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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Radas
I used 2 layers of XPS foamboard in my 2x4...

I used 2 layers of XPS foamboard in my 2x4 exterior wall bays during my last shower remodel deep enough to fill the entire bay and sealed the gaps with expanding foam - had no issues and the XPS did...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Radas
I'm a little biased here because once I used...

I'm a little biased here because once I used spectralock epoxy grout, I've never considered using anything else. It can also be divided up into smaller batches which will extend your working time and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By Radas
Agreed, looks like regular drywall with tile set...

Agreed, looks like regular drywall with tile set over it and a large empty space in the corner too (negating any effects of waterproofing anyway if there was any). I'd recommend chipping away at some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Radas
+1 on the mixer from HF, mixed 20+ bags of...

+1 on the mixer from HF, mixed 20+ bags of thinset in 95 degree weather without skipping a beat. Way better value than DeWalt or Makita for the weekend warrior.

+1 on the mixing bit Dan posted as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Radas
It's hard to tell from the pictures but it...

It's hard to tell from the pictures but it appears the tile is not square to the entryway or the entryway wall is not square to the adjacent room containing the tile, is that correct?

If you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Radas
I used the haze remover on a 1 year old install...

I used the haze remover on a 1 year old install over glass tile on some areas I kept putting off cleaning and it worked with some elbow grease. YMMV on a porcelain surface so try scrubbing a scrap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Radas
I can't remember the name of it now, but Mapei...

I can't remember the name of it now, but Mapei has a specific product they recommend for removal of grout haze on their site/instructions. I've successfully removed haze with that product and a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By Radas
Hopefully this image will help. You can sister...

Hopefully this image will help. You can sister another joist on the parallel wall to screw down your new subfloor into. On the perpendicular side, you would add blocking between joists to achieve the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By Radas
I'm no pro, but you mentioned that the "floor is...

I'm no pro, but you mentioned that the "floor is warm", I wonder if by warming the floor, you allowed the thinset to cure prematurely before the tile was pressed into it. Could have been that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Radas
Hate to say it, but if the small area you exposed...

Hate to say it, but if the small area you exposed had that many problems, you're better off starting from scratch and ensuring everything is done right.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By Radas
Mapei makes a decoupling membrane mortar which is...

Mapei makes a decoupling membrane mortar which is unique to Lowe's and has similar specs to Kerabond T (although they still list Kerabond T as a superior product on their website).

As for grout,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By Radas
Hahaha definitely a warrantless warranty with $0...

Hahaha definitely a warrantless warranty with $0 face value.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By Radas
Whoops, Dan and CX's response hadn't loaded when...

Whoops, Dan and CX's response hadn't loaded when I typed mine.

For 2x8 joists, it will be important to identify the wood species and the length of the unsupported span your laundry room is located...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By Radas
Hi Veronica, Looks like you've done your...

Hi Veronica,

Looks like you've done your homework and prepped your floors properly by removing everything except for the plywood/OSB subfloor. If the nails are 16" apart, your joist spacing should...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-22-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,644,495
Posted By Radas
Saw this 'rustic' backsplash reading a home depot...

Saw this 'rustic' backsplash reading a home depot review for a cup rinser.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200922/df308ac6471991bab839f496ef90f2b8.jpg

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Radas
Looks like he used 2x coats of Ardex 8+9...

Looks like he used 2x coats of Ardex 8+9 (pictures out of order) which is pretty awesome stuff and I have used this combo with Kerdi in the past although Herr Schluter is not a fan.

Good work...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-16-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,644,495
Posted By Radas
Nice work - that duct taped, silicones liner...

Nice work - that duct taped, silicones liner reminds me of my recent new construction shower I demo'd before we decided to even use it. Building inspector and builder were adamant that everything was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Radas
If you have a wet saw with plunge feature, make...

If you have a wet saw with plunge feature, make your cuts slowly with the first few passes to score the "L" and then begin cutting. I start my cuts from the 90 degree corner and work my way out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Radas
For silicone, if you apply an even bead of caulk...

For silicone, if you apply an even bead of caulk and immediately spray the area liberally with a soapy water mixture, it will wipe off and leave a clean joint with a few swipes of the finger every...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Radas
Hahaha CX, definitely not my first choice but the...

Hahaha CX, definitely not my first choice but the only damn thing at Home Depot that was flexible and fit a .12" joint. The stuff I bought was $3 and also had a hollow center with some decent "give"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-09-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Radas
Right, wrong, or indifferent, I've used screen...

Right, wrong, or indifferent, I've used screen spline for 1/8" movement joints under silicone with successful results.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-28-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Radas
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Radas
Notch the corner bead in a few spots with snips...

Notch the corner bead in a few spots with snips and run your kerdi board screws/washers into the stud without worrying about the bead warping. A few notches won't keep that bead from sticking with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Radas
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
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