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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By cx
That mortar is no longer available south of the...

That mortar is no longer available south of the 39th parallel, Cleo. When it was available, it was the only useful unmodified mortar in the Custom line. Not great, perhaps, but usable.

There...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By cx
What unmodified thinset mortar from Custom did...

What unmodified thinset mortar from Custom did you use, Cleo?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By cx
Dan, I'd not make even a slight change of shape...

Dan, I'd not make even a slight change of shape of my shower to accommodate the width of my waterproofing membrane. A simple 2" overlap makes the membrane fit any and all wall sizes. It's really...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ben. :) What is the "particular...

Welcome, Ben. :)

What is the "particular brand" you're dealing with?

Over the decades I've found WW Grainger (https://www.grainger.com/) to be my go-to place for replacement electric motors of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By cx
Welcome, Ben. :) I think it's pretty shallow...

Welcome, Ben. :)

I think it's pretty shallow of you to be blaming this on your fiance'. :D

Have you considered putting some other tile above the window to break the pattern entirely? Like...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By cx
Jon, the industry recommendation is that the...

Jon, the industry recommendation is that the grout joint be three times the difference in size between the largest and smallest tile of the same nominal size in your layout, but never less than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By cx
Jonathan, post a separate thread in the...

Jonathan, post a separate thread in the Professionals' Hangout with the request for a Schluter pro and your geographic location in the title.

Put a link to this thread in the body for any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By cx
Jonathan, I wish you'd re-post the part you...

Jonathan, I wish you'd re-post the part you removed from post #11 about the metal lath and mud method of making the curb.

I don't think that's pessimistic, Wolfgang. Sounds more like realistic,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,784
Posted By cx
You'll need to be more specific, Dan.

You'll need to be more specific, Dan.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-22-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By cx
You actually have torque wrenches calibrated in...

You actually have torque wrenches calibrated in psi, Tap?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By cx
If they have the skill required to set tile on...

If they have the skill required to set tile on the fresh mortar bed, it's not a problem. But for tiling on a "cured" mortar bed, the industry standards require a minimum cure time of 20 hours, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By cx
How would that deal with the pipe and duct at the...

How would that deal with the pipe and duct at the top of his back wall, Peter?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By cx
Why can you not simply make the small bump-out...

Why can you not simply make the small bump-out soffit/fur-down enough to cover the plumbing as you show in your photo? No loss of ceiling height. No loss of floor space or elbow room. Adjust your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By cx
2. I don't understand this one? 6. Yes. ...

2. I don't understand this one?

6. Yes. Yes.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-22-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By cx
Feel out of place to whom, Karl? If the owner of...

Feel out of place to whom, Karl? If the owner of the bathroom likes it, and if you're willing to put in the time to do the pattern, I'd say it's just right.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By cx
Jon, if you don't put that geographic location...

Jon, if you don't put that geographic location into your User Profile the information will be lost before we leave this page and that information is very important in answering some types of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 651
Posted By cx
Dan, I assure you the title of your thread makes...

Dan, I assure you the title of your thread makes absolutely no difference to the folks likely to respond to your questions here. Each new post bumps the thread to the top of the queue and puts it in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By cx
What Justin said. I've done a lot of residential...

What Justin said. I've done a lot of residential construction, but I'm not sure what a "construction smell" might be. Seems to be different things depending upon what stage of construction we're...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By cx
Jonathan, you should not be having a problem...

Jonathan, you should not be having a problem communicating with the tile installer if you have a contract with a GC for this work. You should never try to make changes or get clarification on any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By cx
In my experience, Wolfgang, if you had treated...

In my experience, Wolfgang, if you had treated wood sole plates, they would have been the old CCA type and likely still have some green tint. I've seen such wood of that age that could still be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jonathan. :) I fear you're dealing...

Welcome, Jonathan. :)

I fear you're dealing with the wrong people here.

While your pan liner may now have a pre-slope under it, how does your installer plan to now attach wallboard down in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-21-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By cx
Well, Jon.......how to put this? You've clearly...

Well, Jon.......how to put this? You've clearly got some structural issues with the landing. Can't really tell how sound the treads and risers might be. You could certainly bond some tile to all...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By cx
I didn't even consider floor after he said...

I didn't even consider floor after he said half-inch Hardi, Goldstein. Good catch.

Is there thinset mortar under the Hardibacker panels on the floor, Hue?

Again, photos of the damage would...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By cx
You can probably get away with patching the...

You can probably get away with patching the substrate, but I would always find it far more expedient to remove the wallboard, tile and all, to begin with and start over with new material unless it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-20-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Hue. :) This in a shower wet...

Welcome back, Hue. :)

This in a shower wet area or outside the wet area?
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