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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Carbidetooth
Jeremy, just to be certain, you're applying the...

Jeremy, just to be certain, you're applying the membrane to an approved substrate, (drywall, CBU) and not the wood frame, correct?

FWIW, I find it easiest to use Kerdi Board for window frames,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-09-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,832
Posted By Carbidetooth
Tim, what you're running into with misapplied...

Tim, what you're running into with misapplied knowledge and just plain ignorance of what makes houses and all their components work well is not unusual, I'm sad to say.

The distance between...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-03-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,832
Posted By Carbidetooth
Wow, that's definitely not good. Has your GC...

Wow, that's definitely not good. Has your GC built in this climate before? Moisture and vapor control strategies vary with region to some extent.

Next step is to figure out where the moisture came...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-01-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ask them this: "If Flexcolor is the same as FA,...

Ask them this: "If Flexcolor is the same as FA, why does Mapei bother to have both?" I'd love to hear their answer. Duh.

More specifically, FA is a cementitious grout, thus hardening is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,832
Posted By Carbidetooth
Sure looks like a problem in the making. Solid...

Sure looks like a problem in the making. Solid top might slow down failure, but won't prevent it.
FYI, If caulk is the first and last line of defense, it is destined to fail at some point. Roofs...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Carbidetooth
JK, I think Sal DiBlasi does a good job of...

JK, I think Sal DiBlasi does a good job of showing technique in this video. The "pour" misnomer is borrowed from the concrete world. "Pack" would be a better descriptor.

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-29-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Carbidetooth
What do you intend with the firebox proper? An...

What do you intend with the firebox proper? An insert of some kind? Use as is but with new face? If insert I'd want to know its depth so I didn't remove fa├žade only to find out I need the depth for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,832
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm gonna climb on my soapbox now....

I'm gonna climb on my soapbox now. Philosophically I think it's damn sad that homeowners are pressured into feeling they have no choice...by whatever means that happens.

It's your money, your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,832
Posted By Carbidetooth
Conversation with your contractor has a high...

Conversation with your contractor has a high probability to result in the "we've always done it that way...no problem" reply. Sad but true.

I think this video shows the potential in a really...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-19-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,189
Posted By Carbidetooth
The way your corner is framed is not wrong...just...

The way your corner is framed is not wrong...just different. That type of corner was conceived to save both material and provide a better insulated corner with less thermal bridging.

Were it me,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Carbidetooth
We're getting way off the subject of tile here,...

We're getting way off the subject of tile here, but no diffusor I've seen gets completely away from identifying individual elements on strips. Milky opaque comes closest but typically reduces lumen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Carbidetooth
That channel is interesting. I love all the stuff...

That channel is interesting. I love all the stuff that's being developed for LEDs.

My thing with color temp is this: How it renders skin tone is my acid test. Color Rendering Index or CRI with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By Carbidetooth
I've installed lots of undercab LEDs and have...

I've installed lots of undercab LEDs and have come to some conclusions. I would always use a channel and diffuser if possible. Milky diffusers are best at hiding the intense pinpoints of light. The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-09-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Carbidetooth
If I'm not mistaken Schluter has 2 flavors of...

If I'm not mistaken Schluter has 2 flavors of finish if we exclude stainless steel which is in fact, stainless steel. The ones that aren't powder coated to look kinda painted are anodized. Anodizing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-05-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ronnie, if there's an option, best to locate in...

Ronnie, if there's an option, best to locate in interior wall or perhaps surface mount shelves. I've done some nice stainless steel ones and I think Schluter now offers corners. I like niches, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-31-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Carbidetooth
Gotta be someone around that stocks Kerdi Board,...

Gotta be someone around that stocks Kerdi Board, I would think. Have you called places that serve the wholesale market? Dal Tile, Bedrosians, etc.

It won't be fast, but I could cut some strips...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Carbidetooth
Do yourself a solid and move it. Unless you're...

Do yourself a solid and move it. Unless you're planning a linear drain on that end. And even that will require some rework of drain.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Carbidetooth
"the guy" is a contractor? If he's legit, I'd...

"the guy" is a contractor? If he's legit, I'd think he'd be offering you options, not the reverse.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,075
Posted By Carbidetooth
If you cut, say, 5" off sides of pan, your...

If you cut, say, 5" off sides of pan, your perimeter will be uneven, which will mean your bottom course of tile will be unlevel in order to follow floor.

Zero entry shower necessitates...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Carbidetooth
I imagine you could do whatever you like, but...

I imagine you could do whatever you like, but you've got to consider you'll be creating space between flange and toilet horn. Might be OK if you use something like a Fernco Toilet Seal which seals on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Carbidetooth
I wouldn't want to fill that leave-out with...

I wouldn't want to fill that leave-out with concrete unless there was no other choice. Type N or S mortar could be packed into void after some wet sand.

To figure finish height of vertical pipe,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,736
Posted By Carbidetooth
Close. Authority with Jurisdiction. AKA city or...

Close. Authority with Jurisdiction. AKA city or county building inspector. Not the same as someone who inpects, say, prior to purchase.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,736
Posted By Carbidetooth
If you're not having it inspected by AWJ, I...

If you're not having it inspected by AWJ, I wouldn't worry. The only negative I can see might be hair snags on any burrs in all those joints, water won't care. If anyone needs to snake that drain in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By Carbidetooth
Some visible issues as I'm sure you've guessed. ...

Some visible issues as I'm sure you've guessed.

1. "Flexible Sealant" aka 100% silicone caulk should have been used at inside corners and floor-to-wall junction. Normal differential movement, not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd take door #2. I doubt anyone but you will...

I'd take door #2. I doubt anyone but you will notice. If I went with door #1, I'd consider fattening up that skinny a bit, purposely mis-aligning vertical grout joints. Offsetting perhaps 1/4 or...
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