bag(s). It’s been opened for months.

So just the basic modified VB for those big tiles? Maybe I’ll try to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Thank you thank you thank you! I'm sold....

Thank you thank you thank you!

I'm sold. Durock Membrane it is.

Hopefully just a couple more questions then...

1. If I use LFT Thin/Medium Set to hold the tiles, should I apply the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Excellent! Thank you Dan! And this is the...

Excellent! Thank you Dan! And this is the preferred method vs. red guard and the like to get a flatter surface I take it. Makes sense!

A couple questions then regarding the surface membrane...
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Excellent! Thank you for that information cx! A...

Excellent! Thank you for that information cx! A bit daunting, but better now than later.

When you say waterproofing membrane, do you mean Schluter and the like? I thought it was designed to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
How did you know Davy! Sure enough, notching the...

How did you know Davy! Sure enough, notching the studs is also on the list, so most of it has to come down anyway. The CBU was hung a bit hastily so some important details were overlooked.

What...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Thanks for the idea HooKoo! I actually think that...

Thanks for the idea HooKoo! I actually think that would be an elegant solution. Problem is, I already installed a rather thick 1-3/4" pre-slope mud bed, so this would entail demoing or redoing the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,267
Posted By ztrain727
Awesome! Thank you so much for the detailed...

Awesome! Thank you so much for the detailed information Davy!

I'll mix my own fat mud in that case. Already mixed 5:1 deck mud for the pre-slope and it turned out great.

The floor tiles are...
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