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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I'm just a DIYer here... but it seems to me that...

I'm just a DIYer here... but it seems to me that if water is staying inside the pan, then you don't have failing pan.

{Is it turning into a "nasty" pan because maybe it's retaining water and stuff...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I'm just a DIYer... but that's all I had to read...

I'm just a DIYer... but that's all I had to read to know the pros here were going to tell you that that is a do-over.

Just like the pros told you that Durock is NOT water proof (just water...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-06-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
IMHO: The second picture looks much better than...

IMHO: The second picture looks much better than the 1st.

Unless you are going to be able to perfectly space the back splash tile so that you can get all the wall tile joints to line up with a back...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 06-18-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
As a DIYer, when I've had to do some drilling in...

As a DIYer, when I've had to do some drilling in brick, I've used a regular masonry bit. I've found it works best if you can find a way to trickle some water down the wall and into the hole to help...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
What size tile are you using? That archway...

What size tile are you using?
That archway seems to be 6' to 8' wide, and doesn't have a very tight radius. If you're using 4" to 6" tile, I think approximating the archway with strait cuts on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
The problem with grinding the trim plate is that...

The problem with grinding the trim plate is that in 10 years, when gold fixtures come back in style and the owner is updating the shower with a new gold fixtures, he's going to be cursing you to high...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-07-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Yeah, if you want a "properly" installed shower,...

Yeah, if you want a "properly" installed shower, you need to demo the walls back down to the studs so that you insure the entire shower is water tight.

One of the things I regularly hear the pros...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
A quick google of "compressive strength of...

A quick google of "compressive strength of porcelain tile" immediately finds an article that claims:

That suggests the tile could survive the entire 5,000lb load being supported on just one of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
If I'm recalling the "rule of thumb" correctly on...

If I'm recalling the "rule of thumb" correctly on this...

Compare various tiles like Dan is asking. What it the largest difference in either the length of the longest v. shortest tile, or the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-18-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I used my Dremel tool with a diamond bit... but I...

I used my Dremel tool with a diamond bit... but I like Mike's suggestion better.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-08-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Is the plywood your only base? Or is the plywood...

Is the plywood your only base? Or is the plywood going to be mounted on a frame?

The reason I ask is because when was the last time you saw a flat piece of plywood... even 3/4" plywood usually...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-30-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,672
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I'm another DIYer that likes to think outside of...

I'm another DIYer that likes to think outside of the box...

Zane, let me see if I first understand your problem:
You have a house on a slab and you are building a shower.
You want to be able to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Look on the boxes themselves and see if they have...

Look on the boxes themselves and see if they have any instructions on how many can be stacked.

While I don't recall if I have or have not seen such instructions on boxes of tile, there is most...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-16-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,202
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
The process is easy, and once you have a rough...

The process is easy, and once you have a rough shape with a grinder, only requires a sander and sand paper (80, 150, 300, 600 grit papers).

BUT the process can take a v-e-r-y l--o--n--g ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-13-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,526
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Grout joints are supposed to help take care of...

Grout joints are supposed to help take care of issues with mismatched tile sizes (seem to recall the rule of thumb is that the grout join should be 3x the biggest difference in tile dimensions).
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-30-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
It sounds like the purpose for the corner bead is...

It sounds like the purpose for the corner bead is to give you something to use to build up joint compound to account for the taper.

What if you instead finished the drywall last and use the tile...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
A sheet of drywall is relatively cheap... Could...

A sheet of drywall is relatively cheap...
Could you take down that sheet of drywall and do it over so that you don't have the taper at the corner?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-29-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
First, the disclaimer... I'm just a DIYer (not a...

First, the disclaimer... I'm just a DIYer (not a professional like some of the others here in the forum).

But If I understand you right, my first thought would be to do something like the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-26-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
I thought I had read somewhere that Green Board...

I thought I had read somewhere that Green Board was not recommended for bathroom ceilings period. (tile or not)

Something about the combination of the face paper moisture resistance and gravity...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-13-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
How the joist are attached make little difference...

How the joist are attached make little difference compared to the other prime factors of wood species, joist cross section, spacing, and span.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Yes, it's an inductive connection. I wasn't...

Yes, it's an inductive connection.

I wasn't sure how to simply say the input conductors and output conductors do not touch each other. After all, the electrons flowing through the input...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-23-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
Power is simply the rate at which energy is...

Power is simply the rate at which energy is transferred. To that end, the black (hot) and white (neutral) are both a part of the circuit that that transfers that energy.

The only thing "special"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-05-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
And what is your water proof layer?

And what is your water proof layer?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-28-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
When I finished in my basement, I had to contend...

When I finished in my basement, I had to contend with some plumbing along outside walls, namely copper pipes feeding outdoor hose spigots.

The thing I did was to use 1/2" foam board insulation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By HooKooDoo Ku
One possibility would be to rip out the drywall,...

One possibility would be to rip out the drywall, and extend the backer and tile.
You could also either replace the drywall with a thicker drywall and repaint, or use drywall mud to feather the...
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