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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By Edthedawg
You're right Paul - Hydroban on the seams only. ...

You're right Paul - Hydroban on the seams only. Hardie direct to the studs, tile direct to Hardie. No waterproofing. Anywhere. (edit: except those seams - I likened it to applying a lovely bead of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By Edthedawg
the pi**er is gonna be when it leaks, it'll...

the pi**er is gonna be when it leaks, it'll probably be the plumber's fault - not the tile guy. But since he insisted on doing it his wrong way, it's being done that wrong way. And I doubt the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By Edthedawg
Naw no question. Looking to see if there's...

Naw no question. Looking to see if there's something I should do differently other than piss off the tile guy and make him want to leave, then do it right myself.

I don't wanna make the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By Edthedawg
Horrific job planned

Hi again all - been awhile since I posted here... Had to share this awful job planned for my parents' house.

We had been talking for about a year re: demoing their master bath - a 31x31 prefab...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,968
Posted By Edthedawg
Stoner's gotcha. Go modified.

Stoner's gotcha. Go modified.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,708
Posted By Edthedawg
Hardie cannot be installed over the 2x5 planking....

Hardie cannot be installed over the 2x5 planking. Not at all. Needs plywood first, then the Hardie can be screwed down into a troweled thinset bed. There's a few other items you'd wanna watch,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,903
Posted By Edthedawg
Welcome, Gene. If you were gonna actually...

Welcome, Gene.

If you were gonna actually form the floor w/ uniform pitch toward that drain, then your initial suspicions are well-founded - you can't do it w/ 12x12's. Drop to 2x2's and you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,218
Posted By Edthedawg
Kevin, Try a grout saw w/ a single blade on...

Kevin,

Try a grout saw w/ a single blade on it, and a little water.

Ultimately you want the grout joint to be at least half the tile thickness.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By Edthedawg
Just OOC - what exact brand/type of thinset...

Just OOC - what exact brand/type of thinset mortar did you use?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,868
Posted By Edthedawg
Yeah you want 2" conduit w/ all that cable. And...

Yeah you want 2" conduit w/ all that cable. And leave yourself pull lines in there each time ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,558
Posted By Edthedawg
We gonna have to rename you the Hand-Tool Diva,...

We gonna have to rename you the Hand-Tool Diva, Wendy? :shades:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By Edthedawg
Mike, Skip the round Kerdi-Seal, do it all...

Mike,

Skip the round Kerdi-Seal, do it all w/ close-cropped Kerdi, and seal that well - just like the K-Seal is trying to do - using Kerdi-Fix.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,770
Posted By Edthedawg
With your plan you will almost certainly NOT have...

With your plan you will almost certainly NOT have a uniform line around the bottom of your shower.

With Greg's way, you'd get more closer. Ish.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
Posted By Edthedawg
Welcome, Bill :) Dangit, I had this half...

Welcome, Bill :)

Dangit, I had this half typed and my browser nuked on me :(

1 - go ahead and rip it out.

2 - I like Durock. YMMV.

3 - In dry areas, plain sheetrock is fine. In fact,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,770
Posted By Edthedawg
I would follow Greg's advice, and I wouldn't use...

I would follow Greg's advice, and I wouldn't use the Quickpitch kit, or whatever it's called.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,770
Posted By Edthedawg
John, With what you got there, if you're not...

John,

With what you got there, if you're not gonna move the drain, you need to build your own mud pan. They're $30 or so in materials - it's not like a huge cost if you need a mulligan.

And...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 28,498
Posted By Edthedawg
I ain't a pro, but I have traditionally done it...

I ain't a pro, but I have traditionally done it your latter way - full dry layout, numbered tiles. And yes, the patterns have a nasty tendency to walk on you. So you have to be ready for that. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,558
Posted By Edthedawg
Oh - ok I don't actually know that saw. Just...

Oh - ok I don't actually know that saw. Just looked it up (I know it's a workhorse of the industry, but I never used one). I see the head doesn't plunge. My Ryobi saw plunges - that's how I do it....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By Edthedawg
Hey Sam :) The beauty of the mud-bed shower...

Hey Sam :)

The beauty of the mud-bed shower is that it easily fits whatever size you come up with. Same with the tile - it'll be perfectly happy to cover a 3 ft wall or a 30 ft wall :)

If...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-05-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,687
Posted By Edthedawg
Naw my man Paul won it fair 'n square :) I...

Naw my man Paul won it fair 'n square :)

I just couldn't help trying to engineer / analyze the data a little and see how we were all doing. Great promo! :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,551
Posted By Edthedawg
You're always benefitted by adding insulation in...

You're always benefitted by adding insulation in the joist bays, unless there's latent heat in the space below that you'd prefer to transmit more freely into your floor surface.

I wouldn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,607
Posted By Edthedawg
I'd definitely check. When I buy "the normal...

I'd definitely check. When I buy "the normal stuff" in 1/2" plywood, it's almost always CDX fir sheathing (for roofing) which is TOTALLY unacceptable for tile work. Way too low-grade wood, too many...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,868
Posted By Edthedawg
Can you channel out a trench and embed a 1" (or...

Can you channel out a trench and embed a 1" (or larger ID) conduit? How long a run is involved?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,558
Posted By Edthedawg
The cut is for the diverter there? I'd be making...

The cut is for the diverter there? I'd be making that w/ a series of shallow back-cuts. I wouldn't be buying a hole saw for a single cut.
Forum: The Mud Box 11-04-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,687
Posted By Edthedawg
I was in the car on the way to a dr. appt when...

I was in the car on the way to a dr. appt when the magic moment struck, else I'da been at my desk at work, most definitely online.

Amusing(?) excerpt from a PM I sent Paul just a few hours earlier...
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