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Forum: Computer Training Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By cx
Anybody know of a Windows 10 propensity for just...

Anybody know of a Windows 10 propensity for just shutting itself off for no apparent reason? Complete loss of functionality. Only way to get it back up is to push and hold the on/off button to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By cx
Nominal half-inch plywood is the industry...

Nominal half-inch plywood is the industry standard minimum requirement for over sawn board subflooring, Jake. And the minimum is all you need in this application, your existing subflooring meeting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jake. :) Best chance of long term...

Welcome, Jake. :)

Best chance of long term success is, of course, #3, but with thicker plywood and still no warranty.

Second best would be #2 if appropriate subfloor materials were used.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By cx
So long as your banding will extend at least two...

So long as your banding will extend at least two inches into the undamaged part of the orange cover I wouldn't be concerned about it, Josh.

Not sure I understand the part where the foam meets with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,372
Posted By cx
I would be reluctant to cut out that corner of...

I would be reluctant to cut out that corner of your framing. The ledger that is bolted to the concrete wall may be OK, but you're cutting out the part that supports the ledger on the adjacent wall. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,372
Posted By cx
'Fraid I'm not understanding what you wanna notch...

'Fraid I'm not understanding what you wanna notch and what that's gonna provide, Dan.

Only thing in your photo that would be a furring strip is the 2x2 piece on top of the ledger board on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,804
Posted By cx
I can't find anyplace in the thread indicating...

I can't find anyplace in the thread indicating that you have ever evaluated your joist structure in this bathroom, Steve. That's been done?

The weight of the new tile installation, including the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By cx
If the wall is sound (can't really tell from your...

If the wall is sound (can't really tell from your description) and sufficiently flat, you should be able to rough up the paint and bond your tiles with a good quality modified (A118.4) thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By cx
OK, then, sealers it is. The only thing I...

OK, then, sealers it is.

The only thing I would find more concerning than using dark grout on white tiles is using white grout on floors or counter tops. But that's entirely up to you.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By cx
Don't know that there's a specific requirement...

Don't know that there's a specific requirement from the manufacturer, Lou, but I'd want blocking behind the bottom of the wallboard in your application.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By cx
I can't tell by your photos, but will you even...

I can't tell by your photos, but will you even have vertical room for two sweeps and a drain fitting with proper fall, even if you ream out the top of that trap as Jim suggests?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By cx
You could fill those low spots, MJ, but I...

You could fill those low spots, MJ, but I wouldn't bother. Your mortar will fill them when placed over your cleavage membrane, 'specially if you use polyethylene sheeting as your membrane. Your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By cx
Rich, your comment about your "sagging beams"...

Rich, your comment about your "sagging beams" requires me to suggest you correct all your foundation/floor framing issues before you continue with your remodel. Even were you to create the perfect...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By cx
Welcome, Al. :) Can't say I've ever heard of...

Welcome, Al. :)

Can't say I've ever heard of your waterproofing membrane. That would be this Lanco MD-863...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By cx
I agree with Davy. And, while vinegar might...

I agree with Davy.

And, while vinegar might remove the haze, if you put vinegar or similar acid on there this early, anything that ever goes wrong with that grout, or even the tile installation,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rebecca. :) If your contract or...

Welcome, Rebecca. :)

If your contract or proposal from the tile contractor doesn't specifically include sealing the unglazed tiles, you can most safely assume that sealing is not included in his...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-21-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By cx
I think it speaks volumes about the state of the...

I think it speaks volumes about the state of the entire residential construction industry when someone would actually expect to be paid for work of that apparent quality. And that's just the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By cx
Think he's asking about sealants rather than...

Think he's asking about sealants rather than sealers, Jim. The makers of your grouts should have color matched sealants for your movement accommodation joints, Mike. If not, you can shop online at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rich. :) A geographic location in...

Welcome, Rich. :)

A geographic location in your User Profile is often helpful in answering some types of questions.

For clarification, the 2x4s are in fact your floor joists. The 4x4 pieces...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By cx
Welcome, Colin. :) It'll help if you'll put...

Welcome, Colin. :)

It'll help if you'll put a geographic location into your User Profile. It can make a difference in response to some types of questions to know your climate zone and, in your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By cx
I recommend you add whatever the grout...

I recommend you add whatever the grout manufacturer recommends and only what the manufacturer recommends.

Others on here will make different recommendations on grouts for your shower and you must...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By cx
If your sister covers the center thirds of your...

If your sister covers the center thirds of your joist span, it should be OK. Best I can tell looking back through your thread, that sister would need to be about seven feet long extending from one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By cx
1. Run the tiles in whatever direction you and...

1. Run the tiles in whatever direction you and Mrs. Mike want them.

2. If you don't want something protruding into the shower, make a small recessed niche for her foot instead.

3. Put the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) The traditional...

Welcome, Mike. :)

The traditional mud/liner/mud shower receptors have been used for many decades and, properly done, work just fine throughout their lifespan.

There is nothing in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By cx
I thought we'd gotten over the OSB vs. Plywood...

I thought we'd gotten over the OSB vs. Plywood when it comes to strength or rigidity, but, again, what you see in those TCNA Methods is testing that someone paid for. If the test (ASTM C627) was run...
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