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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By ss3964spd
Not that it matters at this point, but I'm...

Not that it matters at this point, but I'm curious if the installer pre-filled the Ditra heat with mortar and let it cure before installing the PR's.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't suppose there's any real rush, right...

I don't suppose there's any real rush, right Kevin? I mean, it's been over a year, why try to save time now? :D

Looking good though...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By ss3964spd
Schluter makes just such a drain, Brian, see...

Schluter makes just such a drain, Brian, see attached. No idea if it is code compliant in your location though....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,442
Posted By ss3964spd
No such recommendation that I've read anywhere...

No such recommendation that I've read anywhere here, Phil, but perhaps the manufacturer of your stone has instructions.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Mitch, 1) Hard to tell from here,...

Welcome, Mitch,

1) Hard to tell from here, but looks rather thin. No idea what product it is though.

2) In order to water proof the seams with a liquid membrane they would have had to either...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Ben, My first questions - where...

Welcome, Ben,

My first questions - where does the existing 3" drain lead to, daylight?

As for laying down Ditra as a water proof layer on the main floor, the week link will be were the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 808
Posted By ss3964spd
I think the 1/2" will be a bit much for the 36's,...

I think the 1/2" will be a bit much for the 36's, I'd definitely start with the 3/8" trowel. I really liked the 3/8" slant notch I used for my 12X24's. I used a 1/4" square notch for the 2X2 mosaics...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-06-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,608
Posted By ss3964spd
Also threw out the bar soap when the new bathroom...

Also threw out the bar soap when the new bathroom was put into service. Between the body wash, porcelain tile, epoxy grout, silicone, exhaust fan, and squeegeeing have had almost no shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By ss3964spd
We love updates with photos, Kevin, don't be shy...

We love updates with photos, Kevin, don't be shy about keeping us abreast of your progress.

Yup, smoothing out the mortar is a requirement when using transparent/semi-transparent glass so one does...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,622
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks great, Mike, and in just over 2 months! ...

Looks great, Mike, and in just over 2 months!

And because of this...

...I'd have hung that clock opposite the commode. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,442
Posted By ss3964spd
As requested!

As requested!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, William, 1/2" plywood, with no face...

Welcome, William,

1/2" plywood, with no face grade lower than C, and with Exposure 1/EXP1 rating (meaning its plys are glued together with a moisture resistant glue), is typically recommended....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Brian, we've moved your thread into the...

Welcome, Brian, we've moved your thread into the advice forum since your issue isn't related to cleaning, restoration, or sealing (of tile).

The curb of your shower has what appears to be a solid...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-04-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
Posted By ss3964spd
Glad it turned out nice, Robin, and that the...

Glad it turned out nice, Robin, and that the deficiencies of the liner install were discovered before any damage was done. Very much worth the wait!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-03-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By ss3964spd
Still no photos, Clark. I wonder if the photo...

Still no photos, Clark. I wonder if the photo upload process is timing out due to the slow connection.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By ss3964spd
That may be true, Paul, but insisting that such a...

That may be true, Paul, but insisting that such a clause be added to a contract that doesn't have it puts the contractor on notice that you've done at least a little homework, and could well serve to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-02-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,396
Posted By ss3964spd
Looks great, Mike, very tidy. Well done!

Looks great, Mike, very tidy. Well done!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-01-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By ss3964spd
I feel like a truly reputable contractor wouldn't...

I feel like a truly reputable contractor wouldn't have any qualms about including such a clause.

My step sister is contracting out her bathroom remodel and this is the verbiage I suggested should...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By ss3964spd
While my gut says those areas are unlikely to...

While my gut says those areas are unlikely to crack, or cause a crack in the tile, since they are not seams my OCD says why risk it. You need only enough compound to embed the mesh tape, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-30-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,162
Posted By ss3964spd
Scott, trying to beef up that low area with...

Scott, trying to beef up that low area with mortar and then set tile on it in one go would be a challenge for my skills, and would likely result in excessive mortar squeeze into the grout joints. So...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By ss3964spd
So, for the Kerdi to drywall seams, you did use...

So, for the Kerdi to drywall seams, you did use mesh tape and mud, yes?

Ideally you'd have used Kerdi band and mortar for all those seams, as in your original plan. Unfortunately I think that ship...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By ss3964spd
Balderdash! You've gotten this far, there will be...

Balderdash! You've gotten this far, there will be no towel throwing in now. :D

Welcome, Tina,

Before I offer my .02 worth, can you post a as it stands right now photo? Also, are we to presume...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,062
Posted By ss3964spd
Because of the drain I too would be hesitant to...

Because of the drain I too would be hesitant to remove the bed. The mortar will work, just may need to re-fill if it shrinks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,062
Posted By ss3964spd
Eric, not sure what "thick tile mortar" you're...

Eric, not sure what "thick tile mortar" you're considering, and mortar technically isn't supposed to be used for that purpose, but it frequently is.

Since you are covering your mud bed with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By ss3964spd
While it is technically possible to set tile on...

While it is technically possible to set tile on plywood using an appropriate thinset mortar it really isn't recommended, Jean, mortar bonds so much better to a proper underlayment made specifically...
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