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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-30-2020, 10:59 AM
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Posted By cx
Getting better at doing mortar beds is just a...

Getting better at doing mortar beds is just a matter of practice, Greg, and you can do that in your garage using damp sand and re-using the materials as often as you want. But realistically, you'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2020, 08:40 PM
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Posted By cx
Greg, I would hafta give very, very serious...

Greg, I would hafta give very, very serious thought to leaving that sheet of tiles alone and calling that a feature. I see a great deal of sorrow in your future if you try to fix the situation.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2020, 11:09 PM
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Posted By cx
I'm thinking that from one of those home centers...

I'm thinking that from one of those home centers it may be a returned box or a combination of a couple of returned partial boxes that got mixed together. Certainly look like they're from different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2020, 09:39 PM
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Posted By cx
From whom did you purchase the tile, Greg?

From whom did you purchase the tile, Greg?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2020, 09:11 PM
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Posted By cx
In a perfect world your deck mud would be flush...

In a perfect world your deck mud would be flush with the top of that plastic ring. In the real world, you try to make it so, but you know your Kerdi membrane bonding mortar will fill those voids and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2020, 08:35 PM
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Posted By cx
Greg, there is only one drain hole in a Kerdi...

Greg, there is only one drain hole in a Kerdi Drain and that's the big one in the center. Not sure what other "drain holes" you might be seeing.

Difficult for me to tell in online photos exactly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2020, 08:35 AM
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Posted By cx
What Dan said. Except for the day to allow the...

What Dan said. Except for the day to allow the mortar under the Kerdi to cure for a day before working over it. I would use a knee board if necessary and proceed to work over that floor soon after...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-06-2020, 09:36 PM
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Posted By cx
Should be fine, Greg.

Should be fine, Greg.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-05-2020, 05:48 PM
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Posted By cx
It is not necessary to waterproof that Better...

It is not necessary to waterproof that Better Bench, Greg, but I always cover mine with the waterproofing membrane as a matter of course. I don't bother with trying to waterproof the fastener...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-04-2020, 09:36 AM
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Posted By cx
Depends upon the tile size, Greg, but for larger...

Depends upon the tile size, Greg, but for larger tiles I'll usually try to allow for about half an inch.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2020, 09:10 PM
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Posted By cx
2. If you didn't slope the bench, slope the mud....

2. If you didn't slope the bench, slope the mud.

4. You can use any of those things you prefer. I use rips of plywood because I always have some in the shop and it's easy for me to make the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2020, 05:36 PM
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Posted By cx
1, 2. I prefer rips of half-inch plywood for...

1, 2. I prefer rips of half-inch plywood for ledger boards, Greg. Stay straighter than sawn boards as a rule and if you make them 4 or 5 inches wide you can keep your fasteners low enough to put a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2020, 09:57 PM
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Posted By cx
You can do it either way, Greg. In a...

You can do it either way, Greg.

In a similar situation I would likely put up the KerdiBoard walls, treat all the seams and penetrations, tile the walls (and ceiling if applicable) except for the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-30-2020, 07:37 PM
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Posted By cx
1. When I install the corner Better Bench I...

1. When I install the corner Better Bench I install it after the wall has been covered with Kerdi. I cover the bench with additional Kerdi or/and KerdiBand once the bench is filled so there is ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-29-2020, 12:42 PM
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Posted By cx
I think before I went to that extreme, Dan, I'd...

I think before I went to that extreme, Dan, I'd see if the shower head pipe was poorly threaded and bottoming out in the el. Might just need a different pipe or perhaps just a modification of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-26-2020, 10:19 AM
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Posted By cx
1. I would recommend you tape and mud your...

1. I would recommend you tape and mud your drywall seams. In some jurisdictions it's even required for fire-spread control.

2. You can use a siliconized acrylic caulk anywhere you like, Greg,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2020, 10:24 PM
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Posted By cx
1. Above your 8 feet of KerdiBoard would no...

1. Above your 8 feet of KerdiBoard would no longer be considered part of the wet area of your shower unless you've put your shower outlet above that height.

2. Not really. See #1.

3. Yes. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-24-2020, 10:10 AM
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Posted By cx
Not sure I've ever seen a 1/4x3/16ths" square...

Not sure I've ever seen a 1/4x3/16ths" square notched trowel, Greg. With your tiles I'd start with a 1/4x1/4" square notch and adjust from there if it was not working. The tile industry standard...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 11:08 PM
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Posted By cx
Anything taller than 8-foot walls require fire...

Anything taller than 8-foot walls require fire blocking in my part of the world. Once again, just knowing what I do about the plumbing code "differences" in Florida, I really don't know if they'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2020, 07:52 PM
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Posted By cx
How high is your ceiling, Greg? Appears to be 9...

How high is your ceiling, Greg? Appears to be 9 feet.

I would have guessed those horizontal pieces were just fire blocking, but it doesn't appear they extend all the way to the wallboard, so if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-14-2020, 12:45 PM
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Posted By cx
1. It's fine. 2. Depends upon how wet you...

1. It's fine.

2. Depends upon how wet you placed your concrete. Take it out when the concrete will hold its shape. Timing best judged by whomsoever is on site.

3. Cover it with poly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 10:20 PM
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Posted By cx
Thank you covers it just fine, Greg. That's what...

Thank you covers it just fine, Greg. That's what the site is here for.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-13-2020, 09:11 AM
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Posted By cx
Worth it to whom, Greg? Can you get by with less...

Worth it to whom, Greg? Can you get by with less than a half-inch bonding surface on the riser-to-drain connection? Yes, if your life leans toward the perfect. Would I buy another half-inch if all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 170
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Posted By cx
Three-quarters of an inch is the minimum required...

Three-quarters of an inch is the minimum required thickness for your deck mud.

I'd dispose of the months old bag of concrete or use it to make yard bunnies. Humidity is moisture. Moisture is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-12-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,831
Posted By cx
We knew you could make it work, Greg. That's a...

We knew you could make it work, Greg. That's a good job in a rather bitchy situation.

If you pour that patch 4" thick (guessing what your field concrete thickness was) I'm thinking you'll barely...
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