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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-27-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By jeffnc
Yeah, well said Delores. When I start seeing the...

Yeah, well said Delores. When I start seeing the cost of the fixtures some people are buying, I have no qualms about my prices any more!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-26-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By jeffnc
First of all, the 1/2" trowel is more for floors...

First of all, the 1/2" trowel is more for floors than walls. They will say 1/2" for walls too just to cover their bases, but no one is going to be walking on these tiles, and they're not going to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-26-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jeffnc
One of the reasons I was curious about this as a...

One of the reasons I was curious about this as a side note is that the slope of a couple of the Kerdi trays are extreme in places. Specifically on the rectangular tray with the off center drain, and...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-26-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jeffnc
I can easily extend that to 24", I just don't...

I can easily extend that to 24", I just don't want to fill in more mortar than necessary.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-26-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jeffnc
What's the minimum space you'd recommend for the...

What's the minimum space you'd recommend for the slope between the 1" edge down to the 1/4" edge? This will be walked on to enter the primary shower floor area.

Is this product considered a dry...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-25-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By jeffnc
Material to fill in shower floor space

I have a complicated shower situation and I'm not going to try to describe it all, and I don't have pictures, but the bottom line is I have to fill a space between 2 Kerdi trays. The shower/shower...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,833
Posted By jeffnc
Ditto. A lot of DIYers can improve on many pros...

Ditto. A lot of DIYers can improve on many pros by SIMPLY READING THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,833
Posted By jeffnc
That was my first thought too CX. This is a...

That was my first thought too CX. This is a general "rule" for basically all boards (drywall, plywood subfloor, backerboard, etc.) I went and looked it up in the HardiBacker installation manual. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,023
Posted By jeffnc
You don't hear many stories here about how the...

You don't hear many stories here about how the builder came back and redid it all, so that's good. It seems reasonable to ask for a different crew/company to rebuild it with a different technique. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,707
Posted By jeffnc
OK, of course I would do the sides of the vanity...

OK, of course I would do the sides of the vanity top the same as the back wall.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By jeffnc
Centering on the toilet line makes sense. I can...

Centering on the toilet line makes sense. I can see the left side will be a bit less than a full tile, will the right side as well?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,707
Posted By jeffnc
If I understand you correctly, I'd push the...

If I understand you correctly, I'd push the vanity top against the wall, then set tiles so they sit on the vanity top. But I'm not sure why you'd have tile under the vanity top, so maybe I don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By jeffnc
And like I just said, you can customize the size...

And like I just said, you can customize the size of Kerdi niches - I do it all the time.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By jeffnc
Then just use a Kerdi niche. You can customize...

Then just use a Kerdi niche. You can customize the size by filling in with Kerdi board or similar, and they are already wateproof.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,444
Posted By jeffnc
That is similar to what I might expect if you are...

That is similar to what I might expect if you are cutting the tile upside down or your blade is spinning backward (i.e. running through the tile saw from the back end, which occasionally is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,513
Posted By jeffnc
You're right, the ability to start and stop and...

You're right, the ability to start and stop and do small amounts is a big advantage of the premixed grouts. You never have to mix, clean up, or worry about the right amount of water each time.* ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,513
Posted By jeffnc
Right, Spectralock 1 is standard drying-type...

Right, Spectralock 1 is standard drying-type (premixed) grout.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,833
Posted By jeffnc
Actually I was thinking of cutting off one side...

Actually I was thinking of cutting off one side of them, if you cut an inch out from the middle it should work OK.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,833
Posted By jeffnc
Just cut them to shape. If they're too tall, cut...

Just cut them to shape. If they're too tall, cut off the bottom and you have not disturbed any Kerdi membrane covering. If they're too long, just cut off the end at the correct length. I use this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,513
Posted By jeffnc
I have not used epoxy grouts much, but I have...

I have not used epoxy grouts much, but I have never heard of anyone saying you shouldn't use sanded grouts on porcelain tiles. I mean if you can't used sanded grout on porcelain, where exactly can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,833
Posted By jeffnc
Aren't you using the Kerdi curbs shown in your...

Aren't you using the Kerdi curbs shown in your photos? No, no screws should be used, and you don't have to apply Kerdi membrane over them because they already have the Kerdi membrane over them. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,444
Posted By jeffnc
Fair enough :)

Fair enough :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,444
Posted By jeffnc
You raise a good point ss. What I do and I...

You raise a good point ss. What I do and I assume most people do is trowel on the thinset, then knock it down using the flat side of the trowel so it's flat and even. That minimizes the ooze. I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,444
Posted By jeffnc
It's fine to fill in the waffles ahead of time,...

It's fine to fill in the waffles ahead of time, or fill them in at time of tile installation. If filled ahead of time, if there is a little shinkage it's nothing to worry about since the new thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-13-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,833
Posted By jeffnc
It's fine to cut the curbs to size, but what do...

It's fine to cut the curbs to size, but what do you mean about the screws?
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