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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Kman
One of the mistakes I see is that people allow...

One of the mistakes I see is that people allow the mortar to dry a little bit on the trowel, particularly on the teeth. As this happens, the notch will get more and more shallow, resulting in less...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Kman
Yes, specifically the hardwood underneath was...

Yes, specifically the hardwood underneath was what I was wondering about, if you know. Is it visible from underneath, maybe?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Kman
Chris, is this the same project as this one...

Chris, is this the same project as this one (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1493393#post1493393), or are you on a different one now?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Kman
What's under the 1/2" plywood? It looks like...

What's under the 1/2" plywood? It looks like tongue and groove hardwood flooring in your picture. If that's the case, what's under that?

Edit: I just saw on your picture where the subfloor is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Kman
I'll second the use of the Better Bench. ...

I'll second the use of the Better Bench.

Make sure you install it and fill it with mud before you waterproof. You want it waterproofed just like the rest of the shower.

And while you can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Kman
I use a margin trowel to scrape as much as I can...

I use a margin trowel to scrape as much as I can out of the bucket at the end of the day. Then pour a little water in, maybe just 3-4 inches, and scrub the bucket clean with a stiff bristle brush so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Kman
I have an acrylic latex on my counter, and it's...

I have an acrylic latex on my counter, and it's worked fine for years. In the long run will it hold up like silicone? Definitely not, but if it lasts a few years I'll take it.

Either way you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Kman
If you've installed the tile over single-layer...

If you've installed the tile over single-layer plywood, you can expect to see this some more.

Plywood will also draw the moisture out of the mortar prematurely, and I think that's what caused...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum. :) I think your first...

Welcome to the forum. :)

I think your first step would be to find out for sure what you have on that wall to the left, other than the mortar you put up.

About the only method of waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, David. :) The drain...

Welcome to the forum, David. :)

The drain flange (the widest part of that drain) actually needs to be about an inch above the slab. That height will be the thickness of your mud pre-slope. Of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-19-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Kman
Got any pictures of it?

Got any pictures of it?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Kman
If we were to assume that the subfloor was...

If we were to assume that the subfloor was adequate as described by Jim, you'd still have to work lightning fast to to cover that mortar before it went off.

I've set a lot of tile, but I don't use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-19-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Kman
Did you tile directly to the plywood? And...

Did you tile directly to the plywood?

And you used a rapid setting mortar?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By Kman
I'd use a 1/4" square notch trowel for that size...

I'd use a 1/4" square notch trowel for that size tile.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Kman
That's really up to the manufacturer, as to how...

That's really up to the manufacturer, as to how much of a tolerance they'll allow for flatness. It's one of the reasons I asked about the padding, as if it's thick enough, it might absorb the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By Kman
I would want to cut away an of it that is loose. ...

I would want to cut away an of it that is loose.

But ideally you would remove all layers of flooring so you can see the condition of the subfloor. You certainly wouldn't want to put your new...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Kman
What is the substrate?

What is the substrate?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Kman
I would recommend you go with a 3/8" slope,...

I would recommend you go with a 3/8" slope, unless you plan to use pebbles on the floor, in which case you'll want to bump that up to 1/2".

If you're using a conventional liner and clamping drain,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Kman
I'd use white mortar for any natural stone. Gray...

I'd use white mortar for any natural stone. Gray can discolor it over time.

Also, while it's not necessary, you could cut a few grooves in the backside of that stone for the mortar to bite into. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-13-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Kman
I usually start out with a smaller but than what...

I usually start out with a smaller but than what I'll finish with. These bits (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Drill-America-Set-x-Set-Carbide-Tipped-Twist-Drill-Bit-Set/1001348398) are good to get a small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By Kman
Here's the only thing about Diamond Board. Maybe...

Here's the only thing about Diamond Board. Maybe someone who's actually used it can verify this.

The TDS says it's "water resistant", not waterproof. And we know it has a gypsum core. In the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Kman
Are those 2x4's attached to the concrete wall by...

Are those 2x4's attached to the concrete wall by the 3 1/2" side, or the 1 1/2" side. If it's the former, that may explain the furring strips.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By Kman
Another thread about your backer board....

Another thread about your backer board. (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=125355)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Kman
It's possible, if they were not bonded correctly,...

It's possible, if they were not bonded correctly, that they could come up in one piece. Of course, that would bring another more serious problem to light.

I would plan on them not being usable...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Alex. :) First, I...

Welcome to the forum, Alex. :)

First, I wouldn't add anything to the grout that wasn't recommended by the manufacturer. You don't know what results you'll end up with when you do an experiment...
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