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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By rmckee84
They wont wiggle, as long as the screws holding...

They wont wiggle, as long as the screws holding the outlet are tightened down you'll be fine. Depending on the thickness of your tile you may need to pick up some longer machine screws.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By rmckee84
Well, consider yourself lucky. There are tons of...

Well, consider yourself lucky. There are tons of contractors out there that have been doing things wrong for decades, but just because they've done it that way for that long doesn't make it good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By rmckee84
254 is really good stuff, but I have found that...

254 is really good stuff, but I have found that 257 or 255 lite are even better for uncoupling because it has almost no aggregate and the grab is outstanding. 254 is a tenacious thinset though and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,767
Posted By rmckee84
Look on contractors direct, my orders are usually...

Look on contractors direct, my orders are usually on my doorstep within 2-3 days.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By rmckee84
Properly mixed and applied grout shouldn't really...

Properly mixed and applied grout shouldn't really wear down.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By rmckee84
Obviously I can't see what exactly you're dealing...

Obviously I can't see what exactly you're dealing with, but tear it out and start over. The last thing you want is a strained friendship because your installation failed because they wanted to be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By rmckee84
Consistency sounds fine No alcohol isnt...

Consistency sounds fine
No alcohol isnt necessary
Minimum of 2/3 of the joint needs to be clear
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By rmckee84
You will always have cut pieces with staggered...

You will always have cut pieces with staggered patterns. The idea is to shift you layout to give you pieces that arent too small.
Is this a 3 wall alcove style shower?
Can you extend the side...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By rmckee84
It's hard to say, we don't know how you mixed the...

It's hard to say, we don't know how you mixed the grout. Could be too little, or too much water, improper mixing, or over washing.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By rmckee84
I'm guessing that you're going to lose alot of...

I'm guessing that you're going to lose alot of your efficiency by adding a layer on top of you heat...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,650
Posted By rmckee84
Stagger pattern is up to you, I don't know what...

Stagger pattern is up to you, I don't know what tile you're using but a stagger is sometimes dictated by the manufacturer. Some tile has a maximum stagger of no more than 33% due to warpage of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By rmckee84
Laticrete permacolor select unsanded would be my...

Laticrete permacolor select unsanded would be my choice.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,650
Posted By rmckee84
The only time I've seen stones look good covering...

The only time I've seen stones look good covering the curb when when they are mitred...extremely tedious but the end result was incredible.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,941
Posted By rmckee84
Usually I would make a few relief cuts with a...

Usually I would make a few relief cuts with a grinder, hit it a few times with a hammer and chisel or punch until I can get a chunk or 2 out, then use a flat bar or cold chisel to get under the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,164
Posted By rmckee84
If you're just wanting opinions you'll get people...

If you're just wanting opinions you'll get people from both sides I'm sure. Given the choice I'll never use FA again, I've used 4 bags of it and I had problems with every bag, from pinholes to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,164
Posted By rmckee84
Yea, pretty much. Mark your different heights...

Yea, pretty much. Mark your different heights and level your lines around for your bottom pieces. I usually cut all of those first then you can do each vertical course individually.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 19,993
Posted By rmckee84
I would find a source that carries tec, online or...

I would find a source that carries tec, online or local and order 100% silicone in the color you need
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By rmckee84
1. No need 2. Approximately 1/8" gap between...

1. No need
2. Approximately 1/8" gap between counter top and first course of tile
3. The bag that says pro lite. Any white non sag will work. Prolite is a decent product.
4. I would use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By rmckee84
1. Epoxy has a lower absorption but I wouldnt...

1. Epoxy has a lower absorption but I wouldnt say it would lead to pooling unless the grout was too low in the joints.

2. Water will always be under the tile epoxy or not. It May be a minimal...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By rmckee84
1. A flat slab is the best for niche bottoms. ...

1. A flat slab is the best for niche bottoms. Any variations in height/shape makes drainage slower or it may hold water.

2. 100% silicone in an open joint. Try to keep it clear of grout and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By rmckee84
Code or not, manufacturers directions need to be...

Code or not, manufacturers directions need to be followed at a minimum in your case which includes a moisture barrier of appropriate thickness, proper fasteners installed on suggested spacing, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By rmckee84
Sounds like a complete do-over unfortunately.

Sounds like a complete do-over unfortunately.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-19-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,849
Posted By rmckee84
Inspectors arent going to be able to assess...

Inspectors arent going to be able to assess anything without removing some of what's up. An inspection isn't necessary when the contractor disregards manufacturer's directions on proper installation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,849
Posted By rmckee84
There isn't much right with what's going on. ...

There isn't much right with what's going on.

The reason it is so far away from the wall is because they spot bonded the tile. So instead of trowel the mortar they plop a few piles on the back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rmckee84
I'm sure its possible but it would be worth...

I'm sure its possible but it would be worth giving wedi a call and asking their thoughts.
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