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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By greenjp
Like Davy, I wouldn't worry about this as long as...

Like Davy, I wouldn't worry about this as long as the small tiles aren't really small, like less than an inch.

If you can avoid that the more important step is to get the side walls figured out...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Got the tub step tiled yesterday. Turned out...

Got the tub step tiled yesterday. Turned out pretty good, managed to get the profile lengths right the first time. I did end up with a pair of slivers on either side (hard to see in this photo) but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By greenjp
You may be able to determine the joist spacing by...

You may be able to determine the joist spacing by using a stud finder on the ceiling below the space, or by looking at the screws in the floor after you've ripped up that vinyl and 1/4" ply :) ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By greenjp
Unfortunately the 1/4" ply and vinyl combo is a...

Unfortunately the 1/4" ply and vinyl combo is a no no. I pulled out the same in my place prior to tiling. I got a breaker bar and was able to pry the whole thing up pretty easily. You'll probably...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 792
Posted By greenjp
It's funny (or sad) that so many of us complete...

It's funny (or sad) that so many of us complete and utter noobs on this site are able to do complete shower/tub/bath remodels by following advice and reading directions yet the average homeowner...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 792
Posted By greenjp
Stop reading Houzz and start reading here. Don't...

Stop reading Houzz and start reading here. Don't make any decisions or payments until you've had time to get a good sense of things here.

Neither tile or grout are waterproof. The shower needs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,820
Posted By greenjp
FWIW I recently did my bathroom using Laticrete's...

FWIW I recently did my bathroom using Laticrete's Strataheat which is essentially the same as Ditraheat. They specifically recommend the two step process (pre-fill/skim coat first, then tile), which...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,820
Posted By greenjp
Make sure you install the thermostat(s) in spots...

Make sure you install the thermostat(s) in spots of the narrower spacing if you go 2/3/2.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Forgive me CX for I have sinned. For Ss and...

Forgive me CX for I have sinned. For Ss and giggles I got a gallon of Omnigrip to set some of these wall tiles. It did help the pace of work not to have to mix it up, clean buckets, etc, but I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By greenjp
I would recommend calling Wedi directly. I...

I would recommend calling Wedi directly. I installed a shower using their system last year and a had a great experience with their tech support.

Your installer should have known that Wedi...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By greenjp
Dan, I've only done this once in my life so...

Dan,
I've only done this once in my life so take my opinion for what it's worth :D Laticrete specifically recommends using a float for the initial embedding coat, which is where I got the idea. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-15-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By greenjp
Laticrete actually recommends an initial...

Laticrete actually recommends an initial embedding layer of mortar for their "Strataheat" system, which is very similar to Ditra heat. I did it this way and didn't end up laying the tile for a few...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Answered my own question, at least as pertaining...

Answered my own question, at least as pertaining to my bathroom. The system can achieve about 12 degrees above ambient for the floor but no more. The wire is spaced at 3 "circle" intervals in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
We've finally got proper fall weather now so I...

We've finally got proper fall weather now so I set the thermostat's program last night and woke up to a nice toasty floor this morning. This thing is great.

The thermostat has fixed settings...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Unfortunately CX I already have a few such design...

Unfortunately CX I already have a few such design features :D

I did find a new fixture that'll stay clear of the top of the mirror though. Just need the wife to give it the OK.

Got the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By greenjp
I would suggest contacting their tech support. I...

I would suggest contacting their tech support. I found them very helpful when I put in a shower using their system last year.

Is this a linear drain type with the drain at one end? I wonder if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-27-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Installed the faucets and hung one of the new...

Installed the faucets and hung one of the new mirrors. Hadn't thought out the mirror size too well! We're replacing the light fixtures anyway so will just have to pick something that doesn't hang...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-26-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By greenjp
You could notch out the back side of the hydroban...

You could notch out the back side of the hydroban board, run a bead of sealant on the top of the flange (dunno what Laticrete provides, but figure something like Wedi sealant or Kerdi fix), then set...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-25-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Counter went in yesterday and looks very nice. ...

Counter went in yesterday and looks very nice. Turns out they put a sealant on it (I believe it was 511 Impregnator) and I was advised not to start using it until today. So I got the drains...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,915
Posted By greenjp
I have an inexpensive little saw as well. I...

I have an inexpensive little saw as well. I found that making a small cut at the end first, then flipping it around and making the long cut, alleviated the chipping problem at the end.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-23-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Any thoughts or recommendations for a sealant to...

Any thoughts or recommendations for a sealant to use on the counter? It'll be granite. Never had any so not sure what is appropriate. Thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
I've got the floor 99% done and the vanity is in....

I've got the floor 99% done and the vanity is in. The counter and sinks will get delivered and installed on Monday (the only thing I've paid to have done in this whole adventure). Finally coming...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Thanks CX. I'll spend tomorrow morning getting...

Thanks CX. I'll spend tomorrow morning getting the vanity ready with the holes for plumbing and whatnot. Fortunately it's a 3 piece cabinet style one so the individual parts are easy enough to move...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,933
Posted By greenjp
It took a few more weeks than I expected but the...

It took a few more weeks than I expected but the new door arrived today. I guess Kohler didn't have any spares, because they sent a complete new door, both panels, the frames, everything.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,479
Posted By greenjp
Well today was floor tile setting day. I spent...

Well today was floor tile setting day. I spent yesterday doing preps and getting most of the perimeter tiles cut. Everything was going along great until I was at the very end (the 5 tiles and...
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