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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 05:11 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
If it eases your mind, Joe, remember that neither...

If it eases your mind, Joe, remember that neither modified or unmodified mortar actually bonds to Ditra. It is mechanically locked in place by the ridges/protrusions/cut-backs that are molded into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
It's a catch 22, Joe, if you're setting...

It's a catch 22, Joe, if you're setting porcelain. While Schluter wants unmodified atop Ditra a modified is generally recommended for setting porcelain. To add to the confusion, Schluter does offer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
Exactly as I did, Joe.

Exactly as I did, Joe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 02:52 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
I don't recall how long I ran my flood test, Joe,...

I don't recall how long I ran my flood test, Joe, but it was a minimum of 48 hours. I think like pretty much any first timer I was super nervous even though I was also super careful with my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
Deadlines - so over rated. ;) I wasn't...

Deadlines - so over rated. ;)

I wasn't actually suggesting fanning the mortar, was only offering an observation. While the mortar at, and maybe just a bit under the exposed edges would dry faster...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
I don't know, Joe, and I can't remember how long...

I don't know, Joe, and I can't remember how long I let mine cure before my flood test. I likely gave mine a week.

A fan might accelerate the curing time along the edges but probably won't do much...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
I used that 4:1 Mapei mix for my corner benches,...

I used that 4:1 Mapei mix for my corner benches, Joe, it gets pretty hard. I'd let it dry for a day then have at it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2020, 02:46 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
I believe coating the existing mosaic with a...

I believe coating the existing mosaic with a suitable primer, such as one specifically for installing tile over existing tile, then using a thinset mortar like Versabond to set the new mosaic would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2020, 08:20 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Not sure there are a lot of options, Joe, but I...

Not sure there are a lot of options, Joe, but I think I'd fill with modified mortar then skim it off with a blade. You'd want the mortar to fill in all the low spots around the stones then let it dry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
Nooooo, I'd not use silicone to set that curb...

Nooooo, I'd not use silicone to set that curb top, Joe, it is too flexible even after cured. Thinset mortar is whatcha wanna use. Maybe scuff up the back of the curb with some 60 grit.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
You do want grout joints in the corners. You can...

You do want grout joints in the corners. You can fill them with actual grout or with silicone.

If the BN will be covering the raw edges of the horizontal and vertical tile I wouldn't bother...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 10:41 AM
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Posted By ss3964spd
How thick are they, Joe? I'd guess 1/4X1/4 square...

How thick are they, Joe? I'd guess 1/4X1/4 square notch, max but if they're thin a 3/16 v-notch might be better.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
Wall or floor first is dealers choice, and...

Wall or floor first is dealers choice, and everyone who does it one way will offer compelling reasons why. I think the most notable reason to tile the walls first is if you drop a tile, or tool then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
The only possible reason you wouldn't be able to...

The only possible reason you wouldn't be able to use flexible conduit would be due to local code restrictions.

That single receptacle was only temporary so I'd having something to plug tools into...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-16-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
You won't need the 120/240 feed in conduit, Joe,...

You won't need the 120/240 feed in conduit, Joe, since your box is in the wall, but you will need to run the cold leads to the floor and the sensor wires in separate conduits.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2020, 03:31 PM
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Posted By ss3964spd
Maybe a few times. :D But the grumbling usually...

Maybe a few times. :D But the grumbling usually comes from owners who are trying to figure out what went wrong.

As to whether or not you can get by with those stone 2X2's on the shower floor,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 136
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Posted By ss3964spd
I've read a lot of pebble floor post here that...

I've read a lot of pebble floor post here that suggest 1/2"/Ft of slope isn't a bad idea.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
Where's the "biting my tongue" emoji when ya need...

Where's the "biting my tongue" emoji when ya need it? :D

You two must want that mosaic really, really bad. ;)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
Agreed. Where they touch there will be no grout...

Agreed. Where they touch there will be no grout and I believe water, and anything in it, will still pass through.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
Fear not the epoxy grout, Joe. I've used it...

Fear not the epoxy grout, Joe.

I've used it twice (Spectralock) and it hasn't been a serious challenge. Two very appealing things about it is it's very consistent in color from patch to batch, and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
:D IMO, being committed to that mosaic on a...

:D
IMO, being committed to that mosaic on a shower floor is to be committed to mold, mildew, constant thorough cleaning, and possible persistent and unpleasant stank.

But hey, that's just my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
Definitely no foam under those pebbles, Joe. ...

Definitely no foam under those pebbles, Joe.

While those would make for a fun, happy looking shower floor you'll notice that there's quite a lot of places where the pebbles are either touching...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
Will definitely help dry the floor faster, at...

Will definitely help dry the floor faster, at least during the months it is in use. My shower floor dries pretty fast, especially in the areas where the warm water warmed up the tile, but I also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
One of the many benefits of doing it yourself and...

One of the many benefits of doing it yourself and thereby saving a bunch of money on labor costs is having the leeway of justifying some upgrades you might not be able to consider otherwise.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-05-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,561
Posted By ss3964spd
I considered heating the floor of my curbless...

I considered heating the floor of my curbless shower, Joe, but opted out and only heated the main floor, about 60-70 Sq/Ft I think. My rational was that of the total time spent in the bathroom, that...
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