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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 04:28 PM
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Posted By HouseOfJoe
I guess I can use Versabond and just give it...

I guess I can use Versabond and just give it extended drying time before I grout. I would think three or four days should be plenty. That way I kind of cover both bases.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 136
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Posted By HouseOfJoe
Thanks, Dan. Kind of figured, but always safer...

Thanks, Dan. Kind of figured, but always safer to check!

Another question for the group. I've been using modified thinset (Versabond) everywhere so far but in reading the spec sheet on the Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Schluter says not to run the Ditra Heat wire...

Schluter says not to run the Ditra Heat wire under the vanity, but I'm assuming they mean one that actually sits directly on the floor.

If my vanity is on legs (~ 3 inches ish) I can use the space...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 02:35 PM
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Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
No worries, Dan, I’m not holding you responsible...

No worries, Dan, I’m not holding you responsible for my decision to use a fan. LOL! I had the same thought that the air movement isn’t going to do anything to the thinset under the Kerdi. Only the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Oops. Well I was running a fan under the thought...

Oops. Well I was running a fan under the thought process of “can’t hurt, might help” for the last 18 hours but I just turned it off!

Per the previous discussion on this thread I’m using a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I put the Kerdi membrane down on the pan this...

So I put the Kerdi membrane down on the pan this afternoon and Kerdi banded the perimeter. What’s the minimum time I should let it dry before a flood test? And will running a fan in the bathroom make...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I did my mud bed tonight. First time but I...

So I did my mud bed tonight. First time but I think I did OK. Used Mapei 4 to 1. How long should I let it dry/cure before I Kerdi it? The data sheet is pretty vague on that point!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
I guess my main question is will modified thinset...

I guess my main question is will modified thinset work to attach a new layer of mosaic stone to this existing layer. This is a vertical, basically dry location. I’ll be placing it by hand, stone by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I made a boo-boo. When I mounted the bullnose...

So I made a boo-boo. When I mounted the bullnose on this vertical face I made it a bit too proud of the surface of the mosaic. The only solution I can think of is to place another level of mosaic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2020, 02:26 PM
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Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So for the wire lathe that goes down on the...

So for the wire lathe that goes down on the plywood that the deck mud goes over, is there a particular kind/type/size that I should be getting? Seems like a silly question, but I'm not seeing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Could be, Shawn. I’ll keep an eye on that. Weird...

Could be, Shawn. I’ll keep an eye on that. Weird thing, I broke it down to clean it and when I put it back together the tiny wiggle the tray had seems to be gone. So we’ll see what tomorrow brings. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-07-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I just bought the 7 inch harbor freight...

So I just bought the 7 inch harbor freight diamondback saw today and started doing some cutting and with this stock blade I’m getting a variance of about a 16th of an inch over 24 inches. putting a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
So I got a piece of quartz to top my curb. I’ve...

So I got a piece of quartz to top my curb. I’ve heard that you can set it with thinset, but I’ve also heard many quartz/granite guys use silicone. Anybody got an opinion?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-06-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Thanks, Dan. Yeah, what you did there is pretty...

Thanks, Dan. Yeah, what you did there is pretty much where I'm heading.

I realized after I made the post that since the mitered bullnose will have a grout line on the face of the wall, it makes...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-04-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Need some niche layout advice, please. So I've...

Need some niche layout advice, please. So I've covered the back of the niche with my mosaic. I'm going to line the horizontal and vertical sides of the niche with the shower wall tile, then picture...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Another question on the Kerdi gaskets...my mixing...

Another question on the Kerdi gaskets...my mixing valve is rectangular, not round. I can get the gasket onto it by stretching it, but then the Kerdi band ring won't sit flat. The gasket is also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Schluter says they want a 1/8 by 1/8 square notch...

Schluter says they want a 1/8 by 1/8 square notch trowel to apply the Kerdi membrane/band. I've got a 1/8 by 1/8 v notch. Will that work just as well?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-30-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
And grouted! I’m happy with it and more...

And grouted! I’m happy with it and more importantly, Mrs Joe is thrilled.

Used Flexcolor CQ for the first time. Liked it a lot. Now I can finally get to waterproofing and get some tile up on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
CX, I knew you were going to say that! LOL! ...

CX, I knew you were going to say that! LOL!

By the way, second time was the charm.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Trying to decide on if two different grout colors...

Trying to decide on if two different grout colors (bathroom floor and shower walls and floor) is a good or bad idea.

Shower tile is a fairly light tile, bathroom floor is not dark but certainly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Thanks, CX. Yeah, Versabond was the one I had my...

Thanks, CX. Yeah, Versabond was the one I had my eye on. I think I've seen you and others saying that on Kerdi regular Versabond will work just fine, no need to go with the LFT Versabond. That...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-28-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Modified vs unmodified thinset

Got the stones reset, applied the paper last night, pulled it out clean this morning. Will set them tonight, hopefully much more successfully this time!

I want to confirm something I've read in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Interesting idea. But I don’t see how you could...

Interesting idea. But I don’t see how you could do it in one step and have a finished product with the grout since the paper would block you from doing any final pass and you couldn’t remove the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Well, that did not go well. Massive...

Well, that did not go well.

Massive squeeze-out, everywhere. Knew it in seconds of placing the sheet, even without being able to see through the paper. Tore away some paper to confirm, then...
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,562
Posted By HouseOfJoe
Great advice, CX, I’ll do it just that way. I...

Great advice, CX, I’ll do it just that way. I have to avoid squeeze out as much as possible because the paper will block me from being able to see that it’s happened until the thinset has already...
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