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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By risotttto
My understanding is that the Schiene is held in...

My understanding is that the Schiene is held in by mortar wrapping around the bars and seeping around the holes in the horizontal flat section. You could pre-fill the notches in the Ditra the day...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Tiling wall to wall first then countertops after...

Tiling wall to wall first then countertops after the cabinets go in, the kitchen is also touching the exterior wall, so not placing all the weight in the middle of the span.

Really love Soapstone,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Too good to be true as I suspected! So I'm not...

Too good to be true as I suspected! So I'm not crazy because I just bought new 12x13 hex porcelain tiles which should work nicely with my deflection and look great.

I also just found the legacy...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
crazy ditra?

Ok, Maybe I'm going crazy, but of course I now am just reading the Ditra Installation Handbook...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Good to know with the shaped tile grout...

Good to know with the shaped tile grout application, layout and measure twice, before you lay down! I like the flexibility of the 'rhombus' shaped tile if I can find it in a large size, there's quite...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Was actually thinking of driving out to Floor and...

Was actually thinking of driving out to Floor and Decor in Long Island to look at some in person. I like that they have small panels set up and boxes on the floor.

Some other tile shops you only...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
So it's better to safely overbuild than risk the...

So it's better to safely overbuild than risk the Christmas Party Tile Massacre. Counting on everything being installed perfectly will never happen, henceforth a decent safety factor. The weighted...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
so the span is exactly 20' 9". I figured the...

so the span is exactly 20' 9". I figured the joists cannot be the TJI-110's as they don't make them in 16". So the the 210 is worst case scenario joist, and that comes up as 22' at ~L/480 with 19.2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Excellent structural info, jadnashua! I...

Excellent structural info, jadnashua!

I finally got a peek into the subfloor using the remote camera, as I suspected it looks like the joists are engineered "Silent Floor" brand stamped on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-24-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Borescopin'

I just had an idea, found a borescope (little 1/4" camera on a bendable wire) that I was using for engine diagnostics at my studio, going to try and drill a tiny hole in the subfloor and scope out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By risotttto
CX has a point, If you own the building, think of...

CX has a point, If you own the building, think of any future costs to repair a crappy underlayment when you have to rip everything up again 5 years down the line because you didn't put the money and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Good to know about the AC/BC/CD/X, I figured it...

Good to know about the AC/BC/CD/X, I figured it was mostly BS, wood and water don't mix no matter what the label says!

The L/720 is unfortunately not possible to calculate in my situation using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
underlayment joints?

Ok, one last silly question, the underlayment sheets are supposed to be gapped by around 1/8" according to Stone F250 and this Article...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
my hand hurts

Just spent 8 hours ripping up one sheet of glued down ply! I am feeling the pain of my mistakes! Would have been 10 minutes without the tube glue. Lots of voids in the ply and beneath, that PL 3x...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
yes, the overlayment sheets strength axis runs...

yes, the overlayment sheets strength axis runs perpendicular to the joists, same as first layer offset 1 foot without overlapping any seams, used 1 5/8 ceramic coated deck screws screws avoiding the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Thanks!

Thanks for the detailed and quick replies!

I'm on the condo board, so that's not an issue, before there was just 12x12 ceramic tile mastic-glued onto the 15/32" CD plywood, with a layer of sticky...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By risotttto
Slate Deflection in Condo and 1/2" vs 1/4" CBU?

Hi Everyone,

I kept getting really good info from searching google on this forum, so thought I would ask a quick question...

I'm re-tiling the kitchen in my condo, I want to do Natural Slate,...
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