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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By ss3964spd
Though not correct, the 1/4" Hardie on the walls...

Though not correct, the 1/4" Hardie on the walls may not be a major issue, Kurt, unless someone looses their balance and puts weight on the wall between the studs. If it flexes enough tile might...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 160
Posted By ss3964spd
Is that a raw tile edge showing in the picture of...

Is that a raw tile edge showing in the picture of the curb from inside the shower? It also looks like he bit off the hex's with his teeth around the drain. It also appears the drain grate is not...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 160
Posted By ss3964spd
Hi Kurt, welcome - but sorry you're here given...

Hi Kurt, welcome - but sorry you're here given the circumstances.

The 1/2" Hardie (about 7/16" actual) backer board should have been used for the walls. With typical 16" OC stud spacing the 1/4"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 960
Posted By ss3964spd
JT, you'll want your tile to meet in the corners...

JT, you'll want your tile to meet in the corners as shown in the first (top) drawing. Doing so provides enough surface, the edge of one tile and the top of the other, for the sealant to adhere to.
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By ss3964spd
Welcome back, Spencer, The curb needs only...

Welcome back, Spencer,

The curb needs only to be wide enough to accommodate whatever enclosure you are considering. You only need to maintain 15" left and right of the toilet center line to any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By ss3964spd
The grinder/cup will work, Bruce, it'll just take...

The grinder/cup will work, Bruce, it'll just take a while to do 180 SF. It'll be dusty, too, so you might look into the accessory hoods they make so you can connect it to a shop vac.

The air...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 960
Posted By ss3964spd
I used the Latasil product for my master bath...

I used the Latasil product for my master bath build, JT, two years in and it's holding up just fine.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,447
Posted By ss3964spd
Regarding the grout joint size, Art, 3X the...

Regarding the grout joint size, Art, 3X the difference. IWO, measure a sampling of your tile, several from different boxes. If the difference between the smallest tile and the largest is, say, 1/16"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-03-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,827
Posted By ss3964spd
Laura, IMO, yes, you should tape and mud...

Laura,

IMO, yes, you should tape and mud that seam using an alkali resistant mesh tape and mortar. I don't think you'll be able to end the tile, and whatever trim you might use, so that both are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By ss3964spd
Ian, I wonder if stain resistance is an issue you...

Ian, I wonder if stain resistance is an issue you need to be concerned with, unless you and Mrs. Ian are given to showering with liquids that might stain the grout. If color consistency is the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ss3964spd
Variable depths are ok, but you need a minimum of...

Variable depths are ok, but you need a minimum of about 2/3rds the thickness of the tile for the grout, Kim.

As long as the base of the toilet covers the voids that's all that matters. No need to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By ss3964spd
I honestly don't remember how long I waited, but...

I honestly don't remember how long I waited, but I'm pretty sure it was at least 2 days cure time before I popped them. But I was very careful to avoid mortar in the joints, which wasn't too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-28-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,641
Posted By ss3964spd
The modified vs. unmodified with Ditra...

The modified vs. unmodified with Ditra conversation has been had here many times, Lisa Marie, and will likely continue to be had. While we almost always pivot to "follow the manufacturers...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By ss3964spd
The tool used to pop them probably won't matter,...

The tool used to pop them probably won't matter, I employed the mallet for the ones on the walls only because, well, my limbs don't bend like that. LOL
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By ss3964spd
Lou, when you use the washers did you then seal...

Lou, when you use the washers did you then seal them all with a patch of HB membrane - as one would with Kerdi board?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-27-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By ss3964spd
I didn't really have any issues with getting mine...

I didn't really have any issues with getting mine to pop, Chris. On the floor I just kicked them with my booted foot, on the walls I used a rubber mallet. All of them, though, were assaulted from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By ss3964spd
I had no issues with driving the screws too deep...

I had no issues with driving the screws too deep into the Hydro Ban foam board, nor any challenges with the boards being drawn against the studs. But if you did sink one too deep just remove it and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By ss3964spd
IMO, Bruce, I'd rather have the glass extend to...

IMO, Bruce, I'd rather have the glass extend to the end of the wall. But you'll then have a challenge with hiding the end of the channel, so you may just have to end the glass short of the end of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,395
Posted By ss3964spd
1. Nearly impossible to prevent getting mortar on...

1. Nearly impossible to prevent getting mortar on the face of the tiles while installing them, and it'sa good idea to clean as you go. But you do want to get it all cleaned off, haze included, before...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-25-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By ss3964spd
It's done for ease and speed, Cris. You want to...

It's done for ease and speed, Cris. You want to spread the grout at an angle to the grout lines anyway, and with a standard size grout float you're going to get grout on a lot of the tile. Careful...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,044
Posted By ss3964spd
Agree, the 1X2 will probably be too flexible...

Agree, the 1X2 will probably be too flexible depending on the stud spacing.

Look for some 3 to 4 inch wide MFD base board or door/window trim. it's very straight.

Regardless, you'd do well to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ss3964spd
Kim, the floor boards themselves are run...

Kim, the floor boards themselves are run perpendicular to the floor joists and so, too, should the long edge of the plywood. Since that ply is already glued and nailed down it is, of course, up to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By ss3964spd
Steam showers are more susceptible to water...

Steam showers are more susceptible to water vapor/moisture being driven through the tile assembly into the underlying substrate. For that reason they need to built with extra care and detail given to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,044
Posted By ss3964spd
1, 2; No technical need to take the tile to the...

1, 2; No technical need to take the tile to the ceiling, 7' up will be fine, just prime and paint the drywall with high quality products.

3; No need for anything special there. I'd want a tighter...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ss3964spd
The trouble with gunned beads of adhesive can be...

The trouble with gunned beads of adhesive can be a situation where the plywood sits on top of the beads, preventing it from fully resting on the boards underneath. And in your case, Kim, the use of...
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