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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Two more things (interconnected) come to mind. I...

Two more things (interconnected) come to mind. I apologize if you've already said that in your posts somewhere.

1.) Is this a wood curb dressed with backerboard and Kerdi?

2.) How was the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-14-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Again, Kate, you'll notice the clause about...

Again, Kate, you'll notice the clause about "where limited movement is expected" in your link.

What they should have used had they paid heed to details:...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By makethatkerdistick
In fact, are yours the cove metal profiles...

In fact, are yours the cove metal profiles described here:
https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Profiles/Cove-shaped-Profiles/Schluter%C2%AE-DILEX-AHK/p/DILEX_AHK

If so, this is primarily...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,175
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Kate, I don't mean to be cynical but those are...

Kate, I don't mean to be cynical but those are some super ugly cuts for sure. Looks like they marred the Schluter trim in the process, too, or is that just a reflection? Is that the soft PVC Dilex or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Glenn, while Redgard is approved as a pan liner...

Glenn, while Redgard is approved as a pan liner material (according to Custom's spec sheet), you need to show me industry-issued documentation that just painting over the drain flange will...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-13-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Has anyone already recommended getting a...

Has anyone already recommended getting a higher-quality blade? That would be my first move. You won't find such blades on the shelves at HD or Lowe's. I have been recommended here the T3 Razor blade...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,090
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Mike, sure they come with warranties. Used my...

Mike, sure they come with warranties. Used my Delta warranty already twice on a corroding bathroom faucet less than five years old. They keep sending parts and you keep changing them every couple of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By makethatkerdistick
That's a pretty lousy contractor who uses the...

That's a pretty lousy contractor who uses the wrong finish. Besides, they don't look like they're the right ones and/or are placed awkwardly, almost protruding. Are they put in with the back facing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-11-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,090
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If you guys like quality and don't mind stainless...

If you guys like quality and don't mind stainless steel, then brands like "Parmir" (mostly bathroom) and "Alfi Brand" (mostly kitchen) offer appealing faucets made of 100% solid stainless steel all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By makethatkerdistick
For a curb on a slab, bricks/pavers bonded with...

For a curb on a slab, bricks/pavers bonded with thinset to the floor will work best, making this immune to any sort of moisture damage that might come up through the slab. There is no law that says a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 9,242
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I didn't have that problem with the plastic parts...

I didn't have that problem with the plastic parts which hold the spacing screws. I think the grate frame is just fine, thin as it is. The mortar will support it sufficiently. At least you got 316SS...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-10-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I'd be more concerned about eye protection with a...

I'd be more concerned about eye protection with a wet saw. You may inhale some droplets but the dust won't make it deep down into your lungs.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-09-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,090
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Teddy, I am also a water-saving person. The rain...

Teddy, I am also a water-saving person. The rain showerhead seemed counter-intuitive to my efforts. I don't care about resale value, wanting to keep this house. Yes, I could have installed one, I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Polishing is tricky. I've used my DeWalt variable...

Polishing is tricky. I've used my DeWalt variable speed polisher with diamond disks up to, I believe, 6000 grit for a decent polish on granite once. For that ultimate glossy finish you need to find...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 16,090
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looks great! I contemplated rain shower heads...

Looks great!
I contemplated rain shower heads at one point but decided they weren't for me after I saw that $700 Kohler rain shower head on Amazon. :( Well, that and the wife didn't want one.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-08-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,325
Posted By makethatkerdistick
More watery means more shrinkage prone. I'd avoid...

More watery means more shrinkage prone. I'd avoid that. Strengthening the mortar like CX suggested sounds good to me. Basically increasing the cement content with a bit more water to activate all of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-07-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,319
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I'd score the cut all the way, then make cuts at...

I'd score the cut all the way, then make cuts at both ends before doing the long middle section. That might prevent that broken-off edge. Slowly move the table back and forth while the blade sinks in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I've never seen a shower pan dry in three...

I've never seen a shower pan dry in three minutes. Did you mean "drain" instead of "dry"?

I cannot tell how much water is pooling there. You could take a sponge (already moist, so you won't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-05-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Not a fan of "The Tile Shop" either. I've had my...

Not a fan of "The Tile Shop" either. I've had my own experiences there. I don't think they necessarily supply better products in general (as they think they do) but one can find some more appealing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-03-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,048
Posted By makethatkerdistick
1.) You have to build a temporary dam. I've never...

1.) You have to build a temporary dam. I've never done it but I've read about it.
2.) Versabond will work but Versabond LFT is preferable with those tiles. Depends on their flatness or bow...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By makethatkerdistick
If you paid via credit card, you should attempt a...

If you paid via credit card, you should attempt a charge-back with your company. I did this once, and it saved my butt. You have valid documentation to submit for your complaint. This is a perfectly...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By makethatkerdistick
With Spectraloc, grout color has no effect on...

With Spectraloc, grout color has no effect on staining since the part C sand is pre-colored. It's not something that could bleed into the mixed-up emulsion. Hence the great color consistency of that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Hardie board is a moisture wicker due to its...

Hardie board is a moisture wicker due to its fiber cement composition. I'd most definitely want to have a moisture barrier behind it that then overlaps the pan liner. It should not be embedded in the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,178
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Spectralock vs. marble: I'd run a sample. I...

Spectralock vs. marble: I'd run a sample. I grouted some decorative marble in my first shower. It slightly but permanently changed the appearance of the marble despite having cleaned off the grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-02-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By makethatkerdistick
In addition, while your idea of epoxy grout might...

In addition, while your idea of epoxy grout might help minimize water penetration in the grout joints (as opposed to cement-based grout), this also means that whatever water gets in also will have a...
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