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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By cx
Jake, if you'll look in the Shower Construction...

Jake, if you'll look in the Shower Construction thread in our Liberry, you'll find information on the various mortar mixes you need for a shower, including the "fat mud" you'll want for your curb....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By cx
1. You want a 5 to 1, sand to Portland cement...

1. You want a 5 to 1, sand to Portland cement mix for your deck mud. If you'll look in the Shower Construction thread in our Liberry, you'll find various ways to achieve such a mix. You could...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 69
Posted By cx
Welcome, John. :) The only fix I would...

Welcome, John. :)

The only fix I would recommend there would be to remove the remainder of the mortar bed and replace it with another. Shouldn't be difficult to remove what's left and that also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 349
Posted By cx
Second layer of structural subflooring, properly...

Second layer of structural subflooring, properly installed, does not need to have T&G edges.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brandon. :) Doesn't tell us much...

Welcome, Brandon. :) Doesn't tell us much without we know at least the unsupported span of the joists and the spacing of them.

1. The NobleSeal TS is applied directly over your plywood subfloor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By cx
Welcome, AS. :) If you don't put that...

Welcome, AS. :)

If you don't put that geographic location into your User Profile, the information will be lost before we leave this page.

You've strayed from the common realm of ceramic tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By cx
I see about a dozen products in your link,...

I see about a dozen products in your link, Gordon. Can you tell us which is installed on your deck?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Gordon. :) Not enough...

Welcome back, Gordon. :)

Not enough information for a reasonable guess. And the first thing I would want is a geographic location in your User Profile.

Is this deck over occupied space?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By cx
The trouble with heading off the joists in that...

The trouble with heading off the joists in that photo, is you've got the doubled members in the wrong place. When you remove a joist, or a couple joists, the problem is that you shift all the load...
Forum: The Mud Box 05-21-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By cx
Your sarcasm was well taken, Jeff. I think it's...

Your sarcasm was well taken, Jeff. I think it's sufficiently exercised.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By cx
Yeah, almost feels like cheatin', eh, Joe? :)

Yeah, almost feels like cheatin', eh, Joe? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By cx
Welcome. Please put a first name in your...

Welcome. Please put a first name in your permanent signature line for use to use. :)

So long as you understand that what you're doing is nothing more than a temporary patch until you're ready to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By cx
I'll stick with my #1 above. Won't nobody in the...

I'll stick with my #1 above. Won't nobody in the tile industry be your good friend if you have a problem with your tile installation, but I'd likely do with the concrete topped with deck mud. My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By cx
Don't really wanna add water, Jake, just preserve...

Don't really wanna add water, Jake, just preserve what's already in the mix. It's plenty. Spraying water on your deck mud risks washing the Portland off the sand grains on the surface.

My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By cx
Keith, if you'll visit our FAQ or the Liberry,...

Keith, if you'll visit our FAQ or the Liberry, you'll find a brief tutorial showing how best to post and properly attribute quotes here on the forums. I think that would cut down a lot on my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By cx
I would say, probably. 1. No. 2. ...

I would say, probably.

1. No.

2. Without seeing what you've go, I can't say, but I can say I doubt the concrete finishers provided anything like what you really need there.

3. No, I would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By cx
1. You should wait the 28 days as the industry...

1. You should wait the 28 days as the industry recommends, but it's enti othing you can realistically do to determine that the slab might be ready before that. You can trowel or cut some control...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 405
Posted By cx
Welcome, Sam. :) I think you know in your...

Welcome, Sam. :)

I think you know in your heart of hearts you know the only reasonable fix is to remove that foam tray and make a properly sloped floor for your shower.

Always discouraging to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By cx
Yes, clearly confusing, Jake. :) You need...

Yes, clearly confusing, Jake. :)

You need also to note the "Project Tip" just below bullet point number 6.

They're apparently trying to tell you (with no clarity at all) how to tile over a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By cx
Jake, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Jake, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-19-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By cx
Greg, I don't think you'll find either the...

Greg, I don't think you'll find either the Laticrete 9235 or the Custom 9240 is recommended as the sole waterproofing layer for exterior decks over occupied space as you're recommending.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By cx
Yeah, geeez, only 460 miles, why bother? :D

Yeah, geeez, only 460 miles, why bother? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,468
Posted By cx
Are you talking about trowel notch sizes, Greg? ...

Are you talking about trowel notch sizes, Greg?

My experience with advice from employees at F&D (only on here, I've never visited one) is that it's similar to asking advice from people in orange...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,080
Posted By cx
You can make that change in material any place...

You can make that change in material any place you like, so long as you use something other than gypsum drywall any place you intend to be a wet area.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,215
Posted By cx
Here is a picture of the optimal profile Jim is...

Here is a picture of the optimal profile Jim is recommending for a flexible sealant in a joint, Bob. Rarely achieved in real life, but it's what you should be shooting for.

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