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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By speed51133
yep, looks like a pfister 0x8 (well an older...

yep, looks like a pfister 0x8 (well an older variant of it). The 0x8 rebuild SHOULD be compatible. NOTE, it has a lifetime warranty. Call here and they should send you a new valve or rebuild kit:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By speed51133
or only use distilled water!

or only use distilled water!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By speed51133
true, but isnt quarry tile the same throughout? ...

true, but isnt quarry tile the same throughout?

it would be just like sanding a wood floor. maybe an enhancing sealer afterwards to even out the color?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By speed51133
concrete floor grinder with a not so aggressive...

concrete floor grinder with a not so aggressive bit?

you can also sand the floor with a floor sander, concrete sand paper is a thing!.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By speed51133
Thanks cx. I would still use fasteners, but only...

Thanks cx. I would still use fasteners, but only in corners until the goo cures. Then fasten it all over. Maybe roofing felt will work also, just harder to trim it and make shims of varying thickness.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By speed51133
Thanks cx, you are right. So no wet...

Thanks cx, you are right.

So no wet shimming of any kind? A big head of liquid nails on the studs?

I suppose foam board would work, but $$$$.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By speed51133
I ended up using steel studs. I cut each vertical...

I ended up using steel studs. I cut each vertical stud to accommodate for the slope of the slab. It was more like a 2in slope over 8 feet. The stud screws are a modified truss head, self tapping.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By speed51133
Direct to the cbu. I know. I'm a bit...

Direct to the cbu.

I know. I'm a bit confused
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By speed51133
Recommend a mortar

Cultured stone, indoors, on cement board, above fireplace. Here is the instruction sheet. https://www.culturedstone.com/resources/installation-guides
The specs are below. I found a mortar that is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-13-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By speed51133
I would recommend a kerdi canoe.:) But yes,...

I would recommend a kerdi canoe.:)

But yes, as others have said, hardwood needs to go.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By speed51133
true....I was assuming the deflection was from...

true....I was assuming the deflection was from the joists. I guess it could be just the subfloor deflecting....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By speed51133
Can you elaborate on this part? How did Schluter...

Can you elaborate on this part? How did Schluter tell you 1in mosaics would be OK.

Also, as is already stated, there is obvious flex in the room. That is the source of your problem. Case closed....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By speed51133
Larry, I was employed by Pfister for the last 4...

Larry, I was employed by Pfister for the last 4 years working on product innovation and design. ( I just got a new job in January)

I am still in touch with the engineering teams as well.

Do you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,671
Posted By speed51133
you can do whatever you want, but the kerdi drain...

you can do whatever you want, but the kerdi drain is only approved for use with kerdi.

https://www.kbrs.com/

take a look at this supplier....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-06-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By speed51133
what is your joist size and species of wood? what...

what is your joist size and species of wood? what is the UNSUPPORTED span (look at the floor UNDER the room, how long are the joists before there is a wall or column to support them? Maybe you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-04-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By speed51133
You order it from a granite counter...

You order it from a granite counter supplier/fabrication shop. They cut it just like a counter top. The only thing I'd you have to buy the whole slab unless you find a remnant.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By speed51133
If you cook, and enjoy cooking, you will make a...

If you cook, and enjoy cooking, you will make a mess
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By speed51133
so like a solid porcelain slab for directly...

so like a solid porcelain slab for directly behind the rangetop and tile to the sides?
https://www.msisurfaces.com/porcelain-slabs/pietra-grigio/ something like this???
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By speed51133
Backsplash for rangetop that gets hot and messy

I have a wolf rangetop with a charbroiler. See below for a STOCK image.

Right now I have a sheet of stainless steel as the backsplash. I would like to do a tile backsplash. I can tell you that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-28-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By speed51133
thanks for the offer! pm sent

thanks for the offer! pm sent
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-27-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By speed51133
Well I have been throwing away mixers because I...

Well I have been throwing away mixers because I can never get the fried mortar off! Need a non stick coating...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-27-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By speed51133
back buttering helper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=Zm4uOHXwv6g&feature=emb_logo

any of you guys ever use this? ONE time a polished 12x24 tile slipped out of my hands when back buttering. it dinged a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-27-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,571
Posted By speed51133
nice job there!

nice job there!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By speed51133
i know heating cable is not cheap.... are...

i know heating cable is not cheap....

are you familiar with Schluter Ditra? Can you raise the floor another .25in without a problem?

I think it would be your best bet short of a tear out.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By speed51133
I think anything short of a tear out is a big...

I think anything short of a tear out is a big risk. the cracking of the mortar there will only get worse and will want to telegraph into the tile. If the mortar was more like 1/4in thick I think...
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