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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,525
Posted By ss3964spd
A better saw than that Skil wouldn't be a bad...

A better saw than that Skil wouldn't be a bad idea.

I've been using an MK370 for years. Not expensive by any means but does somehow cut dead straight and very clean.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By ss3964spd
Tim, you don't want to butt them together, you...

Tim, you don't want to butt them together, you need a joint.

Because they meet at an outside corner, and because they should be sloped towards the drain, you'll need to cut them at a 45*. For a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,072
Posted By ss3964spd
Not sure what to tell you about the mud bed, Dan,...

Not sure what to tell you about the mud bed, Dan, only that I wouldn't want to bury the drain line in the mud unless the PVC was supported on the plywood under it every 6 inches and the mud on top...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,525
Posted By ss3964spd
Uh huh. In my years here I've not read of any...

Uh huh. In my years here I've not read of any other way.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By ss3964spd
With a little extra framing, Dan, you could just...

With a little extra framing, Dan, you could just clip that outer corner of the shower foot print without giving up much space within the shower.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 610
Posted By ss3964spd
If I'm reading it right, Dan, there's no reason...

If I'm reading it right, Dan, there's no reason you can't run the wall tile past the finished face of the curb. Indeed, making the decision to do so might remove the worry of having to get your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,237
Posted By ss3964spd
For the shiplap wall, Tim, I think how you finish...

For the shiplap wall, Tim, I think how you finish the end of the tile might be dictated by how thick the shiplap is. IOW, you don't want the cut ends of the wood to be proud of the edge of whatever...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,402
Posted By ss3964spd
What you don't want to do, Mogli, is pump the...

What you don't want to do, Mogli, is pump the gaps full of caulk. IOW, you don't want the small gaps you left for expansion to be full of caulk (or anything else for that matter). You only need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By ss3964spd
Clayton, No experience with polished...

Clayton,

No experience with polished porcelain on a shower floor but my roughly 2"X2" matte finished porcelain shower floor, also with epoxy grout, has proven to just fine, no issue with being...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By ss3964spd
Craig, isn't the unistrut ultimately still going...

Craig, isn't the unistrut ultimately still going to be fastened to the under sized studs?

For the masonry wall, what is it, cinder blocks?

When I installed a Geberit carrier I don't recall any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By ss3964spd
Valid point about deposits being a bond breaker...

Valid point about deposits being a bond breaker but I think just taking a "mock" shower or two, without the use of products, would be a sufficient test.

Like yours, Jeff, my 57" ish long glass...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By ss3964spd
+2 on Jeff's recommendation on using the screws...

+2 on Jeff's recommendation on using the screws as studs set in epoxy.

Depending how wide the shower is you might indeed get away with not caulking the glass to curb gap, and I'd certainly want to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 564
Posted By ss3964spd
Vasily, 1/16th grout joints can be a...

Vasily,

1/16th grout joints can be a challenge if the tiles you are working with are not very, very close in size. In other words, if your tile range from, say, 11 15/16" square to 12 1/16" square...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,024
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Laura, Hard to say why the...

Welcome back, Laura,

Hard to say why the thinset didn't adhere to the tiles. My first guess is the thinset skinned over before the tiles were set, 2nd is the backs of the tiles were dusty. What...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,525
Posted By ss3964spd
1) I'd use white. 2) Yes.

1) I'd use white.
2) Yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By ss3964spd
Your proposed support wall would indeed do the...

Your proposed support wall would indeed do the trick in reducing deflection, and you don't even need to place it in the center of the span to achieve L360, which will allow you some flexibility.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By ss3964spd
I've never put a torque wrench on one of those...

I've never put a torque wrench on one of those clamps either, Lou. right or no, I just tighten them my feel.

For something like those I use a 1/4" ratchet with the head of it in the palm of my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By ss3964spd
For a single layer mud bed over concrete I...

For a single layer mud bed over concrete I believe you need 3/4" minimum, John. Given the size of the shower, with the approximately 1/2" of slope you'll need (1/4" per running foot, measure from the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-05-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By ss3964spd
60 foot pounds, Lou, really? Seems a lot for...

60 foot pounds, Lou, really? Seems a lot for those worm clamps.

As an aside, I installed one of those all rubber couplers on a 2" vent when doing my master bath, but the code inspector wasn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Joe, IMO, the desired 24"X24" floor...

Welcome, Joe,

IMO, the desired 24"X24" floor tile size puts you squarely into expensive saw territory, regardless of wet saw or snapper. Be sure to check the specs to ensure it will handle that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, John, I believe your too thin...

Welcome, John,

I believe your too thin assessment of the mud is correct. I can see it has almost a feather edge around the drain. While I think you could probably remove the mud from the Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Jim, Agreed with the pony...

Welcome back, Jim,

Agreed with the pony wall. I did the same. Size it right and you can build a niche into it for shampoos and body washes while keeping them outta sight.

My shower is almost...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,683
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks great, Phil, well done. May have taken a...

Looks great, Phil, well done. May have taken a while but the results are clearly worth the time invested.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, TR, Can't quite see from the...

Welcome, TR,

Can't quite see from the photos, did the Kerdi actually rip it is it just the fleece that came off?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By ss3964spd
Is no dedicated exhaust fan in the bathroom, Don?...

Is no dedicated exhaust fan in the bathroom, Don?

While a solid surface base (PVC, fiberglass, etc) will prevent prevent mold and mildew growth on it, you'll still have the bottom perimeter caulk...
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