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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,016
Posted By Kman
Depends on what's causing the bow, and how many...

Depends on what's causing the bow, and how many joists are bowed.

Did your tape roll perpendicular to the joists, or parallel?

You could also use a string stretched across the room to get an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Kman
How many square feet is this project? I...

How many square feet is this project?

I think I'd have to at least consider removing the OSB and replacing it with new plywood. The lumber costs might be the only thing to hold me back, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Kman
I guess it comes down to how much you want to...

I guess it comes down to how much you want to risk.

What is your reason for not wanting to use epoxy mortar?

Ask yourself this: if I ruin this tile by installing it incorrectly, was it worth...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Kman
Even with a foam pan, I'd make some attempt at...

Even with a foam pan, I'd make some attempt at sealing it with Kerdifix. It would take very little effort, and certainly can't hurt.

Be careful with that stuff. It sticks to everything.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Kman
I usually cut a strip or two of roofing felt and...

I usually cut a strip or two of roofing felt and put it under the outside half of the top board. You can use as many strips as needed to get the slope, but I like to use screws to cinch everything...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Kathy. :) On the...

Welcome to the forum, Kathy. :)

On the Mapei website, there's a PDF technical bulletin called "How to remove grout haze".

There are a number of methods for removing haze, some more effective...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-30-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Kman
I think the only way you're going to make that...

I think the only way you're going to make that idea work out so that it looks decent is to remove everything and start over.

Trying to add more tile is going to look like lipstick on a pig.

Is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, DDB. :) Do you have a picture...

Welcome back, DDB. :)

Do you have a picture of the tub, or maybe a link to it?

You can probably get an after-market flange to mount on the tub. I wouldn't want to rely on a bead of sealant...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-29-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Kman
Every time I've pulled up loose tiles, relieving...

Every time I've pulled up loose tiles, relieving tension within the floor has resulted in more tiles to come loose. What if that happens in your case, and it doesn't stop? Are they willing and able...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-29-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 788
Posted By Kman
I've been through two of the Bosch rotary...

I've been through two of the Bosch rotary hammers. When the current one kicks the bucket, I'll buy another one.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-29-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Kman
Looks like it snaps into a hole, like a trim...

Looks like it snaps into a hole, like a trim piece. Maybe check where your seat belts go through the plastic moldings.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-25-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 788
Posted By Kman
If you're not willing to remove the mud on the...

If you're not willing to remove the mud on the walls, you should plan to sacrifice 3 1/2" of space and frame out the valve wall with 2x4's to move the valve. It'll need to be up higher than what it...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-23-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
That's all going to depend on the type of glue,...

That's all going to depend on the type of glue, and how thick it is. If the concrete was porous enough to let the glue penetrate into the pores, a brush likely will not remove all of it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Kman
I saw a recent estimate which stated that all...

I saw a recent estimate which stated that all under-cabinet lighting must be installed before the tile goes up.

Not a bad idea, I think. ;)
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-22-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Kman
I've had a DeWalt for a few years, used it for...

I've had a DeWalt for a few years, used it for quite a bit of grinding, still works great.

Wish I could remember where I bought it. :)

Actually, I think I bought it at the toll supply store...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Denis. :) Can you be more...

Welcome back, Denis. :)

Can you be more specific about the Redgard product you're referring to? They have a plastic tile underlayment that is about 3/16" thick. Or is it the liquid membrane...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-17-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Kman
Another vote for Pro-knees. They take a little...

Another vote for Pro-knees. They take a little getting used to, and you'll learn after a time or two not to catch your fingers underneath them. But you can work a really long day with no knee pain....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Kman
Quit making excuses and get to work, Jason. :D

Quit making excuses and get to work, Jason. :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-15-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Kman
It's been a couple of days. I'm sure it's fine...

It's been a couple of days. I'm sure it's fine by now. The moisture will usually be absorbed through the slab to some degree, depending on the permeability of the concrete.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-14-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By Kman
"Industry standard air pockets." Yeah,...

"Industry standard air pockets."

Yeah, that's believable. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Kman
I would mark each tile with a piece of masking...

I would mark each tile with a piece of masking tape, and call the installer to show him what the problem is. After time you'll likely see grout start to crack and flake away.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-11-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Kman
This is 2'x2' tiles, correct? If you paid...

This is 2'x2' tiles, correct?

If you paid someone to set the tile, I get should replace the tiles that are loose right away.

Any idea what size trowel they used? What about the mortar?

Do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-10-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By Kman
How far apart are the screws you put in? I think...

How far apart are the screws you put in? I think if my floor was that noisy, I'd have screwed it down just as if there were no other fasteners in it, i.e. every 6-8 inches.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-09-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Kman
The wrong drain being used. Like John said,...

The wrong drain being used.

Like John said, if they didn't get the very basic parts done correctly, what about the rest of the shower?

I doubt I would throw any more money into the floor when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-08-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Kman
The best way to create slope on a bench is at the...

The best way to create slope on a bench is at the framing stage. It takes a little more work than just slapping some lumber together, but it ensures that everything after that will have the proper...
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