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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Today, 10:17 AM
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Posted By cx
Welcome back, John. :) Using the thinset...

Welcome back, John. :)

Using the thinset method of installing your ceramic tiles, you never want to soak them. Dampening the backs while removing dust and debris is fine, but you never want them...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,196
Posted By cx
Matters not at all, Mike, but when possible I try...

Matters not at all, Mike, but when possible I try to stagger the sheets somewhat so the sheet lines are not aligned. Not a big deal with the type of tiles you have, but I find it easier to ensure...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 06:58 PM
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Views: 872
Posted By cx
Vanessa, it'll help if you'll keep all your...

Vanessa, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered.

No. See Post #16. You want to...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout Yesterday, 04:07 PM
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Posted By cx
Little NobleSeal CIS. No problem! :D

Little NobleSeal CIS. No problem! :D
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By cx
Problem with that, John, is that apparently the...

Problem with that, John, is that apparently the hole we're seeing in his photo is in the finished tile surface. Not gonna be able to make it smaller, even if he removed the plastic plaster guard,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,613
Posted By cx
Your CBU is actually fastened to roof rafters in...

Your CBU is actually fastened to roof rafters in that portion, Mike, or to ceiling joists of some kind?

Yes, I think Dan was alluding to using alkali-resistant mesh tape and thinset mortar at...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By cx
Welcome, Frank. :) I moved your post from...

Welcome, Frank. :)

I moved your post from the other visitor's old project thread to prevent confusion in both places. A moderator can give your thread a more generic title any time you'd like to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By cx
Chris, Laticrete says Hydro Ban will adhere to...

Chris, Laticrete says Hydro Ban will adhere to PVC, and I expect your "vinyl" window frames are similar, so I'd expect your plan to work there. I'd not be as confident of it adhering to the Go-Board...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 147
Posted By cx
Without knowing how the shower receptor and curb...

Without knowing how the shower receptor and curb were waterproofed, William, I'd recommend against that. Chances are pretty high that you could make the situation worse if a direct bonded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,196
Posted By cx
I understand the rationale there, Mike. One easy...

I understand the rationale there, Mike. One easy way around that would be to simply not install the curb face tiles until the bathroom floor was tiled after the shower had been finished, or to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 147
Posted By cx
Welcome, William. :) One of the most common...

Welcome, William. :)

One of the most common causes of shower failure we see here on the forums and in real life. The practice of poking holes in the waterproofing membrane on top of wood-framed...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By cx
When I've dropped slab areas for Saltillo, Davy,...

When I've dropped slab areas for Saltillo, Davy, it's usually a 1 1/2" drop, rather than the 3 1/2" like Phil has. And I'd mud and tile the room before installing the base cabinets and such, unlike...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,196
Posted By cx
Well, I'm not gonna argue about reasonable, but I...

Well, I'm not gonna argue about reasonable, but I would never intentionally tile a floor when I had to use that floor for access to tile a shower. Just doesn't make sense to me to take a chance on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By cx
I've never used the product, Mike. Maybe it...

I've never used the product, Mike. Maybe it works that way, maybe it doesn't. But the way I read the TDS, the manufacturer seems to recommend against what he's doing. Up to you.

There are, or...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By cx
That's interesting, Phil. Is the foundation slab...

That's interesting, Phil. Is the foundation slab in that room lower than in the rest of the house?

I quite commonly dropped the shower area in the concrete SOG when building houses down here...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By cx
Welcome, MikeNot sure just what you might mean...

Welcome, MikeNot sure just what you might mean there. While the Ardex WA can be used as adhesive or grout, they clearly want the grout joints clean before grouting with it the same as if a different...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By cx
Welcome back, Brad. :) This the tub in...

Welcome back, Brad. :)

This the tub in question? (https://www.americanstandard-us.com/Alcove-Bathtubs/Studio-60-x-30-Inch-Integral-Apron-Bathtub-With-Right-Hand-Outlet/ARCTIC-2973102011)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By cx
Welcome, Martin. :) It's important to know...

Welcome, Martin. :)

It's important to know whether your original subfloor was 1/2" or 5/8ths" plywood. The 5/8ths may have proper T&G edges, while the 1/2" does not, nor is the 1/2" suitable even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By cx
I think digging any deeper can only make things...

I think digging any deeper can only make things worse, Craig. While not having a pre-slope under the waterproof liner is usually grounds for a new shower, if you just want to keep yours in operation...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By cx
Welcome, Dan. :) In my experience, when a...

Welcome, Dan. :)

In my experience, when a concrete floor in conditioned space gets visibly wet, it's an indication of a very high MVER or possibly even hydrostatic pressure from below.

While...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,613
Posted By cx
Depends upon your tile size and the character of...

Depends upon your tile size and the character of your highs and lows, Mike. The ceramic tile industry's requirement for substrate flatness for tiles with no edge greater than 15 inches is no...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By cx
Some guessing will be involved here, Craig. ...

Some guessing will be involved here, Craig.

It does appear that you used the RedGard as the waterproof liner in a traditional receptor construction. That is, you had a sloped mortar bed (maybe?),...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By cx
Bad tiling, no matter how bad, does not cause...

Bad tiling, no matter how bad, does not cause showers to leak, Joe. The tile in a properly constructed shower is nothing more than a decorative wear layer.

My opinion; worth price charged.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-03-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By cx
Good attitude, Justin. I hope it works out well...

Good attitude, Justin. I hope it works out well for you in the long run.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-02-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By cx
A photo would likely be helpful, Pat.

A photo would likely be helpful, Pat.
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