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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Kman
My concern is that the joint there, no matter...

My concern is that the joint there, no matter what is used to cover it, is going to be doing a back-and-forth thing, just like the tile is. It's going to look very.... unprofessional.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-06-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Kman
Not much to gain from that job, but a lot to...

Not much to gain from that job, but a lot to lose.

When it fails, do you think they'll care that you bonded the tile really well? Nope, they'll only be concerned that the tile that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Kman
Tom, here's a few things to help out with Kerdi...

Tom, here's a few things to help out with Kerdi installation.

1. I usually pre-cut all my pieces ahead of time. I don't want any lag time for anything on waterproofing day. Also, I mark off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Kman
Hello, Tom. Are you putting Kerdi on the wall,...

Hello, Tom. Are you putting Kerdi on the wall, or tile, or something else?

To give you a general answer, the color is the only difference I'm aware of.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,365
Posted By Kman
Never heard of such. But I don't tile directly...

Never heard of such. But I don't tile directly to the mortar anymore since surface-applied membranes became popular.

I guess if you want to adhere to that advice, you can save the mud til the day...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Kman
The water pushing up through the tiles is what...

The water pushing up through the tiles is what gives me cause for concern. I would second the idea of inspecting from below.

Nowadays you can get an inspection camera from Amazon for $40. It may...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-17-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By Kman
What your state requires of you for licensing can...

What your state requires of you for licensing can be fairly easy and cheap, to quite daunting and expensive. There's probably a state contractor's licensing board that can help you navigate all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Kman
Hello, Loyd. :) "This is pretty close to a...

Hello, Loyd. :)

"This is pretty close to a tile job"

I'll try to give you pretty close to an accurate answer. :D

A couple of things are probably contributing to your failure. They're both...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Kman
Actually, the slope isn't the issue. It's how...

Actually, the slope isn't the issue. It's how flat the floor is. Obviously, in the picture you posted the floor isn't flat enough around the drain to do full tile.

But flatness is everything...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Kman
If you've got that much variation over the floor,...

If you've got that much variation over the floor, you'll have to do some degree of leveling to bring the floor into spec for those large tiles. If I remember correctly the tolerance is 1/8" in 10'...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Kman
Anytime you can shorten the total span it will...

Anytime you can shorten the total span it will reduce deflection. To determine how much, take the remaining longest span and plug it into the Deflecto.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By Kman
Mike, I think your mortar was too dry at the time...

Mike, I think your mortar was too dry at the time you put the sheet up. I can see an impression of the back of the sheet on the dried mortar, but no fleece.

When I spread mortar for Kerdi, I have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Jose. :) I've had...

Welcome to the forum, Jose. :)

I've had pretty good luck with 60 pound bags of sand topping mix, with sand added to it. Sand topping is about 3:1 ratio sand to cement, and you want a 5:1 ratio....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By Kman
I'd replace them as well. What did you put them...

I'd replace them as well. What did you put them up with? When did you install them?

In most cases, breaking the tile into smaller pieces with a hammer and punch will allow you to remove the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Kman
Shimming the bottom hinge a little may be enough....

Shimming the bottom hinge a little may be enough. But as suggested, check the clearance gap around the door first.

But raising the door and frame may be a last resort.

I wouldn't remove the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Kman
You won't have 3/8" of mortar under the tile...

You won't have 3/8" of mortar under the tile unless you use a 3/4" trowel, which you shouldn't be.

A 1/2" trowel will smash down to about a 1/4" or so.

Where will that put you?

Also,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Kman
If you treated that tub as a tub/shower, it may...

If you treated that tub as a tub/shower, it may work, with just one other (possible) issue.

You could run the Kerdi up behind the front edge of the tub. No problem there. The potential issue is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Roger. :) Since...

Welcome to the forum, Roger. :)

Since you'll have a horizontal surface around the outer edge of the tub, and a shower splashing water over that area, there's really no good way to keep water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Jayrod. :) Either way you...

Welcome back, Jayrod. :)

Either way you want, ledge or no ledge, is fine.

Without a ledge, there's really no reason to use a Schluter profile there.

One thing you might consider is who will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2022, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Kman
I feel compelled to say one positive thing. ...

I feel compelled to say one positive thing.

At least he put mesh tape on the seams.

That's about all.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Kman
I'd hate to have to remove that Kerdifix for a...

I'd hate to have to remove that Kerdifix for a remodel some day down the road.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Kman
Looks like Prime and Bond would work for your...

Looks like Prime and Bond would work for your application.

I've never used it before, but if I was a little gun-shy and wanted to assure myself that it would work, I'd cover enough area to do some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Kman
Hello, Linda. Welcome to the forum. :) I...

Hello, Linda. Welcome to the forum. :)

I would probably go with the last option. And you could use the Schluter profile if you want, but it's not really necessary.

And you may find that if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Kman
Or use a rapid-set mortar that you can grout in a...

Or use a rapid-set mortar that you can grout in a couple of hours. You'll still need to wait a couple of days before reinstalling the water heater.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-15-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Kman
I'm a bit confused by the "1x6 .5" subfloor". ...

I'm a bit confused by the "1x6 .5" subfloor". Never seen or heard of such a thing. All 1x6 I've seen is 3/4" thick. Are you sure yours is 1/2"?
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