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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By xringdude
I hadn't thought of trying to sister plywood to...

I hadn't thought of trying to sister plywood to the joists. That might be a possibility. When you talk about adding a 2x4 to the joists do you mean attaching it beside the joist (sistering) or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By xringdude
Thanks Jaz, The beam and wall options are...

Thanks Jaz,


The beam and wall options are out at this point. One thing I have done in the past to stiffen a floor system is to install several rows of solid blocking in every bay to help tie...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 03-07-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By xringdude
Deflection advice

Hi all,

My name is Stephen and I am trying to tile a kitchen in a newer house. The 2x10 floor joists span 15' and are 16" on center with cross bracing. The deflecto tells me that is not good...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 943
Posted By xringdude
Tiling Basement Slab

Hello All,

My Name is Stephen and I am a GC in Pennsylvania. We are finishing off a 2 year old basement that is mostly below grade and would like to set 12x12 tile on the floor. The floor is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By xringdude
Slate questions

I am a small home remodeler who has done several dozen tile jobs (thanks to Tile Your World.) All of my projects have gone well and I have learned some good skills and techniques. I have a basic...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By xringdude
Thanks Shaughnn, Dido on Dan's question...

Thanks Shaughnn,

Dido on Dan's question about the brush.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-07-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By xringdude
Trowel size for 2" tile

Hi Guys,
I am laying a tile floor and tiling several walls with a 2" octagonal pattern tile that comes in 12''x12" sheets. what size notched trowel should I be using to set the floor and should I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By xringdude
There some good instructions in the liberry on...

There some good instructions in the liberry on how to post pics at the correct size. hope that helps,
Stephen
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,493
Posted By xringdude
Talking Thanks Guys, Some how in my extreme ineptitude...

Thanks Guys,
Some how in my extreme ineptitude I managed to miss page two of the thread thus creating the impression that I am either blind or dumb. Having created that impression I am not really in...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-06-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,493
Posted By xringdude
Has anyone ever heard of putting dope over top of...

Has anyone ever heard of putting dope over top of taped threads? One of the Box stores professionals told me that this was the correct way to do it. I've worked with several plumbers and never seen...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-01-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By xringdude
Sliding tub doors over/beside tile?

Hi Guys,

Just a quick thankl for the great advice you spew forth on a regular basis. Not quite a volcano but more like Old Faithful the guyser.

Now to the question:

I am tiling a tub...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-16-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,547
Posted By xringdude
In South Eastern Pa, the majority of...

In South Eastern Pa, the majority of municipalitites require you to get a permit even if you are only lifting the toilet to install vinyl and resetting it imedietely. That said, almost no one gets...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
thanks jeff for all your help. I value and...

thanks jeff for all your help. I value and appreciate the info that is accessible on this site.
Stephen
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
the plaster is directly on the brick

the plaster is directly on the brick
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
Right now I don't think I can take down all the...

Right now I don't think I can take down all the plaster. It may be an option to take out and repair the couple softs but I'm not sure what I would gain from that. Unfortunetly, this is pro bono job...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
cbu to plaster

HI Guys, just wanted to get your opinion onhow to fasten a cbu to plaster over brick. The plaster is only in ok shape, so I need to cover it. I'm not feeling comfortable with mud so I was going to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
Jeff, Like I mentioned above, the wall is...

Jeff,
Like I mentioned above, the wall is plaster over brick, there are no studs at all. The plaster is in decent shape w/ a couple soft areas which is why I am choosing to cover it w/ cbu. My plan...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
Does this make sense what I'm doing, using the...

Does this make sense what I'm doing, using the redgard as my moisture barrier? The only reason I'm doing that is because the wall behind cbu is plaster over brick and didn't want to put plastic back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-15-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
redgard thinset

What type of thinset should be used over Redgard? I am applying redgard to a cbu tub surround wall with a roller and want to tile right over the redgard. So I need to know if there is a specific...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-14-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,525
Posted By xringdude
cbu to plaster

Hi Guys,
Thanks in advance for your comments. I am tiling a tub surround and using a cbu overtop of the studs. Should I install plastic over the studs as a moisture barrier before I install the cbu?...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-24-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By xringdude
Mudmeister, Which thinset do you use for...

Mudmeister,

Which thinset do you use for those tiles, and is there a preferred grout joint width when tiling a shower (smaller the better?)
Thanks,

Stephen
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-15-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,026
Posted By xringdude
Question Tile snappers

How many of you use Tile snappers, and which ones do you like and work well?

Thanks,
xringdude
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-15-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By xringdude
Question Tub Surround Tiles

Does anyone have an opinion on whether there are any disadvantages to using a flooring tile in a tub surround? I would prefer not to use 4x4 tiles and my customer has found a 12x12 ceramic they...
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