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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:26 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
The plywood rips are great, but if you don't have...

The plywood rips are great, but if you don't have the means to rip plywood dead straight consider using 1X4 MDF trim boards from the local BBS. The edges are super straight, even if the board is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By ss3964spd
I don't have much experience with grouts, Laura,...

I don't have much experience with grouts, Laura, but have used Spectalock epoxy on two different showers, most recently my master bath. I really like it.

Given the availability of grouts that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By ss3964spd
Those are very similar to the frameless...

Those are very similar to the frameless "medicine" cabinet I used in mine, Jeff. A nice set up from a builder grade M/C.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ss3964spd
Because you will be screwing those 1X10's down...

Because you will be screwing those 1X10's down first, Murphy, you'll want to screw the plywood to the 1X10's, not the joists. With 1X10's I'd want a minimum of two, 2" (might need 2.5") construction...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By ss3964spd
Phil, I installed an electronic shower valve...

Phil,

I installed an electronic shower valve when I did my master bathroom. I don't recall there being any limitations as to where the valve assembly is placed. Of course it needs to have an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By ss3964spd
The 1/2" drywall is just fine to install tile on...

The 1/2" drywall is just fine to install tile on for a back splash, Murphy, and is done alla time. Only real consideration is that the wall is sufficiently flat. You will want to put a coat or two of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Murphy, The minimum deflection...

Welcome back, Murphy,

The minimum deflection rating for your floor joists (beams) to support a ceramic tile installation is L360. If you've done the calculations correctly and came up with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
We're not there. There could be a number of...

We're not there. There could be a number of reasons the tiler wants to use spacers. Perhaps they are valid reasons, perhaps they are imaginary. I've certainly come up with wacky reasons to do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,302
Posted By ss3964spd
You've got your head around it, James. That...

You've got your head around it, James.

That is a tough call on the 1/8" liner slope, tempting to leave it be. One of the ramifications of not having sufficient slope for the liner is that water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 99
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Jeff, From the photo it looks like...

Welcome, Jeff,

From the photo it looks like the angle is pretty severe. You might lay two of those tiles so that the edge of one is hard against the edge of another, then measure the space between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,006
Posted By ss3964spd
Did you account for the thinset under the...

Did you account for the thinset under the Schluter pan? If you use 1/4" backer instead of 3/8" ply you'll need thinset under the backer. The tile for the shower floor is the same thickness, but is it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,006
Posted By ss3964spd
Finding decent quality 3/8" ply might be a...

Finding decent quality 3/8" ply might be a challenge, Charlie, the stuff doesn't like to lay flat. And regardless of nail gun availability I'd want to screw it down. If it isn't flat it would be a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
Just outta curiosity, Lori, can you post a link...

Just outta curiosity, Lori, can you post a link to the tile you are referring to? Maybe even a photo or two?

From what I've read lugged tile has been around for a long time, and has its place. But...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,264
Posted By ss3964spd
Have been up to Deep Creek Lake a couple of...

Have been up to Deep Creek Lake a couple of times, Will, nice little lake.

I'm just a fairly seasoned DIY'er, I don't know of any one up there. I think you're in a tough spot, as anyone with the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
Is there a technical reason you wouldn't...

Is there a technical reason you wouldn't recommend it, John?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
Using a sanded grout in a 1/16th joint depends on...

Using a sanded grout in a 1/16th joint depends on the grout, John, some have a finer aggregate than do others. I believe the recommendation typically states something like "use sanded grout in joints...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
The lugs exist to make installation...

The lugs exist to make installation easier/faster. If utilizing them produces the desired arrow straight grout joint width, well, that's super.

Using a sanded grout is superior to using un-sanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,264
Posted By ss3964spd
I would share your hesitation with the flooring...

I would share your hesitation with the flooring company too, Will.

I cannot imagine they would have the depth of experience that the pros on here do. If there was a work-around for your situation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome, Lori, Just because the tile has...

Welcome, Lori,

Just because the tile has lugs doesn't negate the need for proper space for grout. A lot of it depends on the tiles themselves. How consistent in size they are, if they are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,395
Posted By ss3964spd
I used that 4:1 Mapei mix for my corner benches,...

I used that 4:1 Mapei mix for my corner benches, Joe, it gets pretty hard. I'd let it dry for a day then have at it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By ss3964spd
I've with the others, Rich. I used a whole mess...

I've with the others, Rich. I used a whole mess of a very similar leveling system for my 12X24 tiles, walls and floor, and not a single one popped off.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,692
Posted By ss3964spd
Stewart, while thinking about your layout you'll...

Stewart, while thinking about your layout you'll also want to consider how you will handle the left and right front ends of the tub, where the flat horizontal deck rounds over to the vertical face.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By ss3964spd
Duo does, in fact, have thicker fleece than...

Duo does, in fact, have thicker fleece than regular Ditra Heat. In theory, then, it should add a little more insulation between the slab and the tile but I don't think I've seen any numbers to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,213
Posted By ss3964spd
A self activated exhaust fan might have helped,...

A self activated exhaust fan might have helped, but only to the extent it moves enough CFM of air for the space it is exhausting.

Properly installed paper drywall corners, if there isn't excessive...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,018
Posted By ss3964spd
You can lap the Kerdi onto the drywall just past...

You can lap the Kerdi onto the drywall just past where the Hardie ends, then run your tile a bit past the Kerdi.
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