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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-04-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,970
Posted By K.
I used my THD550 to cut some 24x24" travertine...

I used my THD550 to cut some 24x24" travertine freehand... very dicey and not recommended. With a 12x24 size, and porcelain, should be ok on an ordinary saw, no?

-Jonathan
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By K.
I used a diamond wheel point 7122 or similar...

I used a diamond wheel point 7122 or similar which was very effective on ceramic tile. The wheel cutter would have been better... I'll have to get one asap. But, the wheel point made a very credible...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By K.
Tiling time required for a diy'er

Just finished tiling my bathroom and of all the tasks in the renovation it ended up taking the longest by quite a bit. I haven't seen a lot of discussion of this here in the forum... but would be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,764
Posted By K.
There's no question the prefab pan is a little on...

There's no question the prefab pan is a little on the expensive side but depending on how i value my time, the net cost is pretty much in line with doing it from scratch with deck mud (speaking as a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By K.
I found that the dremel with the regular cutting...

I found that the dremel with the regular cutting wheel did create some burrs from melting the ABS, but they were easy to pull off and the actual edges of the cut surface were quite sharp.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By K.
Thanks for that suggestion, I've just sent away...

Thanks for that suggestion, I've just sent away for a sample!

-Jonathan
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By K.
Suggestions for matching a tile color/pattern

I've got a basement floor that is half complete with a honey/mustard color with a faint speckle to it. While that particular tile is long gone, I would like to find something close if I can.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,751
Posted By K.
Thanks for all the suggestions... I ended up...

Thanks for all the suggestions... I ended up doing both methods actually. First, the plunge cuts with the saw were easier than I thought. The blade didn't bind on the tile and try to throw it like I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,751
Posted By K.
cutting field tile for toilet drain

I've read the library article, but still looking for some help.

I cut my wall tiles easily with both a masonry drill bit and a carbide jigsaw blade. However, neither would make the slightest...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,777
Posted By K.
I just put in a kerdi foam pan and drain with no...

I just put in a kerdi foam pan and drain with no access underneath, which is the suboptimal way according to schluter and sounds like what you may be facing. Whether you use the foam pan or a mortar...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,990
Posted By K.
Nice work! I have an almost identical floorplan...

Nice work! I have an almost identical floorplan and am planning a similar 22" opening with no door. I gather you're considering the curtain more for air flow rather than splashing water... how well...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,100
Posted By K.
I have probably the same cheap saw from HomeDepot...

I have probably the same cheap saw from HomeDepot with the fence that isn't quite parallel (workforce brand?) that seemed fine on my first tile job but now I'm in the middle of the second and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By K.
That's a detail I haven't found much about...

That's a detail I haven't found much about either. What I finally decided to try in my (Kerdi) installation is to cut the opening in the kerdi a little smaller than the opening in the tile so there...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,492
Posted By K.
Hmmm I see that I was mistaken about that...

Hmmm I see that I was mistaken about that kerdi-fix after all, thanks for that clarification. You are right it is a silane, not a silicone. In my defence, schulter used both terms "ms polymer" and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By K.
Tile over plywood seems like it can work in some...

Tile over plywood seems like it can work in some circumstances. I recently took up my bathroom tiles (ceramic, not any kind of stone) which had been laid directly on plywood by the previous renovator...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-01-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,650
Posted By K.
I have a similar layout in my bathroom project......

I have a similar layout in my bathroom project... a little wider at about 53" but other wise very similar. Not a lot of room for a door. I chose the Toto Ultramax toilet which also comes in at about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,492
Posted By K.
I'm at the same point in my kerdi shower... i've...

I'm at the same point in my kerdi shower... i've actually started tiling but still haven't decided or figured out how to seal the valve intrusion on the wet wall. As far as I can see, there is a bit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-12-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,474
Posted By K.
There's a couple of threads on this topic but I...

There's a couple of threads on this topic but I still can't see a good clear answer, and it's conspicuously absent from the instructional video that came with my shower kit.

It seems like a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 25,617
Posted By K.
I'm doing the same thing, have the same...

I'm doing the same thing, have the same questions. I was going to lay a piece of 3/4" plywood on top of the foam curb and under the kerdi to take a screw for bottom brackets to hold the bottom edge...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By K.
Underfloor electric heating questions

I've been searching around and found several threads that touch on various aspects of under-tile electric heat but still have a few specific questions. Any thoughts appreciated!

1. I seem to be...
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