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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 10:56 AM
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Posted By cx
Joe, I believe the manufacturer recommends a...

Joe, I believe the manufacturer recommends a minimum of 24 hours before a flood test if you used an un-modified thinset mortar. Longer might be better.

Can't agree with Dan on the fan speeding up...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2020, 09:54 AM
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Posted By cx
Tile industry considers a mortar bed to be...

Tile industry considers a mortar bed to be "cured" for purpose of setting tile (or, presumably a membrane) over it after 20 hours, but they prefer more time if available.

While I can say for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 04:12 PM
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Posted By cx
Not a silly question at all, Joe. The industry...

Not a silly question at all, Joe. The industry has a spec for that. What you want is an expanded metal lath with a weight if 2.5 pounds per square yard. Should be available at your local home...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2020, 09:13 PM
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Posted By cx
Only one way to find out, Joe. Worst case...

Only one way to find out, Joe.

Worst case the glass blade clogs up a little faster when cutting the softer porcelain.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
No, that would not be an interchangeable trowel...

No, that would not be an interchangeable trowel for the application. Get yourself a 1/8th" square notch to install the Kerdi. You'll be glad you did.

Can't help with the gasket thingee. I've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By cx
Nice lookin' piece, Joe. If you ever get the...

Nice lookin' piece, Joe. If you ever get the shower finished we'll put that niche in the Niche section of our Alumni Photo Album forum.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 05:37 PM
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Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
I'm sure you could find folks who would vote in...

I'm sure you could find folks who would vote in favor of any particular combination you conjured up, Joe, but the only opinion other than yours that really matters at all is that of Mrs. Joe.

My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 09:44 AM
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Posted By cx
Joe, there might still be some thinset mortars...

Joe, there might still be some thinset mortars out there that still use a latex polymer as their modifying agent, but I think you'll find there are far more that use a polymer other than latex and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:54 PM
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Posted By cx
Oh, she will, she will. :) You really should...

Oh, she will, she will. :)

You really should be able to just set those stones into a flattened thinset mortar bed without excessive squeeze out, Joe. It's done regularly and I can testify that it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
Some years ago Laticrete advertised a method...

Some years ago Laticrete advertised a method whereby they mixed one of their cementitious grouts with a proprietary additive so you could actually bond and grout the tile in one motion.

We'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
Joe, with tiles that size I'd recommend you notch...

Joe, with tiles that size I'd recommend you notch mortar onto the substrate and then flatten the notches with the flat side of your trowel. Actually, I'd do the flattening with a 6" drywall knife in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
Half-inch overhang would seem a bit much to me,...

Half-inch overhang would seem a bit much to me, Joe. I'd think a quarter-inch reveal would be more than enough.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-20-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
You could get some paper backing made...

You could get some paper backing made specifically for face-mounted mosaics and apply it to your tiles after you get them all set the way you want them. Pull the adhesive paper out of the niche...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
Sounds like you've go the concept, Joe.

Sounds like you've go the concept, Joe.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
While the building codes generally require the...

While the building codes generally require the shower curb top to be a minimum of two inches above the drain grate, the ceramic tile industry has long recommended the curb be a minimum of two inches...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
Joe, keep in mind that the 1/4" per foot slope is...

Joe, keep in mind that the 1/4" per foot slope is the minimum requirement anywhere on that shower floor.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
Excellent way to approach it, Joe. If you were...

Excellent way to approach it, Joe. If you were to set the tiles using something like white glue you may even be able to soak the test board in water and recover some of the tiles after the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By cx
Not quite, Joe. Build it out of 2x, cover it...

Not quite, Joe. Build it out of 2x, cover it with drywall or CBU and Kerdi it, yes.

What Peter said about the foam trays, but the only time speed would even be an advantage is if the shower were...
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