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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By PC7060
Here you go, quick sketch up to show inclusion of...

Here you go, quick sketch up to show inclusion of 2x4 under joist to reduce unsupported span. 2x4 are attached to existing non load bearing wall to prevent bowing of the 2x4 under load.

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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-28-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By PC7060
I’ll haft’a attach a drawing! :D

I’ll haft’a attach a drawing! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By PC7060
Either a load bearing wall or a beam will work....

Either a load bearing wall or a beam will work. Just remember, you only need to reduce the span by 6” to get L/377 so reworking those walls to be load bearing will for the trick. One pretty simple...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-27-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By PC7060
So you really just need to get the unsupported...

So you really just need to get the unsupported span down to 11’ for 2x8 joists. I didn’t see the foundation walls in your video or missed them anyway. You can add a wall along one side to reduce...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-26-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By PC7060
Hi Jon, welcome to the forum! What is the...

Hi Jon, welcome to the forum!

What is the span of the joists? Your two options are doubling / sistering the joist or placing a support wall to reduce the unsupported span to less than 11 feet for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,503
Posted By PC7060
Cool I been schooled a few time a’for on this! “Did...

I been schooled a few time a’for on this! “Did you read the manufactures data sheet?” :uhh:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,503
Posted By PC7060
The additive is the only thing on list that has...

The additive is the only thing on list that has not already been addressed.

The area where the stone is being installed is 40 year old masonry which previously had a stucco coating on side and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,503
Posted By PC7060
Yes, we quite often get freezing temperatures...

Yes, we quite often get freezing temperatures here. Sometimes as low as single low teens, although low 20’s at night is typically the worst we have to deal with for long periods.

The TDS for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,503
Posted By PC7060
Hi all, I’m setting 24”x30”x1-1/2” thermal...

Hi all,

I’m setting 24”x30”x1-1/2” thermal treated slate on exterior stepped horizontal sections. Is Mapai Large-Format Floor Tile Mortar a good option? The manufactures data sheets says it’s...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By PC7060
I had a similar issue with a squeak after...

I had a similar issue with a squeak after installing floor next to a fiberglass tub. After looking into the problem a bit I found the squeaking was caused by thinset between the tile and the tub. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By PC7060
Thanks for the pictures. The tape “taped” to...

Thanks for the pictures. The tape “taped” to beam was helpful:) You should have no problems given you are in the center between the beams. It can be a concern when the floor bridges a beam due to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-14-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By PC7060
Hi Karen, The flex of the steel beam are...

Hi Karen,

The flex of the steel beam are insignificant and can be ignored. Run your floor span through the Deflecto tool using the nominal 2x10 (1.5x9.25 actual) selection and see what it come up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-08-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By PC7060
The detail work is very creative, nice work....

The detail work is very creative, nice work. :drool2:

PS: Might to ask one of the moderators to move your posts into new thread so it won’t get lost in this 15 yo wet saw thread.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By PC7060
Also want to follow up on your comment that ABS...

Also want to follow up on your comment that ABS is not allowed in Virginia. While PVC is certainly more common in our area, I do not see anything in the VA 2015 IRC plumbing code banning the use of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By PC7060
Hi Peter, welcome :) I’ve been in your same...

Hi Peter, welcome :)

I’ve been in your same situation and spent quite a bit of time trying to fix an old floor before I realized it was a lost cause. While ripping up the subfloor seems like a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By PC7060
Hi Daniel welcome to the forum :) It’s a bit...

Hi Daniel welcome to the forum :)
It’s a bit hard to see what’s going on can you give us some pictures that are further back that show the entire shower floor? How deep is the water that sitting...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By PC7060
Hi Mary Ann – Those codes can be hard to...

Hi Mary Ann – Those codes can be hard to interpret. That looks like a batch number but that’s purely a guess. I’d recommend you call the manufacturer product support line. They will be able to give...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-20-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By PC7060
As a reference, I’ve got a pair of Bostich 15ga...

As a reference, I’ve got a pair of Bostich 15ga gun, one air and the other a 20v battery operated unit. Both can drive Bostich nails thru 1/2” Nichiha siding, similar to Wayne’s experience.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-20-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By PC7060
huh, that's a new one for me. What kind of floor...

huh, that's a new one for me. What kind of floor is being installed over the leveled sand?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By PC7060
Thanks for the information, Kevin. :tup2:

Thanks for the information, Kevin. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By PC7060
Just go with full depth with dry pack. Can’t say...

Just go with full depth with dry pack. Can’t say I understand the OSB plan but no need for it as far as I can tell.

Re the ratios, I don’t know the starting ratio of the sand mix so I’m afraid I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By PC7060
Hi Joanna, sounds like you have an interesting...

Hi Joanna, sounds like you have an interesting project.
With all the multiple layers you’ve described I would recommend taking it all the way down to the base subfloor at a minimum. That would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By PC7060
The classic mud base is the best way to extend as...

The classic mud base is the best way to extend as the manufacture recommends. Not sure where you can get premix but I’m sure the ratio of sand to Portland (5:1?) is published in the liberry.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,096
Posted By PC7060
Hi Dave, The subfloor will require all edge...

Hi Dave,

The subfloor will require all edge to be supported so you should block around all edges. Doesn’t need to be 2x4; ply wood glued and screwed works just fine.

Since you are doing tow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,663
Posted By PC7060
Hi “W” I’d go with 3/8” trims; the 3/8 is...

Hi “W”

I’d go with 3/8” trims; the 3/8 is the size of the outside L so the 5/16 tile will sit inside the L nicely.

Good luck.
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