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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By cx
Sure, that's fine. I'll combine your original...

Sure, that's fine. I'll combine your original thread here and if you should have any more questions for us all the information will be together. A moderator can give it a more generic title any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 152
Posted By cx
Elise, you can get CBU in 1/4" thickness and...

Elise, you can get CBU in 1/4" thickness and although your installation would not comply with any manufacturer's recommendations, you should be OK for tile in your application. You need to install...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Ralph. :) Same bathroom as the...

Welcome back, Ralph. :)

Same bathroom as the one with the large format tiles over the tub?

I don't see any questions here for us. What am I missing?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 152
Posted By cx
Elise, you really wanna remove that masonite. If...

Elise, you really wanna remove that masonite. If necessary, cut out the drywall behind it and replace the whole thing with either new drywall or a CBU.

Not sure what Jim thinks a waterproofing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 152
Posted By cx
I would worry about that patched together backing...

I would worry about that patched together backing material, Elise. Is it installed over drywall or some similar wallboard?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 152
Posted By cx
Welcome. Please change your permanent signature...

Welcome. Please change your permanent signature line to a first name for us to use. :)

I trust this is a kitchen backsplash above countertops?

The rough side of Masonite might work in that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,095
Posted By cx
I think you can probably live with that, Thomas,...

I think you can probably live with that, Thomas, but I looked back and can't find what size tiles you intend to use on your shower walls.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,630
Posted By cx
Dealer's choice, Mark.

Dealer's choice, Mark.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By cx
Welcome, Adrian. :) 1. Re: "I know Ditra has...

Welcome, Adrian. :)

1. Re: "I know Ditra has by far the most data/testing." There is no available tile industry standard testing for uncoupling membranes and, therefore, no industry standard for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By cx
Have you tried yet to lift that little tub, PC? ...

Have you tried yet to lift that little tub, PC? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By cx
Welcome, Wyatt. :) The ceramic tile industry...

Welcome, Wyatt. :)

The ceramic tile industry requirement for nominal 1" sawn board subflooring is the addition of a minimum of nominal 1/2" exterior glue plywood plus your tiling substrate of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,329
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Jake. :) I've combined you...

Welcome back, Jake. :)

I've combined you with your project thread for this shower so folks can see how it was built before the questions start.

I would speculate that you have mold only in that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,095
Posted By cx
Just keep reminding yourownself that in tile...

Just keep reminding yourownself that in tile work, preparation is everything, Thomas.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,050
Posted By cx
When you do the ceiling, Kevin, I recommend you...

When you do the ceiling, Kevin, I recommend you wear a painter's sock and googles. And I like to use a hawk to carry my grout up there and help catch alla droppings. Won't catch'em all, of course,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,095
Posted By cx
Scrape that spot flat with your putty knife and...

Scrape that spot flat with your putty knife and pay it no more attention, Thomas, and stop overthinking. :)

Your backer board faces should be within 1/32nd of an inch of flush with one another. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-23-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By cx
Welcome, T. :) Might also be a good reason to...

Welcome, T. :)
Might also be a good reason to abandon that receptor, center your drain, and create a mud bed for your receptor, eh?

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By cx
Why, Chris. You're not suggesting that the...

Why, Chris. You're not suggesting that the notice saying Temporarily Out Of Stock might not really be so temporary, are you now? Or that just because they look funny they might not be "the real...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-22-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By cx
1. Yes. That would be method RH117 in your...

1. Yes. That would be method RH117 in your Handbook and you'll find all the details there.

2. See #1. I would personally be inclined to bond the first mud layer to the slab with a slurry of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cx
CX mentions it because it's written in the ANSI...

CX mentions it because it's written in the ANSI standards and each product manufacturer's instructions, Clifton.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-20-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 9,235
Posted By cx
There is no weight issue in tiling your wall,...

There is no weight issue in tiling your wall, Josh. The manufacture's recommendation for the 1/3rd stagger is a maximum recommendation. You can stack the tile with no overlap at all if you want and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By cx
Same advice given by the panhandler to the New...

Same advice given by the panhandler to the New York City tourist who axed, "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" Said the panhandler, "Practice, practice, practice."

What are you using to make these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By cx
Welcome, Thor. :) You might wanna look in...

Welcome, Thor. :)

You might wanna look in our Liberry under Mold. Couple good articles there as I recall. A bit dated, perhaps, but I don't think mold has changed much in the past 20 years. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By cx
Lesson I'd rather see you take away, Xan, is if...

Lesson I'd rather see you take away, Xan, is if you're using glass tile, just pass on the un-modified thinset mortar.

On Schluter's foam board the secret sauce for waterproofing is the foam, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By cx
Yeah, that's why I recommend against the use of...

Yeah, that's why I recommend against the use of those foam trays unless one of them fits your shower footprint and drain location exactly and you miraculously happen to have a perfectly level and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-19-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cx
Nope. Get in, dash all hopes, get out. That's...

Nope. Get in, dash all hopes, get out. That's my motto. I'm really not a bad guy, but you'll get some differing opinions on that. :)

Custom makes a product called Silk that would do what you...
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