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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,027
Posted By cx
1,2. A typical GC? Mmmm, not sure I know what...

1,2. A typical GC? Mmmm, not sure I know what that might be. :)

If I were your GC, I would evaluate the situation and probably decide what a proper repair might be and if it were within my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,721
Posted By cx
As ol' Martha would say, "This is a good thing." ...

As ol' Martha would say, "This is a good thing." :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By cx
Welcome, Barry. :) First, you don't want that...

Welcome, Barry. :)
First, you don't want that wall to be level on accounta then it would be part of the floor, eh? :D

But you do want it flat and I can't tell in your photo whether that's the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By cx
Steve, the real beauty of the deck mud is that...

Steve, the real beauty of the deck mud is that you can make it the exact height you need and make it dead flat. I can think of nothing else I would even consider in your application.

Yeah, it's a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,721
Posted By cx
I would strongly recommend you cover the new...

I would strongly recommend you cover the new mortar bed with polyethylene sheeting or similar.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By cx
Dani, there were mortars called Medium Bed...

Dani, there were mortars called Medium Bed Mortars in the tile industry, but there was never a standard for them. That term was removed from the industry standards completely because of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,587
Posted By cx
Hope it works out well for you, Mike, but I'll...

Hope it works out well for you, Mike, but I'll worry.

How thick is the deck mud?

Did you use anything to bond your deck mud to the cured fat mud screeds?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By cx
Please don't start any new threads for the same...

Please don't start any new threads for the same project, Steve. If you're not getting a timely response, make another post to your thread to bump it to the top of the queue for attention.

Not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By cx
This the same shower as your previous thread...

This the same shower as your previous thread (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=130840), Dani?
Actually, it's easiest to achieve that flatness requirement by "mudding" the walls...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,587
Posted By cx
So, you made fat mud screed piles, which you...

So, you made fat mud screed piles, which you topped with screed sticks and then filled between with deck mud, Mike?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By cx
But, then, you knew that, right? :)

But, then, you knew that, right? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By cx
I would also suggest you consider using a...

I would also suggest you consider using a different CBU. While Hardiebacker is perfectly suitable to the application, the Hardiebacker 500 is not 1/2" thick. It's more like 7/16" thick and folks...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By cx
Welcome, Supyos. :) You can certainly try...

Welcome, Supyos. :)

You can certainly try to get your builder to replace the tile with something more suitable for a bathroom floor, but he's more likely to tell you that's a natural condition...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By cx
James Hardie is the manufacturer of Hardiebacker...

James Hardie is the manufacturer of Hardiebacker and that's why his opinion is very important. You and your contractor will want to read and follow his instructions, available online, for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By cx
First thing we'd need to know is the purpose of...

First thing we'd need to know is the purpose of this additional subflooring. You are planning perhaps to install ceramic or stone tile over what you're constructing?

Cliff has you pointed in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By cx
Well, that prompts me to ask almost the same...

Well, that prompts me to ask almost the same question again, what is the reason for the MR Board behind the Hardiebacker? James Hardie doesn't want it there, why do you and your contractor want it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By cx
Welcome, Rick. :) Where and for what reason...

Welcome, Rick. :)

Where and for what reason are you using the MR Board? This is part of your shower construction?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By cx
Don, you needn't apologize for questioning any...

Don, you needn't apologize for questioning any advice given you by people not known to you who you've met on an Internet site, including this one. We do pride ourselves on giving out sound and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By cx
Well, if you're using Schluter's membrane and...

Well, if you're using Schluter's membrane and MAPEI's mortar, I think you have your answer, non? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By cx
That would be true, Dan, but the Ditra trowel is...

That would be true, Dan, but the Ditra trowel is a square notch, not a vee notch.

At 11/64ths" it's a weeee bit smaller than a 3/16ths" square notch and really is just right for installing Ditra,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-16-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By cx
Randy, I've moved your post to the Professionals'...

Randy, I've moved your post to the Professionals' Hangout where it might be better seen by the right people.

It would be helpful if you had the actual location in the title, which I can do for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By cx
1, 2. John, you really wanna do yourself a favor...

1, 2. John, you really wanna do yourself a favor and go to the Schluter Ditra (https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Membranes/Uncoupling-(DITRA)/Schluter%C2%AE-DITRA-&-DITRA-XL/p/DITRA)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By cx
Don, that ties into the conversation by pointing...

Don, that ties into the conversation by pointing out that Hardiebacker is a Fiber/Cement board (ASTM C1288) rather than a Fiber-Mat Reinforced Cementitious Backer Unit (ASTM C1325). The two are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-16-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,305
Posted By cx
Matt, if MAPEI actually tells you to put expanded...

Matt, if MAPEI actually tells you to put expanded metal lath in the vertical center of a mud bed, this is one time I will advise you to deviate from manufacturer's instructions. There may be some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By cx
As well you might, Lou. There really is no good...

As well you might, Lou. There really is no good way to handle a wood framed bench in traditional shower receptor construction. Most commonly a liner would be installed, a moisture barrier installed...
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