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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By RichVT
Check with the installers before you do the prep...

Check with the installers before you do the prep work.

I probably would not take as job where the homeowner had installed the tile underlayment because I could not be sure that it was done...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By RichVT
I buy a cheap synthetic 1" paint brush and trim...

I buy a cheap synthetic 1" paint brush and trim the bristles about half way. Also keep it in the water bucket.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,368
Posted By RichVT
In my experience, water will splash a lot more...

In my experience, water will splash a lot more than 4 feet out even with a rain head showerhead that has a gentle stream pointing straight down. 6 feet would be more realistic.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By RichVT
If the Hydroban was put down before the drywall,...

If the Hydroban was put down before the drywall, then the floor probably should have been covered to keep it clean and protected.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-01-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By RichVT
I'd be worried about the flatness of the floor...

I'd be worried about the flatness of the floor also. Very likely that the lumber joists have shrunk while the LVL's have not. There's probably a hump in the floor every 4 feet.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,163
Posted By RichVT
The shelf in a niche is normally supported by the...

The shelf in a niche is normally supported by the tiles on the sides and back of the niche that are below the shelf.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By RichVT
Dan, all good points. The joists would all need...

Dan, all good points. The joists would all need to be level and in plane with each other for this system to work. You could get a pretty good idea by checking the existing subfloor for flat and level...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By RichVT
Schluter has a new system for curbless showers. A...

Schluter has a new system for curbless showers. A new thinner pan over the recessed plywood (but without the extra 1/2" mentioned above). It's designed to match up with Ditra Heat or Ditra XL.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-09-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By RichVT
My recollection is that I finished the inside...

My recollection is that I finished the inside corner of the step with fiberglass (Fibafuse) drywall tape and trimmed it flush with the face of the backerboard after it dried. Pictures uploaded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By RichVT
I had a similar situation. I put a step in the...

I had a similar situation. I put a step in the drywall exactly at the edge of the tile. It's on the right side in the picture. I believe it was a 1/2" step.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-04-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By RichVT
I would encourage you to at least consider...

I would encourage you to at least consider cutting out the oak flooring and installing your tile flush with the hardwood. I HATE those toe stubbing raised hearths.

You might also consider a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-31-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By RichVT
They had these for sale at the JLC Live show....

They had these for sale at the JLC Live show. They are smaller (in cross section) than their regular levels and don't have any handholds. So kind of a stripped down, slimmed down version of their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By RichVT
How about Schluter Bekotec. ...

How about Schluter Bekotec.

https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Modular-Screed-Systems/Schluter%C2%AE-BEKOTEC/p/BEKOTEC
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-05-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By RichVT
Take a look at the warranty for whatever you buy....

Take a look at the warranty for whatever you buy. Most of these lasers are non repairable so when they break out of warranty, you're out of luck.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-27-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,330
Posted By RichVT
NP1 contains isocyanates. No way I would use that...

NP1 contains isocyanates. No way I would use that in a customer's home.

You should be very aware of and careful about what chemicals you are introducing into someone's house.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-15-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By RichVT
One of my local tile stores sells it by the foot....

One of my local tile stores sells it by the foot.

Try contacting your Schluter rep to see if they can help find a store. My rep gave me a very good recommendation.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,461
Posted By RichVT
Schluter has a different product called...

Schluter has a different product called KERDI-COLL that they sell in Europe to seal Kerdi seams.

https://www.schluter.co.uk/kerdi-coll.aspx

There was an explanation of why they use a different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-11-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By RichVT
Hot melt glue. Works like a charm. Stick them up...

Hot melt glue. Works like a charm. Stick them up and grout immediately.

https://www.fastenmaster.com/products/flex.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4r1VwxF8KU
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-05-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,513
Posted By RichVT
I just used some Bostik DitraSet. In the fine...

I just used some Bostik DitraSet. In the fine print on the bag they recommended a full 48 hours before grouting with epoxy.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 02-03-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,461
Posted By RichVT
It looked like a lot of thinset in the overlaps...

It looked like a lot of thinset in the overlaps to me when I watched. Could very well be the problem.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-10-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,424
Posted By RichVT
If the vanity is coming out, I'll sometimes...

If the vanity is coming out, I'll sometimes attach hose bibs to the supply lines rather than just capping them. Cut an old washing machine supply hose in half and attach to the hose bibs and you've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-28-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By RichVT
That doesn't look like regular plywood...

That doesn't look like regular plywood subflooring. It looks like luan in which case you should pull it up.

Can you take a close up picture of the layers of plywood by the heating vent?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,006
Posted By RichVT
Looks like Schluter thinset is made in house at...

Looks like Schluter thinset is made in house at their Plattsburgh facility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_X5hdDvHLQ
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-27-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,286
Posted By RichVT
Looks like corner bead spray adhesive. It's...

Looks like corner bead spray adhesive. It's tinted red so you can see it better.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Drywall-Corner-Adhesive-16-6-Ounce/dp/B000FPCEB8
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-25-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,424
Posted By RichVT
The age old trick for plugged caulk tubes is to...

The age old trick for plugged caulk tubes is to slit the nozzle lengthwise, pry out the hardened plug and then tape the nozzle back together with electrical tape.
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