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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 179
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Posted By cx
We've found the folks who answer the MAPEI...

We've found the folks who answer the MAPEI technical services line to actually be helpful, Eric. I'll go way out on their limb: "It may not get quite as hard as a cementitious grout, but it does...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 16,050
Posted By cx
1. Depends somewhat upon what the field tiles...

1. Depends somewhat upon what the field tiles are, but in general, that's what the movement accommodation joints are for. Tiles can have very different rates of expansion, but moisture and heat,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By cx
1. Look in the Liberry for the actual dimensions...

1. Look in the Liberry for the actual dimensions of a Kerdi drain if you don't have yours in hand, Tony. I don't recommend leaving the drain riser run above the concrete level. Much easier to cut...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 16,050
Posted By cx
I would grout those joints. See my warranty...

I would grout those joints. See my warranty information below.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By cx
1. Not sure I understand the statement, but the...

1. Not sure I understand the statement, but the thinset mortar bag has no idea what the mortar is to be used for. The manufacturer will expect it is to be used to set ceramic or stone tiles, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,207
Posted By cx
While not their favorite, that method is approved...

While not their favorite, that method is approved by the Ditra manufacturer, Steven.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,519
Posted By cx
Well, Herr Schluter is not gonna give you any...

Well, Herr Schluter is not gonna give you any sort of warranty on that installation, Michael, but I don't know any reason it wouldn't work.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By cx
Well, if you'd add a geographic location to your...

Well, if you'd add a geographic location to your User Profile, maybe we could guess why you'd wanna move, eh?

Boerne's not so nice as it was when I came here 35 years ago, but still a nice area to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 16,050
Posted By cx
Don't understand the first question. I grout...

Don't understand the first question.

I grout all mitered outside corners, 'specially if they're traffic corners. Yes, it's a change of plane. Yes, the industry standards call for a flexible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By cx
Did you try those methods in the Advanced Search...

Did you try those methods in the Advanced Search feature, Tony?

1. Concrete. You can use a short piece of 4" PVC pipe, which must be removed, or a 4" PVC coupling, which you can leave in place...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,207
Posted By cx
Keep in mind also, Steven, that you're creating a...

Keep in mind also, Steven, that you're creating a permanent cold joint there in your floor. I can't say just what sort of problem it might be, not knowing where it is or which direction in the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Dusty. :) What size tiles are...

Welcome back, Dusty. :)

What size tiles are you installing?

While the plywood is not the best substrate option for tiling a backsplash, the VersaBond meets ANSI A118.11 standards as an Exterior...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-17-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By cx
Good thing, then, that nobody visits this...

Good thing, then, that nobody visits this website, Dave. :)

How long ago was the prison program, or is it still active?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By cx
Mini, if you'll search for the Kerdi Installation...

Mini, if you'll search for the Kerdi Installation Handbook (http://pdf.lowes.com/productdocuments/4bc857a2-1b35-4752-9551-19e75b97416f/10677786.pdf)online and go to page 36 you'll see how the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-17-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 615
Posted By cx
Problem with that NTCA University, Jim, is the...

Problem with that NTCA University, Jim, is the same as with the others I mentioned that are online venues. While I'm all for teaching the technical aspects of the trade, I still maintain that there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By cx
Mini, you said you were using KerdiBand to...

Mini, you said you were using KerdiBand to waterproof the CBU to receptor flange joint. In your drawing you say you are using fiberglass mesh tape. Where's your KerdiBand?

What you're showing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,919
Posted By cx
Mini, that thinset mortar is Portland...

Mini, that thinset mortar is Portland cement-based. It's polymer modified. We don't know whether the polymer is a latex, which is Jim's point. I suspect it is not, but calling Custom and asking is...
Forum: Computer Training 10-16-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,777
Posted By cx
Thanks, Joe. I wasn't aware that regular...

Thanks, Joe.

I wasn't aware that regular shut downs were a recommended thing these days. I thought that would cause the computer gods to strike you down!

I'm in the habit of turning mine off...
Forum: Computer Training 10-16-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 28,777
Posted By cx
Ah, understand. Thank you. But, again, I'd...

Ah, understand. Thank you.

But, again, I'd hafta do that for at least six months, which is about the time frame between the first two occasions, and even then I wouldn't know if I'd waited long...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,519
Posted By cx
Little confusing for me, Michael. That mean you...

Little confusing for me, Michael. That mean you also have "large and small mosaic" tiles on the wall, but they are porcelain? Or are these porcelain tiles something other than mosaics?

A large...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,588
Posted By cx
Look again at Post #24, Yusra. The double layer...

Look again at Post #24, Yusra. The double layer subfloor is mandatory for stone tiles.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By cx
A single 2x4 should be enough across a 3-foot...

A single 2x4 should be enough across a 3-foot span, Art. If two make you feel better, it won't hurt anything.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By cx
Joe, I've not done a tub like you have in mind,...

Joe, I've not done a tub like you have in mind, but if I had to do one I'd likely just get a bonding flange drain and install it where the tub drain pipe can be inserted into the bonding flange...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By cx
With tiles that size I'd use the continuous grout...

With tiles that size I'd use the continuous grout joint most nearly directly above the control joint as a movement accommodation joint as though it were straight. Same warranty applies.

My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By cx
By "floating," you mean it won't be supported in...

By "floating," you mean it won't be supported in the front?

This bench will not be like the one in your photos, including location?
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