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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By arnav
Thx, will do. Sounds like its a YMMV situation...

Thx, will do. Sounds like its a YMMV situation over a resounding "throw them in the trash" which I'll take...

Whole lot to do before I get to tiling, but I am off next week so looking forward to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Yes they do:...

Yes they do: https://rocatileusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/LM-MARBLE-LASSA-UP_TECH-SPECS.pdf
I verified before we bought them. Interestingly, they are not 3rd party certified, but rather self...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-08-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
This is the warping on my 24" x 48" Roca wall...

This is the warping on my 24" x 48" Roca wall tiles / slabs. I am not close to tiling. They just happened to be delivered.

Pretty bad right?

Holding it down at all 4 corners seems to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
KISS principle... :) How didn't i think of that....

KISS principle... :) How didn't i think of that. CX, you are genius..:cheers:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Here is a picture in case it makes you change...

Here is a picture in case it makes you change your mind...

Also, on another wall i need to furr out 3" to make space for 2" pvc fittings that sit flush against the cinderblock wall. The builder...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Is 1/8" enough of a gap to leave between copper...

Is 1/8" enough of a gap to leave between copper pipes and CBU?

The furring strips I like are 5/4" but the 1/2" copper pipes and their straps against the cinder blocks are 3/4" (which would leave...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Great, thx. I wanted to make sure I am not...

Great, thx. I wanted to make sure I am not violating any hard rules/principles in case I decide to have both top and bottom joists parallel to each other.

Thx!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-31-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
What do you think? Which joists layout do you...

What do you think? Which joists layout do you like better?

Thx for the help
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Which joists layout do you like better? ...

Which joists layout do you like better?

Option 1 – Joists parallel to the joists below (but stretch from one concrete wall to another).

Pros: connected to a cinderblock wall in the north and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Joists yes, thank you. The shower is...

Joists yes, thank you.


The shower is curbless-like and is sunken into the 2 x 6 ramp so the subfloor you saw in the pics does take the entire weight of the sloping mud beds.
Wood is cheap...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Just minor updates/pics (and no questions today)....

Just minor updates/pics (and no questions today).

The 2 x 4 "trusses", subfloor layer 1, and subfloor layer 2 are all cut and dry fitted.

This is so that I can treat them for termites before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-27-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
I know the 2nd subfloor ply layer (AKA...

I know the 2nd subfloor ply layer (AKA underlayment in some places) need to be cut so that it is 1/4" from any obstructions such as walls.
What about the first subfloor layer (the one that sits...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-25-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Thank you very much for the input Dan. I changed...

Thank you very much for the input Dan. I changed the plans accordingly.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Hi, Is this a reasonable layout for a...

Hi,

Is this a reasonable layout for a sub-floor and underlayment for a 5' x 9' area?

Thx for the help
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Hi CX, The drain lines are above the...

Hi CX,


The drain lines are above the sub-floor and the shower and tub are on a raised ramp from 2 x 6. The 2 x 4s you saw above are represented by black lines in the attached pic and will be...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-18-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Bump. Before I cut a bunch of wood and...

Bump.

Before I cut a bunch of wood and pre-treat for termites, hopefully you can confirm if this an acceptable way to ensure the subfloor is flat?

This is just a mockup. Nothing is screwed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-16-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Is this an acceptable way to ensure the subfloor...

Is this an acceptable way to ensure the subfloor is flat?

This is just a mockup

- Not showing: felt paper anywhere wood touches concrete.
- Not showing: 90 Degrees strong ties on each side.
-...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-14-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Latest updates. I ended up taking out all...

Latest updates.

I ended up taking out all the wood that was there.
Nothing was plumb, flat, or attached securely. What a mess. This is it. Nothing else to take out.
To make matters worst,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-11-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
I pried the rest of the sub-floor and...

I pried the rest of the sub-floor and underlayment after work.
With the price of lumber today, i think I made a costly mistake for no reason... :)
The cement surface totally looks like a concrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-10-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
I ripped 1/2 of the underlayment after work. The...

I ripped 1/2 of the underlayment after work. The ply is rated for 24" OC,
You can see the notorious vertical 2 x 4 and the flat one which doesn't extend all the way from east to west. I'll...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Nope, you are not missing anything. What you saw...

Nope, you are not missing anything. What you saw is what I have.
That is exactly the situation. A single 2 x 4 spanning the 9' length.

Not that we should second guess the negligent builder,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Also, here are two more pictures from underneath...

Also, here are two more pictures from underneath the sub-floor in case it helps.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
This PDF...

This PDF (https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=220932&d=1627837434) shows exactly what is happening under the 1.5" ply subfloor and underlayment. No more, no less.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Ha!. Apologies. I wanted to make sure it is...

Ha!. Apologies. I wanted to make sure it is clear that there are two "levels" here. One supported by 2 x 4s, and another raised platform supported by 2 x 6s.


Since it doesn't span...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-09-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,794
Posted By arnav
Getting hotter... Correct. This was the 2...

Getting hotter...


Correct. This was the 2 x 6 raised shower + bathtub platform. In the posts above I refereed to it as "level 2." I demo'd it since as you can tell by the pics it was supported...
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