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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Lou_MA
Thanks guys. So I’m clear, are you thinking...

Thanks guys.

So I’m clear, are you thinking that there’s an open joint along the back edge of the bench (where it abuts the wall) and that water is traveling along that joint under the bench,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Lou_MA
Advice on diagnosing shower leak

I’ve gotten called in to look at a shower that’s leaking pretty significantly, and I’m at a standstill as to what next steps should be.

The shower has several body sprays, and when they’re aimed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-22-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Lou_MA
Thinset the cutoff piece back in. Or if you’ve...

Thinset the cutoff piece back in. Or if you’ve got extra 1/2” Kerdi board just cut a strip and thinset it in place.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,719
Posted By Lou_MA
Read the instructions for particular backer...

Read the instructions for particular backer board. Some want modified underneath. Some it can be either modified or unmodified.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Lou_MA
Was hydroban put down over the entire floor? ...

Was hydroban put down over the entire floor? Aside from the buckets, I can’t see any evidence of it applied on the floor. And as mentioned, it’s an obvious green.

If there’s enough drywall...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Lou_MA
I would’ve used a crack iso membrane over the...

I would’ve used a crack iso membrane over the slab. And the thinset should’ve been notched parallel to the short edge of the tile. And it doesn’t seem as if there’s enough of a perimeter joint. ...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-12-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Lou_MA
If you need to go thicker with deck mud to meet...

If you need to go thicker with deck mud to meet tcna specs, I’d do that and just use a threshold or similar to deal with any transiton to adjacent flooring.

With the cost and labor of SLC, I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-12-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By Lou_MA
I think you’re asking for trouble. What about...

I think you’re asking for trouble. What about floating the floor with dry pack?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By Lou_MA
I'm confused too. There's needs to be a flat but...

I'm confused too. There's needs to be a flat but continuously sloped surface to the drain under the Kerdi and your concrete slab as-is won't provide that.

Take a look at post #1, rough-in details...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By Lou_MA
The broken drain is a deal breaker. The adapter...

The broken drain is a deal breaker. The adapter ring needs a continuous seal, and that won't happen if you're trying to mate it with a jagged surface.

Assuming you've got enough height on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-10-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Lou_MA
Remove that old grout about halfway deep to give...

Remove that old grout about halfway deep to give the new grout room to grab.

I'd use a manual grout saw, or a grout removal blade on a Fein tool or similar. Either way, I'd use a Sharpie or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By Lou_MA
thanks cx, learned something new today

thanks cx, learned something new today
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-06-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 981
Posted By Lou_MA
Get some sill seal, and use a couple spots of hot...

Get some sill seal, and use a couple spots of hot glue to attach a layer or two to the walls. Set and grout the pebbles, pull the sill seal and silicone that gap.

I don’t know if prim grip is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Lou_MA
Greenboard on ceilings needs framing to be 12”...

Greenboard on ceilings needs framing to be 12” o.c. to minimize the risk of sagging. If you don’t have that, I’d take down the greenboard and replace with cement board, or - at a minimum - 5/8”...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-23-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,006
Posted By Lou_MA
Does the edging come in 1/2” thickness?

Does the edging come in 1/2” thickness?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-20-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Lou_MA
Permacolor NS

Permacolor NS
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,221
Posted By Lou_MA
When you're grouting the joints, are you grouting...

When you're grouting the joints, are you grouting from different directions (i.e. top left to bottom right, top right to bottom left, and vice versa)? That helps to pack the joints fully, especially...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,643
Posted By Lou_MA
Don't use a scrub brush. With moderate force...

Don't use a scrub brush. With moderate force you'd be able to wear away at even well-placed and well-packed deck mud.

Use a shop vac to get anything that's loose, whatever stays down is placed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,813
Posted By Lou_MA
Looks great teddy, congrats :tup2: I’m on a...

Looks great teddy, congrats :tup2:

I’m on a project where I installed a Kerdi line drain. I’ll have to check the slope, or lack of, in the drain trough. I thought I recall it being flat(ter)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By Lou_MA
Flood tested 2 curbless showers recently. Still...

Flood tested 2 curbless showers recently. Still using method outlined in post #4 in attached link...

https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=120313
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Lou_MA
I’d be fine using modified over that small amount...

I’d be fine using modified over that small amount of Kerdi.

Are you taping or otherwise reinforcing the seam around the Kerdi niche flange?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-04-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,782
Posted By Lou_MA
i'd suggest making your own pan out of deck mud. ...

i'd suggest making your own pan out of deck mud. cheaper than prefab pan even if it takes you a couple tries. and a prefab pan needs a perfectly level subfloor whereas deck mud can make up for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-30-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Lou_MA
Yes. Grout a spare tile or two to see if...

Yes.

Grout a spare tile or two to see if you like the look. If grout in those holes bothers you, you’ll have to tape off each tile face.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-26-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By Lou_MA
You know you have to Kerdi band the seams to make...

You know you have to Kerdi band the seams to make it waterproof?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-23-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By Lou_MA
Didn’t get any pics today of the control unit but...

Didn’t get any pics today of the control unit but will post when I do.



I’ve used the pipe seals, is there a better measure to take?

And can you provide any insight on how to treat the...
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