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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 47
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Posted By MrSurly
Is this pre-mounting to the Kerdi....using the...

Is this pre-mounting to the Kerdi....using the glass adhesive directly to Kerdi?
I want to make sure I understand and also want to make sure that the result is as white as possible. I don't know...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-01-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Quote:>>Almost forgot about this lil trick!...

Quote:>>Almost forgot about this lil trick! Pre-mount the glass to some left over Kerdi. Then when it's time to install them just use a 1/4" notched trowel and set the premounted strips into place....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-28-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Chad, thanks for that. The glass is supposed to...

Chad, thanks for that. The glass is supposed to be 1/8" and the granite is just over 3/8". I would guess that the adhesive should never be used for filling this gap and that I would need to float...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Glass Mosaic Mortar and grout. C'mon...

Glass
Mosaic

Mortar and grout.

C'mon guys. I need some guidance
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
OK, guys, time for a real question for those in...

OK, guys, time for a real question for those in the know:
I am getting some glass mosaic sheets for accent purposes.
What do I need in the way of mortar and grout specifically for this glass?
I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Thanks. I have been using tapatalk to insert the...

Thanks. I have been using tapatalk to insert the pics as they are on the phone. I didn't realize that they were being linked. Apparently Tapatalk hosted. I'll switch methods.
I prefer using tapatalk...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
138790 The Ditra I have is pictured here. ...

138790

The Ditra I have is pictured here.

I think you're saying that Ditra Sells a medium-set version?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Thanks for that. That doesn't sound like...

Thanks for that. That doesn't sound like something from a box store (Sunday). Could you be more specific as to brand,etc? Local suppliers have Ditra and custom products. Is the medium-set also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-24-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
It's Eating me Up!

Things are getting ugly, guys. The "Dreaded Kerdi Buildup":crap: is killin' me. Chasing all over this wall trying to find the highest spot and it is in the bottom corners. Apparently this rookie...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
I'm making itty bitty progress, it seems. I now...

I'm making itty bitty progress, it seems. I now have some twenty tiles up and I think they are as good as I can make 'em.:cheers: They are the tiles that encompass the main group of valves and pipe...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Another big rookie mistake. First, the major...

Another big rookie mistake.
First, the major success of today: desperately searching for a 2" diamond bit came up dry but I was reminded of the new granite shop up the road...talked with him and he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
and y'all make it look easy...

138720
138721

Today I tried to drill some of the 2" holes with a new carbide hole saw and unlike the 1-3/8, the thing didn't work or hold up at all. I did manage to complete a single hole but it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Jim, thanks for the kind words. I'm trying to do...

Jim, thanks for the kind words. I'm trying to do it right.
I do have some issues with build up at the corners; it can be quite frustrating.

I found one shop locally that had KerdiFix on hand but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
OK, I got the Kereck corners installed. What a...

OK, I got the Kereck corners installed. What a major pain in the butt these little niche corners are! I wish I had realized that the pieces would need trimming before I had installed them(!) I had a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Brad, Jim thanks for that. I know i can do it, I...

Brad, Jim thanks for that. I know i can do it, I just have to be thorough and I have to study to make certain that I've got it right.
I'm much more convinced tonight versus just yesterday. I decided...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Calling around further I found another tile shop...

Calling around further I found another tile shop that actually does installs...
and they are proponents of Kerdi, installing Kerdi almost exclusively. yay(!)
The guy was very helpful, and they have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
So, I called around today to see about some kerdi...

So, I called around today to see about some kerdi stuff and talked with a 'pro' who runs a tile store and who was a pro installer for ages (according to him) and he says "Kerdi is a ~pause~ good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
"If you have movement issues, fix them first. I...

"If you have movement issues, fix them first. I want no flex in my walls"

A laudable goal, no doubt. I also want no flex but I doubt I will achieve it.
I have addressed this to a reasonable...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
Thanks for the quick replies. More questions...

Thanks for the quick replies. More questions while I ponder all this, and I am trying to get new pictures uploaded to phase.
I need to learn the trick for attaching pics here using attachments,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-17-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,266
Posted By MrSurly
MrSurly's Kerdi Adventure

I will start as so many others do:
Man, I really wish I had found this place sooner!

I wish I had gotten The Kerdi Book, but it is perhaps too late now.
I am a DIYer working on my own house. I...
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