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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,544
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jeff nailed it about the screws (pun intended)....

Jeff nailed it about the screws (pun intended). When you set that drain assembly into the thinset, make sure you have really good coverage so it's fully supported. Also, it helps to mix the thinset...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Axxel, as I said I don't have direct experience...

Axxel, as I said I don't have direct experience with Redgard. You'll have to wait for others to give you feedback on that.

With the Hardibacker, I am sure you're aware of the first coat of...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Axxel, peeling the thinset off doesn't really...

Axxel, peeling the thinset off doesn't really tell you much about a thinset's adhesive quality when it comes to holding down tile if that's what you are referring to. Generally, properly cured...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Axxel, unfortunately, you can't flood test your...

Axxel, unfortunately, you can't flood test your tub surround like a shower pan. I let others chime in on the Redgard as I've never used it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,252
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Some more progress. Walls are done except for...

Some more progress. Walls are done except for bottom row and top third of main wall. Wall tile is 10x28 and a pain to work with.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-20-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,252
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Thanks for the grout feedback. Both Davy and Jeff...

Thanks for the grout feedback. Both Davy and Jeff have a point. Hmmm... The thought process continues.

I thought I should get creative with the corner bench, and so I did another diamond, this...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-19-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Glen, since you did the workshop, you probably...

Glen, since you did the workshop, you probably are already familiar with this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nebHq8N2i0Y

My layman's thinking would be that a highly modified mortar (such as...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-19-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Still liking the blade a lot. I noticed on glossy...

Still liking the blade a lot. I noticed on glossy glazed tiles I get little chips. They don't bother me. I think it has to do with the vitreous layer not being cut cleanly. I assume since it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,252
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Dan, Jeff (or anyone), if I may request your...

Dan, Jeff (or anyone), if I may request your aesthetic feedback one more time: What grout color can you envision in this space (the walls, that is)? It needs to come from the Spectralock grout...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I like Flexbond from Home Depot. Pricey but nice...

I like Flexbond from Home Depot. Pricey but nice to work with. And it's really good for attaching glass tile but so is the Ultraflex II. If you're on a dime, then Versabond would work as well.

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-18-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,252
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Jeff, I think Dan is on to something here. :D...

Jeff, I think Dan is on to something here. :D Also, I liked the distinct look both arrangements provide. Plus, the square fit on the plumbing wall was perfect. Three diamonds would have been too...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,252
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Davy, how old are the installations where you...

Davy, how old are the installations where you used white Spectralock and where you know they haven't yellowed?

Some progress was made although, as usual, it took me longer than originally...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Theoretically, if your 12x24 tiles and your floor...

Theoretically, if your 12x24 tiles and your floor are both very flat, there is no need for LFT mortar. I have set large format tile with regular thinset without a problem but LFT mortar makes it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-17-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,252
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I am considering Spectra Lock grout colors for...

I am considering Spectra Lock grout colors for the walls, undecided between "bright white" and "silver shadow." There are some nightmare stories about Spectra Lock white yellowing, and this makes me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,544
Posted By makethatkerdistick
And let me tell you to avoid wet grinding before...

And let me tell you to avoid wet grinding before you chance upon that thought. I once thought it was a brilliant idea. Until I found out it wasn't. :suspect: Made a mess plus some dust anyway....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-15-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,513
Posted By makethatkerdistick
When I bought multiple bags of all-purpose sand...

When I bought multiple bags of all-purpose sand for my first shower mud bed, there was one bag that oddly had much coarser aggregate in it. There can be inconsistency with sand from bag to bag. With...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I agree with Ryan. When heavy glass is involved,...

I agree with Ryan. When heavy glass is involved, I'd go for something structural as well. You could still use Kerdiboard to build your bench. I like my Kerdi corner bench but when I knock on it, it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 690
Posted By makethatkerdistick
You could certainly pregrout it with Spectralock....

You could certainly pregrout it with Spectralock. This grout also acts as an extremely tough glue, and no, it would absolutely not crack like cement.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-14-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,513
Posted By makethatkerdistick
Looks nice. I wouldn't back butter the 2x2. Are...

Looks nice. I wouldn't back butter the 2x2. Are they on a fiberglass mat? This adds a tiny bit of height and extra space to fill, depending on how the tile is attached to the mat (dabs of glue,...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-13-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I got my T3 Razor blade today, and it's the one...

I got my T3 Razor blade today, and it's the one with the fat core. I am impressed. I only cut porcelain today but I assume ceramic will be a breeze. I noticed little to no chipping. The cleanest cuts...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I have a 11 in rough-in and I didn't risk it. I...

I have a 11 in rough-in and I didn't risk it. I went with the 10-in model. American Standard makes one that's pretty nice (I think mine is the "Cadet" model) and doesn't really feel petite. But I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,252
Posted By makethatkerdistick
The curb is in, trimmed out with Rondec and...

The curb is in, trimmed out with Rondec and grouted. I ultimately decided to tie together the two floors since they align so nicely. I had looked at some natural stone curbs at two tile stores and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-12-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I build ledger boards with wood block feet on...

I build ledger boards with wood block feet on them so I don't have to screw them into the wall. I custom fit them for each wall.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-12-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 121,902
Posted By makethatkerdistick
CX, the 10 in stock blade has relief cuts that...

CX, the 10 in stock blade has relief cuts that make the continuous rim more flexible, rendering it virtually segmented. The 7 in DeWalt blades don't have these segments. They are truly continuous....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 09-11-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 121,902
Posted By makethatkerdistick
I aligned it again and lo and behold it has...

I aligned it again and lo and behold it has improved. It's still not centered but it is well clear of the notch. Aside from that, as topspin has pointed out, were it to cut into the cart's fence, it...
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