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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By cx
Filling that space with grout completely defeats...

Filling that space with grout completely defeats the whole purpose of leaving the perimeter gap in the first place, Dani.

If you'd add a geographic location to your User Profile, another member...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By cx
Doesn't matter that you don't have extra...

Doesn't matter that you don't have extra quartzite, Mike. We know your mortar will adhere adequately to the clean stone, it's bonding to the face of the tile you're concerned with, if concerned at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By cx
I think you could just rough up the surface of...

I think you could just rough up the surface of the tiles a bit and bond your stone top directly to them with that 254.

Bonding a test piece to an extra tile, if possible, should tell you right...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,906
Posted By cx
Welcome, Brenda. :) Rachel hasn't been back...

Welcome, Brenda. :)

Rachel hasn't been back to this site for more than 12 years and less likely to see you post than might be the case with a PM directly to her. Possible she could actually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) This is a glazed or an...

Welcome, Mike. :)

This is a glazed or an unglazed tile?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 114
Posted By cx
4x12 inches is not what I'd call a particularly...

4x12 inches is not what I'd call a particularly large tile, Jim. And the mortar coverage requirement for interior dry areas is only an average of 80 percent. Still, the actual bonded coverage shown...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By cx
It is common for tile mechanics to use the LHT...

It is common for tile mechanics to use the LHT (Large & Heavy Tile) mortars with those wood-look tiles. Formerly known as "medium bed" mortars, but there is not medium-bed method of tile setting and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By cx
What Dan said. I note from your Profile that...

What Dan said.

I note from your Profile that you're an A&E mechanic (was A&P back in my day) for the government. You work only on top secrete planes? It's OK if you'll hafta kill me if you tell,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By cx
You don't want to fasten your second layer of...

You don't want to fasten your second layer of plywood subflooring to anything but the first layer of subflooring, Lisa Marie. Here's a good article from our Liberry...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,490
Posted By cx
Steven, those are lippage control systems, rather...

Steven, those are lippage control systems, rather than leveling systems, and if you're able to control the lippage without them, you really don't need them with a thixotropic mortar such as you're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 107
Posted By cx
Seems to me if you're making a wood frame to...

Seems to me if you're making a wood frame to support a plywood subfloor over your poured concrete (I'm guessing) basement floor, the simplest method of flattening the floor would be by adjusting this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By cx
Randy, I don't know if you read through the...

Randy, I don't know if you read through the thread in the Hangout titled Mud Work Hints and Methods (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=3579&highlight=mud+work), but all your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By cx
Not sure I'd think that a good idea on the first...

Not sure I'd think that a good idea on the first try, Dan. I think I'd wanna use the proper sized hole for the fastener and use it as designed. When trying to re-install a Tapcon you've had to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By cx
Like Dan, I'm not familiar with "Severe Weather"...

Like Dan, I'm not familiar with "Severe Weather" plywood, but, then, I don't know what "standard" might be either. Structural plywoods are graded according to the grade of their face plies, A, B, C,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By cx
Welcome, Bianca. :) I'd recommend you use...

Welcome, Bianca. :)

I'd recommend you use the same tile saw to cut a hole in the floor in the center of your shower footprint. Then you can install a bonding flange drain and a properly sloped...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By cx
Unfortunately, that's particle board, Lisa Marie....

Unfortunately, that's particle board, Lisa Marie. Not at all the same as OSB and not suitable as your second layer of subflooring over your board subfloor. You gotta take that out and replace it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 349
Posted By cx
Let's have a closer look at that second layer of...

Let's have a closer look at that second layer of material you have covering the board subfloor, Ms. Lisa Marie. These eyes are gettin' rather old, but I'm not seeing OSB there. Looks more like...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-23-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By cx
Well, Jason, hat's off to you for not blindly...

Well, Jason, hat's off to you for not blindly taking the word of some dude you've never met who spouts off on an Internet site. :)

Not sure what version of A108/118 you have, but in my 2019...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By cx
Certainly "less stressful" for Davy. Obvious...

Certainly "less stressful" for Davy. Obvious from his photo that he has his son doing his! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,804
Posted By cx
Yes, if that 2x6 is supported from below, your...

Yes, if that 2x6 is supported from below, your 1-foot schedule should be plenty if you need them at all. The joists should hold it in place, the support from below will hold it up, non?

But I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mark. :) I would not recommend the...

Welcome, Mark. :)

I would not recommend the use of that particular mortar in your application at all. A good quality modified thinset mortar (ANSI A118.4) might work OK, but I agree with the guys...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,737
Posted By cx
Michael, there is always a concern about a grout...

Michael, there is always a concern about a grout scratching a tile until you've grouted one of your test boards with the grout you intend to use.

The MAPEI Flexcolor CQ, in my experience, is not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,804
Posted By cx
Yes, I'm sorry, it was obviously 42. So, you got...

Yes, I'm sorry, it was obviously 42. So, you got any other questions? :)

It's the nine feet that threw me off. I don't see any place in your previous photos that would permit a long horizontal...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-22-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By cx
Welcome, DJ. :) I'm gonna hafta throw the...

Welcome, DJ. :)

I'm gonna hafta throw the Nonsense card (usta be the bullshit card, but I'm not allowed to say that here) on ol' Goldstein's statement that he'd not build a marble shower if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,804
Posted By cx
Hell, Dan, that's kinda like askin' how many...

Hell, Dan, that's kinda like askin' how many pancakes does it take to cover a dog house! :D

I dunno. Ledger board for what purpose? What's it gonna support? Exactly what kinda "cinderblocks"...
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