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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By rmckee84
A fix is going to be fairly invasive and it looms...

A fix is going to be fairly invasive and it looms more like mastic rather than epoxy. There's a chance he used epoxy grout...
Without know how or if the shower was waterproofed its difficult to say...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,413
Posted By rmckee84
If it was me, I'd just opt for the pro-lite for...

If it was me, I'd just opt for the pro-lite for all of it. Versabond will work but I really dislike it.
Prolite is great on walls because it is a non sag. It also works fine on floors.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,712
Posted By rmckee84
The Stonetech line of products would be my...

The Stonetech line of products would be my reccomendation.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By rmckee84
I would switch to a company that supports a full...

I would switch to a company that supports a full shower system like laticrete or schluter. They have full specs and instructions on how to do this successfully. I havent used the warming systems...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,413
Posted By rmckee84
It really depends on what you have access to. I...

It really depends on what you have access to. I like laticrete Tri lite, ardex x5, customs prolite...there are a ton of options it really just depends on what you can get your hands on.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By rmckee84
I like using denautured alcohol. Run the bead,...

I like using denautured alcohol. Run the bead, spritz will alcohol, then tool. I use an old credit card, or one of the laminate countertop sample chips that they have at Lowe's and hd.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,609
Posted By rmckee84
It will probably be fine, but tile is like...

It will probably be fine, but tile is like everything else in life...you get what you pay for. Cheap sheet goods tend to have inconsistent grout lines, excess glue on the back, or they fall off as...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By rmckee84
At minimum all seams and corners need mesh. If...

At minimum all seams and corners need mesh. If you are using redgard fabric that will work also. Thinset doesn't really stick to silicone which is why I would leave it out.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By rmckee84
Theres alot here...I'll try and address most. ...

Theres alot here...I'll try and address most.
1. If you only have a layer of 1/2" to start I would be a little worried. In that situation I would be more inclined to to remove the 1/2" and replace...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By rmckee84
Those gaps will be too big in my opinion, I...

Those gaps will be too big in my opinion, I personally would not fill with thinset and try and install ditra over them.
Bekotec is an option just make sure and read up on it. The mat has to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,685
Posted By rmckee84
You'll need an inflatable test ball that can be...

You'll need an inflatable test ball that can be placed below the weep holes to plug the drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By rmckee84
I would skip the glue unless you plan on doing a...

I would skip the glue unless you plan on doing a full spread type.

I dont mess with hydronic at all, but how will you treat the spaces where the pex is ran? You wont be able to just run ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By rmckee84
1. Yes 2. If you set a sheet then peel it back...

1. Yes
2. If you set a sheet then peel it back the backs should be mostly covered.
3. It won't be very much especially if you use a v-notch trowel.
4. Use a grout float to embed the tile into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By rmckee84
Plywood is a must, cement board offers 0 added...

Plywood is a must, cement board offers 0 added strength. Cbu is just a surface to adhere your tile to. You will need plywood then your choice of underlayment (CBU, Uncoupling, ect)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By rmckee84
I don't, the kband only goes up the frame the...

I don't, the kband only goes up the frame the thickness of the tile basically. I let it go up a little higher then trim it once the tile is installed
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By rmckee84
You'll need to use thinset. Flexbond will...

You'll need to use thinset.
Flexbond will probably be ok as long as it is white. Grey thinset tends to discolor or darken natural stone.
I would probably hit the paint with some sandpaper and skim...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By rmckee84
1. No, plywood is needed 2. No, but you will...

1. No, plywood is needed
2. No, but you will need some sort of underlayment if you dont use CBU. Uncoupling membranes like ditra and stratamat are pretty thin.
3. Exterior glue plywood with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By rmckee84
1. Yes. Also greenboard isn't a suitable...

1. Yes. Also greenboard isn't a suitable substrate for tile in a wet area to begin with.

2. Not following what you're asking. What window gap are you referring to?

3. For windows this is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By rmckee84
What thinset are you using? Did you at least...

What thinset are you using?
Did you at least check to see how flat the floor was prior to installing?
Did you check to see how flat the tile were? Place 2 face to face and pinch one end. If they...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,046
Posted By rmckee84
You need to build your curb and tie your...

You need to build your curb and tie your waterproofing into the walls. Then you can keep going.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By rmckee84
Have you looked at any of the surface applied...

Have you looked at any of the surface applied waterproofing options like kerdi, or hydroban fabric? Either of those would eliminate the need for a preslope.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By rmckee84
Double loaded tile can be a pain to cut. Seems...

Double loaded tile can be a pain to cut. Seems to have alot of internal tension.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By rmckee84
I agree

I agree
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By rmckee84
1. No 2. Cut out the bubbles then make sure...

1. No
2. Cut out the bubbles then make sure there is at least 2" overlap on all edges.
4. The thinset needs to set up a bit longer

Mixing your thinset after letting it slake is a big deal. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,685
Posted By rmckee84
What kind of receptor are you attempting here? ...

What kind of receptor are you attempting here? Are you using a liner?
Hydraseal doesn't say anything about being used on wood, why are you wanting to put it on the 2x10 perimeter?
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