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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By cx
Welcome, Rick. :) Where and for what reason...

Welcome, Rick. :)

Where and for what reason are you using the MR Board? This is part of your shower construction?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By cx
Don, you needn't apologize for questioning any...

Don, you needn't apologize for questioning any advice given you by people not known to you who you've met on an Internet site, including this one. We do pride ourselves on giving out sound and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By cx
Well, if you're using Schluter's membrane and...

Well, if you're using Schluter's membrane and MAPEI's mortar, I think you have your answer, non? :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By cx
That would be true, Dan, but the Ditra trowel is...

That would be true, Dan, but the Ditra trowel is a square notch, not a vee notch.

At 11/64ths" it's a weeee bit smaller than a 3/16ths" square notch and really is just right for installing Ditra,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Today, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By cx
Randy, I've moved your post to the Professionals'...

Randy, I've moved your post to the Professionals' Hangout where it might be better seen by the right people.

It would be helpful if you had the actual location in the title, which I can do for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By cx
1, 2. John, you really wanna do yourself a favor...

1, 2. John, you really wanna do yourself a favor and go to the Schluter Ditra (https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Membranes/Uncoupling-(DITRA)/Schluter%C2%AE-DITRA-&-DITRA-XL/p/DITRA)...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By cx
Don, that ties into the conversation by pointing...

Don, that ties into the conversation by pointing out that Hardiebacker is a Fiber/Cement board (ASTM C1288) rather than a Fiber-Mat Reinforced Cementitious Backer Unit (ASTM C1325). The two are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,256
Posted By cx
Matt, if MAPEI actually tells you to put expanded...

Matt, if MAPEI actually tells you to put expanded metal lath in the vertical center of a mud bed, this is one time I will advise you to deviate from manufacturer's instructions. There may be some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By cx
As well you might, Lou. There really is no good...

As well you might, Lou. There really is no good way to handle a wood framed bench in traditional shower receptor construction. Most commonly a liner would be installed, a moisture barrier installed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By cx
Welcome, Don. :) If your contractor intended...

Welcome, Don. :)

If your contractor intended to waterproof the interior of the shower using the direct bonded waterproofing membrane (RedGard in your case), he should not have installed the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By cx
As Jim pointed out, we invite our visitors to...

As Jim pointed out, we invite our visitors to post here in the Professionals' Hangout when they are seeking a paid contractor, but we have no place on the site for individual contractors to solicit...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By cx
Where's your spirit of adventure? :) I...

Where's your spirit of adventure? :)

I would want blocking all across the bottom of the wall at the countertop, whatever it takes to get it there. An unsupported CBU edge span there would be in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By cx
Welcome, Fabian. :) You have a "typical"...

Welcome, Fabian. :)

You have a "typical" Florida shower setup that was probably constructed with no waterproofing at all for the receptor or walls. Lots and lots of threads about those here on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By cx
Scott, if I understand what you did, I wish you...

Scott, if I understand what you did, I wish you hadn't done it.

The existing drywall would have been far more than adequate for installation of your ledgerstone panels.

Removing a section of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By cx
Jon, it would be helpful if you'd add a...

Jon, it would be helpful if you'd add a geographic location to your User Profile to aid folks in answering some types of questions. Including this one.

Those links (the ones that will open for...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By cx
I gotta say it looks extraordinarily clean and...

I gotta say it looks extraordinarily clean and functional, but for a room that's 40 years old and for a room that had been used by children - of any age. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By cx
Kris, regardless what you are told or who told it...

Kris, regardless what you are told or who told it to you, you wanna take the time to make a test board to try your selected grout and grout release and sealer (if any) before you commit to your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,375
Posted By cx
Shane, if you'll take a piece of that 40mil PVC...

Shane, if you'll take a piece of that 40mil PVC waterproofing membrane, bend up a 12" section to make a 90 degree angle, then lay it on your floor and try to bend the horizontal portion down over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By cx
Up to you, Matt. Your having only nominal...

Up to you, Matt. Your having only nominal 5/8ths" plywood for your first layer of subfloor I would consider the second layer mandatory, but the manufacturer of your CBU will say it meets their...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By cx
Once again, evidence of the single most common...

Once again, evidence of the single most common problem with human communication - the misperception that it has taken place. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-14-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 203
Posted By cx
Welcome, Matt. :)Hate to be the one to tell you,...

Welcome, Matt. :)Hate to be the one to tell you, but you may as well not have bothered with that second layer of subflooring if that's the case. While it might make a nicer surface to work over, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By cx
If I intended to seal the stone I'd wanna do that...

If I intended to seal the stone I'd wanna do that before applying the grout release, but you really wanna check with the manufacturer of both products (or each product) before deciding that.

My...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By cx
Welcome, Jack. :) With that mortar I'd hafta...

Welcome, Jack. :)

With that mortar I'd hafta agree with what Lou said.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-13-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By cx
Welcome, Kris. :) If you don't add that...

Welcome, Kris. :)

If you don't add that geographic location to your User Profile the information will be lost before we leave this page.

1. That mortar will work in your application, but any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-12-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By cx
Welcome, Vic. :) I would recommend you tell...

Welcome, Vic. :)

I would recommend you tell your contractor to have his subcontractor or helper remove the "blueboard" in the shower area and install some plain white drywall without finishing any...
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