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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Kman
I would guess that the lack of adequate bond is...

I would guess that the lack of adequate bond is due to a couple of things. One is your choice of mortar, and the other is that it was too dry. I think if you change those two things you'll notice a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By Kman
Unless you just need the extra 1/4" height,...

Unless you just need the extra 1/4" height, there's no advantage to using 1/2" cbu instead of 1/4" cbu.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Kman
What size trowel did you use?

What size trowel did you use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-07-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Kman
Yeah, that's a whole new problem. That penny...

Yeah, that's a whole new problem. That penny tile shouldn't have been set over Ditra.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Kman
It's a bit sloppy, and would have been very...

It's a bit sloppy, and would have been very easily fixed at the time he was grouting.

If the pictures you've posted are indicative of the whole job, I would want it fixed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-24-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Kman
I hate when someone makes me do European math. :D

I hate when someone makes me do European math. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Kman
What about a triangular shaped piece at the end...

What about a triangular shaped piece at the end attached to the wall and either the top or end of the countertop?

For what it's worth, the tile will typically hold together as long as the mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Kman
I imagine you'd get enough movement from the...

I imagine you'd get enough movement from the washer during the spin cycle to cause a tile failure above. Without some support for that corner to separate it from the washer, and give it a little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Kman
A few tips for you, since you're going off the...

A few tips for you, since you're going off the beaten path with this project:

1. If you use a mortar that you have to mix yourself, getting it thoroughly mixed is very important. Follow the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-22-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Kman
Here's the deal with Hardibacker. It gets very...

Here's the deal with Hardibacker. It gets very brittle, especially near the edges, when you drive a nail or screw into it. So you want the screw head to set fully and hold, but the larger head...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Kman
The best way would be to shim the studs out 1/4"....

The best way would be to shim the studs out 1/4".

But I can't find anything wrong with what you're planning. Just make sure you use long enough screws to go into the studs about an inch. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Kman
Deck mud is not a wear surface. I can't tell...

Deck mud is not a wear surface. I can't tell from your picture what repair you're trying to make, but exposed deck mud isn't the answer.

There are other products that may work, but I'd need a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Kman
I would not, Adam. The tray gets a lot of it's...

I would not, Adam. The tray gets a lot of it's strength from being covered with membrane and tile, so that point loads are spread out over a larger area. That's not something you'd get with a PVC...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,561
Posted By Kman
I also would not use marble on the walls of a...

I also would not use marble on the walls of a shower. There are just too many options in porcelain that look like marble that don't require the maintenance that marble does, and are much more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,967
Posted By Kman
Depends on what's causing the bow, and how many...

Depends on what's causing the bow, and how many joists are bowed.

Did your tape roll perpendicular to the joists, or parallel?

You could also use a string stretched across the room to get an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Kman
How many square feet is this project? I...

How many square feet is this project?

I think I'd have to at least consider removing the OSB and replacing it with new plywood. The lumber costs might be the only thing to hold me back, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Kman
I guess it comes down to how much you want to...

I guess it comes down to how much you want to risk.

What is your reason for not wanting to use epoxy mortar?

Ask yourself this: if I ruin this tile by installing it incorrectly, was it worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Kman
Even with a foam pan, I'd make some attempt at...

Even with a foam pan, I'd make some attempt at sealing it with Kerdifix. It would take very little effort, and certainly can't hurt.

Be careful with that stuff. It sticks to everything.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 982
Posted By Kman
I usually cut a strip or two of roofing felt and...

I usually cut a strip or two of roofing felt and put it under the outside half of the top board. You can use as many strips as needed to get the slope, but I like to use screws to cinch everything...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Kathy. :) On the...

Welcome to the forum, Kathy. :)

On the Mapei website, there's a PDF technical bulletin called "How to remove grout haze".

There are a number of methods for removing haze, some more effective...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Kman
I think the only way you're going to make that...

I think the only way you're going to make that idea work out so that it looks decent is to remove everything and start over.

Trying to add more tile is going to look like lipstick on a pig.

Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, DDB. :) Do you have a picture...

Welcome back, DDB. :)

Do you have a picture of the tub, or maybe a link to it?

You can probably get an after-market flange to mount on the tub. I wouldn't want to rely on a bead of sealant...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Kman
Every time I've pulled up loose tiles, relieving...

Every time I've pulled up loose tiles, relieving tension within the floor has resulted in more tiles to come loose. What if that happens in your case, and it doesn't stop? Are they willing and able...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 916
Posted By Kman
I've been through two of the Bosch rotary...

I've been through two of the Bosch rotary hammers. When the current one kicks the bucket, I'll buy another one.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-29-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Kman
Looks like it snaps into a hole, like a trim...

Looks like it snaps into a hole, like a trim piece. Maybe check where your seat belts go through the plastic moldings.
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