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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Carbidetooth
1. Probably. You mitigate most of the reason for...

1. Probably. You mitigate most of the reason for a topical membrane like Kerdi. To get proper mud depth at drain, I think you'll render drain unusable.

1a. Maybe not, if you plan on doing above
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ball valves more reliably shut completely off and...

Ball valves more reliably shut completely off and do it with 1/4 turn...mo' betta. The bleed screws just add an extra failure point and I can't see how they be used as designed in your application.
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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Carbidetooth
That would be my suggestion. Shouldn't affect the...

That would be my suggestion. Shouldn't affect the installation.

Depending on situation, I sometimes don't use spacers at all, but rely on "eyeballing".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By Carbidetooth
On floors I like Tavy spacers like these, on...

On floors I like Tavy spacers like these, on walls horseshoe style. I've never used lippage system as spacers
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By Carbidetooth
Not sure how far down you're taking this demo,...

Not sure how far down you're taking this demo, but it looks like those valves may have been inaccessible behind drywall?


If it were mine, I'd replace those bleeder screw gate valves with ball...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-08-2019, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Carbidetooth
This showed up in garage about the same time I...

This showed up in garage about the same time I decided to rein in the remodeling biz. Go figure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ditra is an uncoupling membrane and adds no...

Ditra is an uncoupling membrane and adds no strength or stiffness to a floor structure, nor does Schluter make any claim that it will.

One component missing from your description is unsupported...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd follow the cabinets if they're parallel. If...

I'd follow the cabinets if they're parallel. If indeed six tiles and grout joints exactly equal distance from countertop to bottom of cabs, it's close to a miracle.
If smaller, I'd take the cut at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-04-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Carbidetooth
1. no need 2. Just Kerdi Fix or equivalent ...

1. no need

2. Just Kerdi Fix or equivalent

3.That will work

I usually set tub on some gobs of mortar (not thinset) regardless of mfg. saying it's not necessary. Keeps bottom from deflecting,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Carbidetooth
Latex is a polymer. In this case I think you can...

Latex is a polymer. In this case I think you can assume the words are used interchangeably. The LFT is not ideal as I imagine it's thixotropic. I don't know Mapei line well, but if Home Depot is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Carbidetooth
So, we're all agreed then?

So, we're all agreed then?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Carbidetooth
I can see it giving more traction if it were a...

I can see it giving more traction if it were a walking surface, but then RedGard isn't to be a finished surface per their spec.

As for enhancing adhesion for tile, I find that laughable. If...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By Carbidetooth
Just to be certain, Julie. RedGard on Durock...

Just to be certain, Julie. RedGard on Durock walls OK, but not on floor with liner underneath. Although if that's something closer to concrete on top of liner, it might not function in the same way...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-28-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By Carbidetooth
Split jambs are rare around here now, although...

Split jambs are rare around here now, although they have ebbed and flowed in popularity. I've never loved 'em.

In my experience a door set out of plumb that much usually has varying margins from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-22-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By Carbidetooth
I try for biggest pieces possible, but from what...

I try for biggest pieces possible, but from what I can imagine what you're proposing would be fine. Wouldn't want to do it on subfloor to joists, but less of a problem on a second layer. I would try...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-20-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Carbidetooth
The rigidity of the wall is primarily provided by...

The rigidity of the wall is primarily provided by framing. If it's lateral deflection you're concerned about you could either used wider framing lumber (2x6) or plate the wall with plywood.

...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By Carbidetooth
Also, best to work from middle out or one side to...

Also, best to work from middle out or one side to the other. You're try to flatten the potato chip plywood as you go and not end up humped up middle somehow.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,030
Posted By Carbidetooth
FWIW, around here, you'd have a 50/50 chance of...

FWIW, around here, you'd have a 50/50 chance of getting red tagged at inspection for short joist hangers, but that's on your contractor.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'd overlay without regard to minimal low spots....

I'd overlay without regard to minimal low spots. The plywood will sort of average things out. I almost hate saying that because it sounds so ambiguous, but I've never had it become a problem.

Just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Carbidetooth
Two ways I've done this. I miter the jolly 'cuz...

Two ways I've done this. I miter the jolly 'cuz I'm an old carpenter.

1. Tile the back wall first to define the top and carry your level line around adjacent walls.


2.Carefully lay out tiles...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Carbidetooth
Cate, I think I see what you're trying to do with...

Cate, I think I see what you're trying to do with the void, easier to bend Kerdi around a radius or 45° angle than a sharp 90°corner. If I'm right the area for thinset is mostly created by the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-12-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By Carbidetooth
The tile police have been dispatched. In all...

The tile police have been dispatched.

In all seriousness Jo, the worst that can happen is the tile will come off the wall and leave a mess. Moisture damage from the installation method is no just...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Carbidetooth
1.Measure down from level line on wall to base at...

1.Measure down from level line on wall to base at panel width intervals.
2.Transfer slope dimensions to panels and cut
3.Test fit and install
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-08-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Carbidetooth
Attachment of channel to ANY curb should not...

Attachment of channel to ANY curb should not involve screws into core. If this is your installer's only conceivable method, I'd keep looking or do it myself.


I regularly have surrounds installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-07-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ohhh, I like puzzles! If the pan floor...

Ohhh, I like puzzles!

If the pan floor adjacent to that drain is really solid, my money is on a big blob of mortar underneath pan. Someone may have thought " I'll just plop down mortar gob with...
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