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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Franko
Haha. I might try the caulk....if it can last...

Haha. I might try the caulk....if it can last as long as my wife (40 years this December) I'll be happy with it.

I'm also considering filling the outside edge with grout...and maybe try to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Thanks CX. I guess I'm OK with the look of the...

Thanks CX. I guess I'm OK with the look of the quarter round, but not the price -- I calculated that they alone would cost me about $800! (Plus, I think they'd be very hard to lay....how to get...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Small expensive trim tile vs "back mitering"??

The tile we purchased for this shower doesn't come with a bullnose. The tile distributor said they can't put a bullnose on it because the face of the tile isn't flat....it has a bit of a "wave" to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Thanks to both of you....this info is exactly...

Thanks to both of you....this info is exactly what I was looking for!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Quick Kerdi question

I finished applying the Kerdi today and I'll start the tiling tomorrow.

But I can't remember if Schluter recommends that I dampen the Kerdi before I put on the thin set, (as they do before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
Thanks Wayne for that comment. At this point,...

Thanks Wayne for that comment. At this point, the last thing I need is more concern about the way this is being built. I have a lot of confidence in this builder....he has a Class A license, has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
CX - Yes, the decision about not sloping the...

CX -
Yes, the decision about not sloping the deck and matching the roof line was made before any decision about tile. Actually, the builder said they just don't slope them as a matter of course.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
Thanks CX. The last thing I will do is disregard...

Thanks CX. The last thing I will do is disregard the advice you and the others are giving me. I really value the help you give all of us.

Yes, about half of the deck will be screened in, fully...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
Confirmation please, from one of the pros who has...

Confirmation please, from one of the pros who has been recommending I pull up the treated plywood....

If I do what Radas suggests, the untreated plywood, after setting flat against the elements...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
OK, there have been so many statements that the...

OK, there have been so many statements that the treated plywood is terrible, I want to be sure I am clear on what you pros are saying I should do....

You're saying I should pull up the PT plywood...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-17-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
I asked the local flooring dealer about vinyl. ...

I asked the local flooring dealer about vinyl. They told me that there are a few products that the manufacturers say can be used outside, but they don't recommend it. They say it doesn't hold up. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
KG - My builder is not to blame. The blueprints...

KG - My builder is not to blame. The blueprints called for treated joists with 5/4 treated planking over them, which is what he was going to build. But he asked me if I would prefer that he do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
Sorry, confused again. KG you say "if i stay...

Sorry, confused again. KG you say "if i stay with what I've got" (which is treated plywood already in place)....but then you say "proceed with the proper plywood" (by which I assume you mean put...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
CX -- I'm not sure I follow you. Are you saying...

CX -- I'm not sure I follow you. Are you saying the risk is that I'll be tiling over treated ply, and it would be better to replace it with un-treated ply? What is the unnecessary risk I am taking?...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-16-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
A lot of input on this one. The builder moved...

A lot of input on this one. The builder moved fast, so here's where things stand:

The deck/porch is already framed out. He used high quality 2x10 joists (I believe they're #1; they are approved...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-14-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,288
Posted By Franko
Deflect-O-Lator valid for treated lumber?

I'm building a screened in porch (8' off the ground) and it will have pressure treated floor joists. I plan to tile the porch floor. I have used the Deflect-O-Lator to calculate the deflection. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Talking Haha... Thanks Yoda. My wife and I both got a...

Haha... Thanks Yoda. My wife and I both got a kick out of that. She TOTALLY agrees with you...I just think I'm thorough. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Thought I'd post an update. The pics show what I...

Thought I'd post an update. The pics show what I did with the knee wall.
I put 4" tall CMU blocks on the slab and wrapped them in Kerdi. Then I built a wood frame and used J bolts to attach it to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Picture attached. The wheel has a single row of...

Picture attached. The wheel has a single row of pads - picture attached of that too.
I thought maybe the gouges wouldn't be a problem under the mud bed, but would they be a problem under the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-21-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
How to grind off the adhesive??

I've seen postings that the best way to get the vinyl adhesive off the concrete slab is to grind it off with a diamond cup wheel on a grinder. So I went out and bought one.

BUT, I just tried it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-19-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Thanks CX. I see so much written about the...

Thanks CX. I see so much written about the importance of using the right type of thin set (mod or un-mod) depending on the products being joined that I'm paranoid I'll use the wrong one. The key...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-18-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Right thin set for CMU over slab?

To build my shower curb I'll be laying CMU blocks over the concrete slab. My question is, do I use Modified or UNmodified thin set to lay the blocks?

(Based on my reading, the correct type of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
Thanks Wolfgang. Yes, it's ABS -- it will...

Thanks Wolfgang. Yes, it's ABS -- it will outlast the house. I'm also inclined to leave it alone (except for trying to raise it up just a little bit when I attach the Fernco & PVC) but I'm putting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,721
Posted By Franko
waste pipe not sloped properly

OK -- a new problem. I cut into the slab (to relocate the shower drain and toilet) and discovered that the 3" pipe carrying away the waste from the toilet, sink and shower (previously a tub) has a...
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