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Forum: The Mud Box 03-22-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 269
Posted By RichVT
I drive up on 4 ramps with 4 wheel drive. never...

I drive up on 4 ramps with 4 wheel drive. never had a problem. If you have plastic ramps (or anything plastic), just keep them out of the sun as much as possible.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-08-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21,749
Views: 4,465,120
Posted By RichVT
At least they didn't want real wood like this...

At least they didn't want real wood like this shower that I tore out a few years back. It held up remarkably well by the way.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-07-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By RichVT
New Spectralock 1 Grout

All the benefits of epoxy in a one part premixed grout. Sounds too good to be true but maybe it is. It does have a longer cure time than epoxy.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-29-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By RichVT
If there is an attic above that ceiling, your...

If there is an attic above that ceiling, your "leak" may be caused by warm, moist air from the house leaking into the attic through that gap and then condensing and dripping back down.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-22-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,364
Posted By RichVT
I think you might be wrong based on my...

I think you might be wrong based on my interaction with Schluter employees. My impression is that they take any failure of their products personally and will go to great lengths to find and analyse...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-31-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By RichVT
The best advice that I got for choosing a floor...

The best advice that I got for choosing a floor grout color is to mop your existing floors. Whatever color the mop water is is the grout color you should choose because that's the color that it will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-26-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,464
Posted By RichVT
I've done it. I don't remember exactly what I did...

I've done it. I don't remember exactly what I did but as far as I know it is still good.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,503
Posted By RichVT
There's always the option of removing the 1 X 8's...

There's always the option of removing the 1 X 8's and replacing with 3/4" plywood if height is an issue.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,503
Posted By RichVT
I've never seen or heard of cedar being used for...

I've never seen or heard of cedar being used for floor joists. More likely to be Douglas Fir or Spruce/Pine/Fir.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By RichVT
I always get the Colorite sanded. It might seem a...

I always get the Colorite sanded. It might seem a little glossy at first but it seems to tone down over time especially after it gets a little wear/dirt on it.

I also highly recommend the little...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By RichVT
How about a RodKat rip table for the Dewalt saw. ...

How about a RodKat rip table for the Dewalt saw.
https://www.contractorsdirect.com/rodkat-wet-tile-saw-rip-table
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By RichVT
If you are that concerned about your kid's...

If you are that concerned about your kid's health, you might want to reconsider your plan of installing carpet. Between the chemicals used in the production of the carpet outgassing after it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By RichVT
If you don't think the tub is strong enough, just...

If you don't think the tub is strong enough, just extend the plywood out and support it with a 2X4 frame that rests on the floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By RichVT
Just cut a piece of plywood to fit over the tub...

Just cut a piece of plywood to fit over the tub and put a ladder on the plywood. I do it all the time when I have to paint a high ceiling over a tub.

Make sure you put something on the tub to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-02-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,697
Posted By RichVT
Schluter does have a detail showing their foam...

Schluter does have a detail showing their foam pan installed over wood joists with a recessed subfloor.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By RichVT
Vinyl corner can be installed with a special...

Vinyl corner can be installed with a special spray adhesive so you don't need to use fasteners. If you do use fasteners, there is a special divergent staple that only penetrates the sheetrock and not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By RichVT
I don't think I would want that curb to stick out...

I don't think I would want that curb to stick out like that. There's no requirement that it be that wide. If you want to use it since you already have it, you could rip out the middle and glue the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By RichVT
Check with the installers before you do the prep...

Check with the installers before you do the prep work.

I probably would not take as job where the homeowner had installed the tile underlayment because I could not be sure that it was done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By RichVT
I buy a cheap synthetic 1" paint brush and trim...

I buy a cheap synthetic 1" paint brush and trim the bristles about half way. Also keep it in the water bucket.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,976
Posted By RichVT
In my experience, water will splash a lot more...

In my experience, water will splash a lot more than 4 feet out even with a rain head showerhead that has a gentle stream pointing straight down. 6 feet would be more realistic.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By RichVT
If the Hydroban was put down before the drywall,...

If the Hydroban was put down before the drywall, then the floor probably should have been covered to keep it clean and protected.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By RichVT
I'd be worried about the flatness of the floor...

I'd be worried about the flatness of the floor also. Very likely that the lumber joists have shrunk while the LVL's have not. There's probably a hump in the floor every 4 feet.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By RichVT
The shelf in a niche is normally supported by the...

The shelf in a niche is normally supported by the tiles on the sides and back of the niche that are below the shelf.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By RichVT
Dan, all good points. The joists would all need...

Dan, all good points. The joists would all need to be level and in plane with each other for this system to work. You could get a pretty good idea by checking the existing subfloor for flat and level...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By RichVT
Schluter has a new system for curbless showers. A...

Schluter has a new system for curbless showers. A new thinner pan over the recessed plywood (but without the extra 1/2" mentioned above). It's designed to match up with Ditra Heat or Ditra XL.
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