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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Kman
I'll bet the floor doesn't drain properly and/or...

I'll bet the floor doesn't drain properly and/or there are corners sticking up everywhere.

Hopefully I'm wrong and it's a linear drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Kman
Clearly, I need to be awake a while longer before...

Clearly, I need to be awake a while longer before reading and answering questions. For proof, I'll direct your attention to my post time of 5:34AM. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Stan. :) I have a...

Welcome to the forum, Stan. :)

I have a number of questions, and I'm sure others will have more, in order to give you the best answers to your questions.

1. This is a floor framed with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Kman
And make sure there's a stud where those two wall...

And make sure there's a stud where those two wall boards meet. I usually fit one in there on the flat to get 3 1/2" of "wiggle room" if I don't know exactly where they'll meet.

But you don't want...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-25-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By Kman
I'd cut a 1" and piece of the tray and glue it...

I'd cut a 1" and piece of the tray and glue it back with Kerdifix. The tray is already covered in Kerdi, correct?

P.S. - Ssshhhhh....don't tell anyone you messed up, and we won't either. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 127
Posted By Kman
If I might make a suggestion, I'd do the joints...

If I might make a suggestion, I'd do the joints again at the same time as I set the tile. You'll be less likely to wind up with a hump of dried mortar that you have to tile over.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Kman
If you've got a Harbor Freight store near you,...

If you've got a Harbor Freight store near you, pick up a level there. They're not top-of-the-line tools, but they'll work for what you're doing.

Next cheapest would be the low-end line at one of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Kman
I think I'd take a torpedo level and check around...

I think I'd take a torpedo level and check around various places on the shower floor and see what the slope looks like. You could also use a 2' level to check from perimeter to drain.

Take some...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 1,680,666
Posted By Kman
My eyes aren't what they used to be, but I don't...

My eyes aren't what they used to be, but I don't see any mortar on the piece that is broken off, nor on the hardibacker where it was.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-20-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Kman
I hate having to pre-drill only to use trim...

I hate having to pre-drill only to use trim nails. They (almost) always pull through over time.

A counter-sink drill bit and deck screws would be my choice. More work than nails, but better...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By Kman
It's 3:1 sand to portland. So 30 pounds of sand...

It's 3:1 sand to portland. So 30 pounds of sand makes it 5:1.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By Kman
As long as you keep it about 1-1/4" thick or...

As long as you keep it about 1-1/4" thick or more, that's fine. I think with the sand and topping mix you'll have enough without the OSB. Your choice.


The sand topping mix bags are 60 pounds,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 310
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Blidell. :) Definitely use...

Welcome back, Blidell. :)

Definitely use dry pack mortar. Over a wood subfloor you'll want to cover the area to be extended with plastic and expanded metal lathe.

For a relatively small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By Kman
Definitely at the time you set the tile. It...

Definitely at the time you set the tile. It would never stay in place beforehand.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By Kman
What could be more logical than...

What could be more logical than sixteenth-of-an-inch? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Kman
Just speaking of the ones I've actually seen. ...

Just speaking of the ones I've actually seen. I'm quite sure there are many with benches that don't leak, and many without benches altogether.

No doubt this shower had fabric at the seams, and at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Kman
Every time I see a tile shower in a tract home,...

Every time I see a tile shower in a tract home, it's got a leaking bench in it. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Kman
Not that it matters in this case, but I thought...

Not that it matters in this case, but I thought Hydroban was more of an olive green color.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Kman
I think it's the flange, and what's left of the...

I think it's the flange, and what's left of the cement board that came down on the flange. The tile is removed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Jeffrey. :) If you're...

Welcome to the forum, Jeffrey. :)

If you're installing a Schluter Kerdi shower, you won't have a pre-slope, but just one single mud bed that incorporates the Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, CB. :) From what I can...

Welcome to the forum, CB. :)

From what I can see, it looks like they relied on the tile and cement board to waterproof the bench. At least, I don't see any evidence of waterproofing in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Kman
I think he's talking about cutting the tile on...

I think he's talking about cutting the tile on the inside of the curb to fit the slope of the floor, as it drops going right to left.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Kman
Yes, cut them at an angle to fit the slope of the...

Yes, cut them at an angle to fit the slope of the floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Kman
There's the key. Warning the customer about the...

There's the key. Warning the customer about the pitfalls of doing a job a certain way goes a long way toward finishing the job to their satisfaction.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Kman
I don't see how an installer could set the tray,...

I don't see how an installer could set the tray, waterproofing, and tile, and not check for proper slope. I check my floor at every stage, just so I know there's going to be good drainage at every...
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