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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,369
Posted By gbchriste
Thanks for clarifying John. So it's actually...

Thanks for clarifying John. So it's actually just the corner of the framing for the closet and not a structural member holding a vertical load.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,369
Posted By gbchriste
I'm curious if there is something that is...

I'm curious if there is something that is supposed to be supported up top by those three sandwiched 2X vertical members. They appear to be cantilevered over an open space with nothing to transfer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By gbchriste
I empathize with your prospective clients because...

I empathize with your prospective clients because my wife and I found ourselves in pretty much the same situation. We undertook a complete gut and remodel of our master bath/bedroom as part of an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-30-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,640
Posted By gbchriste
Maybe a little squirt of KerdiFix? You are...

Maybe a little squirt of KerdiFix?

You are going to be covering those seams with Kerdi Band, correct?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-29-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,543
Posted By gbchriste
Check the terms of the contract. Maybe it...

Check the terms of the contract. Maybe it included the bathrooms doubling as a rock climbing skills course.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
Neither my patience nor my marriage can tolerate...

Neither my patience nor my marriage can tolerate the further delays that would be incurred by looking yet again for a qualified installer. These are the only guys whom I've developed any trust in. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
Quoted the wrong total. It's $11,597, so I was...

Quoted the wrong total. It's $11,597, so I was $60 high, but still....

Yes, that includes the tile, tile setting materials, the whole enchilada.

Breaks down as:

Kerdi materials and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
Checked on shower floor tile. American...

Checked on shower floor tile.

American Olean, Salcedo 2" X 2" mosaic glazed porcelain, 1/4" thick, part number SC92. I've seen it up close. It's not a glossy glaze. Has a mat finish.

Data...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-27-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
Just got the quote for my shower rebuild. This...

Just got the quote for my shower rebuild. This is from a company that does exclusively Kerdi showers.

54" X 54" neo-angle shower with one half-height knee wall. Other 3 walls tiled floor to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
Just one. I know a single thread is preferred by...

Just one. I know a single thread is preferred by the mods but it just seems that sometimes a thread gets so long that people won't read down to see the most recent question. Also seems that for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
How Thin Is Too Thin For Shower Floor Mosaics

The company I've been dealing with on planning my shower rebuild is recommending a 2" X 2" mosaic tile for the shower floor that is very thin. Just eyeballing it, it looks to be about 1/2 the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By gbchriste
TCNA Citation for Thinset Coverage in Wet Area

Can someone please provide me the actual TCNA paragraph/section number and text that covers required thinset coverage for tiles in a wet area.

I've seen lots of discussion in various areas that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,305
Posted By gbchriste
Small claims in my jurisdiction is limited to...

Small claims in my jurisdiction is limited to claims of $5000 or less. I suspect most custom shower builds, if done correctly, exceed that by a decent amount. Still waiting on the final quote for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,305
Posted By gbchriste
Though not 100% on point to the OPs...

Though not 100% on point to the OPs question/concern, I just want to point out the real peril that the home owner faces in a situation like this.

None of the choices left are very good.

The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-26-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,305
Posted By gbchriste
Under no circumstances allow this work to proceed...

Under no circumstances allow this work to proceed in this fashion. That's dozens of guaranteed leaks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-25-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,055
Posted By gbchriste
The Kerdi system is just that - a system. All...

The Kerdi system is just that - a system. All the components are designed to integrate together to produce a 100% water tight system.

One of the most important components in that system is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-23-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By gbchriste
I've seen this assertion in many threads but...

I've seen this assertion in many threads but every single glass enclosure I've looked at, whether it's an existing enclosure in a home or display room setups in installers' show rooms, the glass on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
Thanks for all the inputs but I take most of it...

Thanks for all the inputs but I take most of it back. I just got home and went back in there with my level and discovered it's not as bad as I thought. I was checking plumb right near the corner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
It is PEX but instead of bringing both supply...

It is PEX but instead of bringing both supply lines down the same stud cavity that the valve was in, the plumber brought the cold water down the adjacent cavity, then turned 90 degrees and came...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
Already have. When installed the plastic plaster...

Already have. When installed the plastic plaster guard is to be flush with the finished tile, +/- 3/8".

When I put a piece of 1/2" drywall on the bare studs, then hold a piece of 3/8" tile flat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,429
Posted By gbchriste
What To Do When A Wall Can't Be Plumbed

I'm getting closer to finally getting my shower rebuild back underway but every time I step in to the space and look at it I see another problem that worries me. This will be Kerdi shower with Kerdi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By gbchriste
Absolutely. We'll call gS the "Ohio Scaling...

Absolutely. We'll call gS the "Ohio Scaling Vector", with "S" exerting an exponentially increasing positive force on the perceived severity of the defect, and thus increasing the pressure to rework....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By gbchriste
Sorry, didn't express it right. I just meant a 1...

Sorry, didn't express it right. I just meant a 1 inch per 4 foot slope, which would be the 1/4" per foot. The liner I ripped out also was not recessed as required by the code but passed by the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By gbchriste
I've had six contractors in my bathroom in the...

I've had six contractors in my bathroom in the last six weeks soliciting plans on how to get my master bathroom remodel back on track. Two of these guys were referred to me by the local Builder...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By gbchriste
Perhaps a new axiom is called for. I'll call it...

Perhaps a new axiom is called for. I'll call it the "Defect Perceived Severity Corollary".

It would be stated something along the lines of:

"The perceived severity of any degree of defect in a...
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