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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By Kman
I've (almost) always had to work by myself, and...

I've (almost) always had to work by myself, and finding shortcuts to get through some of the more labor-intensive parts was a given.

When doing a mud floor with Kerdi over it, I'd rip the edge off...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-24-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By Kman
Looks like maybe the installer did some things...

Looks like maybe the installer did some things correctly, but maybe forgot the preformed corners that keep water out of the curb.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-21-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Kman
Sutton, is this for some DIY jobs, part-time...

Sutton, is this for some DIY jobs, part-time work, or are you a full-time tile setter?

There are a lot of options out there, and in most cases you get what you pay for. If a saw is only used...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Kman
I would think that soap scum would be difficult...

I would think that soap scum would be difficult to remove without damaging the waterproofing layer.

I just can't see that it would be worth the risk.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-11-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Kman
Setting on a 45 degree angle always results in...

Setting on a 45 degree angle always results in more waste. I'm not sure you even have enough to lay it straight, but you definitely don't have enough for any pattern.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-08-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22,079
Views: 6,226,775
Posted By Kman
Pretty slick, Jerry. :tup2:

Pretty slick, Jerry. :tup2:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-05-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum. :) I think the two...

Welcome to the forum. :)

I think the two requirements that you'll have problem with are #2 and #4. You can't effectively make it removable and still have it bonded well, especially with glass.
...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,047
Posted By Kman
I think he's covered. Corner spots, stacks...

I think he's covered.

Corner spots, stacks of bricks, hitting it with his fist....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,047
Posted By Kman
This guy has it all figured out...... 225571...

This guy has it all figured out......

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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-04-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Kman
Maybe he just meant that all of his showers leak....

Maybe he just meant that all of his showers leak. :shrug:
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-03-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Kman
If the curb is very flat, 1/4" square might work....

If the curb is very flat, 1/4" square might work. Any variation at all and I'd bump up to 1/4x3/8", and maybe 1/2".

60" is a long curb, and you want it to be well-bonded with no hollow spots.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Kman
I'd start by removing the 1/4" plywood and see...

I'd start by removing the 1/4" plywood and see what the 3/4" looks like. You don't want the thinner plywood under a tile floor anyway.

So what kind of tile are you planning to install? And what...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-26-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,047
Posted By Kman
When in doubt, fill it with grout. :)

When in doubt, fill it with grout. :)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By Kman
Tom, let's keep all questions related to this...

Tom, let's keep all questions related to this project on this thread, so that questions and answers aren't duplicated, and the history is in one place. :)

I've never used a leveling system on a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-21-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 872
Posted By Kman
Welcome to the forum. :) So here's the...

Welcome to the forum. :)

So here's the scoop on your unbonded mud bed. Yes, it's supposed to be bonded to the floor to keep it stable and in one piece.

Your low and high spots are better...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-21-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,047
Posted By Kman
I just noticed that the screws are missing from...

I just noticed that the screws are missing from that plate. So the installer was totally justified in using grout or caulk to hold the plate in place, right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By Kman
I would say "not Polyblend".

I would say "not Polyblend".
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,047
Posted By Kman
Actually, they should have changed the receptacle...

Actually, they should have changed the receptacle to match everything else. The white tile and plate just makes the receptacle look "dirty".

But it's ugly enough no matter what.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,047
Posted By Kman
To make the grout color "pop", right?

To make the grout color "pop", right?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-19-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Kman
Welcome back, Nick. :) You are correct that...

Welcome back, Nick. :)

You are correct that grouting again won't fix the leak. Water is not contained by the tile or grout, or even caulk at the corners. It should be contained by a...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-19-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4,842
Views: 1,981,047
Posted By Kman
When you want to "picture frame" the receptacle...

When you want to "picture frame" the receptacle plates......


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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-15-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Kman
I think you might have some vertical movement...

I think you might have some vertical movement where the foam meets the mud.

And we all know what that would lead to....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-06-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Kman
My concern is that the joint there, no matter...

My concern is that the joint there, no matter what is used to cover it, is going to be doing a back-and-forth thing, just like the tile is. It's going to look very.... unprofessional.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-06-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By Kman
Not much to gain from that job, but a lot to...

Not much to gain from that job, but a lot to lose.

When it fails, do you think they'll care that you bonded the tile really well? Nope, they'll only be concerned that the tile that you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-31-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Kman
Tom, here's a few things to help out with Kerdi...

Tom, here's a few things to help out with Kerdi installation.

1. I usually pre-cut all my pieces ahead of time. I don't want any lag time for anything on waterproofing day. Also, I mark off...
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