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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Carbidetooth
If the gaps that shims create isn't acceptable,...

If the gaps that shims create isn't acceptable, you could scribe the bottom of your frame to correct for slope. Essentially parrallel slope on the bottom and level on the top. Use shims to get level,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By Carbidetooth
Becky, I'm sorry you got this far down the road...

Becky, I'm sorry you got this far down the road only to experience problems. Here's the harsh reality. You ignored one of what I consider the cardinal rules of waterproofing. That being that all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-11-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,436
Posted By Carbidetooth
Mike, receptacles are typically the only devices...

Mike, receptacles are typically the only devices that require ground fault interrupter (GFI) circuit. Local codes can vary though. Around here separate dedicated circuits are required for bathroom...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Carbidetooth
Bruce, it's easier than you might think....

Bruce, it's easier than you might think. Essentially a wall in front of existing. Considering this house's age, I was surprised how bad the walls were which helped with the decision to fur out like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-12-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd shim the walls 1/8". Depending on available...

I'd shim the walls 1/8". Depending on available width I might even shim 2 or3 inches and create a return because I like the way it looks.

Something like this, which used Rondec at the outside...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By Carbidetooth
It will take your eyeballs on the site to assess...

It will take your eyeballs on the site to assess "clean", but if you can get to original material and remove most accumulated dirt, I think you'd be good.

Be conscious of where your waste water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,970
Posted By Carbidetooth
There's no standard that I know of, but for ease...

There's no standard that I know of, but for ease of setting field tile adjacent the tub, I'd like to see at least a couple of inches or more.

Those little jollys will test your patience. I butter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-03-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By Carbidetooth
I might add that for any of these products to...

I might add that for any of these products to work very well, those scuppers need to be cleaned up so next layer has a decent surface to bond to. Not a fun job, scupper cleaning, but trying to adhere...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-02-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,970
Posted By Carbidetooth
That's my drawing and yes, it illustrates an...

That's my drawing and yes, it illustrates an outside corner done with tile Jolly.

Looking at your pics though, I suspect you're going to run into problems with tub front. Typically, the tub is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Carbidetooth
Talk to your builder and let him know your...

Talk to your builder and let him know your intentions. It's good that the framing is still open.

This might be helpful:

https://www.bc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GE-6-Tile-Floors.pdf

A...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By Carbidetooth
It sounds like a scupper of sorts. I think...

It sounds like a scupper of sorts.

I think you'd be better off with something designed for roofs which would have UV resistant qualities. Probably commercial type stuff. Nose around for supplier...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-25-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd probably try and shift pattern some way to...

I'd probably try and shift pattern some way to avoid skinnies, but not always possible.

Was the floor structure built with natural stone tile in mind? Stone is much more demanding of substrate and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-23-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ray, there's a sad truth within your last post....

Ray, there's a sad truth within your last post. Pulling permits and passing inspections tends to lull people into thinking that they're buying goodness. I wish there were such a correlation.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Carbidetooth
Not acceptable assuming you want a long-lasting,...

Not acceptable assuming you want a long-lasting, mold free shower. Sealing the bottom will likely exacerbate the problem because it will trap moisture. The old saying about a silk purse from a sow's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Carbidetooth
Forgetting the rest of the shower for the moment,...

Forgetting the rest of the shower for the moment, I have two primary concerns.

The bench does not appear to be waterproofed. Said waterproofing should tie into shower wall waterproofing which I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Carbidetooth
Nope, not normal practice at all to install a...

Nope, not normal practice at all to install a bench after the fact, especially with wooden frame. There are several possibilities for bench installation, somewhat dictated by waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Carbidetooth
Appears to be this contractor's normal, eh? My...

Appears to be this contractor's normal, eh? My guess is if you quiz them on it you'll get something along the lines of "we've always done it that way".

I wouldn't consider it complete,but have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By Carbidetooth
Since you're asking for opinions here's mine....

Since you're asking for opinions here's mine. You're right to be concerned assuming you want a level perimeter.

I'd forgo the foam pan and install a deck mud slope, then Kerdi fabric. The foam...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Carbidetooth
I doubt the HardieBacker was installed with any...

I doubt the HardieBacker was installed with any structural intent. It would certainly be a first for me and not what Hardie specifies for their product.

The exterior sheathing or diagonal brace...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd make the cant strip of wood. I'm having...

I'd make the cant strip of wood.

I'm having a hard time imagining how you'd screw Hardie to window frame, but would recommend against it. If you're talking about the rough house frame, you could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Carbidetooth
I conjure them in SketchUp. Pics mo' betta than...

I conjure them in SketchUp. Pics mo' betta than words, methinks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By Carbidetooth
You'll have to adapt to your situation, but this...

You'll have to adapt to your situation, but this gives general idea. The sill should be an applied piece and not part of waterproofing strategy. Slope is exaggerated in this graphic but should be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Carbidetooth
Assuming substrate and structure are suitable for...

Assuming substrate and structure are suitable for tile, a transition piece that allows for movement of both would be prudent.

Might be something commercially made or perhaps specific to this job.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By Carbidetooth
This sounds like it may be an early iteration of...

This sounds like it may be an early iteration of SIPS (structural insulated panels) construction. At one time, floors were considered a good candidate for SIPS, in addition to walls and roofs. As far...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Carbidetooth
Are you committed to tile? A nice 3cm slab of...

Are you committed to tile? A nice 3cm slab of natural stone or quartz set on top of what you have could extend the needed distance beyond existing mud bed.

Mortar could be used to support center...
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