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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi everyone, I finished waterproofing and am now...

Hi everyone, I finished waterproofing and am now planning the tile layout. These are 16x4 subways, which in reality are 15.625x3.875. the rear shower wall is 54.25".

I was reading a few threads...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Shaklee3
I'll keep that in mind for next time. It didn't...

I'll keep that in mind for next time. It didn't find these guys in my searches.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-05-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Just a quick progress pic. Everything is dry fit,...

Just a quick progress pic. Everything is dry fit, and I just need a few more washers on the board, but otherwise I'm ready to start using the band.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Jim, I'm in north county san Diego, and I've...

Hi Jim, I'm in north county san Diego, and I've called about 10 different stone places, and none of them wanted to sell anything but a full slab, or had a minimum that was far too large. I found one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Shaklee3
Snets can you share who that is! I can't find...

Snets can you share who that is! I can't find anyone to fab a corner bench top
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks cx! For #1 is thinset also okay for a pony...

Thanks cx! For #1 is thinset also okay for a pony wall with glass? I'm assuming yes since the shower curb is also like a tiny wall that will have glass
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi everyone, very slow progress over here due to...

Hi everyone, very slow progress over here due to limited time. I finished the floor and put up the kerdi board everywhere, and am getting ready to do the kerdi curb. I had a couple of questions on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,576
Posted By Shaklee3
@BIGPHIL I really appreciate you linking to that...

@BIGPHIL I really appreciate you linking to that video. I've seen a lot of scary stories out there that have made me want to reconsider using Schluter in my shower I'm building, but it's never clear...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Talking Thanks Jon! You got me -- I am an engineer , so...

Thanks Jon! You got me -- I am an engineer , so I'm likely overanalyzing it. Your explanation is clear, and I figured it's also better to be slightly higher than lower to make the tiles a bit shorter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks CX! Any trick to making sure that first...

Thanks CX! Any trick to making sure that first row is at the right height? Just thinking about it, it seems the best way might be to find the farthest point from the drain, calculate the height to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks, I've decided I will rip out the OSB in...

Thanks, I've decided I will rip out the OSB in that area, along with the pony wall, and cut the drain from there. That should give a much more secure pony wall by mounting to the joists under the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks cx! On the drain question, I was mostly...

Thanks cx! On the drain question, I was mostly wondering if I should just cut out the grate, and just use One of those internal pipe saw drill bits to cut the pipe from the top. From your description...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi everyone, I've made a bit more progress on the...

Hi everyone, I've made a bit more progress on the demolition and I'm almost ready to start the walls on the shower. I had a couple more questions that came up during the demo.

1) as you can see I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks CX and Holden, I called Schluter and they...

Thanks CX and Holden, I called Schluter and they said that thinset is fine since it meets A118.4 and ANSI A118.11. CX, thanks for the info on the difference between the rigity and deflection.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks CX! My biggest concern is with...

Thanks CX!



My biggest concern is with doing that there will likely be an almost 1" step from the other room which is < 1/4" laminate, and with the plywood + ditra + 2 thinset layers + tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi all, as the materials are arriving I'm mapping...

Hi all, as the materials are arriving I'm mapping out what to do in my head. As above, this is a bathroom with about 200sqft of flooring that I'm putting 12x24 tiles over, a clawfoot tub, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Thanks Dan! I actually found a structural...

Thanks Dan! I actually found a structural engineer that was willing to help via email, and indeed with pictures from the attic showing the truss running parallel to the wall.

I spent the last day...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi all, I removed the tub, and it turns out that...

Hi all, I removed the tub, and it turns out that the builders of the house cut a hole in two places in the subfloor as shown in the pictures. My guess is that since these are tract housing, they left...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 991
Posted By Shaklee3
Cliff's Master Bathroom Thread

Hi everyone, after doing a couple small projects over the last few years, it's finally time to tackle the master bath in a 1987 house. It's an upstairs bathroom over 3/4" OSB. My plan, like the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By Shaklee3
Yeah, it's harder to tell in that picture, but...

Yeah, it's harder to tell in that picture, but that one particular tile has almost no space between it, so the grout line is almost nothing. The other thing I forgot to mention is he didn't remove...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By Shaklee3
Professional Quality Question

Hi, I'm posting this for a neighbor that just had an upstairs hallway retiled by professionals. Picture album is here:

https://ibb.co/album/k41LJv

To me it seems like there are several issues...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,306
Posted By Shaklee3
Hi Henry, I'm not quite sure what piece you're...

Hi Henry, I'm not quite sure what piece you're trying to waterproof. Is it just the change of plane where the vanity hits the wall? Above the backsplash?

Edit: I think I see what you're saying...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-01-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,967
Posted By Shaklee3
Joe, I felt exactly the same after finishing my...

Joe, I felt exactly the same after finishing my bathroom. There are so many things that the regulars here just instinctively know from experience that it's nearly impossible to do a first-time tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 18,722
Posted By Shaklee3
You scrub it immediately after getting the tile...

You scrub it immediately after getting the tile in place if you see some coming up. It happens to everyone -- I learned it from sal diblasi when he was setting penny tile on a shower floor. If I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-18-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 18,722
Posted By Shaklee3
Josh, I think his point is that white mortar...

Josh, I think his point is that white mortar won't show as much if you're using a light grout. If you had a grey grout, even leaving a tiny bit showing might be visible when you grout with a light...
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