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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,564
Posted By Carbidetooth
I suspect all the pros here would advise that...

I suspect all the pros here would advise that this should have been addressed at the framing and drywall stage...long before any tile was set.

I imagine one could patch in varying thicknesses of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Carbidetooth
Grout release and cursing. Oh, and additional $$...

Grout release and cursing. Oh, and additional $$ for my trouble.

In all honesty, I'd try to talk someone out of tile with much texture for a backsplash...especially in a kitchen around sink or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Carbidetooth
It's not really an expansion joint per se, but...

It's not really an expansion joint per se, but does allow for differential movement between dissimilar material and changes of plane. I treat it like any other change of plane and use 100% silicone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes to modified thinset bonding curb topper to...

Yes to modified thinset bonding curb topper to curb. Versabond probably being my most used.

I have a diamond disc for a 5" grinder that's like looks a miniature wet saw blade. I'll just skate it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Carbidetooth
Brown paper meaning the core plys of drywall...

Brown paper meaning the core plys of drywall paper?

Usually "self adhesive" needs near perfect surface for good adhesion. Not how I'd describe delaminated drywall paper. I'd probably comb adhesive...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Carbidetooth
Modified thinset. I'd sometimes rough up back,...

Modified thinset. I'd sometimes rough up back, depending on my mood. Like tile, you want as close to 100% coverage as you can get without having it ooze into grout lines.

Just say no to silicone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Carbidetooth
Dang, I'd just make you one, but for the border....

Dang, I'd just make you one, but for the border. I'm in Boise, ID. Road trip? Build up .5"? Can you get 3/16" K-Board? I've read here about folks who cut down Schluter curb, but have never done it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Carbidetooth
Welcome Sheila. I think caulking it with another...

Welcome Sheila. I think caulking it with another color would be a mistake and would certainly call more attention to the area.

Were it me, I might get my very good painter to cut a crisp straight...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-12-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Carbidetooth
Curb is simpler than you might think. Typically a...

Curb is simpler than you might think. Typically a 4-4.5" rip from 2" Kerdi Board, 1/8" slope on top edge. Rough scribed to floor so top is level, glued in place with Kerdi Fix.

I sometimes Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Carbidetooth
I assume that's some kind of band joist under the...

I assume that's some kind of band joist under the shelf, so I imagine lowering shelf is not possible? The construction seems a little odd, is this crawl space under?

Are you thinking linear drain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Carbidetooth
Opening sounds typical for tub. Furring one or...

Opening sounds typical for tub. Furring one or both walls should fix.

If you're using premade pan, I'm guessing drain will need to be moved for new one.

Out of curiosity, was there any surface...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm guessing concrete stem wall and a basement,...

I'm guessing concrete stem wall and a basement, correct?

I'll also predict some problems with water proofing in any number of places. Raw edges of tile suggest the ACE method was employed (awww,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Carbidetooth
Two things helped me with this grout. The later...

Two things helped me with this grout. The later sponges that come with it are better, but I always liked these for the field. I saved the square edged ones for corners.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Carbidetooth
I think you're seeing something that's not there....

I think you're seeing something that's not there. It's sort of like an M.C. Escher drawing.

Look where the wall meets the "platform" you see. The glass distorts things a bit too, but I see floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Carbidetooth
I don't think I've ever had one closer than...

I don't think I've ever had one closer than perhaps 3/4", but I'm always careful to have full mortar coverage for the reason you found.

I look at it not as what the tile can hold, but rather what...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Carbidetooth
Has the distance from hinge side door-to-wall...

Has the distance from hinge side door-to-wall changed? I'm pretty sure this style of hinge clamps the glass in place. If it's sagging, loosen clamp, shim at bottom opposite hinge and tighten clamp.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm going to offer an alternative, assuming it...

I'm going to offer an alternative, assuming it won't interfere with something else in the garage.

How about doubling the size and making it a platform? Having worked with some of the "older...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Carbidetooth
This gives me pause. To do this well requires...

This gives me pause. To do this well requires that CBU overlap liner at least to outside of curb. If one could tie the RedGard directly to the liner you could achieve seamless waterproofing, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Carbidetooth
If this is second story, the existing plumbing...

If this is second story, the existing plumbing and orientation of joists will play a big role in planning placement, particularly toilet. This assumes that you don't want to get into ceiling and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Carbidetooth
This was actually a really interesting job....

This was actually a really interesting job. Client did tons of legwork and found this and many other interesting things. Was very particular, but also easy going. I begged local Dal for my own...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Carbidetooth
Exterior glue is what you're after. No face less...

Exterior glue is what you're after. No face less than C, so B/C ply would be fine.

Strength-wise, either OSB or ply. The concern with OSB is surface coating on some that would interfere with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Carbidetooth
I've had clients say no to profiles only to...

I've had clients say no to profiles only to change their minds when shown something like this.

On this job I used bullnose on the wainscot and Quadec on outside corners of shower

Anecdotal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-07-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Carbidetooth
I can't think of any mechanism by which the...

I can't think of any mechanism by which the shower head could cause this.

More likely it's the flaking of strata within the stone itself Not all marble is created equal...mother nature saw to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,855
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'll grant you it's pretty tile. Looks like it...

I'll grant you it's pretty tile. Looks like it would be slippery. Does maker say anything about floor installs? Dal is one to call that out in some of their literature.

You could pull them off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,855
Posted By Carbidetooth
The only benefit I can see to use foam pan is...

The only benefit I can see to use foam pan is speed.

On the flip side:

If I'm not mistaken slope is around 1/8" per ft.

Must be installed perfectly level

Relatively expensive
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