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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 01-20-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 1,678,070
Posted By Kman
My eyes aren't what they used to be, but I don't...

My eyes aren't what they used to be, but I don't see any mortar on the piece that is broken off, nor on the hardibacker where it was.
Forum: The Mud Box 01-20-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Kman
I hate having to pre-drill only to use trim...

I hate having to pre-drill only to use trim nails. They (almost) always pull through over time.

A counter-sink drill bit and deck screws would be my choice. More work than nails, but better...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Kman
It's 3:1 sand to portland. So 30 pounds of sand...

It's 3:1 sand to portland. So 30 pounds of sand makes it 5:1.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Kman
As long as you keep it about 1-1/4" thick or...

As long as you keep it about 1-1/4" thick or more, that's fine. I think with the sand and topping mix you'll have enough without the OSB. Your choice.


The sand topping mix bags are 60 pounds,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Blidell. :) Definitely use...

Welcome back, Blidell. :)

Definitely use dry pack mortar. Over a wood subfloor you'll want to cover the area to be extended with plastic and expanded metal lathe.

For a relatively small...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By Kman
Definitely at the time you set the tile. It...

Definitely at the time you set the tile. It would never stay in place beforehand.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By Kman
What could be more logical than...

What could be more logical than sixteenth-of-an-inch? :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Kman
Just speaking of the ones I've actually seen. ...

Just speaking of the ones I've actually seen. I'm quite sure there are many with benches that don't leak, and many without benches altogether.

No doubt this shower had fabric at the seams, and at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Kman
Every time I see a tile shower in a tract home,...

Every time I see a tile shower in a tract home, it's got a leaking bench in it. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Kman
Not that it matters in this case, but I thought...

Not that it matters in this case, but I thought Hydroban was more of an olive green color.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Kman
I think it's the flange, and what's left of the...

I think it's the flange, and what's left of the cement board that came down on the flange. The tile is removed.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Jeffrey. :) If you're...

Welcome to the forum, Jeffrey. :)

If you're installing a Schluter Kerdi shower, you won't have a pre-slope, but just one single mud bed that incorporates the Kerdi drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, CB. :) From what I can...

Welcome to the forum, CB. :)

From what I can see, it looks like they relied on the tile and cement board to waterproof the bench. At least, I don't see any evidence of waterproofing in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Kman
I think he's talking about cutting the tile on...

I think he's talking about cutting the tile on the inside of the curb to fit the slope of the floor, as it drops going right to left.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Kman
Yes, cut them at an angle to fit the slope of the...

Yes, cut them at an angle to fit the slope of the floor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Kman
There's the key. Warning the customer about the...

There's the key. Warning the customer about the pitfalls of doing a job a certain way goes a long way toward finishing the job to their satisfaction.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Kman
I don't see how an installer could set the tray,...

I don't see how an installer could set the tray, waterproofing, and tile, and not check for proper slope. I check my floor at every stage, just so I know there's going to be good drainage at every...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 790
Posted By Kman
I could understand removing the sheetrock on the...

I could understand removing the sheetrock on the other side of the wall if water gets in the cavity. But I don't understand demolishing the shower made with Kerdiboard because of water on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 790
Posted By Kman
Why would you need to demo a shower if it got the...

Why would you need to demo a shower if it got the Kerdiboard wet inside the wall?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Kman
I figured the epoxy he referred to was the grout....

I figured the epoxy he referred to was the grout.

Who supplied the tile? Did you buy them and bring them to the site?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 790
Posted By Kman
One advantage of Kerdiboard over sheetrock is...

One advantage of Kerdiboard over sheetrock is that if you have a plumbing leak inside the wall, Kerdiboard will hold up without issue, but sheetrock would fall apart after a short period of exposure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-12-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 790
Posted By Kman
Certainly nothing wrong with using Kerdiboard. ...

Certainly nothing wrong with using Kerdiboard. It'll just cost you more, but will save you time. You won't have to worry about covering the walls, although you'll still need to cover the seams,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Kman
I know this really doesn't solve the vent issue,...

I know this really doesn't solve the vent issue, but if I wanted to keep it in the floor, I'd move it, or maybe just rotate it toward the wall, and get one of these Chameleon Registers. You install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Kman
I'd put a towel or some such object down the vent...

I'd put a towel or some such object down the vent to catch all the trash. Be careful removing it, so nothing falls down the vent. I lost a good tape measure that way once. :D

I'd use a hammer...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-11-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 790
Posted By Kman
When the OP mentioned he was buying the shower...

When the OP mentioned he was buying the shower kit, recommending Kerdiboard didn't enter my mind. Nothing wrong with the product, but you are correct that the price can scare some people away.
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