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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By cx
Nix the idea of using Ditra, then, I'm afraid. ...

Nix the idea of using Ditra, then, I'm afraid.

My point about the 1914 tile installation was only that you can't necessarily take the fact that your old floor structure once had a ceramic tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By cx
You didn't indicate the size of your tiles. ...

You didn't indicate the size of your tiles. Ditra has a minimum requirement of 2"x2" tiles.

You can guess at your joist structure if you like, but having had a 1914 ceramic tile installation in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By cx
Grace, that "worth price charged" is my personal...

Grace, that "worth price charged" is my personal disclaimer. Nothing at all to do with the cost of your tiles. :)

If your floor qualifies for a ceramic tile installation, which we do not know,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 84
Posted By cx
Welcome, Grace. :) What is the application...

Welcome, Grace. :)

What is the application for these tiles (wall, floor, backsplash, other)?

What is the intended substrate?

I think your proposed installation might be problematic.

My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By cx
But only if you never need to justify the method...

But only if you never need to justify the method after failure.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 649
Posted By cx
Mike, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Mike, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-08-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By cx
But four days later and no further comment? ...

But four days later and no further comment? Interesting.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-08-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By cx
But at the expense of your shower not meeting...

But at the expense of your shower not meeting code?

Have you discussed this change with your local code compliance people?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By cx
Learn something new here every day, Jim. :)

Learn something new here every day, Jim. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By cx
Again, Stew, the joists were 2 and better before...

Again, Stew, the joists were 2 and better before you ripped them down from whatever size they were to begin with. They're still Fir, of course, but not necessarily 2 and better.

You don't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-07-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By cx
If by "shower pan" this time you're actually...

If by "shower pan" this time you're actually describing your top mortar bed, you can install that either before or after applying the RedGard to the shower walls. Just be sure not to apply the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jim. :) If that piece will, indeed,...

Welcome, Jim. :)

If that piece will, indeed, come off cleanly, I would use some clear epoxy glue to put it back in place. Something like JB Weld's 5 minute epoxy. You'll wanna press it very...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By cx
Welcome, Stew. :) Somewhat surprised your...

Welcome, Stew. :)

Somewhat surprised your engineer was happy with your ripping your joists, given that you now don't know what grade of lumber you're now working with. But if your unsupported...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-05-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,107
Posted By cx
Long walk to find only a single pair of owls,...

Long walk to find only a single pair of owls, seems to me, Joe. :)

I know the Barred Owls are spreading like wildfire, but I was not aware they were in your part of the country. This time of...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-05-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,107
Posted By cx
Your muzzle is lookin' a little white, there,...

Your muzzle is lookin' a little white, there, Joe. :)

Gotta tell us more about that owl.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,484
Posted By cx
So, you had to fly alla way home from Georgia to...

So, you had to fly alla way home from Georgia to work on your shower, Joe? :)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-04-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By cx
Moved from 12 year old general Imer thread. ...

Moved from 12 year old general Imer thread.

Is this the saw...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-04-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By cx
Welcome, Tylermarie. :) No. 35 years...

Welcome, Tylermarie. :)

No.

35 years and still can't read the product manufacturer's installation instructions?
Forum: The Mud Box 08-04-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,033
Posted By cx
Thanks, Goldstein. You may be the only living...

Thanks, Goldstein. You may be the only living civilian who remembers. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By cx
I'll hafta take issue a bit with Jim on those...

I'll hafta take issue a bit with Jim on those minimums, but not with the general tone of his recommendation.

The minimum thickness for a mortar bed over a wood framed subfloor is actually 3/4s of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brady. :) There is no ceramic tile...

Welcome, Brady. :)

There is no ceramic tile industry standard for shower pre-slope mix, because that pre-slope is part of your plumbing. The tile industry does require that you have the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By cx
1. I've never done a traditional receptor with...

1. I've never done a traditional receptor with metal studs, but the only option I could think if is to fur out the studs with strips of 1/4" plywood or similar above the waterproof liner area. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,365
Posted By cx
You really gotta be careful who's YouTube videos...

You really gotta be careful who's YouTube videos you watch, Jake. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By cx
Nominal 2x4 wood stud framing on 16" centers at...

Nominal 2x4 wood stud framing on 16" centers at 8-foot height will meet the wall deflection requirement (same deflection (L/360) requirement as floor framing, just different loading requirement) for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-03-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By cx
Pierce, if you'll look in our Liberry under the...

Pierce, if you'll look in our Liberry under the Shower Construction thread, you'll find some information about making deck mud, or dry-pack. But that information will also be lacking in an exact...
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