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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By cx
Nope. If they are it's coincidental. The...

Nope. If they are it's coincidental.

The three by four tiles would be an absolute minimum requirement for use of a crack isolation membrane and would require the middle tile to be centered over...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,370
Posted By cx
If you'll visit the Schluter Ditra website...

If you'll visit the Schluter Ditra website (https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us/en_US/Membranes/Uncoupling-(DITRA)/Schluter%C2%AE-DITRA-&-DITRA-XL/p/DITRA) and download the Installation Handbook...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By cx
Penetrating sealers will limit water penetration...

Penetrating sealers will limit water penetration to some extent for a while, but will not stop it. They will usually allow water vapor penetration, but will also limit that to some degree. Some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By cx
JD, if the weight of the shower walls would be a...

JD, if the weight of the shower walls would be a structural consideration you would not wanna be building a shower there using any recognized shower construction method or materials.

The...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By cx
I see no mention of the joist spacing under your...

I see no mention of the joist spacing under your subfloor, Kippee. Do tell what that dimension is.

The crack isolation under only the replaced tiles will be of no real value to you. The...
Forum: The Mud Box Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By cx
Another TYW Antique

Under much dust and debris in the shop storage room I found this old test of the bond between Schluter's new Kerdi Fix and an Ipe box made for the test. And it still holds water just fine.

Had to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By cx
Jin, if you'll add a geographic location to your...

Jin, if you'll add a geographic location to your User Profile it will make the "local" more meaningful. :)

I'd be curious to know the name of this local company and the thinset mortar they've...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By cx
I like the transition at the center of the door,...

I like the transition at the center of the door, Nick, not the center of the jamb. In this case I'd want it about where the one-inch mark is on your measuring tape in your second photo in post #2. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By cx
They will lack the same incentive that got them...

They will lack the same incentive that got them in there, Mike.
Forum: The Mud Box 12-15-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By cx
The IRS auditor would be among the first to...

The IRS auditor would be among the first to verify that every tool I own has to do with my profession, Shawn. That would include everything in a 16-foot box trailer and a couple shops on the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By cx
In that situation, Frank, I'd not bother with...

In that situation, Frank, I'd not bother with anything but creating the slope and waterproofing over it. Trapping that thin layer of mortar between waterproofing membranes is not much different than...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-15-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Nick. :) I've combined your...

Welcome back, Nick. :)

I've combined your original thread for the project here so folks can see what you're working on. We can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one. ...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By cx
Welcome, Mike. :) Appears to me that you...

Welcome, Mike. :)

Appears to me that you might well be able to correct your problems by simply removing the shower floor tile and final mud bed and just doing that part over with a correct slope...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By cx
But that still doesn't make it right, nor to...

But that still doesn't make it right, nor to code, nor to tile industry standards, Jeffrey.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By cx
Rick, if your tile is a through-body porcelain,...

Rick, if your tile is a through-body porcelain, you might consider bullnosing or beveling the edge of your tile piece on the side adjoining the vinyl. Your 7/16ths" is within all compliance...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By cx
Welcome, Frank. :) Not overthinking,...

Welcome, Frank. :)

Not overthinking, thinking. It is the waterproof layer of all horizontal areas in any wet area that must be sloped to drain. Takes very little on a shower curb, but it still...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By cx
Ryan, you can type stratamat into the Advanced...

Ryan, you can type stratamat into the Advanced Search feature and ask for Titles and find a lot of chatter about that product. I've never used it, but it gets good reviews as far as I know.

Keep...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-13-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 852
Posted By cx
Awww, c'mon, Parke. No guts, no air medal. :D ...

Awww, c'mon, Parke. No guts, no air medal. :D

It's really not usually very difficult if you can get holt of a few jack posts and some patience.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 852
Posted By cx
May be that it won't be simple to jack up the...

May be that it won't be simple to jack up the joist ends, but I'd check that out first. Possible the rim joist will want to come up with the joists and you can shim under it all. Or not. You'd...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 852
Posted By cx
That all looks pretty clean to my eye, Parke. Do...

That all looks pretty clean to my eye, Parke. Do I see some shims (white things?) under some of the joist ends between the joist bottom and the wall top plate?

Is it possible the foundation has...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 852
Posted By cx
Fella with ridge and soffit vents does not want...

Fella with ridge and soffit vents does not want to have any gable vents, Parke.

It's what's under the joist ends that I'm most interested in if those ends are sagging.

My opinion; worth price...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-11-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 852
Posted By cx
Parke, I absolutely agree with Jeff on the...

Parke, I absolutely agree with Jeff on the sistering. By far the best method of correcting the floor flatness unless you're willing to fix whatever the problem is that allowed for the existing...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-10-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By cx
Welcome, Susie. :) Depends upon what you're...

Welcome, Susie. :)

Depends upon what you're calling plaster. If you mean a gypsum-based plaster, the answer would be no. If you are talking about a Portland cement-based mix applied over a...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-09-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By cx
How 'bout you go over and axe him? I'm curious,...

How 'bout you go over and axe him? I'm curious, too.

Do remind him that Custom doesn't recommend the product for use as a waterproofing membrane over plywood. Can be used over plywood on...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-09-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By cx
Welcome, Patrick. :) If it's a temporary...

Welcome, Patrick. :)

If it's a temporary measure, it might work for a short while. The manufacturer clearly states that it's not to be considered a wear layer and must be covered with ceramic...
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