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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-22-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By Electrician Al
Topping Off the Shower Curb

Hello again,
Need to fill in the shower curb 1/4" to 1/2" +/- plus some voids up to the top of the vertical tiles. Can I just fill it in with thin set or should I use deck mud or fat mud? I am using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2006, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By Electrician Al
My mistake, it is type N. The ratio was on the...

My mistake, it is type N. The ratio was on the bag 3:1

Al
Master of the obvious
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By Electrician Al
Fat Mud

What is the ratio for fat mud using type M mortar and sand.

Al
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-16-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,896
Posted By Electrician Al
Shower Drain Weep Holes and Drain Canals

Our Sioux Chief shower drain has four weep holes on the top and eight
drain canals around the perimiter. Should the canals be covered with deck mud,or should some pea gravel be put around them like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-13-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By Electrician Al
Additional Shower/Curb/Spray ??

We are expecting to have some shower spray outside the shower enclosure
area as we are using a non leakproof heavy glass unit. Should the floor CBU's
be put down before the curb is done and some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Electrician Al
Cx, are you saying that you need d(max)= l/360...

Cx, are you saying that you need d(max)= l/360 for the joists with 40/10 ll/dl, and l/360 for a 300 # point load betwwen joists?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Electrician Al
Thats what I was wondering if it was based on the...

Thats what I was wondering if it was based on the Tile Council 300# point load, or other. The 50 lbs/sq ft would be much more stringent than the 300#
point load.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Electrician Al
Deflect-O-Lator

What criteria is this Deflect-O-Lator using?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,357
Posted By Electrician Al
Dave, Looked at all your pics and it looks like...

Dave, Looked at all your pics and it looks like your sequence was:

1. Curb
2. Wall tile
3. Mub bed
4. Floor tile

Brings to mind some questions:

Any reason for doing the wall tile before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-08-2006, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,357
Posted By Electrician Al
Those diagonal 1X4's are actually on the surface...

Those diagonal 1X4's are actually on the surface of the 2X4's and the rest of that wall is furred out to match it. Sheetrock behind this. Braces were done because this is the center interior wall and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,357
Posted By Electrician Al
Shower Progress Pics

Hello, Thoght maybe someone would find these interesting. Will post more as it crawls along.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-27-2005, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By Electrician Al
Curb height, is this high enough?

Is a 2-1/4" height enough for the curb pan liner from the top of the mortar preslope to the top of the curb framing? The finished height after tiling would be 2" inside and 4-1/4" outside. Should it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-23-2005, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,059
Posted By Electrician Al
I was looking at the Tile Council shower drawings...

I was looking at the Tile Council shower drawings that show wire mesh reinforcing in the mortar bed. Maybe it is not necessary.

Al
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2005, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,059
Posted By Electrician Al
In the mortar bed above the pan. 4'X4' shower. ...

In the mortar bed above the pan. 4'X4' shower.

Al
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-22-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,059
Posted By Electrician Al
Wire mesh for shower mortar bed

Can I use 1"X2" galv mesh for the shower mortor bed? Cant seem to find any 2"x2" as recommended.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-19-2005, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,826
Posted By Electrician Al
To answer some of the questions from the replys, ...

To answer some of the questions from the replys,

1. The curb top is made from bullnose pieces cut to width so the curb top is 4-1/2" wide

2. The curb top is sloped 1/4" per foot towards the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2005, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,826
Posted By Electrician Al
Attatched is a drawing with the shower enclosure....

Attatched is a drawing with the shower enclosure. The tiles would be glazed porcelain. What order should the wall, flloor and curb tiles be done in? Also, if the spacing is 3/16" for the floor/wall,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-18-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,826
Posted By Electrician Al
Help with shower tile layout

Please look at the drawings and see if this layout can be done.

Al
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,420
Posted By Electrician Al
Hickory, Did they give any reasons for this?...

Hickory,

Did they give any reasons for this?

Al,
Master of the obvious
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-17-2005, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 889
Posted By Electrician Al
Shower layout/tile and mortor thickness

Hello again,

Wanting to layout the shower so the drain is centerd between the walls and the curb. It will be a square layout with two adjacent walls and curb opposite both walls. What dimension...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-16-2005, 06:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,420
Posted By Electrician Al
Question Hickory, Which mfg's require a dedicated branch...

Hickory, Which mfg's require a dedicated branch circuit?
The Nuheat company does not require a dedicated branch circuit.

In reference to the NEC:

The maximum load for utilization equipment...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,420
Posted By Electrician Al
You guys are going for overkill. Would you put in...

You guys are going for overkill. Would you put in a sub panel if you iaddad a 400watt light fixture? Probably not. Its the same thing.

Al
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,420
Posted By Electrician Al
Put it on an existing 15A or 20a circuit other...

Put it on an existing 15A or 20a circuit other than a kitchen or bathroom one that does not have much load. It is not a code violation unless the manufacturers instructions require you to do so,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By Electrician Al
Is there a material that can be used to pre mount...

Is there a material that can be used to pre mount the tiles so they can be laid down in sections?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2005, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,831
Posted By Electrician Al
Cutting Mosaic Tiles??

Is it possible to cut 2"x2" mosaic for a shower floor from 13"x13" or 20"x20" porcelain floor tiles? Need about 480 pieces. The cut tiles would then match the wall and floor tile. Great forum.
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