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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By cx
I'm not familiar with your "screws and notches"...

I'm not familiar with your "screws and notches" method of fastening, James, but furring out from the logs is a good idea. If you plan to get some insulation in there as well, I'd recommend ripping...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,374
Posted By cx
That should be adequate protection if your window...

That should be adequate protection if your window contractors are not completely Neanderthal. They'll manage to damage the curb, but that should be repairable.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By cx
Lou, I gotta say that being able to nearly...

Lou, I gotta say that being able to nearly complete a shower before even installing the drain is one of my favorite aspects of the direct bonded waterproofing membrane showers once I learned to do...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,536
Posted By cx
That expanded metal lath in that statement is the...

That expanded metal lath in that statement is the part I took issue with, Holden. Yes, you would want welded wire in the vertical center of an unbonded mud bed, but expanded metal lath use the same...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By cx
Have to disagree with Kirk and Rich here. ...

Have to disagree with Kirk and Rich here. According to ANSI A136.1, Type 1 organic adhesive is indicated for use in intermittent water environments, including tub and shower walls.

But if you'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By cx
One of the downsides I'd not previously...

One of the downsides I'd not previously considered, and that we see here on the forums repeatedly, is any potential repair that involves removing a set tile. Just no way to accomplish that with a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By cx
Well, you can do that, I suppose, but that gets...

Well, you can do that, I suppose, but that gets you the downsides of using a direct bonded waterproofing membrane on your shower walls and keeps you from having the advantage of more time to work...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,374
Posted By cx
1. Yes, or fold your own from KerdiBand. 2....

1. Yes, or fold your own from KerdiBand.

2. You can, but then you have to deal with working over the Ditra. I think I would not do the Ditra until the shower was completed and I was ready to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jason. :) Not sure just what you might...

Welcome, Jason. :)
Not sure just what you might mean there. "Thinset" is a method of setting ceramic tile, not a product. Thinset mortar is a product used to bond ceramic tiles in the thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,374
Posted By cx
I would kerdi the curb first, down just to the...

I would kerdi the curb first, down just to the shower floor and out onto the bathroom floor a bit. I'd then cut a single piece to fit the shower floor and install that. I'd then use KerdiBand and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By cx
1. You must put some roofing felt or...

1. You must put some roofing felt or polyethylene sheeting behind your metal lath in a shower wall, Lou, but it's not to keep the mud from going through, it's for water containment.

The mud will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By cx
Not to mention that you would not get the...

Not to mention that you would not get the required 1/4" per foot slope using that foam tray as your pre-slope.

Deck mud is easy and cheap and the learning curve not steep. And if your first try...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By cx
Seems to me if a Shluter drain grate is the only...

Seems to me if a Shluter drain grate is the only thing you'll accept, the logical choice would be to build a Kerdi shower and use the Schluter drain, non? :)

There is no need to level the floor...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By cx
Don, there are too many variables there for me to...

Don, there are too many variables there for me to commit to saying it'll all be fine. For a one-coat mortar application there is certainly no advantage to the use of purple or any color gypsum board...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By cx
Welcome, Karl. :) If you don't add that...

Welcome, Karl. :)

If you don't add that geographic location to your User Profile the information will be lost before we leave this page.

Can you tell us very specifically what tile you used,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By cx
Welcome, Adam. :) Tough situation. I can't...

Welcome, Adam. :)

Tough situation. I can't tell how much lippage you actually have. Those close-up photos can be deceptive, 'specially to old eyes. That said, it looks pretty bad to me.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By cx
Stacy, the 2x4 "on the flat" wall will not...

Stacy, the 2x4 "on the flat" wall will not provide the L/360 deflection maximum required for a ceramic tile installation. Even a 2x3 stud wall is suspect in that arena. Same would be true for your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ira. :) 0. Sorta. 1. I would...

Welcome, Ira. :)

0. Sorta.

1. I would avoid SLC unless your wood floor surrounding that hearth area is absolutely, perfectly level, which it is likely not.

What you really want to use is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,593
Posted By cx
I know of no cementitious grout who's...

I know of no cementitious grout who's manufacturer recommends adding thin layers over cured layers, Russ, but you can certainly ask Custom as Dan recommended.

While not a Portland cement-based...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By cx
Welcome, Aaron. :) Only SIP construction I...

Welcome, Aaron. :)

Only SIP construction I observed back when I was building houses was done with SIP walls, but the floors were engineered joists with traditional OSB subflooring. I've never...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,374
Posted By cx
Eric, I think it's a good idea regardless how...

Eric, I think it's a good idea regardless how long it will be 'till you put anything on the mortar bed. The longer it's covered, the better.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,372
Posted By cx
I would expect at least a discussion of the...

I would expect at least a discussion of the problems and possibilities to ensue, Karen.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By cx
Mark, it'll help if you'll keep all your project...

Mark, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By cx
Steve, I've got no idea why Schluter would have...

Steve, I've got no idea why Schluter would have any reservations about installing Ditra Heat over a mortar bed. They have no problem with installing it over a concrete subfloor, which would be more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,951
Posted By cx
Put the plastic down immediately. You don't want...

Put the plastic down immediately. You don't want the mud to dry at all, you want it to cure.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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