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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Kman
There are actually several recent posts on Power...

There are actually several recent posts on Power Grout. I can't easily get to all of them right now on my phone. Don't do anything until you hear back from me or someone else and have the chance to...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 184
Posted By Kman
Very nice, Joe. Did you get more land as...

Very nice, Joe.

Did you get more land as well? Three acres is a pretty good-sized lot.

By the way, I hope the picture of the new house is a little crooked. If not, the foundation on the right...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Kman
You'll probably find more of the tile come up at...

You'll probably find more of the tile come up at some point. The tile probably weren't stuck especially well to begin with.

I would start by evaluating the joist system through the ""Deflector"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Kman
Purple sheetrock would be fine for the ceiling,...

Purple sheetrock would be fine for the ceiling, but a moisture resistant drywall won't take Kerdi as well due to the coating on it. It wouldn't provide any benefit if the Kerdi was installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By Kman
Personally, I would not recommend Hardibacker in...

Personally, I would not recommend Hardibacker in a shower. There are several reasons for that, but I'd say to just go with one of the true cement boards like Durock, Permabase, or Wonderboard.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By Kman
It's the vapor that would end up between the...

It's the vapor that would end up between the redgard and plastic that would cause a problem.

Redgard is fine, as are several other brands, provided they are used properly. Follow the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,936
Posted By Kman
If you find 170 square feet of discontinued tile,...

If you find 170 square feet of discontinued tile, you should play the lottery with the dye lot numbers right afterwards.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Brandon. :) How long...

Welcome to the forum, Brandon. :)

How long has the tile been down?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Margaret. :) I can't picture...

Welcome back, Margaret. :)

I can't picture how the granite is set with a tub/shower combo, but I'm not sure it's relevant.

It can be "repaired" with an epoxy resin, colored to match the...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 07-18-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Kman
I'd use diluted white vinegar first, then move on...

I'd use diluted white vinegar first, then move on to sulfamic acid of the vinegar doesn't work.

Never heard of using sugar water.

I'll bet you could draw a crapload of ants with it, though. ;)
Forum: The Mud Box 07-17-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Kman
:tup2:

:tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-17-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Kman
Tom, you'll want to use 100% silicone since it's...

Tom, you'll want to use 100% silicone since it's outside. The latex acrylic caulk just won't hold up.

I usually buy through GroutGetter.com (https://www.groutgetter.com). They have pretty much...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-17-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By Kman
I know a guy that use to set tile that never even...

I know a guy that use to set tile that never even bought a saw. He did the grinder/sponge thing, even on large jobs.
Forum: The Mud Box 07-17-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Kman
Shawn, a phone call might be in order if you...

Shawn, a phone call might be in order if you can't get there right away. With that amount of money missing, there's probably an ongoing investigation. Someone might have even lost their job already.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-16-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Kman
My guess, the slab is cracked on both places. ...

My guess, the slab is cracked on both places. The only remedy is to remove and replace them.

I would recommend having the installer use Laticrete 125 to replace the tile to prevent them from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-15-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Kman
I'm guessing that "finding shiny" is Wisconsinite...

I'm guessing that "finding shiny" is Wisconsinite for "finishing". :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Kman
In the time it takes to put that experiment...

In the time it takes to put that experiment together and wait to see what happens, you could be rid of the cultured marble.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Kman
Take the trim plate off the shower valve and see...

Take the trim plate off the shower valve and see what you find in that opening.

I wouldn't cover up any material that relies on a bead of silicone to join the walls and floor. Further, with no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Kman
From your pictures and description, my guess...

From your pictures and description, my guess would be that you have a cultured marble shower. Assuming that's true, the material is somewhat waterproof, but relies on silicone at the seams to keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum, Rick. :) First, we...

Welcome to the forum, Rick. :)

First, we like to keep all questions related to one project on a single thread. It avoids confusion and repetition of questions by our all-volunteer staff. Use...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 893
Posted By Kman
Use alkali-resistant mesh tape on all the seams. ...

Use alkali-resistant mesh tape on all the seams.

I think you'll want to add some sand to the portland for the scratch coat. Probably 3:1 sand to portland. I've seen some installers use a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-12-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By Kman
1/4" is the bare minimum. I usually go a bit...

1/4" is the bare minimum. I usually go a bit steeper, but unless you have some irregular shaped floor tile that hold back water more than normal, 1/4" should drain.

If you're able to at this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Kman
So, rain causes tile to crack. That's good to...

So, rain causes tile to crack. That's good to know. :shake:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By Kman
Some SLC draws moisture very quickly. I'd use...

Some SLC draws moisture very quickly. I'd use modified and not look back.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,619
Posted By Kman
I prefer to do the mud bed at the same time as...

I prefer to do the mud bed at the same time as the bench, since both require deck mud. Then I'd waterproof everything, including the top and face of the bench.

I'm not a big fan of punching...
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