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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-30-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
The 3/4" ply is not the deal breaker, if joist...

The 3/4" ply is not the deal breaker, if joist spacing is 16". But frame integrity and flatness is a concern. Any structure having a drop of 3/4" in floor would cause me to want to figure out why and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-28-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Carbidetooth
Welcome Jack. 8" is an almost huge step up...

Welcome Jack.

8" is an almost huge step up into slower. Worse though is the exit. I sure wouldn't do it for a client. At the very least I'd think you'd want a "staging" platform half that height...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 802
Posted By Carbidetooth
I like Quadec or Rondec for niche. I've done with...

I like Quadec or Rondec for niche. I've done with Jolly but had almost always put profile "leg" in niche. I nearly always miter...don't love the way the corners look with the insert.
The less than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-24-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ron, if this is over crawl space, you could get a...

Ron, if this is over crawl space, you could get a look at framing from there. But I'm guessing this is upper level of split.

You could also use a strong Neo magnet or stud finder on ceiling below...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
Wink Roger that. Peter just trolls here from time to...

Roger that. Peter just trolls here from time to time to spread misinformation and perpetuate confusion that's "worth price charged".
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
I'm gonna take a flier here and make some...

I'm gonna take a flier here and make some assumptions and draw conclusions based on that.

First thing I'd do is spin that level 180° and see if it reads the same.

If I understand correctly,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-23-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Carbidetooth
That's really unusual construction. How old is...

That's really unusual construction. How old is the house and what part of the country?
2x10s on the flat would have lots of cupping, I would think, and that would tend to create gaps between tops of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-22-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
Jeff, I can't help but wonder if CX is practicing...

Jeff, I can't help but wonder if CX is practicing for a political career with that answer.:sick:

If I were taking up subfloor in entire area, my preferred would be 1/2" ply on top of 3/4" ply or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
Jeff, gluing and screwing to existing joists...

Jeff, gluing and screwing to existing joists would be easiest in most cases, but to specifically advise we probably need to see what's there.

Likely to be some plumbing and electrical, perhaps...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 365
Posted By Carbidetooth
That's an option. I rather like windows in...

That's an option.

I rather like windows in showers, but the "devil's in the details", as they say.

Possible to do it right, but I (we) see it done wrong so much, it makes me wince when I see...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes to sistering joists. Adding layer to...

Yes to sistering joists.

Adding layer to existing subfloor may reduce deflection between joists, but does nothing to help the overall deflection of framing and actually adds some weight to boot.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
You've got two of the three parts to the...

You've got two of the three parts to the equation, need overall span between structural supports.

One thing that might be helpful for us is knowing age of house. If built in the last couple of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-21-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 365
Posted By Carbidetooth
It won't be waterproof long term, not to mention...

It won't be waterproof long term, not to mention that the PVC will be the least durable and scrubbable surface in your shower.

I think it helps if you look at the whole installation as needing to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 365
Posted By Carbidetooth
The RedGard to tub deck transition needs to be...

The RedGard to tub deck transition needs to be completely waterproof.I'd suggest a sheet membrane. RedGard won't reliably do it.

At least as important is your plan around window. Again, your...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 365
Posted By Carbidetooth
Is there a shower in the space or tub only?...

Is there a shower in the space or tub only? Perspective photo as Jim suggested would be good.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-20-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 458
Posted By Carbidetooth
Ditra can certainly be used on wood framed floor...

Ditra can certainly be used on wood framed floor structure. Done all the time with Schluter's blessing.

Bigger concern would be if floor structure meets deflection criteria. Have you run it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By Carbidetooth
It's possible you're fighting an unwinnable...

It's possible you're fighting an unwinnable battle.

Years ago differing tile sizes were actually made as different sizes, then fired. Now many are cut from larger tiles after the fact and have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 05-06-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,364
Posted By Carbidetooth
Assuming your 2x6 joists aren't overspanned as...

Assuming your 2x6 joists aren't overspanned as Dan has alluded to, that linear crack gives me some pause. Something in the substrate is moving differentially to cause that.

We can help, but need...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-28-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Carbidetooth
The "rule book" states flexible sealant in that...

The "rule book" states flexible sealant in that corner, but I wouldn't. My only caveat would be that substrate corner was reinforced around said corner.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-27-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Carbidetooth
I hate to say it Justin, but that sounds like a...

I hate to say it Justin, but that sounds like a stack of Band-Aids to me. More is not better, especially when it includes a potential moisture sandwich.

Was orignial floor replaced because of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By Carbidetooth
All glass tile poses some real challenges...

All glass tile poses some real challenges compared to porcelain. Although some is pretty, IMHO it has proven to be a pox on the installation side of things for a variety of reasons.

30 seconds...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Carbidetooth
Sorry for lack of clarity. Although Kerdi Patch...

Sorry for lack of clarity. Although Kerdi Patch has a nice ring to it, it's just an appropriately sized piece of Kerdi.

Kerdi Band is presumably thinner, but more recent Kerdi seems to be more...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Carbidetooth
Yes, the web has lots of info, both good and bad....

Yes, the web has lots of info, both good and bad. That's the nature of the beast, I suppose.

FWIW, it's one of the reasons I read and post here. Good info, from folks who've actually done the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-06-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Carbidetooth
By "bubbles" I assume you mean unadhered...

By "bubbles" I assume you mean unadhered membrane. A great big no on slitting membrane and forcing mortar into wound.

Excise unattached Kerdi and apply Kerdi patch that extends at least 2" from...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-03-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,434
Posted By Carbidetooth
Jason, I'm not sure this is helpful now, but if...

Jason, I'm not sure this is helpful now, but if I'm working with accessible crawlspace, I always cut plumbing back a ways and plan on hooking back up after packing slope. Usually just before flood...
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