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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,716
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Charlie, you're just looking for a light fixture...

Charlie, you're just looking for a light fixture rated for "wet locations". You'll also see "damp locations", and for your application that would probably be adequate, but I'd go with "wet" if I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Nice job, Monty! I know if that were mine it...

Nice job, Monty! I know if that were mine it would have irritated me forever to have to leave it in place, so I'm happy for you that it ended up coming out as easily as it did.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 520
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Patti, in regard to the tub surround, I’m doing...

Patti, in regard to the tub surround, I’m doing my shower project with the Schluter system and I was able to get everything I needed on Amazon. I found out later there was a local supplier that I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By HouseOfJoe
For what it's worth, I got a beautiful piece of...

For what it's worth, I got a beautiful piece of quartz from the remnants of a fairly high end local countertop shop. They had a section of their building with probably two hundred plus pieces. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I’m just an enthusiastic amateur so take this for...

I’m just an enthusiastic amateur so take this for what it’s worth.

I see only two choices for you. Let them fix the lippage as best they can and live with what will certainly be a far from perfect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Could be, Shawn. I’ll keep an eye on that. Weird...

Could be, Shawn. I’ll keep an eye on that. Weird thing, I broke it down to clean it and when I put it back together the tiny wiggle the tray had seems to be gone. So we’ll see what tomorrow brings. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I just bought the 7 inch harbor freight...

So I just bought the 7 inch harbor freight diamondback saw today and started doing some cutting and with this stock blade I’m getting a variance of about a 16th of an inch over 24 inches. putting a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I got a piece of quartz to top my curb. I’ve...

So I got a piece of quartz to top my curb. I’ve heard that you can set it with thinset, but I’ve also heard many quartz/granite guys use silicone. Anybody got an opinion?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Thanks, Dan. Yeah, what you did there is pretty...

Thanks, Dan. Yeah, what you did there is pretty much where I'm heading.

I realized after I made the post that since the mitered bullnose will have a grout line on the face of the wall, it makes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Need some niche layout advice, please. So I've...

Need some niche layout advice, please. So I've covered the back of the niche with my mosaic. I'm going to line the horizontal and vertical sides of the niche with the shower wall tile, then picture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Another question on the Kerdi gaskets...my mixing...

Another question on the Kerdi gaskets...my mixing valve is rectangular, not round. I can get the gasket onto it by stretching it, but then the Kerdi band ring won't sit flat. The gasket is also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Schluter says they want a 1/8 by 1/8 square notch...

Schluter says they want a 1/8 by 1/8 square notch trowel to apply the Kerdi membrane/band. I've got a 1/8 by 1/8 v notch. Will that work just as well?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-31-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,560
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I’m having a countertop shop (a fairly high end...

I’m having a countertop shop (a fairly high end one) cut my curb top. They had a large remnant area that I could walk through and choose from. Not sure if there was any marble there, but there was a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
And grouted! I’m happy with it and more...

And grouted! I’m happy with it and more importantly, Mrs Joe is thrilled.

Used Flexcolor CQ for the first time. Liked it a lot. Now I can finally get to waterproofing and get some tile up on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
CX, I knew you were going to say that! LOL! ...

CX, I knew you were going to say that! LOL!

By the way, second time was the charm.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Trying to decide on if two different grout colors...

Trying to decide on if two different grout colors (bathroom floor and shower walls and floor) is a good or bad idea.

Shower tile is a fairly light tile, bathroom floor is not dark but certainly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,073
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I'm bumping this thread because I have the exact...

I'm bumping this thread because I have the exact same question that Stuart has in post #54 and I'm really hoping for some good info on this question. I'm considering his two grouts plus I'm thinking...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Thanks, CX. Yeah, Versabond was the one I had my...

Thanks, CX. Yeah, Versabond was the one I had my eye on. I think I've seen you and others saying that on Kerdi regular Versabond will work just fine, no need to go with the LFT Versabond. That...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Modified vs unmodified thinset

Got the stones reset, applied the paper last night, pulled it out clean this morning. Will set them tonight, hopefully much more successfully this time!

I want to confirm something I've read in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Interesting idea. But I don’t see how you could...

Interesting idea. But I don’t see how you could do it in one step and have a finished product with the grout since the paper would block you from doing any final pass and you couldn’t remove the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Well, that did not go well. Massive...

Well, that did not go well.

Massive squeeze-out, everywhere. Knew it in seconds of placing the sheet, even without being able to see through the paper. Tore away some paper to confirm, then...
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Great advice, CX, I’ll do it just that way. I...

Great advice, CX, I’ll do it just that way. I have to avoid squeeze out as much as possible because the paper will block me from being able to see that it’s happened until the thinset has already...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
They’re a solid quarter inch, Dan, possibly even...

They’re a solid quarter inch, Dan, possibly even just a whisker more.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,960
Posted By HouseOfJoe
CX, thank you so much for this idea. It worked...

CX, thank you so much for this idea. It worked PERFECTLY! Not a single stone out of place.

By the way, anybody have any advice on the trowel notch I should use on something like this? There are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 662
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I believe he’s saying “in real life”, CX.

I believe he’s saying “in real life”, CX.
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